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See all 300 Accra Tips
  • Tasty Jerk

    Accra Restaurants

    I was walking down a main road in Osu, Accra when I smelled the most wonderful smell of meat being grilled to perfection. I was actually looking for another restaurant when my nose told me to stop here and grab a table. My nose was absolutely right! Many people describe food as mouth-watering, but the very air here in this simple restaurant will...

  • Labadi Beach Hotel

    Accra Hotels

    I am a frequent visitor to Ghana and this is my perhaps 12th visit to this hotel. I find it to be...

  • Kotoka International Airport

    Accra Warnings and Dangers

    Be aware that locals will try to help you with your bags ouside the terminal. If they so much as lay a finger on them, they'll expect to be paid. It isn't local goodwill. They are not official in any way. We were met by local members of the organisation on arrival so they chased away the "porters".When you get out of your vehicle at departures,...



See all 91 Kumasi Tips
  • Even More People Pictures From Kumasi

    Kumasi Things to Do

    Notice the differences between the Christian and Muslim women. I never could detect any real personality difference between the Muslim and Christian women, other than the clothing. In reality, truth be told, African culture overrides religious dogma and ritual.

  • Golden Tulip Kumasi City

    Kumasi Hotels

    Rain Tree Road

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Mixed

    Kumasi Restaurants

    We chose the Moti Mahal to eatout on our final night before travelling home. It ranked top on Trip Adviser.We tried to phone to book - a party of 8 on a Friday night. No luck. So, we went anyway.It was empty when we got there about 7:30. Turned out the owner had left his mobile on silent.The food was good enough, but nothing special for the price -...


Cape Coast

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  • The beaches between Cape Coast and...

    Cape Coast Things to Do

    There is a great beach between Cape Coast and Bilmina with lots of shady palmtrees, the waves are mostly quite high but I doubt very much that swimming is possible there in most parts of the beach. We saw various beach-restaurants and almost empty beaches along the road when driving between Bilmina and Cape Coast.

  • Sammos Guesthouse

    Cape Coast Hotels

    ukwa Road, Cape Coast

  • The Cape Coast Castle museum

    Cape Coast Things to Do

    Cape Coast Castle is a UNESCO-World Heritage Site and Barak Obama made a visit there in 2009.The first restoration of the Cape Coast Castle was made in the 1920s by the British Public Works Department. When Ghana became independent in 1957, the castle came under the care of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board and then again with funds from the...



See all 30 Tamale Tips
  • Short Film of Tamale Market

    Tamale Things to Do

    It was an exceptionally amazing experience to head to Tamale Market place, and I would highly recommend it to those who have only been to the South. The journey up from Accra or Cape Coast can be long, but I would recommend getting the Metro bus as locals told us it was safer as a traveller to be amongst other locals where non-AC conditions would...

  • A wriggling visitor

    Tamale Warnings and Dangers

    Just as we were finished our lunch, there was a bit of commotion outside the walls of the restaurant, with a crowd gathering and throwing stoned at the ground just by the wall. Being curious creatures, we went to investigate, and found that it was a snake! The locals had managed to kill it (although it was still wriggling) by the time we got there...

  • Very cool indeed

    Tamale Restaurants

    At lunchtimes, we used to stop at a bar/café/restaurant where they had adequate facilities. We were unable to find somewhere like that in Tamale, but Noah managed to arrange for us to use the toilets in the Technical College across the road from the restaurant. I don’t know whether the restaurant didn’t actually have toilets, or whether Noah didn’t...


Mole National Park

  • Laze around the pool

    Mole National Park Things to Do

    If all this walking, bid spotting and safari-ing is making you tired, how about lazing around the pool for a couple of hours with a good book. Most game walks are early morning and late afternoon (that is when the animals are most active), so you usually have the rest of the day for relaxation. Only one word of warning: there are no sun loungers,...

  • Patience is a virtue

    Mole National Park Restaurants

    The restaurant at the Mole Motel is the only place to eat if you stay there. Make sure you bring plenty of patience when waiting for your food. The first night we arrived quite late, and ordered our food around 19:00. They didn’t have any of the main local dishes on the menu, as they took too long to cook and would have to be pre-ordered at...

  • Warthogs

    Mole National Park General

    The warthog is basically a wild pig, and are named for the four wart-like tusks on either side of their mouths. These are used for defense during fighting. Warthogs are found in groups ranging from three to ten animals, and a group of warthogs is called a sounder (that was a new word for me!). They usually live in open grassland and are so cute...



See all 29 Bolgatanga Tips
  • the ROOT ARTS

    Bolgatanga Things to Do

    The ROOTS ARTS Gallery and Cafe is the place to relax and have a very nice time. You can have a look at the art exhibition including pictures, poetry, bead and leather works just to mention a few. Enjoy your stay reclining in the comfortable cane chairs and couches, listen to Reggae and get to meet nice friends.Take your own time to get to know...

