About Accra


Let's have a look around into background of Accra
  • Region: Greater Accra
  • Country: Ghana
  • Latitude: 5.55
  • Longitude: -0.2166667
  • Time zone: Africa/Accra
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -0 hours

Weather in Accra

  • Climate: Tropical Savanna Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: October to April

Location

Accra is the capital and most populous city of Ghana, with an estimated urban population of 2.27 million as of 2012.

Distance from Accra center to Airport

The closest major airport to Accra, Ghana is Kotoka International Airport Accra Air Force Station (ACC / DGAA).

  • Driving Distance: 6 miles / 10 km
  • Driving Time: 12 Minutes
  • Languages: English followed by Akan Languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Kotoka International Airport Accra Air Force Station
  • Rail: Ghana Railway Corporation.
  • Road: Bus: Metro Mass Transit Service and Tro Tros.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: ? 5 Maximum
  • Housekeeper: ? 1 - $2 per Day

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: ? 1 - $2 

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Gbawe,
  • Dome,
  • Taifa

Emergency Contact Numbers in Accra city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 192/191/193
  • Railroad: +233 (0) 302 685637
  • Airport: +233 (0) 302550612 (Kotoka International Airport Accra Air Force Station)
  • Hospital: +233 30 267 4072 (Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital)

Events

  • Chale Wote Street Arts Festival
  • Classics in the Park
  • Sabolai Radio

Tourist Attractions

  • Elmina Castle
  • Cape Coast Castle
  • Busua

Theatre & Concerts

  • National Theatre
  • Silverbird Cinemas Accra Mall
  • Global Cinemas Ghana

Visit Top Restaurants in Accra

  • La Chaumiere
  • Santoku
  • Urban Grill

Top Shopping Centers in Accra

  • Marina Mall Accra
  • A&C Mall
  • Junction Mall Accra

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • National Museum of Ghana
  • Ghana Museums and Monuments Board
  • Ussher Fort

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Grilled Tilapia – Chez Clarisse
  • Crepes – Papa Cuisine
  • Fried Chicken – Papaye's

Sports Club

  • Accra Hearts of Oak S.C. – Football
  • Liberty Professionals F.C. – Football
  • Accra Lawn Tennis Club – Tennis

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: ? 6.28
  • Taxi: ?5.42 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): ? 12,049.77
  • Cheap meal: ? 22.79
  • Gasoline: ? 4.13 / litre
  • 3 course meal: ? 172.96
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