5 Interesting Things to Do in Accra, Ghana Don't just stay in your Accra accommodation during your visit to Ghana's capital, even if you are just there for business. Try out these 5 interesting activities that are all located inside or near the city: Take a dip at Bojo Beach. While it is farther from the city centre than the popular Labadi Beach, where many establishments offering accommodation in Accra are found, Bojo Beach is a better alternative. With a long stretch of white sand and crystal-clear blue waters, it's the perfect getaway for those looking to escape the hot urban jungle. Watch a football match at the Accra Sports Stadium. Ghana has one of the best national teams in Africa when it comes to football, with their Black Stars reaching the World Cup quarter-finals in 2010. So, if you're looking for world-class football on this side of the globe, then troop to the Accra Sports Stadium, where many of the Black Stars' matches are played. This stadium is also the home ground of the Accra Hearts of Oak, one of the teams in the Ghana Premier League. Play mini-golf at Marvels. The African continent may be full of full-fledged golf courses. But for something more different and fun for amateurs and newbies, a round of mini-golf at Marvels may just be the trick. Featuring an 18-hole mini-golf course plus a snack bar, this attraction is ideal for families with kids. While this stop is quite some distance from the tourist centres and hotels in Accra, the trip for a mini-golf game here is definitely worth it. Check out the coffins at Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop. While the idea of visiting a place where coffins are manufactured is morbid, you'll surely change your mind after seeing how colourful and intricately designed these are. Founded in the 1950's by the carpenter Kane Kwei, this workshop manufactures coffins in various designs, such as a luxury car, a boat, even a fish and so on. These designs are either based on the occupation or the wishes of the deceased, and are certainly a unique way to remember the dead. Buy Kente cloth and other souvenirs at the Accra Cultural Arts Centre Handicrafts Market. To round off your trip, make sure to stop by this market. From brilliantly coloured Kente cloth made from silk and cotton, to wood carvings and drums big or small, this market has it. With all these choices, don't be surprised if you end up bringing lots of items back to your Accra accommodation and worrying about how to pack everything in your suitcase.
Published on Jul 30, 2012
Wondering what to do in Accra, Ghana's capital? Read on to find out about these 5 interesting activities in the area.