It's far closer than London and New York but you won't find many Kiwi tourists here.
Sometimes the traffic is so bad that the city will be at a standstill, like last week, when a heavily-used tunnel in Accra was temporarily shutdown.
When your holiday to Africa requires you to plan for such things, it becomes so much more exciting.
To make the most of your African adventure, you'll need a great guide, a tent and a big bottle of fly spray.
Almost a year into her life in Ghana, former Nelson Mail journalist Stacey Knott reflects on the art of dealing with being called fat, preached at or interrogated by strangers.