You will need a visa to enter Ghana, but we will help you to make this process as easy as possible. Most major countries will have a Ghanaian High Commission and you will need to contact them direct. We can also organise a Visa on entry at extra cost, but you will need the relevant paperwork supplied by us before you can board your flight. Please contact us regarding invitation letter and other practicalities.
Please visit your doctor to receive all the necessary vaccinations and prescriptions you will need for your stay in Ghana. Vaccinations are a must, especially yellow fever as you will need a yellow fever certificate to enter Ghana. Insurance is also essential, make sure your covered for extreme sports.
The Ghanaian Cedi (GHS) is the official currency of Ghana. Credit/Debit cards are accepted at some places, but we recommend traveling with cash (don’t forget to exchange it when you get to Accra) There are many foreign exchange bureau’s close to main cities, but in remote locations changing money is difficult. There are no cash points at Kokrobite, but a 20 mins drive is a large shopping mall with several cash points. Big Milly’s Backyard and most larger hotels expect Credit cards.
Generally, Ghana is a relatively safe place, but keep your wits about you. Whilst travelling keep an eye on your luggage, never leave it unattended. Also never leave any personal belongings unattended in public places or on the beach. Do not walk on the beaches around dusk and after dark, especially in areas close to cities. Ask your hotel for and risks or dangers in the area.
Phone and Internet
If you have a phone that is unlocked to use other service suppliers, you can buy a local sim which will allow you to make calls and browse. You will need your ID to register any local sim, sim cards can be purchased at Kokrobite. The internet is pretty good in most areas, and we can recommend which service supplier would be the best. Phone credit can be brought anywhere. Big Milly’s Backyard and most good hotels will have Wi Fi to use at a fee.
Things to bring
• Mosquito repellent
• Copies of important documents, Passport, Visas, Insurance and ID
• Rain jacket (mainly for the rainy season, May – October)
• Waterproof sunscreen/after sun
• Small first aid kit
• Surfboards can vary depending on your level, generally its best to have a small wave board in your quiver. During the swell season (May-October) a high-performance board is good to have on hand
• Ding repair kit (Mr Brights also offers professional surfboard repairs)
• Tropical wax’s (feel free to bring a few extra bars for the locals, wax is very scarce in Ghana)
• Rash Guard
• Spare leash
• Spare fins
• During the rainy season the water temperature drops (May-October) so a spring suit or long sleeve neoprene top can come in handy