Official language: English
Time zone: UTC +0
Currency: Ghanaian cedi (GHS)
In order to feel the vibe of the old Accra, it is worth taking a look at the Jamestown district, where you will find the colonial buildings and the lighthouse erected in the 1930s, damaged by the teeth of time.
About 45 km north-east of the center of Accra, there is the unusual Shai Hills Resource Reserve – a perfect place for walking and cycling.
It is a cultural centre where you can see unique works created by local artists. There is also a shop, a bar and a garden where outdoor events take place.
Accra is the capital of Ghana located on the Gulf of Guinea. The city is famous for its beautiful golden beaches, unique post-colonial architecture and colorful marketplaces. One of them is Makola Market, where street life takes place. In the city you will find interesting art galleries and museums, including Tiga African Art Consultancy and the National Museum of Ghana. Particularly noteworthy is the castle of Osu, the square of the Black Star, damaged by the tooth of time, as well as the Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum – the president of Ghana and a political activist.
Looking for a moment's of respite it's worth to hide on one of the local beaches. The most beautiful are the Bojo and Kokrobite beaches. We can also visit the Aburi Botanical Garden or go on safari – local tourist offices offer interesting sightseeing and ecological tours. To experience the cultural diversity of this place, just take a walk around the city center that is vibrant with life around the clock. Both residents and tourists spend evenings in local clubs and bars. For a drink with friends, check out the Republic Bar & Grill or have fun at the Krazy Bar & Lounge. There are also several interesting escape rooms and exclusive casinos in the city. If you are spending a holiday with your family, go to Marvels, where you will find mini golf and restaurants with local food.
Ghana's cuisine is a mix of different flavors and aromas. In connection with the colonial past of the country, in the cuisine of Accra you can see the distinct influences of European cuisine, especially the French one. However, an interesting experience will be tasting of traditional West African dishes, such as fufu and banku with tilapia. Noteworthy is also a jollof (a dish based on rice) and a kebab with ... snails. You can visit the restaurant Chez Afrique or Azmara for specialties of the local cuisine. You will eat delicious dishes from chicken and locally grown vegetables in Country Kitchen. For delicious ice creams, it's worth queuing for Pinkberry, and you’ll get the best coffee in town in Vida e Caffe.