Ghana offers the full spectrum of beaches, waterfalls, wildlife, and rainforest. Ghana is sometimes called the “Switzerland of Africa” because of its political stability over the last ten years. Southern Ghana is mainly evergreen and semi-deciduous forested plateau and hills containing beautiful tall hardwood trees such as ebony, mahogany, and odum. Northern Ghana is mainly high plains with smaller trees like , baobabs, acacias and shea trees.
The climate of Ghana is tropical, which means hot. Southern Ghana is both hot and humid, while northern Ghana is hot and dry. The coastal area of Ghana benefits from the ocean breeze and temperatures are more moderate.
Ghana has two main seasons: the wet season (April thru November) and the dry season (December thru March).
Ghana has more than 700 species of birds, nearly 225 species of mammals, and over 200 species of amphibians and reptiles. Some of the mammal species found in Ghana are the Lion (Panthera leo), Leopard (Panthera pardus), Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), African Golden Cat (Caracal aurata), Caracal (Caracal caracal), Wildcat (Felis silvestris), Serval (Leptailurus serval), Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), African elephants (Loxodonta Africana), Aardvark (Orycteropus afer), African Brush-tailed Porcupine (Atherurus africanus), Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus), African Civet (Civettictis civetta), African Savanna Hare (Lepus microtis), Cape Hyrax (Procavia capensis), African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis), Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta), Striped Hyena (Hyaena hyaena), Side-striped Jackal (Canis adustus), African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus), Mellivora Ratel (Mellivora capens), Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibious), African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer), Giant Eland Tragelaphus derbianus), Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus), Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus), Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii), Bay Duiker (Cephalophus dorsalis), Maxwell’s Duiker (Philantomba maxwellii), Black Duiker (Cephalophus niger), Ogilby’s Duiker (Cephalophus ogilbyi), Red-flanked Duiker (Cephalophus rufilatus), Yellow-backed Duiker (Cephalophus silvicultor), Royal Antelope (Neotragus pygmaeus), Roan (Hippotragus equinus), and Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus).
Ghana National Parks
Ankasa Game Reserve & Nini-Suhien National Park
Bia National Park
Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
Bui National Park
Digya National Park
Gbele Game Production Reserve
Kalakpa Game Production Reserve
Kakum National Park
Kogyae Strict National Reserve
Mole National Park