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20 Unmissable Attractions in Accra

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Updated: 22 September 2017

Accra is a comparatively small city, but the things to see, do and try are fun and diverse. Here are some attractions you should be sure not to miss on your next visit.

Jamestown Lighthouse

Take in the sights from one of the oldest structures in Accra and get a bird’s-eye view of one of Accra’s liveliest neighbourhoods.

Jamestown Lighthouse, Jamestown, Accra, Ghana

Jamestown Lighthouse

Jamestown Lighthouse | © Livinba/WikiCommons

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

Learn about Ghana’s premier Pan-Africanist and independence pioneer.

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, High Street, Accra, Ghana

Kwame Nkrumah Statue

Kwame Nkrumah Statue | © David Stanley/Flickr

Makola Market

Take your time to navigate this bustling and heady shopping enclave that sprawls for miles.

Makola Market, Kojo Thompson Rd, Accra, Ghana

Makola Market

Makola Market | © WorldRemit Comms/Flickr


Grab a beer in the open air, or some food at one of the numerous restaurants, and be prepared to move your body for their popular Kizomba evenings.

Afrikiko, Liberation Road, Accra, Ghana, +233 30 222 9997

Tribal dance

Tribal dance | © Valerie Hinojosa/Flickr


Learn to surf, watch the fishermen and listen to live music on this popular beach strip.

Kokrobite, Ghana

Kokrobite bar

Kokrobite bar | © Göran Höglund/Flickr

Sky Bar 25

Get an unimpeded 360-degree view from this sleek rooftop bar in the tallest building in West Africa, where you can have dinner, drinks and listen to the best bands and DJs.

Sky Bar 25, 16 N Airport Road, Accra, Ghana, +233 56 082 4725

Concert DJ

Concert DJ | Pixabay


Sample mouthwatering Japanese fusion in this super-stylish and highly rated restaurant.

Santoku, 16 N Airport Road, Accra, Ghana, +233 54 431 1511

Japanese bistro

Japanese bistro | © Shinsuke Ikagame/Flickr

Artists Alliance Gallery

The best edit of clothing, accessories, art, antiques and so much more are on offer in this charming building by the sea.

Artists Alliance Gallery, La Road, Accra, Ghana, +233 24 525 1404

Artists Alliance Gallery

Artists Alliance Gallery | © David Stanley/Flickr

Nubuke Foundation

Explore this haven for local art talent, which is a lovely spot to spend the day browsing one of their special events or numerous exhibitions.

Nubuke Foundation, 7 Lome Close, Accra, Ghana, +233 28 910 2163

Nubuke Foundation

Nubuke Foundation | © Rachel Strohm/Flickr

W.E.B. Du Bois Center

Discover a hidden part of Ghana’s history through this Pan-Africanist icon in this special building celebrating his life and death.

W.E.B. Du Bois Centre for Panafrican Culture, Fifth Link Road, Accra, Ghana, +233 30 277 6502

Du Bois road, Legon

Du Bois Road, Legon | © Michael Sean Gallagher/Flickr

Fantasy Coffins

Discover the one-of-a-kind world of Accra’s fanciful coffin makers, where a final resting place can come in any form.

Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop, Teshie Road, Accra, +233 41 14719

Roaring coffin

Roaring coffin | © Emilio Labrador/Flickr

Labadi Beach

Beach parties and reggae nights reign supreme on Accra’s premier city beach.

Labadi Beach, Accra, Ghana

Beach party

Beach party | © Wikimedia Israel/Flickr

+233 Jazz Bar & Grill

Take in the old-school vibes and listen to Ghanaian highlife at of one of Accra’s oldest music venues.

+233 Jazz Bar & Grill, North Ridge, Accra, Ghana, +233 23 323 3233


Efya, one of Ghana’s most popular music artists | © Kwabena Akuamoah-Boateng/Flickr

National Museum

Discover the history of this young country through a series of exhibits at this comprehensive museum.

National Museum Barnes Road, Adabraka, Accra, Ghana, +233 30 222 1633

Ashanti Gold and Brass

Ashanti gold and brass | © Cool Art/Flickr

ICON House

Shop at trendy La Maison, have casual lunch at Coco Lounge and a smart dinner at Urban Grill, followed by drinks at Cave Bar or on the terrace, and end your night at Accra’s premier nightclub, Carbon. All is possible in this landmark building overlooking Independence Avenue.

ICON House, Corner N. Independence and Liberation Link, Accra 

Cocktail Margarita

Margarita cocktail | © Rob Taylor/Flickr

Aburi Botanical Garden

High above the city, enjoy the cool air and lush vibes of the city’s oldest botanical garden.

Aburi Botanical Garden, Accra, Ghana

Helicopter at Aburi

Helicopter at Aburi | © Erik Cleves Khristensen/Flickr


Try a plethora of West African dishes, as well as scrumptious Ghanaian specialties at this breezy restaurant in the heart of Osu.

Buka, 10th Street, Osu, Accra, Ghana, +233 24 484 2464

Grilled Tilapia with Banku

Grilled Tilapia with Banku | © sshreeves/Flickr


Score a ticket to a match between one of the national teams and get swept up in Ghana’s perpetual football mania.

Haile Ghana Football Association, Haile Selassie Street, Accra, Ghana, +233 30 266 0373

Black Stars supporters

Black Stars supporters | © Football Philosophy/Flickr

Global Mammas Fair Trade

Be delighted by the fair-trade goods in the form of clothing, toiletries, books and accessories in this popular ‘made in Ghana’ store.

Global Mammas Fair Trade, Adjoate Street, Accra, Ghana, +233 24 453 0467

Batik print

Batik print | © Doug Wilkowske/Flickr

Arts Centre for National Culture

Get the full Accra experience and be prepared to haggle and be overwhelmed at this artisans area in the centre of town.

Arts Centre for National Culture, John Evans Atta Mills High St, Accra, Ghana, +233 27 739 2312

Bead seller

Bead seller | © WorldRemit Comms/Flickr