If you’re planning a trip to Ghana, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. The good news is that every time of the year can be a good time to visit Ghana! While the climate is hot and humid year-round, there are certain periods that offer unique experiences.
March is celebrated nationwide in Ghana as Ghana Month, in conjunction with the country’s independence celebration on March 6th. If you happen to be visiting during this time, consider taking a trip to northern Ghana to participate in the Woori Festival organized by the Nubuke foundation. The festival, which started in 2021, celebrates the weaving and pottery traditions of the Upper West Region through tours, weaving demonstrations, workshops, panel discussions, forums, live music, and more. Additionally, Northern Ghana is an ideal destination for a wildlife safari holiday because of its National Parks.
For those interested in giving back and supporting women’s growth in Ghana, attending The International Fabulous Women’s Conference in Kumasi ahead of the International Women’s Day celebration in March is highly recommended.
If you’re looking for a good mix of weather and access to cultural events, the best period to visit Ghana is during April and August or December. Make sure you visit around the Easter holidays for a getaway trip to Kwahu in the Eastern Region of Ghana in April. The three-day-long Easter holiday features paragliding, hiking, carnivals, and street jams. For the indigenes, that is the Kwahu people, it is an annual homecoming, but for holiday revelers, it is an occasion for celebrations.
In August, don’t miss the CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival, an alternative platform that brings art, music, dance, and performance out of the galleries and onto the streets of James Town since 2011
If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable experience, visit Ghana in December. It’s the most popular time to visit and for good reason. From about December 18th onwards, there is literally a party every night in Accra, with events like Detty Rave, Afrochella, Afronation, Akwaaba UK parties, and getaway trips. It’s the perfect time to experience Ghana’s vibrant nightlife and party scene.
From December through February, Ghana experiences the harmattan. This dry, dusty wind blows from the Sahara desert and can leave skin dry, lips cracked, and everything covered in dust. However, it also results in low mosquito breeding rates, making it a great time to visit for those concerned about malaria.
For those who want to travel off the beaten path, that is finding ‘hidden gems’ and exploring them, the video link below is for you.