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.

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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!

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Accra.

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

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

    • Air Pollution 81.43 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 92.24 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 74.14 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 87.1 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 71.77 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 92.74 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 87.07 (Very High)
  • How safe is Accra for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Accra.

    • Burglary and Theft 49.31 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 57.35 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 83.57 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 43.57 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.29 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.43 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.38 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.12 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.29 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50.74 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Accra is 60.98 (Low)

    • Safety Index 48.83 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 67.03 (High)
    • Pollution Index 95.8 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 60 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.95 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 57.7 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 19.57 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 22.93 (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 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.51 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 55.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 27.54 USD

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

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