Aplaku Guesthouse

Kokrobite Beach Road, Aplaku-Israel Junction, Accra, Ghana
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Forum Posts

Wheelchair accessibility

by Gergelad

I am thinking of visting Accra and I wanted to know how accessibile Accra is to people in wheelchairs.

I use a 300lb powerchair (non-foldable) and I'm looking for information on-
- Accessable transportation - general and vans in particular - local within Accra mainly + visiting nearby areas.
- How accessable are hotels, shopping, tourist places, night clubs/bars
- Attitudes in Ghann re disabled people (i.e Are they likely to help or hinder?)

Re: Wheelchair accessibility

by bawerni

please contact me at
2kevin2@ifrance.com
I can give you somme information about visiting ghana

david

Re: Wheelchair accessibility

by abena

I am an RN and have just returned from Ghana on 2/21/05. The trip was a short one, but I managed to get a feel for the medical situation there. The positives, people are always willing to help. The Hotel I stayed at in Accra, the capitol, was Not wheelchair accessible. They did have rooms on the first floor, however there were about 8-9 steps to get into the front door.
At Cape Coast, a 3 hour ride southwest, the Elmina Beach Hotel indeed was w/c accessible. Mind you the air conditioning didn't work in every room and I had a case of heat exhaustion...
I did notice the area in general is Not very w/c accessible. As they only have flusing toilets in major hotels and some major restaurants, this becomes easily understandable. Ghana is a third world country,
their people are lucky to make $90. per month.
The 2 hospitals I saw did not even have air conditioning!
I saw no one using a w/c until my last day there. It was at the Accra Art centre outdoor market. They were 2 male adults, selling wares just like other vendors.
Certainly, I believe Ghanains would have No predijuce toward a disabled individual. They seem to be a very accepting people.
However, if you do plan to visit, please research the ability to care for your medical needs extensively! Oh yea, buses, simply forget about using them....again think third world nation.
Best of Luck,
Abena

Travel Tips for Accra

Packing List

by Cassia_love

BRING AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE...I ONLY TAKE ONE BAG AND THAT IS PLENTY SANDELS...FLIP/FLOPS

TENNIS SHOES IF YOU NEED EM...I BROUGHT THEM LAST TIME BUT DID MY HIKING/TRAVELLIG WITH MY FLIP-FLOPS CAUSE THEY ARE LIGHTER... IF YOU ARE HARD CORE LIKE ME....USE KEY SOAP..

THEY HAVE AN ADVERTISEMENT THAT IT DOES IT ALL....AND I HAVE TO SAY IT DOES. WHEN I TRAVELLED I USED IT TO WASH MY HAIR, CLOTHES, AND BODY. THAT IS WHAT THE GHANAIANS DO..AND IT WORKS JUST FIND.

ANY OTHER SUPPLIES YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO BRING...DO IT..AND KNOW THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE STUFF THEIR, THEY HAVE MARKETS THAT SELL A LOT OF DIFFERENT ITEMS...

BRING HAND SANITIZER!

Holy Trinity Cathedral

by Pieter11

Right in the middle of the city centre of the city, close to James Town, you will find the old Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. It is a very strange sight to see such a typically British structure in the middle of this typically African city. Its style of construction and the materials that were used don't have anything to do with the African styles, which make the building a strange one in this tropical environment.

In 1876 the Seat of the Government of the Gold Coast was moved from Cape Coast to Accra. At first the Anglican base stayed in Cape Coast, because of the many activities of the church in that area. In 1887 a few Gold Coasters decided that a new Anglican church had to be built in Accra too.

At the 9th of August 1893, the commander-in-chief of the Gold Coast Colony, Sir William Brandfort was the one to lay the cornerstone of the church and the building was completed in the following year. In 1949 it received the title Cathedral.

Today it is part of a Anglican school complex in central Accra, but it is no problem to visit the church for free. And for a change: taking pictures here IS allowed.

The Hussle & Bussle of Accra

by G33na

It was a trip of memories upon my return to Accra after a 20 year absence.
The first to hit my senses are the street smells of sweet and spicey foods offered by the roadside. The heat is intense and humidity sticks to your skin and clothes. The noise and bussle of cars, bikes, buses makes you wish you were near a beach quiet and cooling. The city has grown enormously and progressively but of course much more congested. But the feel and atmosphere of the people has not changed. Ghanaians are the most friendliest of africans I know. Despiste such hardship on all levels.
There is always a cool hotel pool or a beach nearby ( within driving distance ) to visit if it gets a bit too much. Although shopping in Accra is an art to be mastered. The general rule is to haggle with a smile and everyone is happy. My partner and I are returning to Ghana permanently to live for a while and sample a slower pace of life. Would recommend Accra as a short visit to most . Good Value hotel to stay is
NOGAHILL HOTELL Located at Achimota Forest / Terreh-quarshie motorway extension. Cantonments Accra
www.africaonline.comgh/nogahill
Accommodation is great spacious aircon room ensuite. £60 / $120

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