"Capital of Ghana" Top 5 Page for this destination Accra by Wafro

Accra Travel Guide: 289 reviews and 760 photos

Accra with a population of almost 3 million is the capital of Ghana and stretches along the Atlantic Coast.
It was originally built around the port. Its architecture ranges from large and elegant 19th Century colonial buildings to skyscrapers and apartment blocks made of concrete, glass and steel in the 1970s.
The centre of Accra
(Ussher Town, East Ridge, James Town, Osu, West Ridge, Asylum Down) contains the main banks, embassies, the large department stores, museums, the government administration, hotels, etc….
The residential areas are to the north and west of Accra.
The highlights of Accra are the National Museum, the Centre for National Culture, Independence Square, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the fishing port at James Town and Makola Market, the university of Ghana at Legon is just 14km north of Accra, and its distinctive buildings are set amongst elegant tree-lined gardens that are popular with students and visitors.

A list of suburbs:
Labadi
Burma Camp
Roman Ridge
Accra New Town
Alajo
Madina
Adenta
Korle
Abose Okai
Nima

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Here you'll find almost everything
  • Cons:Lots of vehicles and dirt on the streets.
  • In a nutshell:Vibrant and accessible.
  • Intro Updated Jul 5, 2005
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  • grets's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2006 at 6:22 AM

    I am spending a couple of days in Accra before embarking on a tour of West Africa in December. Your tips will come in useful, thanks. ;-)

  • ZiOOlek's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2005 at 8:48 AM

    Nice Accra page and lots of helpful tips on Ghana.:)

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