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10 Reasons to Visit Ghana, Africa

When planning a vacation, it isn’t too often you hear people choosing Ghana as their must-visit destination. In reality, there are many unique and worthwhile experiences to be had in this African country. Moreover, there are many incredible destinations in Ghana to explore. Before I visited, I was unsure what to expect, as I didn’t know anyone who had ever been there. However, the friendly people, unique foods, and culturally immersive experiences made me fall in love with the country. To give you a better idea of what I’m talking about, here are 10 reasons you should add Ghana to your Africa travel bucket list. Rich history There are many fascinating museums and historical sites to visit in Ghana. If you want this to be the focus of your trip, I would recommend making a stop in the city of Cape Coast. This is where you’ll find Cape Coast Castle (pictured above) and Elmina Castle, two castle museums that were stops on the trans-Atlantic slave trade. While hard to stomach, a tour of these castles will give you an important lesson in history as you are shown dungeons, slave vessels, old cannons and secret chambers while hearing stories of the past. There are also numerous forts, like Fort William and Fort Victoria, which were used as lookout points to protect the city from Ashanti attacks in the nineteenth century… Click here to read the rest.

About Jessie Festa

Jessie Festa is an New York-based travel content creator who is passionate about empowering her audience to experience new places and live a life of adventure. She is the founder of the solo female travel blog, Jessie on a Journey, and is editor-in-chief of Epicure & Culture, an online conscious tourism magazine. Along with writing, Jessie is a professional photographer and is the owner of NYC Photo Journeys, which offers New York photo tours, photo shoots, and wedding photography. Her work has appeared in publications like USA Today, CNN, Business Insider, Thrillist, and WestJet Magazine.

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  1. Alex on at 12:31 pm

    Jess, loved this post. You are actually the third person I know to have gone to Ghana which is odd considering I didn’t know it existed a year ago (seriously). What brought you there? Was it part of a larger Africa trip or was it your sole destination?

    • jess2716 on at 10:49 am

      sole destination. Went to volunteer at an orphanage and then traveled before/after/on weekends. great experience! 🙂

  2. Sky on at 10:12 pm

    I love this post! It was especially nice to find now because I just decided this week that I will be heading to Ghana in January with Habitat for Humanity!

    • jess2716 on at 10:23 pm

      Ah, thanks excellent! I’m OBSESSED with Ghana, so if you have any questions let me know. I also did volunteer work there 🙂

      • Amoryn on at 9:25 am

        i would like to go an volunteer while visiting now in Jan. can you recommend any causes?

  3. Simone Clarke on at 8:00 am

    You have shared genuine reasons why everyone should travel to Ghana. Really! This guide is a masterpiece for all travelers. Thanks for sharing.

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