Things every visitor/tourist to Ghana/Accra should experience

  • SumoMe

Below are a few things I miss about Ghana/Things every tourist should do in Accra  – A quick guide.

Please bare in mind I have not been back to Ghana since 2009  – Enjoy

If you are in Accra – for good food of the western persuasion – old bobs place Osu – near blue gate.

For West African food – Buka – osu or marie tante at cantonments or at the mall – never eaten at the mall one but cantonments one has a nice vibe.

For kelewele (spicy marinated plantains) – cantonments junction is the best.

For beaches outside accra – head to ada – Tsarley Kope resort is excellent.

For a nice day by water head to akosombo – aylos bay hotel by the volta lake is nice and on the way to akosombo – you have stone lodge its the perfect hide away to let your hair down. Plus you get to see one of the biggest man made dams in the world (Akosombo dam).

If you want a beach that is secluded and straight out of a magazine then Busua beach resort is for you – its a bit far – past Takoradi but the beach and food is worth the hustle.

For seafood Captain Hooks cantonments is the one.

For lounging – twists – cantonments – rhapsody’s – mall (too much hype).

For an English feel/happening spot – honey suckle pub – Dankwah circle.

For Saturday night karaoke and all u can drink – champs sports bar.

For art – artist alliance gallery on beach road towards Labadi.

For chilled poolside activity – holiday inn at night / Shangri-La during the day.

For naija (Nigerian) balling club – excel.

For live music – bless the mic every Thursday at osu –

For a western expatriate crowd – monsoon osu

For Accra beaches – labadi on a sunday – walk all the way to the end ask for the woman selling fried yam and chicken with the larger than life ass buy some – get your drink of choice and enjoy the views of people and the sea.

Cocoa beach and next door are also alternatives but not as interesting or busy also on sundays at the trade fair parking lot – motor bikes and cars congregate for a sort of drag race show of thingy – not sure if it is still happening.(disclaimer – dangerous driving)

For horses – polo club – if u know someone who is a member or labadi beach where you pay to ride.

I hope this quick guide to helps you enjoy your holiday.

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