Filming in Ghana

Ghana lies on the Atlantic coast in western Africa and being slightly north of the equator it enjoys a tropical climate. It lacks the filmmaking infrastructure of some of its more established northerly cousins such as Morocco or Egypt, but productions that make their local Ghanaian High Commission their first port of call should find everyone eager to help.

The country’s complex colonial history has left its mark on the landscape, with some 30 forts and castles left behind by the British, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch. Ghana was a British protectorate from 1896 until it won independence in 1957.

Crew and equipment will need to be brought in for filming projects and token gifts should be kept at hand for people met along the way. Also, US dollar bills are always useful as ‘tipping’ is quite widespread, as it is across Africa.