Things to Do in Cape Coast, Ghana

Just a little under 4 hours away from Accra, lies Cape Coast. A residential beach town and fishing oasis, Cape Coast offers a calm contrast of Accra. Many people only ever visit Cape Coast for its slave “castles”, but the city also has many other activities and places to visit that should be on your […]

12 Things to Do in the Northern Region of Ghana

The Northern Region of Ghana is a new world compared to the country’s Southern regions. Located about 12 hours by road from Accra or a short 1.5-hour plane ride, the Northern Region of Ghana consists of many cities and towns filled with places to visit and experiences to have.  I’ve taken several trips to the […]

Zaina Lodge: The First West African Safari Lodge

For my 22nd birthday, I decided to book a chalet at Zaina Lodge, West Africa’s first safari lodge. Built among the forests of the Mole National Park in the Northern Region of Ghana, Zaina Lodge boasts a popular reputation for up-close and personal wildlife encounters.  The rates at Zaina Lodge are about $400/night (2,400¢) to […]

6 Things Living in Ghana for Six Months Has Taught Me

To think that half a year ago, I packed my bags in Florida and began a 24+ hour journey to Accra, Ghana, my new home for the next few years, is still insane. Month one reminded me of my 2019 travels in Ghana. That carefree, naive little girl was looking for good times and good […]

Luxury Tent Glamping Experience in Shai Hills Resource Reserve

Accra is filled with unique experiences you would never know are offered. I headed up to Shai Hills this week to experience my first ever glamping experience. When I heard that the Shai Resource Reserve offered overnight glamping experiences in addition to its day tours I had to experience this. As someone who has never […]

Visiting the Ghana National Mosque

The Ghana National Mosque may be something to put on your list of “must-visit” places here in Ghana. Said to be the second-largest mosque in West Africa, the mosque covers 40-acres of land and was a $10 million investment by the Turkish Hudai Foundation and Turkey Government. The mosque’s construction began in 2011 and was […]

3 Days in Tamale & Northern Ghana

When I wrote this blog post, I would have been living in Accra, Ghana, for four months out of the two years I’ll be here for graduate school! Accra is Ghana’s bustling, pretty well-developed capital that captivates everyone’s heart. Still, it is also a city I need a break from every once in a while. […]

18 Things to Know Before Visiting Ghana

what to know before visiting ghana

 Ghana is often considered to be one of the friendliest and easiest African countries to navigate, especially if you want to go alone. While this may be true, traveling in Ghana still comes with its ups and downs. You often won’t know what you don’t know in Ghana until you are confronted with it. While […]