Traveling to Ghana for the Year of Return? Here are the top five historic sites to visit

Novieku Babatunde Adeola Dec 19, 2019 at 11:30am

December 19, 2019 at 11:30 am | Diaspora Connect

Novieku Babatunde Adeola

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

December 19, 2019 at 11:30 am | Diaspora Connect

Photo: Amedzofevillage

This year has arguably been the most successful year for Ghana in the line of tourism.

It follows the “Year of Return” initiative by the government of Ghana to mark 400 years since the first black slaves landed in Jamestown, Virginia.

This initiative has seen an array of celebrities across the globe make their way into Ghana to explore, learn and appreciate their roots, as well as, unite with Africans on the continent.

Hollywood stars in Ghana, December 2018. Photo: Boris Kodjoe

Steve Harvey, Nicole Ari Parker, Diggy Simmons, and Micheal Jai White, and Bozoma Saint John have been among a host of celebrities to have spent a significant part of their month in Ghana.

From left to right: Michael Jai White, Djimon Hounsou, Boris Kodjoe, Anthony Anderson and Jidenna

Most of these celebrities, as well as other black people from the diaspora, have so far visited historic land sites to mark the occasion. 

As we head into the festive season, we cast the spotlight on some historic sites to visit in Ghana while the country crowns its “Year of Return” celebrations:

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