Greater Accra Region

Accra Tourism

Accra, Ghana’s lively capital, is a dynamic blend of history and contemporary vibrancy. With beautiful beaches like Labadi Beach, historical sites such as the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, and bustling markets like Makola Market, Accra offers a rich tapestry of experiences. Explore colonial architecture in Jamestown, embrace the arts at Nubuke Foundation, and savor local flavors in this captivating city by the Gulf of Guinea. Accra is a must-visit for those seeking a glimpse into Ghana’s cultural heartbeat.

Places to Visit

In Accra, a unique harmony emerges as the old seamlessly intertwines with the new, creating a peaceful coexistence. Evidence of the past evokes nostalgia for bygone days, yet it does not impede the city’s ongoing modernization. Accra stands as a testament to the preservation of culture and tradition, where the richness of heritage is honored amidst the city’s contemporary developments.


Jamestown, situated in Accra, Ghana, is a historically and culturally significant neighborhood that encapsulates the city’s vibrant past and present. Known for its colonial-era architecture, Jamestown stands as a living testament to Ghana’s history, with landmarks like the lighthouse offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The community’s narrow streets are adorned with street art and murals, reflecting both its artistic spirit and resilience. Beyond its historical charm, Jamestown is a hub of creativity, hosting art festivals and events that showcase the talents of local artists. This dynamic neighborhood provides a captivating blend of heritage and contemporary energy, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a deeper understanding of Accra’s cultural tapestry.

jamestown accra

Black Star Square

Black Star Square, also known as Independence Square, is a public square in Accra, Ghana, bordered by the Accra Sports Stadium and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. The square often hosts the annual independence celebrations as well as other national events, and is the site for all civic and military parades and other national gatherings. It was completed in 1961, in time for the state visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Ghana.


Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park (KNMP) is located in downtown Accra, the capital of Ghana. It is dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian leader Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The memorial complex was dedicated in 1992, and is situated on the site of the former British colonial polo grounds, where the independence of Ghana was declared, in Accra. 

The KNMP’s mausoleum, designed by Don Arthur, houses the bodies of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and his wife Fathia Nkrumah. The building is meant to represent an upside-down sword, which in Akan culture is a symbol of peace. The mausoleum is clad from top to bottom with Italian marble, with a black star at its apex to symbolize unity. The mausoleum is clad from top to bottom with Italian marble, with a black star at its apex to symbolize unity


National Museum of Ghana

The National Museum of Ghana is in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. It is the largest and oldest of the six museums under the administration of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB).

The museum building was opened on 5 March 1957 as part of Ghana’s independence celebrations. The official opening was performed by the Duchess of Kent, Princess Marina. The Museum’s first Director was A.W. Lawrence.

Objects of archaeology, ethnography as well as fine art find place in the National Museum building.


Usher Fort

Ussher Fort is a fort in Accra, Ghana. It was built by the Dutch in 1649 as Fort Crèvecœur, and is two days’ march from Elmina and to the east of Accra on a rocky point between two lagoons. It was one of three forts that Europeans built in the region during the middle of the 17th century.

Fort Crèvecœur was part of the Dutch Gold Coast. The Anglo-Dutch Gold Coast Treaty (1867), which defined areas of influence on the Gold Coast, transferred it to the British in 1868. Because of its significance in the history of European colonial trade and exploitation in Africa, the fort was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979 (along with several other castles and forts in Ghana)


The Nkyinkyim Museum

The Nkyinkyim Museum is an evolving museum that seamlessly combines African art, history and performance; intangible cultural heritage such as drumming, dancing, traditional rites and food.

The museum experience is designed to guide visitors towards healing and restorative justice; healing from the legacies of African enslavement and colonialism.

Osikan Ocean Rock Retreat Centre

A cool and hidden paradise in the centre of Accra where good food and chilled drink is served. A place to be distressed after a hard days of work with quality live band and cultural display. Osikan is a historical background for the people of Accra

Tired of traffic, dust, bright Sun, noise of Accra?
So, make one last effort and reach Osikan on Atta Mills HS, a resort on the ocean front in Ushertown.
Enjoy the cool breeze of the Atlantic, drink a beer, chop some grilled meat, admire the Moon if it is night, talk to the other guests and anywhere you are going later, everything is close to Osikan. Live music.

