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Old Fadama Slum Tour in Accra
"Meet your local guide and head off on foot to Accra’s Old Fadama area. As the capital city of Ghana Accra attracts high numbers of people in search of a better way of life. Many are drawn here from rural areas across the country in the hope of improved living conditions and this puts a strain on the city’s resources. During your tour learn how Accra has expanded and grown to accommodate the influx and meet some of its residents.Stroll through Old Fadama and observe people going about their daily lives. Life isn't particularly easy in a slum such as this yet many of the residents maintain a positive outlook in the face of challenging circumstances. Hear all about it from your guide and see locals hard at work salvaging discarded appliances and machinery. Learn how unwanted items are turned from waste into profit
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Accra Markets Walking Tour
"What better way to understand more about life in Accra the capital city of Ghana than by spending time exploring the city’s many markets on a small-group tour! Accra is a bustling and busy capital city and its markets are testament to that. See for yourself as you discover the beautiful artistry and craftsmanship in the products on sale and learn about the area’s culture and traditions. Marvel at the exotic food produce on sale and perhaps take home a souvenir or two of your trip!After meeting your guide in heart of Old Accra stroll to the city’s Makola and Salaga markets. Listen to your guide and discover the all-important art of bartering for items that you might like to buy throughout the tour. If you’re lucky you may even be let in on a local secret or two to help you mak
From $46.00
 
Accra Architecture and Neighborhoods Tour
"Start your walking tour by meeting your guide at the city’s Ussher Fort built in the 17th century by the Dutch to enforce their stronghold in the area. Then take a stroll with your group to the area that was first colonized by European settlers the Danish and Dutch neighborhoods to observe the beauty and elegance of the European-style architecture that abounds. See the many grand buildings and stately homes once used by the city’s first colonizers.Continue onward to Accra’s so-called English neighborhood otherwise known as Jamestown. The majority of the English officials and staff who managed the colony lived and worked in Jamestown during the 19th century a turbulent time in the country’s history. Admire the most impressive buildings with your guide
From $41.00

Most Viewed Warnings and Dangers in Burkina Faso

YELLOW FEVER CERTIFICATE

If you plan to travel to Burkina Faso, you must have an International Certificate of Vaccination (yellow card) that has been validated by an approved vaccination clinic. To be effective against the...
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DAO
May 14, 2015

African dust: your DSLR's sensor enemy

If you fancy DSLR cameras and you have several lenses that you wish to use while touring around Burkina, well there are bad news. At the time of our visit it was the dry season, meaning that all dirt...
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hydronetta
Feb 13, 2008

Dangers??? No no!

I can hardly imagine anyone encountering problems while travelling around Burkina. Locals are friendly and despite widespread poverty there had been minimal harassments. These were mainly in touristy...
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hydronetta
Feb 05, 2008

Ouagadougou at night

I found Burkina Faso to be a very safe place to travel. However, I would always avoid the area around the main market in Ouagadougou after dark: it's cavernous and a little unnerving, and there have...
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sarahandgareth
Jun 04, 2003

I found Burkina Faso to be a...

I found Burkina Faso to be a very safe country. Be however careful in Ouagadougou as I heard there is alot of pickpockets around. We felt very safe when going around in the country but dont be stupid...
Narviking
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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