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Accra: Guided City Tour with Lunch

Accra: Guided City Tour with Lunch

Join a guided city tour of Accra, the capital of Ghana. See the best of the city, with entrance to the National Museum, as well as delicious lunch in a local restaurant. After meeting your guide, make your way to the first stop Black Star Square, where you will learn about Ghana's independence movement. Depart for Kwame Nkrumah’s Memorial Park located in downtown Accra. This site is dedicated to Ghana’s first President built in 1992. The Park consist of a mausoleum which is the final resting place of Ghana’s first president and Africanist. The mausoleum is surrounded by water which is a symbol of life. In the Garden of the Park are trees planted by different world leaders. Visitors gets to enjoy the beautiful views of the garden. Embark on a drive by through the Makola Market. The Market in was established in the late 19th century, a historic hub of trade and commerce. As you pass by, catch glimpses of traders skillfully bartering, their animated exchanges a testament to the market’s rich trading heritage. The dynamic trading spirit that has thrived in Makola for generations. Explore Makola Market, one of the largest open street markets in West Africa. Take in the lively atmosphere as locals barter for a wide range of food and products. Continue with a visit to the National Museum, which is the largest and oldest museum in Ghana. See a variety of archeological discoveries from ancient times, paintings of Ghana, and exhibits that illustrate Ghana's cultural history. Next, drive through the Heritage Road which was the site of the first major uprisings against British colonialism. Visit the W.E.B DuBois Centre and learn about the father of Pan-Africanism. See various artifacts related to his life and learn more about the Pan-African movement. Finally head to the Gold Coast Restaurant, the ultimate venue to eat, drink, and party depending on which time of the day.

Full-Day Accra City Tour

Full-Day Accra City Tour

Immerse yourself in the life of Ghana's capital on an educational tour of the National Museum, which has an exhibition on some ancient relics reflecting the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial eras of Ghana as well as other parts of Africa. Continue to the WEB Dubois Centre for Pan-African Culture. You will also visit the memorial site of Ghana’s first president and the African of the 20th century, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Other historic and interesting sites of the city such as the colourful and buzzing Makola Market which is the largest open market in Accra, Jamestown which is the origin of the city, Black Star Square which is the icon of Ghana, Arts Centre for shopping among others will be explored on this tour. You will be dropped of at the hotel to end this most exciting tour.

A Day In Accra

A Day In Accra

A Day In Accra A Day in Accra Tour has been arranged to give travelers a local experience that would connect them to Ghanaian culture and people. It would educate travelers on the lives of important people like Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and W.E.B Dubois. There would also be a visit to the Black Star Square and climaxed with the shopping experience at the Ghanaian Arts and craft market. Kwame Nkrumah Museum Guests would visit the Kwame Nkrumah Museum/Memorial park. It is the final resting place of the first president of Ghana, who liberated Gold Coast from Colonial rule. The museum houses the personal effects and publications of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah at various stages of his life and some pictures showing his life history with some famous personalities across the world. The premise was where Kwame Nkrumah stood to declare Ghana independent. W.E.B Dubois Centre The tour includes a visit to the W.E.B Dubois Centre, named after William Edward Burgardt Dubois, an African civil rights activist who was known as the father of Pan Africanism. He once lived at the centre with his wife. The centre houses his personal library, museum, mausoleum where he and his wife were buried and is a research centre for Pan African history and culture. Arts and Craft Market The Arts and Craft Market is a community of stalls where crafts and souvenirs inspired by the Ghanaian culture like kente cloths, beads, carvings and many other accessories are exhibited for purchase. Guests get the opportunity to move from stall to stall to appreciate and purchase some memento as memories from their visit to Ghana. Vendors are also always at the service of guests and are willing to persuade in their bid to convince guests to consider their wares since there are similar items available at the same venue by various sellers as well. Black Star Square Guests would visit the Independence Square also known as the Black Star Square. It is a vast expanse overlooked by stands that can seat about 30,000 people. It was built by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to commemorate Ghana’s independence as a symbol of national unity and self-reliance and commissioned during the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Ghana in 1961. The Square hosts major national and commercial events within the country. It has features like the Independence Arc, the Flame of Liberation and the Black Star Monument.

