Tour Ghana’s Capital City of Accra

Accra, the capital of Ghana, has grown to become a cosmopolitan African city. Most visitors to Ghana like to thoroughly explore it. Accra has 3 million people living in it.

The nerve center of Accra, popularly known as Accra Central, is densely populated with people and experiences a persistent traffic jam during working hours, especially during the rush hour. However at night and some weekends, the place is usually deserted. The indigenous people of Accra are the Gas and they speak the Ga language. The Gas trace their origins from ancient Egypt through Northern Nigeria to their present home.

Interesting places to be found in the city include the W.E.B Du Bois Memorial Center for Pan Africanism, where the tomb of Du Bois and the ashes of his wife Shirley can be found. The National Museum is home of exhibits of artifacts from ancient West African kingdoms. The Independence Arch and the Independence Square, Accra’s premier ceremonial grounds, and the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum tell the story of Ghana’s independence. A visit to the Nai Wulomo, the chief priest of the Gas, is recommended for all who want an understanding of the Ga culture.

A tour of Accra cannot be complete without a visit to the Arts Center where you can test your bargaining skills on the vendors selling a large variety of African crafts and fabrics.
The architecture of Ghana’s premier university, the University of Ghana, Legon, is a showpiece of Japanese architecture, a place of educational interest.

The La pleasure beach is ideal for relaxation, swimming and listening to African folk music. You may also wish to visit the modern art gallery at Teshie–Nungua and catch a glimpse of the special designer coffins which caught the attention of National Geographic

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