No wonder the name Accra comes from nkran, meaning “ants” in the Akan language. This is a vibrant and warm community. Book a flight to Accra and be prepared for many surprises.
An architectural cocktail
Once a modest port in the 14th Century, Accra saw the arrival of portuguese, dutch, french, danes and british influences. Today, the colonial-style architecture survives side by side with the skyscrapers and the shopping malls of the 20th Century.
Each street, a boiling point
Accra can’t live without its celebrations. The Homowo Festival includes many coloured rituals... including women hugging strangers on the streets! The Makola Market is an absolute must-see, intense and hot like the tropical weather. On Oxford Street, it’s time to taste the waykee (rice and beans). And in Jamestown, the modern Chole Wote Festival is gaining international reputation.