Accra City Tour (Ghana) with Local Guide

Accra City Tour (Ghana) with Local Guide

Morning: 1. Breakfast at a Local Eatery Start your day with a hearty breakfast at a local eatery to taste some authentic Ghanaian cuisine. Try dishes like "waakye" or "fried plantains with eggs." 2. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum Visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the final resting place of Ghana's first president. Learn about Ghana's history and its struggle for independence. 3. Independence Arch and Black Star Square Stroll through Independence Arch and the Black Star Square nearby. These landmarks are significant symbols of Ghana's independence and history. Midday: 4. Lunch at a Local Restaurant Enjoy a delicious Ghanaian lunch at a local restaurant. Options might include "jollof rice," "banku and tilapia," or "kelewele." 5. Makola Market Explore Makola Market, a bustling market where you can shop for everything from fresh produce to textiles, jewelry, and traditional crafts. It's a great place to experience local life. 6. Accra Arts Centre - Before concluding your day, explore the Accra Arts Centre, where you can shop for locally crafted art, textiles, and souvenirs. 7. Evening Entertainment - Depending on the day, consider attending a live music performance or cultural show to experience Ghana's vibrant arts scene. 8, Hotel Drop Off This itinerary offers a mix of history, culture, and local experiences in Accra, allowing you to make the most of your day trip in this dynamic city.

Half-Day Accra City Tour Experience

Half-Day Accra City Tour Experience

Get to experience the best of Accra as you explore some of its iconic sites and monuments such as the National Museum, the Kwame Nkrumah Park, the colourful and buzzing Makola Market, the Arts and Cultural Centre and the Black Star Square. You will be picked-up from your hotel and first visit the National Museum known for its collection of great artifacts of Ghana's historic past. Learn a great deal here regarding the culture, ethnicity, archaeological, medicinal and other aspects of Ghanaian life. Continue with a revealing walking tour of the Makola Market known as the largest open market in Accra. Experience the sights and sounds of this popular market whiles you also get the opportunity to shop for your textiles, beads, shea butter, black soap etc. After seeing Jamestown, continue to the Kwame Nkrumah Park which is a memorial site for the First president of Ghana and the African of the last millennium. Incorporating a museum, park and tomb, get to the learn great story of the greatest African of our time and how he influenced the liberation of the continent. Get to shop at the Arts Centre for your arts and curious before exploring the Black Star Square and the Osu Castle area. You will be dropped off at your hotel to end the tour.

Accra City Day Tour

Accra City Day Tour

Join a guided tour of Accra, the capital of Ghana. See the best of the city, with entrance to the National Museum. Visit the W.E.B DuBois Centre and learn about the father of Pan-Africanism. See various artifacts related to his life and learn more about the Pan-African movement Visit to the National Museum, which is the largest and oldest museum in Ghana. See a variety of archaeological discoveries from ancient times, paintings of Ghana, and exhibits that illustrate Ghana's cultural history. Explore Makola Market, one of the largest open street markets in West Africa. Take in the lively atmosphere as locals barter for a wide range of food and products. We will then move James Town briefly to see the oldest town in Accra. Continues to Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, the first president of Ghana. We will then visit the Arts center, the largest artifacts market in Ghana and finally end the tour at Independence or Black Star Square to learn brief history about the place and the road. Enjoy your tour!

Accra: Half Day Accra City Tour

Accra: Half Day Accra City Tour

Visit the National Museum to see artifacts about the rich culture of Ghana Explore Makola market , one of the largest open markets in Ghana. watch traders haggle prices with customers and drivers honking for passengers. Visit Kwame Nkrumah Museum , the first president of Ghana and the man who gained independence for Ghana. we will learn more about his life before and after becoming a legend. Accra Arts Center to get souvenirs and dance to the sounds of drums. we will also learn how to play the traditional drums. Explore the Independence and Black Star Square to learn about the significance of the monuments. Visit the Jamestown Lighthouse, we will walk through the oldest settlement the British which is Jamestown.

