I will take them to the Kwame...
I will take them to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.This is the last resting place of the first President of Ghana, and a famous pan-Africanist.
The George Padmore Research Library of African Affairs
A famous research and educational centre for African-American studies. It night vision and the wonderful people of Accra.
It beaches and coastal lines.
Price are ranging 25.000 - 35.000 cedis, but you share it. Take the mix of all dishes.
Dishes are suitable of at least two. It is served on a very large plate with a kind of local pancake and several meat or vegetable.
Ask for the cafe and tea to end a meal. The ceremonial is lovely.
Ghana tour started in Accra
Torben (my boyfriend) and I just came back from a 5 weeks trip to West Africa. From Ivory Coast, where we landed, we moved to Ghana for a 3 weeks tour of this country. We chose Accra as first destination to be able to exploit the wider range of choice among means of transport, being the city the major hub of the STC bus company (pretty comfortable coaches). Ghana celebrates 50 years of independence and the capital city is a carnival of red-yellow-green flags. The first day we had a stroll in the city to go to the tourism board, passing through the National Theater [photo].
At the tourism board we asked advice about the itinerary of our trip: our intention was to make a round trip of Ghana moving from Accra to Akosombo, from where we intended to cross the Volta lake overnight by ferry up to Yeji. From there we would have moved to Tamale, to Mole National Park and to Kumasi to end up on the coast. The officers of tourism board have been very kind and provide some advice about the main destinations of the trip (for example that in Yeji there's no hotel and that in the north destinations are connected only by tro-tro). My opinion is that they have been too superficial in evaluating the time and energy costs of this tour, which would have been for us to high. After having talked with some other people we met in Accra (telling us stories about 2 days waiting for the ferry, etc.) we ended up to organize the tour with a private operator!
Mr. Michael, the director of Fidelita Tours and Travel, organized in two days a tour of Ghana very close to our expectations. I was a little bit sorry to stop backpacking for a week, but while traveling to the North I got more and more convinced that this was the right choice: Michael showed a good knowledge of his country and of the places we wanted to visit, he found out low budget but neat accommodations and managed to obtain a lower rate that we would have got on our own. At the end of the trip he even came to meet us in Cape Coast to be sure that everything went fine! The trip organization was very quick, but getting first in touch with Michael took a week-end, which we decided to spend to Kokrobite, like Accra people do!