Two African countries to visit without breaking your bank

David Kipre

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Throughout time, Africa has been the dreaming destination because of its endless savannahs, its myths, and legends. Its inhabitants are welcoming.  But to be able to visit certain places in certain countries means for most of the time to make huge spending for oneself or one’s family. However, it is possible to travel and visit countries like Togo, Rwanda, Mauritius, and many other countries at a lower cost. Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Gabon will be featured in this article.    

TOGO

Togo beach
Togo beach

The country is open to the Bay of Benin in the Gulf of Guinea. Togo is located on a narrow strip of land in West Africa, between Ghana and Benin. Described as mini Africa, Togo has five main regions. Each of them has at least one site that could make more than one dream for a modest budget of less than 2000$. Don’t exclude the fact that you can stay in comfortable hotels. This with all the conveniences that it is necessary for not less than 10 to 30$.

The tourist sites

Because of its five regions, Togo can proudly boast a diversity capable of attracting some adventurers to settle down.

Maritime region

The most striking site of this region is undoubtedly the house of the slaves. It is located in Agbodrafo. More loved for its fine sandy beaches and its festive atmosphere, the capital will not leave you time to pause. You will find entertainment and gastronomic discoveries in abundance.

Plateau region

In addition to the surrounding villages, Kpalimé welcomes you with its fauna and flora. As its great diversity of species! Note that this city is also the place where the biggest artistic center is located. So get ready to shop for gifts for your loved ones.

Central region

Furthermore, to the Fazao forest, you will be fully submerged in ancient Togo and the local traditions and history of this region.

Kara region

They are classified as world patrimonial sites by UNESCO. You will be able to see the Koutammakou or Takienta fortifications. You will see traditions that have kept their knowledge intact since the beginning of time. With luck you will also participate in the young men’s wrestling ceremony; the Evala.

Savannah Region

A verdant region full of historical sites that seem to date back to prehistoric times. It serves as a reminder that Africa is indeed the cradle of humanity.

GHANA

nice Ghana place
Nice Ghana place

Ghana is a West African country located on the Gulf of Guinea as Togo and known for its varied wildlife, ancient forts, and beautiful secluded beaches, such as Busua. The capital of this beautiful West African country is Accra. It is the largest city in Ghana with a population of just over two million. This capital is full of character and radiates friendliness. Whether you are traveling alone, with your family, on a long vacation, or business, Accra has something to make you feel comfortable. You won’t have to break the bank to do so. With a budget of at least $40, make yourself comfortable in a beautiful hotel.

1. Accra

The capital is also home to the National Museum, where you’ll find many of the country’s historical treasures, the National Theater, the International Trade Fair, the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial, the Independence Square, and the W.E.B. Dubois Center Museum. At every turn, you’ll find markets, incredible food, wonderful music, and lots of traffic! To top it off, visit one of Teshie’s many casket stores.

2. Labadi Beach

Arguably the most popular beach in Accra, Labadi is the perfect beach for cities. Excellent food and cocktails are provided, as well as local entertainment. The beach itself is maintained by nearby hotels. If you are there on the weekend, you’re sure to hear native drumming, local reggae bands, and plenty of places to dance on hiplife – a unique style of music blending hip hop and Ghanaian culture.

3. Cape Coast

Originally called Cabo Corso by the Portuguese, the city was formerly the largest slave-trading center in West Africa. It was there that slaves were brought, locked away in a daunting castle, and then loaded onto ships bound for the New World. What you see and experience here will touch you deeply. Today, Cape Coast is primarily a fishing town with an artistic atmosphere. Old colonial buildings line the streets, perfect for strolling.

4. Kakum National Park

A visit to Kakum National Park is a great day trip from the departure of Cape Coast. You’ll find 40 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, and over 600 species of butterflies. The most popular part of the park is the canopy walk. It’s a series of viewing platforms connected by safe, inflatable suspension bridges about 100 feet above the park floor.

5. Kumasi

Ghana’s second-largest city is Kumasi, the ancient capital of the powerful Ashanti kingdom. The city itself is still steeped in Ashanti traditions. Visit the Manhyia Palace and experience traditional African democracy. While you’re there, be sure to pay a visit to the national cultural center and take a dance or drumming class.

6. Volta Region

Lake Volta is the largest man-made lake on Earth. Stay in the nearby towns of Ho or Ewe and explore this lush and beautiful region. Enjoy the Aburi Botanical Gardens, musical lake cruises, canoeing, monkey sanctuaries, fishing, waterfalls, and the weaving village of Kente and hike to the top of Mount Afadjato, the highest peak in Ghana. This is truly one of the most beautiful areas of Ghana.

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