Ghana is one of the most alluring, affordable, and hospitable countries in Africa and can easily be explored with the aid of this new edition. Visitors will find a distinctive but accessible culture, whether they are tracing their roots, using Ghana as a base for traveling around western Africa, or planning an in-depth exploration of this intriguing country. Philip Briggs brings to life Ghana's unique attractions: the animal-rich savannah of Mole National Park, the sacred monkeys of Boabeng, the mosques at Larabanga and Wa, and the stilt village of Mzulezu. From the palm lined beaches and 500 year old European castles of the coast to the equatorial jungles of the interior, Ghana provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive inside picture of this ex-British colony. Descriptions and illustrations of the region's wildlife, detailed maps and town plans, and a host of cultural subjects ranging from mosque architecture to traditional festivals are all covered in Philip Briggs' engaging writing style.