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About Accra

Accra is the beating heart of Ghana. This is a young vibrant city that's full of opportunity, both for business travel and vacationers from around the world.

With the best shopping and restaurants to be found in Ghana, it’s a great starting point for your vacation. Whether you want an apartment by a beach, or somewhere to stay as you trek further inland, FlipKey has the vacation rental for you.

About Accra

Upon arriving in Accra, you'll almost be knocked down by the tropical heat and humidity. It's glorious, but the cool breeze of your air-conditioned home will be welcomed once you've got to your destination.

The streets are infused with perfume, spices and oils. The busy city stretches along the Atlantic Coast and has a long history, including British occupation.

A memorial park honors Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah, and charts the country's progress since.

Way back in 1908, the Accra-Kumasi railway was built. It connected the port of Accra to the main cocoa producing regions effectively making Accra the region’s most important city for trade. You can still try rich Ghanaian chocolate today!

The many neighborhoods sprawl out towards the beach, the center and the west – each a different adventure you should try while you're here.

What to do in Accra

No trip to Accra would be complete without visiting the National Museum on Barnes Road to learn about Ghanaian culture and history.

Jamestown was once the epicenter of British rule in Ghana and is one of the oldest districts in Accra. Though it is not in the best state, there are plans to bring new life to the area. Watch this space!

For a special gift, head to the massive sprawl of the Makola Market where you’ll find a wide array of items perfect for souvenirs.

Though Labadi Beach is undoubtedly a place to go during your stay, other beaches are often quieter and more relaxing. Head west where, for a small fee, you'll be rowed across a narrow strip of water to the pristine Bojo Beach. There you’ll find ample sun loungers and refreshment bars to suit all your needs!

Top Accra travel tips

For food, drink and nightlife, you can’t go wrong hanging out in the Osu district. This is the hotspot of Accra, where the hipsters go to strut their stuff on the weekends. It’s also where you’ll find the best restaurants, bars, clubs and trendy boutiques.

Before travelling to Ghana, be sure to be in possession of a current visa and a yellow fever certificate.

You’ll be pleased to learn that Accra is one of Africa’s safest cities with very little violent crime. Yet, like all cities, petty crime does exist so be sure to keep valuables out of sight.

Use FlipKey to find your perfect vacation rental within the busy and vibrant city of Accra.