There’s no better place for an adventure than Ghana. Air scented with cocoa beans drying in the sun and ancient rainforests teeming with plant and animal life beckon travelers to explore. Ghana vacation packages from Orbitz, which combine hotels and airfare, are the perfect place to start if you want to save both time and money while planning your getaway.
Wildlife viewing is the biggest draw in Ghana, but staying centrally allows you to explore the city, too. Ridge Royal Hotel is ideally located for exploring the museums and landmarks of Cape Coast, and it’s just one hour from the elephants, antelopes, and monkeys of Kakum National Park. Spend one day in the nearby capital city of Accra, then the next lounging on Cape Coast Beach. It’s the best of all worlds.
Across the country to the north is Mole National Park, the largest wildlife preserve in Ghana, where elephants roam free and native plants flourish. Jeyad’s Lodge in Tamale lets you stay near civilization while remaining close enough to the park to drive inside for a day trip.
November through March is the ideal time to visit Ghana, during the country’s dry season. The wetter months of the year can make for inconvenient travel, and certain areas may be inaccessible to tourists. Plus, you’ll beat the summer vacation crowds of June, July, and August, when many tourists converge in Ghana.
Ghana is one of the more affordable countries in Africa, and although it is far, if you keep an eye on flight prices and use packages to cut costs, you can find excellent deals. When you book Ghana vacation resorts and flights through Orbitz, you can expect to pay as little as $1,507. Get ready to see some elephants!