While many of us are more comfortable in following the tracks of other well-known tourists, I was on a quest to explore the offbeat tracks on my own and set the mark for novel travellers. And I see, there are many tourist destinations in Africa which have not yet gained prominence over the years. Amongst such notable destinations with tourism potential, West Africa’s forest region, Ghana’s capital, Accra is vivacious and provides numerous relaxing activities. Being a backdrop for the African independence in 1957, the country actually started to get fame to the tourist’s world in the 21st century.
The pristine beaches, lively nightlife, vibrant markets, and motivational art galleries are the certain key features of touring Accra that will have you hooked. The city, undoubtedly, gives a perfect reason to embark on the African adventure. While all the scenic attractions are the basis for tourism in Africa, what you would adore the most is the warm and sociable welcome by the people of Ghana. Here, I would love to share my travel experience of these highlights as well as interaction with the friendly natives which will, surely, make you yearn to visit Accra.
Sprawl in the spotless beaches of Accra:
The first thing to do is to head your way to immaculate beaches in Accra and envelope yourself in the relaxing aura and fascinating sensations of beach life. You can always have it your own way, whether a dive in the sturdy waves of the sea or just bask in the shadow of palm trees, ride a horse through the coastal area or enjoy a romantic walk on sandy beaches, a taste of African cuisine or the delicacies of multi-ethnic gastronomy. Not to mention, the exquisite beaches are a true refreshing dip for the weary souls. Most locals, as well as tourists, appraise Labadi Beach; the beach hosts many bonfire parties at night as well as daytime family activities. Other significant beaches include Anomabo Beach Resort for the most scrumptious fresh seafood and pure sand, La Palm Resort Beach is best for a luxurious stay on your honeymoon trips and Coconut Groove Palm Beach usually attracts families and couples for romantic dinners.
Sneak-peak into historic landmarks of Accra:
Enriched with history and evolving culture, it’s always an interesting idea to take a sneak-peak into such historic landmarks. Jamestown is the notable attraction that depicts the history of the Ghanaian state. This site is considered to be historic treasure which was established in the 17th century. Similarly, if you are kinda fond of souvenirs, head straight to Makola Market, where vendors are equipped with traditional African goods to sell. Usually, for a person to have travelling and photography passion is unanimous. So, clean the lens of your camera and make your way to the Independence Square, also known as Black Star Square, to take some great clicks.
If I say, this is all I had on my tour to Accra; I would not be justifying my adventurous trip to the most happening city. Let’s call it a day, and leave the rest on subsequent travellers to explore and experience on their own. All you need is to grab the next available cheap flights to Accra and prepare yourself to discover the hidden gems of West Africa.