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Welcome to Accra

Accra, the capital and largest city in the country is situated on the Atlantic Coast about 25km west of the Greenwich Meridian. It has a population estimated at about 3 million and this consists of the Ga-Adangbe[the indigenous folk] and many other ethnic groups.

It is relatively a modern city with a few high-rise buildings however the urban landscape is till that of a developing city. One can still find some old colonial building especially close to the castle [the seat of government] in Osu, Jamestown, Chorkor etc.

Its main roads are mostly first class roads and it is very easy to move around. Some of the streets however still remain scruffy lanes, lined with open sewers and are untarred (especially towards the outskirts). The city also still has pockets of unplanned sections, which some areas noisy and sometimes chaotic in activity. Its is however a safe and relaxing city.

  • Welcome-To-Ghana
  • Tourism
  • Climate
  • People
  • Language
  • Business Hours
  • Traveler's Tips
  • Currency/ Changing Money
  • Credit Cards
  • Immigration
  • What to wear
  • Where to stay
  • Health/Medical Facilities
  • Electricity
  • Security
  • Telecoms / Post Office
  • Etiquette
  • Customs Formalities
  • Public Holidays
  • CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL HERITAGE
  • The heritage of Brong Ahafo
  • Ancient Amowi Caves
  • Kintampo Waterfalls
  • Volta River
  • Fuller Falls
  • Bui National Park
  • The Sacred groves
  • FESTIVALS
  • Apoo Festival
  • Fordjour
  • Sasabobirim Festival
  • Kwafie Festival
  • GREATER ACCRA
    TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Welcome To Accra
  • By Air
  • By Road
  • Buses and Coaches
  • Taxis
  • Car Rentals
  • On Foot
  • Trains
  • NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

  • Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • The Bomfobiri Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bobiri Forest Reserve
  • The Atiwa Rock Formations
  • Mframabuo caves
  • Lake Bostomtwi
  • BRONG AHAFO REGION
    ATTRACTION

  • The Brong Ahafo Region
  • The Center of Ghana
  • GREAT PLACES TO VISIT

  • La Pleasure Beach
  • Next Door Beach Resort
  • Ningo-Prampram Beach
  • Korle beach Resort
  • Kokrobite Beach Resort
  • New Coco Beach Resort
  • Ada Manet Paradise Beach Resort
  • Accra Zoo
  • University of Ghana –Legon
  • The Markets of Accra
  • Osu ‘Oxford’ Street
  • Shai Hills Reserve
  • Accra International Conference Centre
  • OTHER ATTRACTIONS

  • Kejetia Market
  • Kumasi Zoo
  • National cultural Center
  • Funerals
  • The Baba Yara Stadium
  • Festivals
  • Kente Festivals
  • Nkyidwo Festival
  • Adae Kese Festival
  • Yaa Asantewaa Festival
  • Mmoa Nni nko Festival
  • CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL HERITAGE

  • The National Museum
  • The National Theatre
  • The W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre
  • The George Padmore Research Library of African affairs
  • Osu Castle
  • Ga Mantse Palace
  • Centre for National Culture 'Arts Centre'
  • Funerals
  • Festivals
  • Festivals-in-Accra
  • Homowo
  • Art Galleries
  • The African Market
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    LANDMARKS AND MEMORIALS

  • Christiansborg Castle – Accra
  • Independent Square
  • Liberation Square
  • Flagstaff Square
  • Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum & memorial park
  • Light House
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    WILDLIFE AND NATURE RESERVES

  • Shai Resource Reserve
  • Achimota Forest Reserve
  • Coastal Ramsar Sites
  • Sports And Leisure
  • THE CRAFTS OF ASHANTI

  • Kente Weaving
  • Adinkra Cloth
  • Fertility-Akuaba-Dolls
  • Pottery
  • Wood Carving
  • Bead Making
  • Gold and Brass Smithing
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    ENTERTAINMENT

  • Restaurants
  • Local Favorite Dishes you must definitely try
  • Drinks
  • Shopping
  • Gift ideas
  • Night Life
  • Theatre
  • Films
  • Casinos
  • CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL HERITAGE

  • Manhyia Palace
  • Komfo Anokye Sword
  • The Prempeh 11 Jubilee Museum
  • Royal Mausoleums and Museums
  • Kumasi Fort and Museum
  • Ghana Armed Forces Museum
  • Ashanti Temples and Shrines
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    A GUIDE TO SOME OF THE BEST JOINTS
    IN TOWN

  • Pubs-Taverns
  • Sports bars
  • Dance clubs
  • Wine bars
  • Jazz Cafes
  • WELCOME TO THE OTHER PARTS OF GHANA

  • Ashanti Region
  • Travel Information
  • Getting Around
  • By Road
  • By Rail
  • NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

  • Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • The Bomfobiri Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bobiri Forest Reserve
  • The Atiwa Rock Formations
  • Mframabuo caves
  • Lake Bostomtwi

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