If you are a tourist, there are many reasons your next tourist's destinations needs to be somewhere in Africa and particular Ghana. People and the world at large have different stereotypes of Ghana. From my observation, some of the stereotypes are true, in most times the positive stereotypes. However, the more significant part of them is not always correct. Below are some of 5 of the stereotypes about tourists sites in Ghana that should make you actually what to visit this country.
Have you ever been to Ghana, if not then you are missing out on something big. Ghana as a country is one of the leading countries when it comes to tourism. Its numerous resources in terms of great tourist attractions in Ghana and the warm and hospitable nature of its people are some of the take-ups points you will see when you visit this country. However true this is, some people differ with this facts and hence creation stereotypes about the country. Below are 5 of the most common tourist sites in Ghana you stereotypes that you will find out not to be true.
Ghana isn’t safe
One of the greatest stereotypes that jeopardize tourism in Ghana is issues concerning security. Ghana is one of the West African countries is always associated with some of the evils happening in the region. This nonetheless is not the case as there a lot of safe places to visit in Accra and the larger Ghanaian region.
There’s nothing to see apart from animals
This has been the biggest misconception about visiting Ghana and the entire African region for tourism. While it’s true that we in Africa and Ghana boasts of a wide variety of wild animals, this is not all we have to offer. There are many things to do in Accra, Ghana, many places to visit including mountains in Ghana, lovely beaches in Accra and great landmarks in Ghana.
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Ghana is always hot
This stereotype about tourism in Ghana in its entirety is not always true. While its true that some parts of Ghana are hot, there are numerous others that are cool. A look at the map of Ghana showing towns in the region will help you choose the best relaxing points for your vacations; areas that are cool with scenery views. Such places included hotels destinations long the longest river in Ghana, mountain areas among others.
Ghana is technologically backwards
Come on, guys! The fact that African region has not fully embraced technology as the Western countries does not put us in the stone ages altogether. In our drawback way, we are still accessible to the world in our small way. Once you visit this country, you will find that that is enough technology that will enable you to access the digital map of Ghana regions that will help you access all the beautiful places in Ghana you want to visits. At least this is enough reason as to why we are not necessarily backwards.
Everyone practices voodoo
The myths about voodoo practice in Ghana are so real to the point that this is the first question most tourists ask whenever they visit the country. Most citizens in the country are Christians and Muslims, and the practice of voodoo is nothing but a myth. While some of this practice is stored in artefacts at the country’s heritage sites, it is an ancient practice that didn’t see the light of civilization.
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If you are planning your vacation around some of the greatest Ghana destinations, the above five common misconceptions are what you need to bear in mind. Ghana is largely a peaceful country which boasts of diverse culture and heritage. You don’t have to be scared when planning your visit to this great African country. Come and get to enjoy all the amazing tourist destinations Ghana has to offer, will you?