Accra Travel Guide
Accra is known for its picturesque coastlines and covers an area of 225.67 km². It is the capital of Ghana, located on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. A large number of tourists pack their bag every year to encounter the vibrant city life of Accra. From its bustling, colorful local markets to the fascinating nightlife, everything lures the crowd to the city to embrace the African lifestyle for a few days.
Top Tourists Attractions
This vibrant city is full of sightseeing spots that attract tourists all around the year. You can witness some of the amazing museums to unfold the story of the unsung heroes that fight against vicious white rule. The beautiful beaches and captivating sights of places with untapped tourism potential will make you go awestruck.
• Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and memorial park
• The Independence Square, Accra
• The National Theatre
• Osu Castle
• Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop
• W.E.B DeBois Memorial Center
• Artist Alliance galley.
Once in Accra, do not forget you visit the Labadi beach which is the most popular beach in the city. While basking in the sun, you can enjoy the boys performing acrobatic tricks, young people dancing to hip-hop and groups of people playing for money. Take a dip in the sea water and get tan under the sun while enjoying delicious fried fish.
Accra serves for both traditional shopping and the contemporary ones. There are malls to want to get something lavish and local markets to get the traditional and authentic specimens. You can take a glance at their craftsmanship in the local market and get souvenirs to keep with you forever.
Some major shopping points you should not miss at Accra are
• Accra Mall
• Makola Market
• Marina Mall
• Junction Mall
• Global Mamas
• Center for National Culture
• Sun Trade Beads
• Artist Alliance Gallery
Dine-in options in Accra
Accra is an abode of some of the scrumptious delicacies. If you visit the city make sure you eat their traditional foods like Jollof rice which is served with meat or fish, Waakye, Banku and tilapia, red-red, fufu and goat light soup. You learn a lot about the country when you have traditional meals.
Some popular eating joints of Accra are
• La Chaumiere
• Santoku Restaurant & Bar
• Le Tandem Restaurant
• Le Magellan Restaurant
• Polo Club Restaurant
• Bistro 22
• Urban Grill
• Mama Mia
Hotels in Accra
There are many lavish as well as economic accommodation places in Accra. We have divided our hotels' section into three major categories:
Hotels in the proximity to the airport- Best for the business trips
• Fiesta Royale
• Holiday Inn Accra Airport
• African Regent Hotel
• Golden Tulip Accra
• Villa Monticello
Budget hotels which will not cost a fortune
• Big Milly’s Backyard
• Roots Hotel Apartment
• Afia Africans Village
• Chez Delphy
• Paloma Hotel
Lavish Hotels with top-notch class services and convenience
• Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City
• Labadi Beach Hotel
• Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel
• Tang Palace Hotel
Airlines to Accra from the UK
British Airways serve direct flights to Accra from London. Other airlines which fly between the two destinations are Tap Air Portugal and KLM, both of which offer one-stop flights. Air France, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa are some other airlines operating flights from London to Accra.
Kotoka International Airport is an international airport in Accra which was once a military airport used by the British Royal Air Force during World War II. Ghana Airports Company Limited now operates the airport. It has international connections from North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, along with internal connections to Kumasi, Tamale, and Takoradi. Kotoka International Airport is situated relatively close to the city center so getting around the city will not take much time.
Best time to visit Accra
July and August and December to April are considered the best time to explore the city to the fullest and indulge in their festivities. The mixed weather and the cultural events take place majorly in these months. Visiting this time will give you the best glimpse of Accra and the brimming city life.
However, the peak tourist season in Accra is observed from June through August when the city welcomes maximum tourists from Europe and Northern America. It is the time when the cultural sites, national parks, and beaches get overcrowded with visitors. People who want to avoid crowd can pack their bags anytime from December to April.
Transport in Accra
The connectivity within the city is quite feasible. You can reach your destination through Tro-Tro which is one of the most easily accessible and inexpensive rides of Accra. Other than tro-tro buses and metered taxi are also available. Make sure you negotiate the fare with the driver before commencing the journey.
Things to consider before booking an international flight from London (LON) to Accra (ACC)
Tips for Booking
Advance booking- World Tour Store offers lucrative deals if you book your tickets to Accra in advance. One the spot booking will definitely cost you more, so it’s better to plan your journey ahead and get your flight tickets from World Tour Store. You can reach the customer care representative and get the know-how of the best prices. It may help you save around £50 - £100 on your flight tickets to Accra from UK.
Airports serving direct and connecting flights from London to Accra
There are many direct flights to Accra from London Heathrow Airport. Tap Air Portugal offers one-stop and two-stop flights from London Gatwick to Accra. If you are traveling from other parts of the UK, you may find cheap international flights from Manchester to Accra and flights from Birmingham to Accra at World Tour Store.
How you can get cheap international flights to Accra from London
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