Accra is the capital of Ghana, the second largest metropolitan conglomeration in Ghana with an estimated population of 2.269 million as of 2012. It once served as the capital of the British Gold Coast during the colonial era and has since transformed into a modern metropolis with its architectural design, that ranges from 19th-century architecture buildings to modern skyscrapers and apartment blocks. The word ‘Accra’ is believed to have been gotten from the Akan word nkran, meaning “ants”.This is because of the way the Accra locals kept re-appearing like army ants during a war with the Ashantis.
Accra is an exciting and beautiful city. Travel to Accra and experience the beauty of Mother Nature and mind blowing tourist attraction centers in the country. A lot of people call it the gateway to Africa with emphasis on the various attractions sights.
If you love ecotourism, Accra is the best place to visit with its vast vegetation that have marine, tropical forests and savanna ecosystems. You can make your destination Tsokomey, which is located on the shore at Bojo beach at the mouth of the Densu River. It has features like lush mangrove stands, picturesque lagoons and sand dunes. This is the home of crabs and snails. There is the Solo Forest Monkey Sanctuary that houses birds, snakes, butters and monkeys.
Aburi is a tourist haven which was a Sanatorium and now a rest house that was built in the 19th century. There are a comprehensive array of trees and subtropical plants that were planted by the British naturalists in the colonial era.
The Osu Castle was built also in the 17th century which was used for a lot of purposes. The most historical event that happened here was the storing of slaves before they were shipped and also a headquarters for the Danish Gold Coast. However, pictures are not allowed here because of the history associated with the castle. You can visit the Artists Alliance Gallery, a very huge gallery that consists of three floors dedicated to fabrics, painting and sculpture. A lot of art items are on display for tourists to buy. If you love art, this is where you should be when you visit Ghana.
Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop belongs to Kane Kwei, a famous coffin designer who designed according to the story of the deceased. This place is visited by tourist to hear the story of how Kane began his career and the history of the workshop.
Kotoka International Airport
Kotoka International Airport is Ghana’s international airport which has the capacity for large aircraft such as the Boeing 747-8. It was renamed from Ghana International Airport, in honour of Lieutenant General Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka , who was a member of the ruling National Liberation Council that was killed in an abortive coup attempt. It was able to serve up to 2.269 million passengers in 2012 and currently serves as a base for domestic airlines like Starbow Airlines, Africa World Airlines, Antrak Air and Fly540
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Best Time To Visit
You can visit Accra at any season of the year. Accra is a lively place with an active night activities.