The first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence in 1957, Ghana is now a country in ferment and a symbol of the redemption of a young and developing continent. Considered a model of democracy and a virtuous example of social cohesion, it is projected into the future while remaining viscerally anchored to its roots and traditions. The richness of its historical and cultural heritage is undisputed and is revealed to the eyes of the visitor among colonial vestiges, ritual ceremonies and impressive celebrations that rekindle the prestige of its ancient kingdoms.
Economic progress and reassuring political stability make Ghana one of the most pleasant countries to visit. The painful past of slavery and oppression is now a distant memory, which is only rekindled by the many vestiges of the colonial era that dot its coastline: fortresses, castles and dark dungeons where slaves were crammed before being sent to the Americas.
From the beaches of the Atlantic coast, to the green plantations of the centre, to the red earth villages of the north, Ghana offers a great diversity of landscapes, cultures and traditions, which nevertheless coexist harmoniously without collisions or prevarication. It is precisely this ability to make different worlds coexist and blend together that is the strong point of this great nation, where well-built businessmen know how to wear colourful traditional clothes with the greatest of ease.