Ghana is located on the West Coast of Africa about 750km north of the equator on the Gulf of Ghana between latitudes 4.30 and 11.30 degrees north.Read More>>
LOCATION: The capital, Accra, is on longitude zero degrees of the Greenwich Meridian with a total 238,533 sq km land area the country is bounded on the north by Burkina Faso on the west by Cote d’Ivoire on the east by Togo and on the south by the Gulf of guinea. The land area stretches 672km north-south and 536km east-west.
LAND: Ghana’s coastal area consists of plains and lagoons near river estuaries. The land is relatively flat and the altitude below 500m, over half the country, is below 200m.The Volta basin dominates the river system and includes the 8,500 sq.km Lake Volta (second largest man-made lake in the world) formed behind the Akosombo Hydro-electric Dam and is navigable over some 400km.In the north, vegetation is savanna and scrub, the south, an extensive rain forest. The major natural resources are Gold, Oil, Diamond, Bauxite, Manganese, Timber and Cocoa.
POPULATION: Ghana’s population total is 20,757.032(July 2004 estimate).With about 79.3 persons per km density and annual growth of 2.7 percent. The country is divided into 16 administrative regions. The greatest population is concentrated in the southern parts with the highest densities in the urban and cocoa producing area.
CLIMATE: Ghana has a tropical climate with round moderate temperatures of around 21-32 C (70-90 F) and constant breeze and sunshine. There are two rainy seasons from March to July and September to October separated by a short cool dry season in August and a relatively long dry season in the south averages 2.030mm but varies through the country, with the heaviest in the Western Region and lowest in the North.
LANGUAGE: There are over 100 Ghanaian languages. The major being Twi, Ewe, Fante, Dagaare, Ga, Dangbani, Dagaare, Kasem and Nzema. The official language of the country is English. Hausa is also widely spoken. Principal ethnic groups in Ghana are Akan (Twi and Fante), Guans, Ewes, Dagombas, Gas, Gonjas, Walas, and Frafras. Read More
What to expect as a volunteer
As a volunteer in Ghana, there are amazing tourists sites and destinations that you can visit and there won’t be any dull moments. At least each region in Ghana has one tourist site that you can visit to see the beauty and natural allure of the country firsthand. These vary from natural environment, religious buildings to waterfalls and canopy walkways. There are also festivals that occur at various times of the year in every region in Ghana. These are all very vibrant celebrations and you’ll enjoy being a part.
You can take pictures and get souvenirs that will last as wonderful moments of your time spent in Ghana. Trust that we have quite a lot planned for you. You will be having an experience of a lifetime. You can always be part of this tourist attractions if you are looking for an opportunity to both experience Ghanaian culture as well as making a lasting change in the lives of our children.
Volunteer with us today by contacting us.