This small city of Ghana by the sea is so high on vibrancy, historical site, super rich culture, unique dance, and natural beauty that tourist from all across the globe flock to Accra. The amazing city endeavor plenty of things to do, attraction and amazing wildlife, because of this tourists can’t refrain themselves from visiting Accra. The busy modern city welcomes you to enjoy delicious smell of food coming from streets and the glorious beach waits to cool you down. You can explore traditional crafts and cutting-edge contemporary fashion and enjoy traditional song and dance as well as modern clubs with latest live music. Accra has British, Dutch and Danish influences, blend smoothly with West African roots that creates an unmissable destination.
How to get to Accra from UK
To get the real taste of Africa, visiting Accra is the perfect way. The easiest way to reach Accra is by flying. Kotoka International Airport in Accra is an international airport, located about 6 miles from the city center. Once you reached to Accra, you can move around the city via taxi. Taxi is the easiest and quickest way to move around the city and is available outside the airport in car park 2. Some drivers don’t use meters so it is better to agree on a price before getting in. hiring a car is another option but this could be more of a hindrance if you don’t intend to drive around the country. Avis and Keddy by Europcar are good car hire agencies in Accra.
Airlines Serving Accra
There are many big airline serves Accra. You can find that suits your budget, timings and requirements. Following are the list of some top airlines that tourist can opt cheap flights from UK to Accra. British Airways, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, KLM and TAP AIR PORTUGAL. An average direct flight from London to Accra takes 6 hours 35 mins, covering the distance of 3171 miles. There are 21 non-stop flights between London to Accra fly every week.
Top things to do in Accra
- Don’t miss the panoramic view at Skybar: The sole place in Accra to get unhindered 360- degree view of city. Skybar sits on the top of the iconic Villagio, its red and green towers stand like landmarks over the city making it a must place to go. It proffers an upmarket space along with decent drink area and a restaurant. Furthermore, to make your night out perfect, skybar hosts live bands and the best DJs in town. Booking is essential here, do it before visiting to enjoy some mesmerizing time.
- Chocolate Tasting, Yes Please! Ghana is the largest producers of coco in the world so, there’s no wonder that country has many chocolate companies. Among such competition, two local sisters introduce “57 Chocolate” where customers can taste their handcrafted chocolates out of their workshop in Legon. A dream place for chocoholics where you can enjoy coconut, mocha, hibiscus and others. For your loved ones you can buy elegantly crafted and beautifully wrapped products as gifts.
- Live Music show at Republic: There is always something going on in a bustling neighborhood of Osu. The most celebrated spot in the area is Republic Bar and Grill, offer pub-style atmosphere, locally brewed cocktails and finger food and most importantly its impressive weekly live music selections from hiplife to highlife. It’s a best place to mingle with a large cross-section of the city.
- National Museum: Explore the true culture and history of Ghana at first museum of country. Open in 1957, National Museum features history of this amazing nation in three different categories including ethnography, archaeology and art. Tourist can take a stroll and discover the history of Kente, learn about jewelry, indigenous instruments and much more in a peaceful atmosphere.
- Ghanaian food is treat to taste buds: Buka and Country Kitchen are two unmissable eatery places in Accra, banku, fufu, yam, jollof rice, plantain, bean sand so many local drinks including bissap juice and freshly tapped palm wine makes this city perfect food partner during your trip. Enjoy the terraced dinning at Buka at Country Kitchen you may get a chance to meet some top politicians because this open-air space is a favorite place of government officials and politicians.
- Fantasy Coffin Workshop: This is something people find very unique in Accra. This workshop make all forms of fantasy coffins from large fish to Coke bottles, Bibles, vegetables and also beer bottles etc.
- Explore Jamestown: Symbol of modern Ghana, this enclave with its annual Chale Wote Street Art Festival is perfect amalgamation of old colonial architecture with crazy street market atmosphere. From high street you can explore Accra is totally different perspective while taking in the ruins at Ussher Fort and the view of Christiansborg Palace. You can climb the lighthouse for the amazing view and pop into Deo Gratias Studio, the oldest photography studio in the city. Jamestown Café can be your perfect spot for some cultural highlights with tasty drinks at Osikan, situated over the crashing waves below.
Artist Alliance Gallery:
The best place for shopping lovers, Artist Alliance Gallery is one stop shop where you can buy from anything to everything. Buy children’s book, beads, jewelry, painting, clothing, sculpture and antiques. Located in Labadi, in a perched house on rocks overlooking a turbulent city beach. It is a perfect spot of authentic slice of Ghana without all the bargaining as every item is labelled and priced.