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.