Accra, Capital of Ghana, a Sub-Saharan country sandwiched between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo, is the most vibrant city of the country. With an overwhelming welcoming population of about 7 million, its restaurants, street food, museums, beaches, arts and culture, offers all the ingredients for a unique stay. See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana and Feel Ghana.
Immerse yourself into Ghana’s rich history with a drive past our very own ‘corniche’ from Labadi to Osu, with a pit stop at the Artists Alliance Arts Gallery on the La Road. Head to the Christiansborg Castle, a former slave holding and colonial administrative seat of government, which is now known as the Presidential Museum. Right next to this is the Accra International Conference Center, State House and State Tower Block (aka Job 600), Accra Sports Stadium, Independence/ Black Star Square, the Military Cemetery after which you are urged to stop at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park to honor Ghana’s first president.
Slip to the Arts Center which have on display, handicrafts and arts, we are absolutely mad about. From beads, pottery to weaved clothing and woodcarvings find your hidden gem and a miniature flag of Ghana as claim to Ghanaian fame.
Move on swiftly to James Town British Accra, driving on the John Evans Atta Mills High Street past lovely architecture of the Supreme Courts of Ghana; Bank of Ghana, Accra Post Office and Ussher Fort. Start the walking tour of James Town from the Ussher Fort, formerly known as Fort Crevecoeur built by the Dutch in the 17th Century and very much an active prison, through Ghana’s oldest suburbs with a pit stop at the Lighthouse and James Town British Accra Chief’s Palace. Extend this tour to Bukom, the local boxing capital. Of course, you will have to catch a drink and get a real meal at the James Town Café.
Test your bargaining skills at our best open market ‘Makola’ which was constructed in 1924, destroyed in 1979 and reconstructed into a dynamic commercial hub for what it is- a colorful open-air department store spread over several blocks.
Head down to Teshie Nungua to watch master craftsmen create whimsical coffin designs, or ‘Abebuu Adekai’ or ‘Boxes of Proverbs’ used by the Ga people with the belief that the coffins represent their personality, career and aspirations of the deceased. These coffins are so renowned that they are exhibited all over the world. Pick your favorite item and they would craft your coffin with this item. Ours is travel…. they are still working on this!
To get a great sense of the Ghanaian way of life, drive through the most popular street in Ghana, the Osu Oxford Street named after the famous Oxford Street in London as it is busy especially at night. We’d be pleased to introduce you to University of Ghana, Legon, after a drive-through a regular primary and junior high school; Achimota School, a church and the newly constructed Accra Central Mosque modelled after the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Turkey. Once in Legon, a visit to the obstacle rope course at the Legon Botanical Gardens is a must. We’ll take you to grab a meal and do some more shopping at the Accra Mall at the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange. Lucky guests also get to see some fantastic local plays and shows at our ship shaped National Theater built in 1992.
An educational 24 hours would take you to the Panbros Salt Industries where we drive through lovely salt pans and go through salt production.
A sporty 24 hours would include horse-riding/polo at the Accra Polo Club; tennis at the Accra Lawn Tennis Club or golf at the Achimota Golf Academy or Course. Junior guests can do a pit-stop at the Marvels Mini-Golf Club and very junior guests can visit the Maxmart Funhouse and CoLaBo. Adrenaline lovers can take a tour at Accra’s #1 Raceway and be ready to experience big league racing and go-kart styles. Football is a local staple…we live eat and play this staple in every corner in Accra! Bring you soccer boots along to mix with the locals
A buzzing and beautiful nightlife is always displayed in Accra, especially at the Osu night market. Authentic and vibrant atmosphere at the Republic Bar in Osu where you get to mix with both locals and expatriates.
Meal re-directs will be focused on a great breakfast at Labadi Beach Hotel, African delicacies at The African Regent Hotel Restaurant and Buka Restaurants; Japanese at the Santoku, Italian at the Michealango, French at Le Tandem or La Chaumiere, Chinese at the Tang Palace Restaurant or Imperial Peking, Korean at the City Garden, Turkish at the Bosphorus, Indian at the Noble House and Continental at the Kempinski’s Papillion.
Bars and lounges which tickle our fancy include, Coco lounge, Gold Coast, +233 Jazz bar, Honeysuckle, Badu Lounge, Sky bar, Level 8, Bistro 22 and Sai Wine & Champagne Café.
And if you’d just like to taste some great luxury African tea, we’ll take you to the Luxury living tea room.
If it’s to shake orphans’ hands, plant some trees, teach in poor and deprived schools, donate used books, help paint and clean up for a good cause – we’ll take you there to make a difference!