Whether it’s your first time as a traveler to Bolgatanga or a seasoned one, it’s always important to travel smart. To help and guide you travel smart, we have come up with a checklist of essential travel items that can help make you have a better experience during your trip. Bookmark this travel packing list, which also serves as a tool if you are traveling to other locations in Ghana. It makes a great reference as your trip gets closer.

The Basics

  • Underwear
  • Lightweight clothing which can be layered
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • T-shirts and tanks
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Belt
  • Sleepwear
  • Hat or sun visor
  • Umbrella
  • Scarf or bandana
  • Handkerchief
  • Sunglasses
  • Cell phone, tablet, laptop and chargers
  • Travel Speakers
  • Eye mask and earplug
  • Travel apps to help with money conversions and directions


  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss
  • Hair comb, bobby pins, and hair ties
  • Deodorants or Antiperspirants
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hairdryer
  • Hair products needed for everyday use
  • Make-up packed in a purse
  • Travel towel
  • Sponge
  • Skin lotion
  • Nighttime moisturizer
  • Lip balm or lip gloss
  • Prescription glasses
  • Extra contacts, solution and contact case
  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF
  • Face wash and makeup remover
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Prescription medication is you are on any
  • Cologne and perfume
  • Shaving kit
  • Hand sanitizer and wipes
  • Scissors, nail clippers and tweezers

Travel Health

  • Medicines and vaccinations for the region
  • First aid kit
  • Allergy medicines
  • Personal prescriptions
  • Pain and fever relievers
  • Sunburn relief
  • Thermometer
  • Cold medication and throat lozenges
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Laxative and diarrhea medicines
  • Eye drops
  • Multivitamins
  • Mosquito repellent

Comfort, Information, and Entertainment

  • Travel guides
  • Travel journal and pen
  • Camera
  • Books and magazines
  • Travel games

Important travel documents

  • Passport
  • Tickets for transportation
  • Emergency contacts
  • ID card
  • Reservations
  • Hotel contact information
  • Cash and debit cards (ATM cards)
  • Health insurance and travel insurance
  • Maps


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