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Why safe and exotic Ghana is great for first-time visitors to the rest of Africa

(Also read "Why SA should invest in Ghana - a country aiming to be developed by 2020 to 2029".)

Ghana’s tourism potential is absolutely huge!

Nikiwe Bikitsha

The people are amazing!

Nikiwe Bikitsha

Tourism is the fourth largest foreign currency earner for Ghana.

Nikiwe Bikitsha

Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to the rest of Africa.

The people are friendly and welcoming, according to 702’s Nikiwe Bikitsha who has been travelling through the country.

The country is safe and stable, although its government needs to do more in terms of infrastructure.

Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence.

Ghanaian festivals are common; the country has a rich musical history.

Ghana’s tragic past as the main centre for exporting African slaves is evident in the 20 castles dotting the coastline.

Listen to the audio below in which Bikitsha talks about Ghana’s tourist highlights (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

(Click here to follow Bikitsha through Africa.)

The weather is fantastic; good all year round.

Nikiwe Bikitsha

There is a bit of pollution on the coastline…

Nikiwe Bikitsha

There seems to be a lack of buy-in or understanding of just how big tourism could be in Ghana.

Nikiwe Bikitsha

Even though there was no Ebola in Ghana; it still scared people away. Some hotel operators are still reeling from that.

Nikiwe Bikitsha
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