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Introduction

Ghana is situated on the southern coast of the West African bulge and is bordered to the east by Togo, to the west by the Ivory Coast, to the south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and northwest by Burkina Fasso.

The coastline consists mostly of a low sandy, foreshore behind which stretches the coastal plain, except in the west where the forest comes down to the sea. The forest belt, which extends northward from the western coast and then eastward into Ashanti for about 170 miles, is broken up into heavily wooded hills and steep ridges. North of the forest is undulating savanna drained by the Black Volta and White Volta rivers, which join and flow south to the sea through a narrow gap in the hills. Ghana's highest point is Mount Afadjato, about 2900 feet (880mtrs) in a range of hills on the eastern border. Apart from the Volta, only the Pra and the Ankobra rivers permanently pierce the sand dunes, most of the other rivers terminate in brackish lagoons. There are no natural harbours.



Africa Guide's recommended book
Guide to Ghana   Guide to Ghana  (amazon.com) - USA    (amazon.co.uk) - UK
by Philip Briggs
Most Travel Guides just focus on the southern areas of Ghana, near Accra, Takoradi, Cape Coast and along the coastline. This book covers the entire country and every possible way of getting around. This book is well written and the best on the market. There is an incredibly helpful guide to the animals one will see in Mole national Park and a great general guide about how to get around and what to are "cultural taboos." The author's writing style makes the book easy to read and allows you to know him well after only reading one section. (Reviewer: Patrick Nolen from Massachusetts )
 
Africa Guide's recommended Map    
Ghana Travel Map   Ghana Travel Map  (Maps Worldwide)
Published by ITMB Publishing Ltd - Series Africa
Format Folded Map - Scale 1:750 000
ITMB Publishing specialise in areas that are interesting, exotic and off the beaten track - wealth of detail - many of the maps are strong on the physical features of the various countries - there is usually informative text included with the map, dealing with the history, culture, etc. The maps are light, practical and should be invaluable for the backpacker, traveller or tourist

 
 
   
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