About Cape CoastCape Coast in Ghana is a delightful and friendly historical landmark town. Cape Coast backpacking tours give travelers the chance to explore the famous portal of the Atlantic slave trade, with a range of historical sites to see and experience.
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Below is a list of Cape Coast's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.
AirportsCape Coast airports include the following:
•Kotoka Accra International Airport
BirdlifeCape Coast birdlife is rich and diverse, with a number of key habitats. Kakum National Park is home to 269 bird species, including Splendid Glossy Starling, Bates's Sunbird, African Harrier-Hawks, Black Bee-eater, Red-fronted Parrot, Green-backed Camaroptera, Superb Sunbird, Bar-breasted and Red-billed Firefinch and Black-necked Weaver.
ConservationWith the beautiful Kakum National Park and a number of preservation projects underway, Cape Coast conservation aims to protect and preserve the habitats, birds and animals found within the region.
MalariaCape Coast malaria medication includes the following:
MoneyCape Coast money and banking information includes the following:
•Banking hours are Monday-Thursday from 08h00 - 14h00, and Friday from 08h00 - 15h00
•Credit cards are only accepted at major hotels, stores and restaurants
•Travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks and major hotels
•Ghana currency is the Ghana Cedi (GHS) and Ghana pesewas
•ATM's are rare, and generally don't accept foreign cards
PlantsCape Coast plant life mostly consists of coastal vegetation and woodlands, however Kakum National Park has a range of rich ecosystems including dense rainforests.
•Cape Coast is a fairly busy tourist area, and is generally very safe to visit
•Permission should be sought before photographing military installations, government buildings or airports
•Avoid all demonstrations and large crowds which may turn violent
•Public beaches can be unsafe, with some theft and harassment reported
•Try not to walk around alone after dark, especially women travellers
Travel BooksCape Coast recommended travel books include the following:
•The Door of No Return: The History of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade by William St Clair
•Ghana: The Bradt Travel Guide by Philip Briggs
•Culture and Customs of Ghana by Steven J. Salm and Toyin Falola
•Ghana in Pictures by Yvette Lapierre
•The Birds of Ghana: An Annotated Checklist by L.G. Grimes
WildlifeCape Coast wildlife is fairly diverse, with crocodiles, monkeys and a range of small rodents and reptiles to be found around the area. Kakum National Park is situated very close, with a large range of species to be seen including flying squirrels.
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