91. Accra, Ghana
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I’d never been to Accra before and going with a colleague from work proved to be enlightening. The Ghanians are a lot like the people of Jamaica and there’s a reason for that; some of the slaves that came to Jamaica originated in Ghana. It’s a bustling town, the streets are crowded and so are the markets and a lot of the culture is similar to Jamaica. It’s really hot though as its very close to the equator. Check it out soon.
Accra is the capital of Ghana, located on the Gulf of Guinea coast in the western part of Africa.
How To Get Here
The nearest airport is the Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra, Ghana.
The following airlines serve the Kotoka International Airport (ACC):
Africa World Airlines (AW), Afriqiyah Airways (8U), Air Burkina (2J), Air Côte d’Ivoire (HF), Air France (AF), Arik Air (W3), ASKY Airlines (KP), British Airways (BA), Cargolux Italia S.p.A. (C8), brussels airlines (SN), Delta Air Lines (DL), Egyptair (MS), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Kenya Airways (KQ), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Med-View Airlines (VL), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Middle Eastern Airlines (ME), Royal Air Morac (AT), Rwandair Express (WB), South African Airways (SA), Starbow Airlines (S9), TAP Portugal (TP) and Turkish Airlines (TK).
There is bus service from neighboring countries. The service is provided by ABC Transport. The Intercity STC Coaches LTD company provides service intra Ghana.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
We stayed at the Monarch Hotel, however there are many other places to stay such as Holiday Inn, Ibis, Kimpinski and Movenpick.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat.
You can eat at the local market, on the street at local restaurants or at the malls.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
You can check out the buildings in downtown Ghana, shopping at the Mall, the museums, the James Fort Prison or the James Town Lighthouse. Lots to see in this town. The biggest attraction in Accra is the place where the slave ships departed which is just outside of Accra to the north. It will take most of the day to check this out. There are also beaches such as Bojo Beach which is worth seeing.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here are some tours from Viator for Ghana.
==>> Here is some information from Lonely Planet.
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- Language: English, Akan, Ewe, Ga, Dagbani and Hausa
- Currency: Ghanian Cedi GHC
- Visit Ghana