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Accra: the cleanest African town

Everybody will tell you: coming to live in Accra is a reward for expatriates. The city is very clean and has a micro-climate. You enjoy the warmth and the brise from the sea, but it is not too hot. During the raining seasons, it rains very few times.
You land in Accra at night and you are directly under the charm. The smell of Accra is a mix of sun and fried plantain in spicy oil, with a blow of sea wind.

Accra: the safest African town

I have never felt as safe as in Accra. Whatever reports can say, you can walk everywhere at any time without the fear of being jacked. Accra has the lowest criminal record of the large towns in the world.
It is at the same time very large, more than 3 million inhabitants and very small, when you are there you always go to the same few places.



welcome: you feel always welcome in Accra, it is a never ending entertainment. Working in Accra is being on holidays all the time.

There is no lost time. Each instant is lived intensively, and you don't want to go to sleep because you will loose time.

  • Last visit to Accra: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Wishing you a Happy B-day, enjoy travelings Frédéric... greets from RoyJava, The Hague Holland

  • Oct 27, 2009 at 6:00 AM

    Hi, Can you direct me to this massage parlor? I couldnt find it in accra, though I m staying in cantonment area. Much appreciate your help

  • Pantera_Negra's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    "Aquarius" is the best early evening bar in Accra. The owners are very friendly & the prices are not expensive.

  • CliffClaven's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2008 at 3:27 AM

    Useful guide

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2007 at 5:27 PM

    Nice tips!

  • Vulindlela's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2007 at 3:03 PM

    Great Accra page! Thank you for sharing.

  • LauraWest's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2007 at 1:40 PM

    Thanks for your tour of Accra! Will I ever get to see any of Africa? Can't answer that, yet! Laura

  • grets's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2006 at 10:18 AM

    Spending a couple of nights in Accra while touring West Africa in December, so your tips were very useful. Thanks :-)

  • ani10881's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2004 at 12:37 AM

    Nice pages! Are there any other "must-see's"? I could use all the tips I can get--I may do a study abroad in Accra in a year...

  • djramey's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2004 at 1:24 AM

    I must admit, I have always had a love for Africa but have never been. I am ashamed to admit however that I am still a bit afraid of it... any cities in all of Africa you would recommend first?

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