Accra, the capital city of Ghana is a fun place to visit. The people are warm, hospitable and often described as some of the most exciting people you will find on earth. That is one of the best things that make Accra such a preferred destination. For sure, they know how to give visitors and their guests treats of a lifetime during their stay. Accra is the capital city of Ghana, West Africa. The city is located along the coast and borders the Gulf of Guinea.
When is the Best Time to visit Accra?
During the Christmas and Easter holidays, the city of Accra goes into a frenzy. December and April are heavy travel months to Accra. However, during these seasons, prices in the hospitality industry especially flights and accommodation are also higher, slightly. Planning a trip to Accra? You will like to avoid the rainy season from June to August. From November to March, the dry (harmattan) season is at its strongest in Accra. Accra is eventful all year round, therefore whichever period of the year you choose to make your visit, you do not lose out entirely.
How to get to Accra?
The main and easiest way to get to Accra is by air through the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Accra. A few people prefer to come to Accra by sea through the port or coastline. The Airport is close to the city centre. Anywhere between those two places, hotels, rest houses and apartments abound. Accessing the other towns and suburbs of Accra is piece of cake. With taxis littered all over the capital Accra, just mention your destination and then you are there. You can also order an Uber. The minibus service popularly known as Tro-tro is the commonest means of transport in Accra and reliable too. There are motorcycle services in selected areas in Accra called Okada. Where the other transport services cannot take you, the Okada goes.
Where to find top Restaurants in Accra?
Where else to find the finest restaurants in Accra than in Osu. An array of great and pleasant eating spots can be found on the Oxford Street stretch in Osu. The other top restaurants in Accra can be found in Circle, Airport Residential Area, Spintex, Dworwulu and East Legon.
Where to shop in Accra?
Shopping centres in Accra are increasing by the minute. The largest Mall in West Africa is located in Accra. The West Hills Mall is the destination for thousands of shoppers daily. On weekends and holidays, you may be lost in the crowd that gathers there. The Accra Mall is a very popular mall even to foreigners. It is close to the Kotoka International Airport is in one of the busiest suburbs of Accra. Another shopping centre very close to the Airport is the Marina Mall. For locals and people who know their way around Accra, all things are bought in Accra Central.
You are spoiled for leisure time choice when visiting Accra, Ghana. There are lots of sites to see and things to purchase in Accra. The Accra International Conference Centre is another very attractive place to be in Accra for the biggest events in Ghana. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park, Independence Square and the National Theatre are some of the notable destinations in the city.
The Accra Sports Stadium is the nation’s sporting hub and a beautiful location to be at in Accra. The Accra Mall is the place to do just that. That alone is a hand –full and can keep you un-end for hours, days and probably your whole stay in Accra City.