  • Straw souvenirs

    Bolgatanga Shopping

    Bolga is known for its traditional products made of straw. Hat, baskets, fans, nacklaces; everything is sold by salesmen that walk around in the streets, really covered by all their products. Even if you are not interested in buying their goods, it is a fascinating thing to see. Bargain, bargain, bargain; paying half of the price they start with...

  • Catholicism in Bolga

    Bolgatanga Things to Do

    An interesting thing to see in Bolga is the extreme catholic exposure in the north of the citycentre. At Bazaar Road you can see tens of large concrete statues once every 50 metres showing the apostels, Mozes, Jesus and other Biblical hero's.The shops around this area also adopted this enthusiasm with names like "King Jesus Chemicals" and "If God...



See all 80 Elmina Tips
  • Elmina Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Elmina Things to Do

    The Elmina Castle was buit by Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina, it was after several attemts conqueed by the Dutch in 1637 and building then Fort Coenraadsburg (also called Fort Sao Jago da Mina) on the other side of the lagoon for better protection. Entrance fee is 40 Cedi

  • Coconut Grove Beach Resort

    Elmina Hotels

    Since it was next to the Stumble In, i went sometimes there to use their wifi, free but slow as...

  • Coconut Grove Bridge Restaurant

    Elmina Restaurants

    It´s a good and clean restaurant with local and western food and friendly but sometimes slow service, they have also some rooms. Fish was in march 2016 30 Cedi, chicken 28 Cedi (both with french fries and salad) a big water 4 Cedi. Same owner then Coconut Grove Beach Resort. Since it was early morning i had british breakfast. It is located across...



See all 19 Ada Tips
  • Songor Salt Lagoon

    Ada Things to Do

    The Songor Lagoon, the biggest natural salt mining area in Ghana, has a great impact on the lives of the people in the area as it is an important economic source, a religious ground and has a political undertone. It touches the lives of everybody around and is sometimes even an issue for national politics. At this communal salt field you can watch...

  • Local Keep Fit Groups

    Ada Local Customs

    You think drumming and running doesn't go together? If you want prove of the contrary, get up early on a Sunday and join the locals at the "Keep Fit". At around 5 to 5.30 a.m. the communal jogging, drumming and singing starts and mostly leads to a soccer field where those who are good with the ball continue playing. It ends with some breakfast that...

  • Cinemas

    Ada Local Customs

    It's almost impossible to miss the cinemas in town because big speakers entertain the people outside on the streets. For soccer or Ghanaian and other African films just check the signboards in front announcing the schedule. There are cinemas in Big Ada and Ada Foah.For more information check the Ada Tourism website:



See all 8 Akosombo Tips
  • make a speedboat trip on river volta

    Akosombo Things to Do

    starting from akosombo continental hotel for around 40 minutes ..nice speedboat trip to the volta dam along the river volta..nice landscapes, small fishervillages

  • Everything

    Akosombo Shopping

    You’ll find everything you need along the road near the junction at Atimpoku -Food -Drinks-Clothing-Furniture-Cattle-….

  • The Dam and tha Volta Lake

    Akosombo Things to Do

    Occupying the central part of Ghana, the Volta Basin covers about 45 percent of the nation's total land surface. Its northern section, which lies above the upper part of Lake Volta, rises to a height of 150 to 215 meters above sea level. Elevations of the Konkori Scarp to the west and the Gambaga Scarp to the north reach from 300 to 460 meters. To...



See all 16 Aflao Tips
  • The rural parts of Aflao

    Aflao Off The Beaten Path

    Driving from Accra to the Togo border takes you through the countryside in Ghana with scattered settlement. The rural parts outside Aflao have small shops and shoppingstalls along the road.

  • Aflao border market

    Aflao Shopping

    The border area of the town is a markedplace for people trading goods between Ghana and Togo. Some places along the street to the border is very hectic. The gravel street was wet and muddy when I was there.

  • The road from Ghana to the Togo border

    Aflao General

    The road from Ghana to the Togo border-runs first through the savannah, and then on a narrow strip of land between the ocean and the Volta Lake, before you enter the Aflao town. From there you have to walk across the border.



See all 11 Aburi Tips
  • The village of Aburi

    Aburi General

    The village of Aburi is originally founded by the British and still, you can see that in the construction style of a lot of houses in the centre of the town. Not also all the buildings inside the Gardens all are typically colonial-British, but also a lot of buildings around the central taxi rank in the village. Even though they are not taken care...

  • Rita Marley's house

    Aburi Off The Beaten Path

    Very close to Aburi, in a nearby village named Konkonuru, you can see the place where the widow of Bob Marley, Rita Marley lives. You might think: what the hell is she doing in the hills in Ghana? Well, both she and Bob are Rastafarians. These Rastafarians have a bond with the continent of their roots: Africa. A return to this "motherland" is...

