Situated on Ghana’s Atlantic coast, Accra offers visitors a range of attractions in a city distinguished by its combination of both old and new.
Accra provides a home to The Du Bois Memorial Center for Pan-Africa Culture, which houses manuscripts and research by W. E. B. DuBois, an African-American historian, writer, sociologist, and civil rights activist. DuBois and his wife are enshrined at their home, now deemed a national monument.
At the markets of Accra, travelers shop for souvenirs, artifacts, traditional textiles, clothing, and more. Local markets include the Makola Shopping Mall, Agbogbloshie Market, and Kaneshie Market Complex.
The National Museum offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy a range of interesting exhibits and a collection of historical treasures reflecting the area’s historical and cultural heritage from prehistoric times. The Accra Zoo houses monkeys, leopards, snakes, crocodiles, lions, and more.
Other attractions include Osu Castle, Shai Resource Reserve, The George Padmore Research Library on Africa Affairs, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, and Independence Square.
Amartey Nuno-Amarteifio serves as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Ramel International Group, a travel and tour agency based in Accra.