Packing List

Suggested Packing List for Ghana Travel 

Toiletries:

  • Bug Spray – Repel 50% Deet EPA approved
  • Sun Screen
  • Band-Aids
  • Ace Bandage
  • Antibacterial Ointment
  • After-Bite/Benadryl Cream/2% hydrocortisone (BIG tube)
  • Chapstick
  • Shampoo
  • Body Wash (no added moisturizer)
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Baby Wipes
  • Tampons
  • Mini Toilet Paper Roll
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Tissues/Hankey
  • Powder
  • Lotion
  • Q-Tips

Medications: 

  • Sinus Meds
  • Anti-Malarial Meds
  • Pain Reliever/ 12 Aspirins
  • Anti-Diarrhea Pills
  • Allergy Pills/ Benadryl
  • Tums or Other Antacid
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Water Pills or Iodine Drop
  • Water Bottle Holder
  • Noxema

Miscellaneous:

  • Towel
  • 1 sheet
  • Travel pillow
  • Flashlight
  • Sock
  • Brush
  • Hair Ties
  • Mosquito Net
  • Binoculars?

Documents:

  • Passport
  • Airline Tickets
  • Itinerary
  • Copies of Passport/Tickets/Credit Cards
  • Customer Service Numbers for Credit Cards
  • Credit Card

Clothing:

  • Roos 7
  • Socks 7
  • Bra 2
  • Long Sleeved Shirt 2
  • Long (or Convertible) Pants 1
  • Capris 4
  • 8 light colored shirts
  • Rain Jacket/poncho
  • Bandanna
  • Sneakers
  • Skirt 1
  • Top 1
  • Flip Flops for Bathing/ Water shoes
  • PJ’S!

Other:

  • Journal
  • Books for Reading
  • Camera
  • Memory Card
  • Recording Device/Mic
  • Blank Discs/Tapes
  • Batteries
  • Gifts for Hosts/New Friends
    • Stickers
    • Hard Candies
  • Photo Album
  • US Map
  • Tweezers
  • Safety Pins
  • Ziplocks

Important Notes on Currency:

  • ONLY VISA is accepted in most places in Ghana.  Do not bring a Mastercard!
  • Traveler’s Cheques may only be cashed in big cities.
  • You will get a better exchange rate for big bills ($20, $50, or $100).
  • Visa ATMs can be found in larger cities (Accra, Ho, Cape Coast).
  • Traveler’s Cheques can be cashed upon arrival in Accra and a Visa debit/credit card to be used in the cities (in stores or at ATMs).
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