Enjoying the sights and sounds of Accra

Accra is a tourist haven that offers a wide array of attractions, including palm-lined beaches, forts and castles. This African city boasts a rich cultural heritage and is a great place to enjoy original Ghanaian cuisine. Some of the attractions that you must consider visiting include the National Theatre and Jamestown. The National Theatre offers a glimpse of local talent when it comes to performing arts. It hosts different types of acts to suit different tastes. Located east of the Korle Lagoon, Jamestown is a viable option for visitors seeking to experience Ghana's cultural heritage.

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Accra - when to go

The ideal time to travel to Accra is during the period between November and April. Although Accra is hot and humid throughout the year, you will enjoy your stay more during the dry months. The rainy season occurs between March and September. There is also a short period of rains in October. The metropolis hosts a number of festivals, including the Homowo festival and the Panafest. Homowo is a colourful event that celebrates the victory over drought and hunger.

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Accra - before you go

Accra is a relatively safe city; however, you should still stay vigilant at all times

All visitors to Ghana are required to possess a certificate of immunisation against yellow fever before entering the country. Malaria is also a concern owing to the year round hot and humid conditions. It is best to see your GP before your journey to enquire about any recommended vaccines. 

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Important local information

Kotoka International Airport offers a number of airport transfer options, including taxis and car hire. The information desk can help arrange transfers whenever necessary; however, taxis are also available outside the terminal building at car park 2, next to the arrivals exit. The majority of taxicabs do not use metres, you must agree on a price before leaving the facility. Various car rental firms have offices at the airport and provide an assortment of vehicle options to suit varying budgets and preferences. The city centre lies about 10 kilometres from Kotoka International Airport.

Accra boasts a comprehensive variety of accommodation options ranging from budget establishments to luxury hotels. The majority of beach hotels are located a short distance from the airport and the city centre. The area hosts a number of smaller hotels offering a high-end boutique experience.

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