The Bradt Guide for Ghana has come out in a new edition, August 2010. This is the most comprehensible guide to Ghana in English and – they should really pay me to say this – worth every pesewa if you are planning to trek around this green country!
Here is the backside blurb, letting us all know this fifth version was crafted in 2010:
Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa; rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls, blessed with bleached white beaches and lush rain forests of the Atlantic coastline. This stand-alone guide, the only one available, caters for both the budget backpacker and the luxurious resort wallower. Including authoritative history and wildlife sections, updated accommodation and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information, Bradt’s Ghana covers the country with unrivalled detail and knowledge. Ghana defeated Sudan 2-0 in Accra to become the first African team to reach the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. What better time to catch this friendly, English-speaking and hassle-free country as it revels on a soccer high?
Do check out
- the booksite of the Bradt Guide for Ghana 2010 (5th Ed.),
- the Bradt Guide for Ghana updates blog by author Philip Briggs and
- the 3rd Edition of the Ghana guide on Google Books for a free idea of what I am talking about.
For opinions on the new guide you can read this Lonely Planet forum thread on if it is worth to buy the newest version (it is) and the Scotts/Four Villages ecstatic post on what their updated review meant for them.
To me, this guide book (I carry around a well used 4th Edition) has been invaluable and most Ghana travelers seem to agree.
What is your opinion on the Bradt Ghana guide?