TIME magazine has named Ghana’s capital, Accra as the best place to visit in Africa.
The recognition places the city ahead of Benguerra Island of Mozambique and Egypt’s Cairo who followed respectively.
According to TIME’s 2021 World’s Greatest Places, Accra is now easier to access with the many flights that come into the country daily.
It mentioned that tourists will have many things to see in the capital including museums, beaches, arts.
It also added that Accra is a key destination for visitors interested in connecting with Africa’s history and its people’s heritagehttps://d9abf12c2245fc0e3e227c47865ff98e.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
The Accra nightlife, as well as good food, were not left out of things visitors should look out for.
Prior to compiling the World’s Greatest Places list, TIME solicited nominations of places including countries, regions, cities and towns—from our international network of correspondents and with an eye toward those offering new and exciting experiences.
According to TIME, its third annual list highlights one hundred extraordinary travel destinations around the world.
The publication stated that the third annual list of the World’s Greatest Places “is a tribute to the people and businesses at the forefront of those industries who, amid extraordinary circumstances, found ways to adapt, build and innovate. It shines a light on ingenuity, creativity, revitalization and reopenings in destinations across the world.”https://d9abf12c2245fc0e3e227c47865ff98e.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
Below are 9 destinations in Africa that followed Accra, according to TIME.
2. Benguerra Island, Mozambique.
Benguerra Island is the second-largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, which broke away from the mainland thousands of years ago. The island is approximately 55 square kilometres and lies 14km offshore. Portuguese explorers also gave the island the name Santa Antonio.
Guests at Benguerra Island can enjoy excellent snorkelling, diving and fishing opportunities. Or you can sit back and have a picnic on the beach.