Overview of Accra

Local food and drink

Chez Clarisse (Mama Africa)

Amazingly delicious African food in a very unfancy location off Oxford Street. Great Ivorian dishes - avocado salad, attieke and tilapia to die for.

Afrikiko Gardens

98 Independance Ave, Accra

Variety of restaurants ranging in style and price – Café des Amis, Toro Tapas Bar, Thai Island amongst others. Salsa dancing on Wednesday evenings at Tam Tam. Fairly expensive in general. Afrikiko Gardens website

Ashanka Local

18th lane, Osu, Accra

Local Ghanaian dishes in a barn of a restaurant. Decent local fare at reasonable prices. Reviews of Ashanka Local on TripAdvisor.

Osekan

Victoria Borg, High Street, Accra

We love this place even if it isn’t perfect. Built in the rocks by the ocean. Great place to watch the sun go down. Standard local food. Reviews of Osekan on TripAdvisor.

Club +233

Dr Isert Road (8th Ave.) at Ring Road, Accra +233 21 70 1296

Live music, great kebabs and relaxed atmosphere. Keep up to date with what’s going on at Club +233 on Facebook.

Zion Thai Restaurant

Mission St, Osu Accra +233 54 996 7644

The first Thai food restaurant in Osu. Authentic Thai food prepared by a very nice Thai chef, Priya. Great value for money and vegan options available.

Eddy’s Pizza

66 Ring Road, Accra

Pizza, close to hostel and will deliver to the hostel. Eddy’s Pizza website.

Mama Mia

7th Lane, Osu, Accra 8232, Ghana

One of the best pizza restaurants in town. Mama Mia’s website.

The Republic Bar and Grill

3rd Lane Kuku Hill, Accra C484

New Ghanaian cuisine and cocktails. Reviews of The Republic Bar and Grill on TripAdvisor.

Kukun

14 Koi St, Accra near Ako- Adjei Park

Hearty breakfasts, refreshing salads and tasty light bites in their modern style cafe/bar, office spaces for rental upstairs. Nice AC inside and patio outside. Kukun website.

Local Sightseeing

Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park

High St., Accra

Mausoleum the first president of Ghana and museum dedicated to him.

National Museum of Ghana, Barnes Rd., Accra, Ghana

Somewhat tired museum of Ghanaian artefacts, but worth a visit.

WEB Dubois Centre, Labone, Accra

Museum of life of African-American civil rights activist and scholar W.E.B. Dubois in the house where he lived in Accra.

Local Beaches

Labadi Pleasure Beach

Accra – Tema road

Bojo Beach, Bortianor

11 miles from Accra

Kokrobite Beach, Kokrobite

14 miles from Accra

Swimming Pools

Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel

Huge pool (1.2m deep) in city centre. Expensive treat.

Alisa Hotel

21 Dr. Isert Road - North Ridge, P. O. Box 1111, Accra – Ghana. Fairly Expensive.

Golden Tulip Hotel

Liberation Rd, Accra

La Villa Boutique Hotel

Liberation Rd, Accra. Expensive treat.

La Palm Beach Hotel, Accra

Tema Road, Accra

Local Shops

Makola Market

Every sort type of goods and foods, but especially good for African textiles.

The Shop Accra, Osu, Accra

Modern home goods store with cafe. The Shop Accra website.

Wild Gecko, near Gulf House on Legon Road

Wild Gecko furniture, African artefacts, jewellery and clothing. Wild Gecko website.

Woodin

High-end Ghanaian printed fabrics. Woodin website.

Artists Alliance Gallery

Omanye House, La, before La Palm Beach Hotel, Accra – Tema Road

African crafts and art gallery. Artists Alliance Gallery website.