Ghana has limited domestic flights which are
often over booked, late or cancelled. You
can catch military planes out of Accra airport
to Kumasi and Tamale on Ghana Airlink. Ghanaweb
mentions several other domestic airlines including
Golden Airways, Muk Air and Fun Air, but I
can't find any reliable information about
these airlines. Check with a travel agent
in Accra for details, or opt for a bus instead.
Traveling by bus in Ghana is generally the
most comfortable and quickest way to get around.
Vanef-STC is the main bus company and routes
include all the major towns: Accra, Kumasi,
Takoradi, Tamale, Cape Coast and others. You
can catch express, air-conditioned buses in
between the main towns of Kumasi, Tamale,
Bolgatanga and Accra. Book your ticket at
least a day in advance along major routes
and expect to pay extra for your luggage.
Other bus companies operating in Ghana include
OSA, Kingdom Transport Services and GPRTU.
Tro-tros are minibuses or converted pick-up
trucks that ply every route in Ghana. Tro-tros
are particularly handy on routes that the
main bus companies don't service. While the
ride can be bumpy and you may break down,
tro-tro's are cheap and offer you a chance
to get close to your fellow Ghanaian travelers.
Tro-tros have no schedules and generally leave
when very full.
Passenger trains used to run between Accra
and Kumasi and Kumasi and Takoradi but they
have been suspended recently.
By Rental Car
The major car rental companies are all represented
in Ghana; Avis, Hertz and Europcar. The main
roads in Ghana are decent but the police checkpoints
are numerous and usually require a cash handout
(dash) to proceed, which can be annoying.
In Ghana you drive on the right-hand side.
Lake Volta is the largest man-made lake in
Africa and a beautiful one at that. A passenger
boat, the Yapei Queen runs the entire length
of the lake between Akosombo in the South
to Yeji in the North. The trip takes about
24 hours one way and departs from Akosombo
every Monday. You can book your voyage through
the Volta Lake Transport Company. You'll be
sharing the boat with some livestock and lots
There are other smaller ferry services on
Lake Volta that will take you further north
and east. You can arrange transportation in