  • ABG Canteen

    Aburi Nightlife

    Again, not really a Nightlife spot, but at daytime the Canteen in the Aburi Botanical Gardens is a nice place to sit down, have a drink and enjoy the environment. At this canteen you can not only get all kinds of softdrinks and beer, but also lots of different liquors. The biggest advantage of this place is that all the drinks are much cheaper then...



See all 8 Takoradi Tips
  • A place to be

    Takoradi Restaurants

    Excellent location. STC Station Takoradi. Fishplatter, Pizza.Fresh, big portion, friendly waiters, clean.The owner (German) makes shure that the quality is correct.Medium priced and not overpriced like the other fishrestaurant in the same town, also run by an expat.Fridays Happy Hour meet the expats from Takoradi

  • Take a Hike to Kakum National Park -...

    Takoradi Things to Do

    To combat the loss of rainforest, CI and its partners designed and built the Kakum canopy walkway in Kakum National Park. Offering a unique and spectacular way to experience the rainforest, the walkway was opened for the enjoyment and use of visitors and scientists, as well as a source of revenue for conservation activities. Through heightened...

  • Visit the harbour.

    Takoradi Off The Beaten Path

    Although it is not always possible to enter the harbour area, a visit of the Takoradi port will not be a loss of time.Contrary to Tema, Takoradi offers a large area and can accept 5 times more traffic than today, which means that there are a lot of empty areas.With a foreign passport, you can go to the free tax area and buy tax free goods,...



See all 22 Larabanga Tips
  • Mognori

    Larabanga Things to Do

    A visit to the eco-village at Mognori is worth the wee detour. The village is inside the national park. A few years ago their crops were destroyed by elephants.The response was to help them diversify away from subsistence farming. They now offer canoe trips on the nearby Mole River (a seasonal tributary of the White Volta) and perform their...

  • Shea Butter

    Larabanga Shopping

    We found very little in Kumasi which might be put on a shopping list for things to take home. Even less (not even a postcard) to be found in Larabanga - being a village as compared with a city of 2m people. What I did buy is shea butter. Yes, what?It’s a butter made from the nuts of the shea tree. It’s good for your skin, it seems. The women at the...

  • Road trip

    Larabanga Transportation

    We drove from Kumasi and then back. It’s a 7+ hour trip in a minibus, before you take account of breaks.North of Kintampo the road is new and very straight. It still has the compulsory speed bumps at each village along the way, but it is fast and easy driving. The landscape is flat and uninteresting, however.South of there the road is older and not...



See all 9 Kintampo Tips
  • Food at the tro-tro station

    Kintampo Restaurants

    When you are looking for a good restaurant to have lunch or dinner in Kintampo, you will not find a lot. As far as I know there are no decent restaurants in the centre of the town. There, the only places where you can find food are market stalls with bread and fruits (nice for breakfast or lunch) or some "chop bars" where you can buy some really...

  • The Falls by taxi

    Kintampo Transportation

    To get to the Kintampo Falls coming from central Kintampo, it is the easiest to charter a taxi. That will bring you to the falls in less then 10 minutes, Expect to pay about 10.000 - 15.000 cedis (US $ 1,00-1,50) for a single way. You can ask the driver to pick you up like 2 hours later, but then he will charge you a "waiting fee" while he is...

  • Kintampo by tro-tro

    Kintampo Transportation

    Kintampo is a very important transport hub in central Ghana. Almost all tranportation going from the centre to the north and the other way, stops here. The most common -and cheapest- way however is by using a tro-tro: mostly a small mini bus that is packed with people.From Tamale, Kumasi but also from smaller places like Techiman and Sunyani, they...


Lake Bosumtwi

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  • Let our Rainbow Family serve you...

    Lake Bosumtwi Restaurants

    n our Rainbow Garden Restaurant African and European meals are available almost around the clock. Enjoy your meal under the "Rainbow Summer Hut" or directly on the beach. And when the hot African sun makes the sand burn you can enjoy a cool soft drink, fresh juices or exotic cocktails at the Rainbow Bar. All Ghanian and many international Menus

  • Let them come to you

    Lake Bosumtwi Shopping

    There are a few stalls/shacks along from the jetty, selling various items. We didn’t actually go over to them, but the salesman came to us, so there was no need. The ground rules here is bargaining, as elsewhere in Ghana. We bought a very nice mask at an agreeable price. Other items we saw were paintings and cloths.

  • Magnetic fields

    Lake Bosumtwi Local Customs

    We were told about the magnetic pull of the lake by the guide who took us out in the boat, but it wasn’t until I got home and did some research on the matter that I realized the importance of this information. Aero magnetic surveys have discovered a negative anomaly about 5km long with a subsidiary positive anomaly to the north creating a peak to...


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