Osikan Ocean Rock Retreat Centre

Legon Botanical Gardens

The Legon Botanical Gardens is located in the University of Ghana, Accra. It is owned by the University of Ghana and managed by both the Department of Botany and Mulch Company Ltd. It has a natural vegetation of 50 hectares. It was founded in 1950.

It is a recreational center with a playground, canopy walks, and natural outdoor space with lakes

Legon botanical Gardens

Bukom Boxing Arena

Bukom Boxing Arena is the first boxing arena to be built in Ghana. The multipurpose facility was commissioned by John Dramani Mahama in November 2016 and has a seating capacity of 4000. Other facilities in the open-air edifice include a sports hall, Aerobic centre, Olympic size swimming pool and conference hall. The arena was constructed in Bukom due to the numerous world boxing champions the community has produced.

Apart from boxing, the arena hosts basketball tournaments. The arena is adorned with the names of Ghanaian world boxing champions and otherwise famous Ghanaian boxers, such as Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey, D.K. Poison and others.

bukom area
bukom area 1

Makola Market

Makola Market is a renowned market place and shopping district in the centre of the city of Accra, the capital of Ghana.A wide array of products is sold in the markets and its surrounding streets, from car parts to land snails. Dominated by women traders, the market sells fresh produce, manufactured and imported foods, clothes, shoes, tools, medicines, and pots and pans.

Jewellery made from locally handcrafted beads can also be found for sale in the market. About 25% of the 70% market women are employed in Makola market. All type of school materials such as uniforms, pens books and stationery can also be bought there.

Kaneshie Market Complex

The Kaneshi markets Limited is a trading centre in Kaneshie, Accra, Ghana. It was built in the 1970s. The name “Kaneshie” means “under the lamp” referring to its beginnings as a night market. During the 2015 Accra floods, the market was submerged and operations were forced to shut down.

Shia Hills

The Shai Hills Resource Reserve is a resource reserve located in Doryumu in the Shai Osudoku District all in the Greater Accra Region. The area was declared Forest Reserve in 1962 with area of 47 square kilometres (4,700 ha; 18 sq mi) which was later extended to 51 square kilometres (5,100 ha; 20 sq mi) in 1973. It was made a Game Production Reserve in 1971. The protected area was home to the Shai people before they were ejected by the British in 1892, remains of Shai peoples works can still be found at the reserve. A mosaic of forest covers the 5 separate hills in the reserve, while grassland and low dry forests are found in intervening canyons. Baboons, green monkeys, antelopes, zebras, mammals, reptiles and over 172 bird species have been identified in the reserve.

The reserve is also houses the Manya Ancestral home, which is the second largest settlement and second highest hill in the Reserve. Sites along the 1,200 trail are strewn with artifacts over a 150 years old offering visitors a glimpse into the past of the shai people.

Labadi Beach

Labadi Beach or more properly known as La Pleasure Beach is the busiest beach on Ghana’s coast. It is one of Accra’s beaches and is maintained by the local hotels. Labadi Beach is in a town called La, popularly known as Labadi, near Teshie in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

An entrance fee to those not staying in the hotels is charged. On holidays and weekends there are often performances of reggae, hiplife, playback, and cultural drumming and dancing

Labadi Beach

Bojo Beach Resort

Bojo Beach Resort offers accommodations in Bortianor. The hotel has a sun terrace and a private beach area, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms feature a sitting area for your convenience. Views of the sea, mountains or lake are featured in certain rooms. There are lots of activities in the area, such as biking and canoeing. Accra is 12 miles from Bojo Beach Resort, and Dzorwulu is 12 miles away. The nearest airport is Kotoka Airport, 13 miles from Bojo Beach Resort. This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Botianor! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
Bojo Beach Resort has been welcoming guests since Sept 10, 2013.

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