Accra is the first fruit of ‘Pan Africanism’ in Africa. The revolutions that took place in Accra led to the Independence of the first African state in 1957.

Accra is the beautiful capital of Ghana in West Africa. Accra is distinct amongst the districts of the greater Accra Region, it has the most inimitable skyline and streets have become iconic across the Ghana.

Partly surrounded by Gulf of Guinea, Accra is a popular tourist destination with destinations such as Busua Beach, Labadi beach resort, Kokrobite Beach and Next door beach resort.

While the rest of Ghana has much to see and do, it is Accra city that represents Ghana to the world.

Packed with attractions, dining and drinking for any budget and an expansive offering of shows and live music, the neighborhood is certainly the center of the action in Ghana.

Whenever decide you visit Accra remember explore in detail; grab a trotro bus, a taxi or just start walking. While exploring Accra during my visit, I have had experiences that made me understand what makes Accra tick.

The Top 3 Landmarks in Accra

  • Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

The memorial is dedicated to the first President of Ghana - Kwame Nkrumah. The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park is located in downtown Accra, the capital of Ghana.

Kwame Nkrumah’s statue stands tall in the Old Polo ground; there he made the great independence speech on Ghana’s the Independence.

The Memorial park also has a mausoleum where he and wife, Fathia are buried.

  • Academy for African Music and Arts

The Academy for African Music and Arts (Also known as the Kokrobite Academy of African Music and Art), is located 20 minutes off the road to Cape Coast.

This arts paradise offers a unique combination of art, beautiful beaches, music and dance. The houses are built in the style of traditional African architecture, surrounded by coconut palms. Termed by some as a celebration of African culture, the Academy offers classes taught by highly-skilled teachers who are all members of the world-famous Obonu-Royal-Drum of Ghana.

  • Independence Square (Black Star Square) Accra

The Black Star Square is a public square in Accra. It is located near the Accra Sports Stadium and the Nkrumah Memorial Park, Accra, Ghana.

The Independence Square, Accra is home to Ghana’s historical monuments like the Soldier memorial statue, the Black Star Gate, Independence Arch and the Liberation Day Monument.

Accommodation in Accra

Accra offers a diverse range of Ghana hotels. For business travelers, Accra airport hotels are comfortable and can be easily accessed as you come in and out of the city through the Kotoka International Airport.

Some popular hotels in Accra include

The cheap hotels in Accra will ensure you have decent accommodation and facilities at an affordable rate. If class, ultimate comfort and style are what you desire, choose any of the luxury hotels in Accra to enjoy the best hospitality.

Eating out in Accra

Accra hosts diverse choice dining spots, making where to buy food an overwhelming experience.

The breadth of the Accra’s restaurant scene is truly something to behold, ranging from internationally renowned fine-dining establishments to tasty cheap eats, and boasting a cosmopolitan range of cuisines to choose from, including Italian, Chinese and Indian.

Accra’s lively bars, luxury restaurants and roadside Canteens attract tourists as well as businessmen and women.

Some of the best Accra restaurants include;

  • The Santoku Restaurant & Bar
  • Bistro 22
  • Yasmina Lebanese Cuisine
  • Coco Lounge
  • Azmera Restaurant
  • Lord Of The Wings
  • Soho Restaurant
  • Osteria Michelangelo

Shopping in Accra

Accra is the biggest commercial area in Ghana. It features the best shopping centers such as glossy, perfume-scented stores, Shopping Malls and high-end boutiques, which sell everything from bespoke suits to top-notch leather bags and exquisite diamond engagement rings.While there are very few local markets, there are places where you can get the most of retail goodness. Accra is an especially great destination for a shopping holiday, some of  the popular markets in Accra include

  • Makola Market
  • Couture at Christie Brown
  • Renée Q

 

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