Ghana is not usually included in most people’s travel bucket list, but if you are going to be in West Africa and you have the time to spare, it’s worth visiting this country, especially the city of Accra.
Beyond the hot and sticky streets and overall humidity lies an authentic charm that grows on tourists. There are plenty of options for culture, shopping, dining, and night life. While in Accra, make sure to include the following in your itinerary.
- See fascinating statues and curios at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
This grand park is a tribute to the nation’s first prime minister and president. Here you can behold ornate bronze statues that showcase the strength and resilience of the African people. You can also see Nkrumah’s possessions such as jacket, desk, bookcase, and couch. The last item is of a particular interest since this was where he sat when he was a student plotting his freedom from British control.
- Get the best view of Accra up in Jamestown Lighthouse
Located near James Fort, this striped red-and-white tower affords gorgeous views of the city from above. Feel free to take pictures especially of the colorful fishing harbor.
- Experience a near-Soviet aesthetic at Independence Square
This grand arched structure is defined by its Communist-looking architecture. You can find the Eternal Flame of African Liberation underneath the one end of the structure. It’s packed with people during special anniversaries so best that you drop by during regular days if you want to appreciate it more.
- Party up at Labadi Beach
If you love the beach and don’t mind crowds, then this is your type of place. Experience upbeat music and delicious street food as you party with Accrans who know how to have a really good time.
- Immerse in everyday life at Makola Market
If you want to experience everyday life in the city, Makola Market is the best place to do it. Here you have stalls that offer all kinds of goods and shoppers bustling to and from the streets.
Since Accra can get really humid most of the time, it’s advisable that you stay in a hotel that can give you respite from the heat. La Villa Boutique Hotel is a practically an oasis in the middle of the city. Located in the heart of Osu, which is not far from the Accra Airport, this low-key hotel provides intimate elegance and warm hospitality.
Our beautifully appointed rooms offer casual luxury for guests. Choose from their Standard Rooms, Suite Rooms, and Apartment Rooms, each equipped with amenities such as wide flatscreen TV, IDD telephone, Wi-Fi internet access, safe, writing desk, and mini bar.
The hotel takes guests’ leisure seriously and it shows with the level of service it provides courtesy of their friendly and professional staff. Whether you’re lounging at the pool, enjoying a sumptuous meal at the fine dining restaurant, or relaxing with cocktails at the bar, La Villa Boutique Hotel’s staff is always ready to attend to your needs.
So make the most out of your stay in Accra and get the best accommodations you can get in the city. Visit http://www.lavillaghana.com/ fast and safe online reservations. You can also visit their Facebook page for more information.