Located on the north shore of the Gulf of Guinea, Ghana is a country in West Africa which borders Côte d‘Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Atlantic to the south. Its coastline stretches about 562 km. It is long north-south and narrow west-east. Most of its land is plain. In the east is Akuapim Mountains, Kwahu Plateau in the south and Gambaga Scarp in the north. The peak Jabobo Mountain is 876 m above the sea level. The greatest river Volta is 1,100 km long within the border of Ghana. Dam Akosombo is built on the downstream of River Volta, forming the huge Reservoir Volta, with an area of 8482 km2.
Ghana is one of the ten tourist destination countries in Africa. Its government pays attention to the use of natural and human resources and vigorously develops its tourism industry. At present, its tourism has become the industry with the fastest increase rate and one of the main channels for foreign exchange incomes. The tourists mainly come from America, Britain, Germany and the Netherlands and the main tourist spots include Aburi Botanical Gardens, Akosombo, Kumasi Cultural Center, Cape Coast Castle, Elmina Castle and the Gold Ore Belt.