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About Kumasi

Situated in southern Ghana is the capital of the Ashanti Region, the ‘Garden City’ of Kumasi. This historic destination includes many of the traditions of the former Ashanti kingdom. The vibrant Kumasi is home to over 2 million residents and offers attractions such as the Green Ranch, Kejetia Central Market, Manhyia Palace Museum and Rattray Park.

Get ready to experience this authentic African destination, because cheap flights to Kumasi are now available for a limited time! Kumasi is the home of Kumasi International Airport (KMS), which is a 20-minute drive from the centre of the city. Kumasi International Airport serves a large number of airlines, such as South African Airways, British Airways, Africa World Airlines and Starbow Airlines. Direct flights to Kumasi are available from the capital of Ghana, Accra.

Why visit Kumasi

Kumasi Drums Festival

Vibrant Entertainment

With the traditions of the Ashanti still carried out today in Kumasi, you can immerse yourself in the many exciting events that take place every year. These include the Adae Festival, the Ashanti Yam Festival and the Awukudae Festival.

Kumasi Kejetia Market

Shopping Scene

Kumasi boasts a retail environment that caters to all visitors. Spend time at the Kumasi City Mall. If you’re after the true character of the city, however, discover the range of items at Kejetia Centra Market.

Kumasi Wildlife

Charming Wildlife

This destination is home to the Kumasi Zoo. Animal lovers can spend hours at this attraction and meet the numerous residents, such as baboons, chimpanzees, moneys, lions, civets, squirrels, and various bird species.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Ghana
Currency Ghanaian Cedi (GHS)
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.34 GHS
Language English
Hub Airport Kumasi International Airport (KMS)
Airline Africa World Airlines
Time Zone GMT + 0
Travel Adaptor Type D / G

Best time to visit Kumasi

Situated in Ghana, which sits just north of the equator, Kumasi features a tropical climate, with wet summers (June – August) and dry winters (December – February). Temperatures consistently sit around 30°C. The high temperatures combined with the high rainfall of summer results in uncomfortable conditions. For a more relaxing experience in Kumasi, visit between the months of December and February. Rainfall levels will be at their lowest, giving you the best opportunity to explore the attractions of this Ghanaian city. For cheap flights to Kumasi, book your tickets between the months of March and November.

Weather & Climate in Kumasi

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 21°C 22°C 22°C 22°C 23°C 22°C 21°C 20°C 22°C 22°C 22°C 21°C
High °C 32°C 34°C 34°C 33°C 32°C 30°C 28°C 29°C 29°C 31°C 31°C 31°C
Rainfall (mm) 18 63 136 150 176 216 133 79 169 190 86 32

This capital of the Ashanti Region offers you the chance to get a glimpse of what life was like when this destination served as the capital of the former Ashanti kingdom. Discover this former nation’s culture, with many of its traditions still carried out today.

Experience the energetic atmosphere of Kumasi, especially in the vast, open-air Kejetia Central Market, where you can browse through a range of products, including local food, spices, Ashanti kente clothing as well as handcrafted gold and diamond jewellery. Admire more of the Ashanti culture at the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, which offers exhibits of the jewellery and ceremonial clothing that belonged to a former Ashanti king. This museum sits in the National Cultural Centre, which offers craft workshops and dance performances.

Other attractions and things to do in Kumasi include horseback riding at The Green Ranch, walking tours throughout Kumasi, Rattray Park, Kumasi Fort – Ghana Armed Forces Museum, the Wesley Methodist Cathedral and Kumasi Zoo.

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South African passport holders will need a visa to enter Ghana. Additionally, your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of your day of entry into the country. For more information, contact the Embassy of Ghana in Pretoria (phone: + 27 12 342 5847).

The South African High Commission is in the capital, Accra.

Address: Plot NR A69, Orphan Crescent, North Labone, Accra

Phone: + 233 302 740450

Before you leave for Ghana, make sure you have received all the routine vaccinations. Consult with a doctor for more information on this. You will also need to be vaccinated against yellow fever, which is a risk in this country. Furthermore, travellers may need to guard against other diseases, but this depends on your activities while exploring Kumasi.

These diseases include:

• Hepatitis A (transmitted through contaminated food and water)

• Typhoid (transmitted through contaminated food and water)

• Cholera (transmitted through contaminated food and water)

• Meningitis (transmitted through physical contact)

• Hepatitis B (transmitted through sexual contact and contaminated needles)

• Rabies (transmitted through the bites of dogs, bats and other mammals)

• Malaria (transmitted through mosquito bites)

Malaria and yellow fever are a greater risk during the periods of high rainfall.

Kumasi is safe to walk around during the day, but avoid doing so at night. You may find the locals to be curious. As a show of respect, it would be best to dress conservatively to avoid drawing unwanted attention. Keep your valuables out of sight and in a secure place. Avoid showing large amounts of cash when out in the open.

Item Johannesburg Cape Town Kumasi
Meal (inexpensive restaurant) R 100.00 R 90.00 R 59.00
Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught) R 20.00 R 22.00 R 22.00
Cappuccino (regular) R 20.00 R 19.00 R 33.00
Taxi 1 km (normal tariff) R 12.00 R 10.00 R 15.50
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 35.00 R 35.00 R 14.50
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