Ghanaian Travel Hacks: How to prepare for your trip

Ghana has no dearth of tourism spots and locales that are worth experiencing. However, no one wants to travel without their comfort and convenience. Many tourists are apprehensive about travelling around because they are not familiar with some of the Ghanaian travel hacks that will make it easier for them. This blog aims to inform tourists about the many travel hacks that they can use in Ghana. These are the Ghanaian travel hacks that will make it easier for them to navigate through the country.

  • Research your destinations 

A vacation/trip is the most important time for any traveller. Most of us plan to visit numerous places while on vacation. But the experience is not complete if you do not know how much the entire trip would cost, how to save money on expenses and have a smooth experience. This is where travel hacks come in. A simple vacation can cost a lot if you do not make the right arrangements. Therefore, it is best to research the destination you’re planning to visit. Also, research on other peoples shared experience of visiting your preferred destination gives you a feel of what to expect pre and post-trip. It is also keen to scout the digital space of the destinations you’re planning to visit (search on google, social media platforms, google maps). This would provide you with the most information you need in planning your trip. For example, the contact of the destination, their pricing, the activates they hold and also whom to liaise with!

  • Schedule your Plans ahead of time.

Planning is one of the most important things you need to do to ensure that you get the best out of your trip. If you don’t have a plan in mind, you can easily end up wasting a lot of your precious time. This is why it is very important to schedule your trip ahead of time. You can do so by making a list of the things you want to do; Liaising with the destination correspondents; places you want to visit and the things you want to buy. You can also make a list of places you want to stay and the number of days you plan to spend at each place. By doing this, you will be able to manage your time effectively without worrying about running out of things to do.

  • Always use Google Map and mark a checkpoint.

Most of the time you would not be familiar with the route to the preferred destination which you’re visiting. It is always best to use google and mark your route as you are on the move. On route mark checkpoint which is easily accessible and is familiar to you.

  • Remember to pack a power bank

You might think you will not need it. After all, you will be travelling for only a few hours or days. But you cannot predict when you will need to charge your phone. It might be when you are in the middle of the beautiful savannah in the afternoon. Or at the coast, waiting for the sun to rise over the ocean. Or in the middle of the rain forest looking for a place to take a photo of monkeys. Or waiting to capture the beautiful moment that speaks essence to the purpose of your travel. Also, you must pack a power bank. For the reason that many hotels don’t have reliable power sources. A lot of the time, there may be outages. Second, many hotel rooms have limited outlets. You won’t be able to charge all your devices with just one outlet. You’ll need to use the outlet for your phone, the outlet for your laptop, and then the outlet for your tablet. If you have a power bank, you can charge your phone on the go. If you do forget to pack a power bank, don’t fret. You can find them at most convenience / electrical stores in Ghana.

  • Know your Emergency Number 

Every country has its emergency number to contact in case of an emergency. In Ghana, the emergency number is 112. In case there is an emergency, you should call the emergency number 112 instead of calling the Police, Fire or Ambulance because these numbers are not always available. After you call 112, the operator will ask you for your location so help can reach you more quickly. The next question would be: What is your emergency? After you have answered this question, the operator will ask you if you are calling from a landline or mobile phone. This is important because it helps prepare the responding team for what type of response is needed. If you are calling from a landline, the emergency team will know that you can stay put in your location and wait for help to arrive. If you are calling from a mobile phone, the operator will ask for your location and send help. It is also best to have the contact of an individual who is familiar with your surroundings, that you can liaise with in case of any emergency.

  • Bring a cross-body bag for everyday use

The last thing you want when you’re travelling is to have your hands and pockets bogged down with everyday accessories like your sunglasses, camera, wallet, phone, and lip balm. Throw a cross-body bag/ fanny pack into your suitcase as you’re packing to use for trips and activities, which is easily moveable and accessible to you. It can hold everything you need so your hands are free to eat, drink, and explore.

There are many things to consider when going on a trip /vacation. From car rental to flights and hotels to packing and preparing, it can get overwhelming. We hope this blog post has helped you find some new travel hacks that will help you enjoy your vacation without worrying about logistics! If you have any other questions or concerns about travelling, please contact us anytime at Xperience Ghana. Thank you for reading, we are always excited when one of our posts can provide useful information on a topic like this.

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