TIME Magazine has named Ghana’s Capital Accra as the best place to visit in Africa, placing the city of Accra 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. “Accessing the Ghanaian capital has become even easier this year, with last fall’s debut of Qatar Airways flights from Doha and new thrice-weekly United Airlines service from Washington, D.C.”
It mentioned that tourists will have many things to see in the capital including museums, beaches and arts. “And there are plenty of openings to help fill an itinerary.”
It also added that Accra is a key destination for visitors interested in connecting with Africa’s history and its people’s heritage. The Accra nightlife, as well as good food, were not left out of things visitors should look out for. “A hub for creativity and culture.”
Prior to compiling the World’s Greatest Places list, TIME solicited nominations of places including countries, regions, cities and towns from its 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, as 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.
Below is a quote from the magazine:
“A new architecture school, the African Futures Institute (AFI) debuts at the end of July, with a focus on cultivating regional talent. The AFI is the brainchild of Lesley Lokko, the founder and director of the Graduate School of Architecture in Johannesburg, in collaboration with award-winning Ghanaian architect David Adjaye.”
“And next year, the Pan African Heritage World Museum is scheduled to open. It will house archives, exhibits, galleries and a theatre, with the aim of being a key destination for visitors interested in connecting with Africa’s history and its people’s heritage.” Says Rosalind Cummings-Yeates.