Ghana listed among the top countries to visit in 2017


Ghana has been listed among the top countries to see in 2017 by British Newspaper Independent.

Described as a perfect destination especially for the month of March, the newspaper highlights reasons why it is such a delight to see the country.

According to the news desk report, Ghana has achieved much since reclaiming its freedom with it’s capital, Accra, fast becoming a hub of art and fashion.

Read the full report.

“Following peaceful democratic elections in December, which saw opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo named Ghana’s new president, a CNN report described Ghana as a place where citizens “struggle to obtain food and day-to-day services”. Ghanaians were quick to respond. The hashtag #CNNGetItRight began trending, with everyone from journalists to the country’s First Lady eager to point out that, far from conforming to African clichés, Ghana is booming.

On Independence Day, 6 March, Ghana marks 60 years since it emancipated itself from British rule. There could hardly be a more significant time to go. Looking forward to a new political era, and with its capital, Accra, fast becoming a hub of art and fashion, Ghana has achieved much since reclaiming its freedom.

It isn’t the place to live out the age-old Africa fantasy of safari tents, lions and leopards. You go to Ghana to get to know modern Africa, from Accra’s impressive new contemporary art venue Gallery 1957 (responsible for this summer’s social media sensation of an exhibition, Yellow is the Colour of Water), to Carbon, the luxury club founded by Boujis and Mahiki main man Nick House. And – bonus – there are beaches aplenty when you’re ready to slow the pace. LC”

The report also lists a number of countries and cities including Chile, Paphos, New Orleans, Peru and others.

To check on the full editorial, kindly visit Where to travel in 2017: The cities and countries you need to see