Accra Tourism

Accra /əˈkrɑː/ is the capital and largest city of Ghana, with an estimated urban population of 2.27 million as of 2012. It is also the capital of the Greater Accra Region and of the Accra Metropolitan District, with which it is conterminous. Accra is furthermore the anchor of a larger metropolitan area, the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), which is inhabited by about 4 million people and the eleventh-largest metropolitan area in Africa. Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north. Originally built around three different settlements including a port (Jamestown), it served as the capital of the British Gold Coast between 1877 and 1957. Once merely a 19th-century suburb of Victoriaborg, Accra has since transitioned into a modern metropolis; the city's architecture reflects this history, ranging from 19th-century architecture buildings to modern skyscrapers and apartment blocks. Accra serves as the Greater Accra region's economic and administrative hub. It is furthermore a centre of a wide range of nightclubs, restaurants, and hotels. Since the early 1990s, a number of new buildings have been built, including the multi-storey French-owned Novotel hotel. The city's National Theatre was built with Chinese assistance. In 2010, the Globalization and World Cities Research Network designated Accra a Gamma-minus-level world city, indicating a growing level of international influence and connectedness. The central business district of Accra contains the city's main banks and department stores, and an area known as the Ministries, where Ghana's government administration is concentrated. Economic activities in Accra include the financial and commercial sectors, fishing, and the manufacture of processed food, lumber, plywood, textiles, clothing, and chemicals. Tourism is soon becoming a thriving business for arts and crafts, history cites and local travel & tour agents. The oxford street in Osu – Accra has grown to become the hub of business and night life in Accra.


Accra in Ghana awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Accra. To explore Accra, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Accra

  • Save 1% 4-Day Wildlife Safari in Mole National Park from Accra
    4-Day Wildlife Safari in Mole National Park from AccraNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Days

    Enjoy once in a life time 4 days walking safari and game drive safari at Mole National Park, which brings you close up to the...

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  • Save 4% Half-Day Accra City Tour
    Half-Day Accra City Tour2 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    This mini tour of Accra will take you to the coreof the city to explore places such asthe Makola Market which is the largest ...

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    VOLTA ESCAPADENew on TripHobo

    Duration: 10 Hrs

    Explore the Volta Region which is Ghanas ecotourism hub by hiking up the highest mountain in Ghana called Afadjato. Also visi...

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  • Save 1% 5-Day Eastern Ghana Highlands Hiking Tour from Accra
    5-Day Eastern Ghana Highlands Hiking Tour from AccraNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 5 Days

    The eastern highlands villages you will stay and take your hikes are very small with population between 2000 and 900 people. ...

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  • Know the pollution level of Accra before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 82.81 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 93.27 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 76.92 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 73.21 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 92.86 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 87.04 (Very High)
  • How safe is Accra for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Accra.

    • Burglary and Theft 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 61.11 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 45.54 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.68 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 49.07 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.96 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35.71 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.59 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.71 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.78 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Accra is 15.88 (Very Low)

    • Safety Index 46.91 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 67.03 (High)
    • Pollution Index 97.03 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 72.5 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 53.07 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.59 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 54.12 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 12.53 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Accra

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.52 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 56.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 48.92 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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