10 Best Tourist Sites in Accra

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                                       Best Tourist Sites in Accra

Looking for the best recreational environment in Accra? You have come  to the right place. In this article, we have given an overview of some of the best tourist sites in Accra. The capital city has some of the best tourist sites in the country. 

Accra is the capital and the largest city of Ghana with some of the most beautiful tourist sites in the country. The city is located in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. 

What Is a Tourist Site?

A Tourist site is a place of interest that tourists visit typically for its or an exhibited natural or cultural value, historical significance, offering leisure and amusement.

Tourist Sites in Accra

1.Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum is one of the best tourist sites in Ghana located in downtown Accra, the capital of Ghana. The memorial park is dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian president, Kwame Nkrumah.

It is the resting place of Ghana's first president and Africanist. 

Entrance fee

Ghanaian Children  -  GHS1.00

Ghanaian Adults   -   GHS3.00

Non-Ghanaian Children   -   GHS2.00

Non-Ghanaian Adult   -   ghs10.00

2. Aburi Botanical Gardens 

Aburi Botanical Gardens is one of the best tourist sites in the city you would not like to miss. It is one of the beautiful places in Ghana. 

Aburi Botanical Gardens is a quiet beautiful place. The garden has great lawns and planted with native and imported trees and plants. 

Entrance fees

Ghanaians

Adults - ghc5.00

Tertiary - ghs3.00

Students - GHS2.00

Foreigners

Adults - ghs10.00

Children below 12yrs - ghs3.00

3. Independence Square

Another best tourist sites to visit in Accra is the independence Square. The Independence Square, also known as Black Star Square can be traced back to Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first president.

The square was commissioned by Kwame Nkrumah to celebrate the nation's independence from colonial rule. The square has about 3 monuments that encapsulate the struggle and fight for independence and liberation.

4. Makola Market 

The area is a popular market place in the city of Accra, the capital town of Ghana. Makola Market was established in the early 20th century at the heart of the urban Ghanaian life.

Makola Market is an amazing place with buyers and sellers seriously doing business. The market is the best place to get almost anything you want in the city. The are also nice guest houses such as Accra City Hotel, Grand View Hotel, and Move pick Ambassador Hotel nearby.

5. National Museum of Ghana

One of the best sight seeing sites in Accra to consider visiting is the National Museum of Ghana. The Museum is located in the capital city. It is one of the largest Museums in Ghana.

The Museum houses objects from the Stone Age period to recent historical past. Other exhibitions include indigenous Ghanaian musical instruments, traditional textiles, pottery and stools. The Museum also has objects from other countries.

6. OSU Castle

Osu Castle, also known as Christiansborg Castle one of Ghana's castles located in Accra, Ghana. The 17th century castle was built by Denmark-Norway for the holding and dispatching of enslaved people overseas.

The castle used to be the seat of government of the then Gold Coast. Visiting the tourist site is one of the best travel decisions you have ever taken in life. Osu Castle is an interesting place to visit.

7. Accra Zoo

Another tourist site to visit in Accra is the the Accra Zoo. The Zoo is located few kilometers from the heart of the city. The Zoo has over 150 individual species of animals on display.

The Zoo is located in the Achimota Forest. The Zoo has animals such as monkeys, lions, crocodiles, Hippo and others. 

ENTRANCE FEE

GHANAIAN

2 cedis for each Ghanaian child in basic school

4 cedis for each Ghanaian senior high school student

5 cedis for each Ghanaian tertiary student with ID card

10 cedis for each Ghanaian adult

NON-GHANAIANS

5 cedis for each non-Ghanaian child up to middle school

10 cedis for each non-Ghanaian high school student

10 cedis for each non-Ghanaian tertiary student

20 cedis for each non-Ghanaian adult

Website: https://accrazoo.business.site/

8. Labadi Beach

Labadi Beach, also known as La Pleasure Beach is the most busiest beach on Ghana's coast. The beach is located in Accra, the capital town of Ghana. The Beach is also maintained by the local hotels.

Labadi Beach is one of the beautiful tourist sites in Accra. There are variety of activities such as horse riding, games and others. 

Fees

Entrance fee (Mondays)   -   GHS10.00

Entrance fee (other days)  -. GHS20.00

Drinks   -   GHS15.00 and above 

9. Achimota Forest

It is a forest that houses wildlife in the heart of the city. The forest reserve is located in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. The forest has all kinds of wildlife. You are expected to see animals such as Lion, Hippo, Monkeys, elephants and other endangered species.

10. Jamestown Lighthouse

One cannot think of tourist sites in Ghana without mentioning Jamestown Lighthouse. Jamestown Lighthouse is located in in the Jamestown neighborhood of Accra. The structure was formally established in the early 20th century.

Jamestown Lighthouse was originally built by the colonial masters in 1871, but was later rebuilt in the early 20th century by the government of Ghana.

Conclusion

Above are some of the top tourist sites to consider visiting in Accra. There are other tourist sites in the city which we have not included in this article. I suggest you visit these amazing sites as soon as possible to for a better relaxation.

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