Country Nr 14 – Ghana – the colorful beaches of the modern city of Accra

Country 14/196: Ghana
Destination: Accra

Ghana is mainly known for its warm climate, sandy beaches, and beautiful nature. We were staying in Accra, which is a modern city full of beautiful sights. We were lucky enough to visit the city during Ghana’s Founder’s day, a major national holiday, therefore the streets were even fuller, the people even more cheerful, and the celebrations even more numerous.
After our stay in the capital, we took a bus to Lomé, which gave us the opportunity to also see the rural parts of the lovely tropical country.

Thank you Ghana, we had a wonderful time!

Environmental issues

Severe soil erosion is caused by slash-and-burn agriculture and over-cultivation of cleared land. Overgrazing, mining, and heavy logging are causing deforestation. Prolonged droughts are severely affecting agricultural activities and affecting the country’s water supplies. About one-third of Ghana’s land area is threatened by desertification. Water pollution is caused by agricultural/industrial wastewater and untreated sewage. Poaching and habitat destruction are threatening wildlife populations and causing biodiversity loss. In urban areas, air pollution is causing health issues.

According to Pure Earth, Agbogbloshie – a commercial district near the center of Accra, is one of the most polluted places on Earth. Agbogbloshie is also known as the digital dumping ground, where millions of tons of e-waste from foreign industrialized countries is collected and processed. Their methods of waste processing (especially burning) are particularly dangerous, as they emit toxic chemicals into the air, land, and water. Concerns about human health and the environment continue to be raised as the area remains heavily polluted.

Found lots of LOVE in Ghana. 😉 ♥

Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥♡♡

* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.

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