11 Unusual Date Ideas to Try in Accra

Chocolate is an aphrodisiac – ideal for date night in Accra | Pixabay
Chocolate is an aphrodisiac – ideal for date night in Accra | Pixabay
Photo of Rajaa Banda
13 December 2017

It can be tough finding original things to do on a date in a tiny city such as Accra. Here are our picks of some fun and unique activities you might not have been privy to.

Take a couples surf lesson

For the sporty outdoor types that like to be in nature, head to Kokrobite and either rent boards and chat while you paddle out to the horizon, or take a couples surf lesson with Mr Brights surf school. Either way, it will be a great day out and you can combine it with a romantic dinner at Kokrobite Garden, set back from the beach in a very romantic garden.

Mr Brights Surf Shop and School, Kokrobite, Accra, Ghana, +233 26 431 6053

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Kokrobie Gardens | ©MinaLegend / Flickr

Go chocolate tasting

Considered by some to be an aphrodisiac, spend a date trying out all the weird and wonderful (as well as delicious) flavours of chocolate at ’57 Chocolate. You could even bring along a bottle of red wine to make things more fun.

Call ’57 Chocolate at +233 504 736 539 to book an appointment

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Tequila Thursday at Coco Lounge

The always fun and vibrant Coco Lounge is also home to the best tequila in town on Thursday nights. If you’re tequila lovers, enjoy the Mexican music, down a host of shots and cocktails, and enjoy the specialist Mexican-inspired menu. A truly fun night.

Coco Lounge, Icon House, Stanbic Heights, Accra, Ghana, +233 24 422 2202

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Take a tour of the Accra zoo

For the animal lovers out there, this mini zoo at the Achimota Conservation Area is far better for wandering and talking than a traditional zoo due to its intimate setting. It’s also a breeding ground for endangered primates, and the animals are easy to access. The place gets scant visitation, letting you have an almost private tour of the grounds. Chat to the park rangers, wander the area and learn about the monkeys, ostriches and varieties of wild birds.

Accra Zoo and Endangered Primate Breeding Centre, Achimota College Rd, Accra, Ghana

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Patas monkey | © Maria Hale / Flickr

Learn the kizomba and kizsalsa

These dance crazes are where West Africa meets Latino culture, with its origins in the Latino-inspired afrobeats of Angola. Kizomba originated in Angola in the 1970s and has taken Accra by storm in recent years, with its sultry moves and hip-swaying. Kizsalsa takes inspiration from where the two dances meet: a sensuous combination. Kizomba and kizsalsa nights are held at Afrikiko on Wednesdays, where you can mix it up with dinner and drinks, or you and your date can get serious and take a class from Kizomba Ghana at their studio near the Presidential Palace.

Contact Kizomba Ghana at +233 24 481 6892

Go wine tasting

If you love a good glass of wine or bubbly, then Sai Wine & Champagne Café is where you need to be. This specialist wine and champagne bar is perfect date territory, with its cosy and intimate indoor setting that feels like you’re in your living room. Sip on the wines and champagnes, nibble on the light bites, and, if the mood strikes you, stay for an elegant dinner.

Sai Wine & Champagne Café, Ndabaningi Sithole Rd, Accra, Ghana, +233 20 690 5257

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Watch a German film at the Goethe-Institut

Finding films for arthouse lovers in Ghana can be tough, so if you are a cinephile you should head to the Goethe-Institut in Cantonments for their weekly selection of great German cinema in comfy environs.

Goethe-Institut, Kakramadu Rd, Accra, Ghana, +233 30 277 6764