Generally, it’s not advisable to travel at night in Ghana. It’s a riskier time for accidents and highway robbery. It is also, however, the fastest and most comfortable way to travel to more remote cities. The alternative for traveling to Kabile is to take tro tros, which means you must make transfers and stuff yourself onto bench seats, pressed together with others. That usually takes two days, with a stopover in Kumasi. The night bus, with assigned seating in bucket seats and air conditioning, is my choice to get to Sampa—the large border town that’s just three miles from Kabile.

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