Visit Accra - Best of Accra

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 Tours for you

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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Facts and Stats for Accra*

  • Pollution Statistics in Accra

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

    • Air Pollution 82.41 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 93.18 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 77.38 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 88.04 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 92.39 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 79.17 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 88.64 (Very High)
  • Accra: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Accra for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Accra.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 48.15 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 60.19 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 85.71 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50.89 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 49.07 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 48.15 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.86 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.82 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50.93 (Moderate)
  • Living in Accra - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Accra is 15.46 (Very Low)

    • Safety Index 48.36 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 67.03 (High)
    • Pollution Index 97.79 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 72.5 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 52.94 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 54.04 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 13.19 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Accra

    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 7.65 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.23 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 57.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 49.77 USD

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

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