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Accra, Ghana Cruise Port

Ghana's capital city of Accra is an exciting and vibrant African cruise destination, with fantastic local culture as well as great tourist attractions. Accra is known best for its lively shopping experience, fashionable cafes and restaurants and is a bustling international hub of activity. Some parts of the city have very contrasting atmospheres depending on where you are located. One part of the city may consist of quiet, dusty shanty towns whilst another gives way to impressive modern buildings and architecture towering above busy streets. A trip to Accra is an essential destination on your cruise to truly experience African culture.

Sightseeing in Accra

The city of Accra contains a variety of great sight-seeing opportunities and tourist locations. In recent years the city has attempted to boost the economy through investing in tourism, which has seen an increase in popular tourist spots:

National Museum

The National Museum of Ghana gives visitors the chance to discover and learn about Ghanaian history from ancient times to the present day. Interesting exhibits include paintings, pottery, clothes, tools and a collection of coins, all of which are worth viewing. The museum offers a great insight into the culture of heritage of Ghana as a nation.

Jamestown

The area of Jamestown is the oldest part of Accra and holds several sight-seeing opportunities for people intrigued by Ghanaian history and culture. Memorable sights in Jamestown include the old lighthouse, a historic colonial fort and the largest fishing port in the city. This part of the city offers visitors a more traditional view of life in Accra.

Labadi Beach

As one of the most popular beaches in Accra, Labadi Beach attracts many visitors and tourists every year. Although you may be charged a small fee to gain entry onto the beach, the promenade is littered with charming cafes, restaurants and souvenir stalls as well as groups of street performer entertaining the crowds along the coastline.

Shopping in Accra

Shopping for souvenirs in Accra can be a fun-filled experience in the many markets and stalls located all over the city. Traditional Ghanaian arts, crafts and furniture can be found at Accra's Centre for National Culture, the Loom shopping experience or the Aid to Artisans marketplace, all of which offer authentic African crafts at affordable prices. Alternatively, for people who are planning on self-catering, local food and produce can be purchased at the Trade Fair Centre or Koala Supermarket in the Osu area of the city.

Eating Out in Accra

Situated within the Osu area of Accra are an abundance of trendy restaurants and cafes alongside fashionable nightclubs and other local entertainment. Restaurants in Osu offer a wide variety of meals, snacks and drinks from across the world including traditional African cuisine at popular restaurants such as Asanka Locals and Livingstone African Safari Restaurant to the Indian and Chinese dishes served at Noble House and Haveli restaurants. The Cafe Dez Amis, located near to Osu, offers visitors a range of drinks, snacks and baked goods and is very popular with locals and tourists alike. There is also an outdoor bar which serves a variety of delicious cocktails.

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