Accra – The Informal City

Accra has grown to become the hub of business and nightlife. The best time to visit is in the month of July and August, or between December and April. Accra is an exciting place for enjoying nightlife offering great entertainment and dancing to live music. Makola Market in the city offers the colorful bazaar. The beach in the city offer golden sand and high-energy nightlife.
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Popular Landmarks

Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum

An imposing mausoleum and compact history museum. It is a park devoted to Ghanian founding father. It is meant to represent the Akan culture which is a symbol of peace.

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Independence Arch

The large city square with monuments to Ghana’s independence struggle, including the Independence Arch, Black Star Gate and the Liberation Day Monument. It is guarded by several soldiers who prohibit people of taking close up pictures.

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National Museum of Ghana

A largest museum exhibiting cultural heritage and includes fine art exhibitions. The objects in the archaeology section range from the stone-age period to the recent historical past.

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Elmina Castle

A landmark slave trading post and museum. It was the first trading castle and later became the most important stop on the route of the Atlantic slave trade. The castle is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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If you’re planning a trip to Accra, here are five things which you need to know before packing your bags.

Time Difference: GMT +1 Hour

Currency: GHS

Language: English

Weather: Tropical climate with hot and humid weather.

Sales Tax: 10% on hotels & entertainment, 30% on alcohol for home consumption and a 5% VAT to be introduced in 2019.

Flights to Accra

London
Economy
13 May 2019 - 26 July 2019
£99 pp
London
Economy
02 May 2019 - 04 July 2019
£112 pp
Air France
London
Economy
13 May 2019 - 26 July 2019
£290 pp
London
Economy
13 May 2019 - 26 July 2019
£334 pp
Egypt Air
London
Economy
13 May 2019 - 26 July 2019
£499 pp

The following airlines currently offer direct flights to Accra from around the country

TAP Air Portugal

Royal Air

Air France

Brussels Airlines

Egyptair 

Turkish Airlines

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