Accra City Tour

Accra City Tour

Embark on a half/ full day city tour of Accra visiting, visit the National Museum of History and Ethnography to observe exhibits that reflect the heritage of Ghana through-out history to the present. Proceed to visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Park, final resting place of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana. The Mausoleum has been visited by many world dignitaries. Stop at the Independence Square, Accra’s open-air ceremonial grounds where all national celebrations are held, for photo opportunity. Visit the uniquely designed caskets shop where caskets are produced based on the African belief of life after death. Therefore caskets are designed to reflect the earthly profession of the deceased with the belief that they can continue to practice this profession in the other world. Hence a bus driver will be buried in a bus, a teacher in a book, a doctor in a syringe, etc. Drive through Old Accra which was divided into Dutch and British Accra as a result of the two European nations operating from different locations within the same township of a little under 1sq kilometer. Drive past James Fort built by the British in 1662, Old Accra Square and the Post Office. See Ussher Fort, one of three European forts in Accra which have survived the times. Your last stop on the tour will be the Arts and Crafts market where you may try out your bargaining skills on the local vendor. Return to your pick up point.

One Day Accra City Tour with Indigenous Drumming Lessons

One Day Accra City Tour with Indigenous Drumming Lessons

Experience a Guided Tour of Accra, the Capital of Ghana. Be informed of the History behind the Black Star Square and the significance of the various monuments present on site. Go Art shopping at the city's vibrant Art Markets. Learn about Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, a site used in declaring Ghana's Independence on the 6th of March, 1957. Visit Makola Market, which was established in the year 1924.A wide array of products is sold in the markets and its surrounding streets, from car parts to land snails. Dominated by women traders, the market sells fresh produce, manufactured and imported foods, clothes, shoes, tools, medicines, and pots and pans. Visit The National Museum, which is the oldest Museum in Ghana, and learn about the various archeological and ancient exhibits of our cultural history Visit W.E.B DuBois Centre and learn about Pan-Africanism, see the various artifacts related to his life which will gear us all towards true Pan-African movements As add on, we visit a place of your choice in the City.

Accra City Exploration

Accra City Exploration

Explore the beauty, history and culture of Accra, the capital city of Ghana including Black Star Square, Independence Square, Jamestown Light House, Makola Market, Accra Art Center, National Museum etc. After you have been located and picked up from your hotel, your first destination will be at the Independence Arch in Accra. The Independence Arch in Accra, Ghana is part of the Independence Square which contains monuments to Ghana’s independence struggle. In Independence Square are large stands with a total seating capacity of 30,000 surrounding the edges of the square. The square boasts three monuments which encapsulate the fight for Independent and liberation. These monuments include the Independence Arch to the south of the square, backdropped by the Gulf of Guinea. On the opposite side of the square but facing the arch is the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier, which honors the Ghanaian soldiers who fell fighting for their country. Just to the north of the main square is a roundabout, in the center of which stands the Black Star Gate, an imposing monument topped by the Black Star of Africa, the five-pointed star that symbolizes Africa in general and Ghana in particular. The monument bears the large inscription “AD 1957” and “Freedom and Justice” and the Liberation Day Monument. The Independence Square is one of the largest city square in the world. Followed by visiting the Jamestown Light House which is a colonial-era lighthouse, built in the 1930s replacing an earlier lighthouse that had been built in 1871. It has become a tourist attraction over time. You will be assisted by the tour guide to visit all major destinations included in your itinerary which are Makola Market, Accra Art Center, National Museum etc. Lunch, water, snacks and drink will be provided for your safe touring.

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It was a great day! They were super flexible when my flight was delayed and we had to push back/condense the tour. We still only missed one thing! My guide was informative, made sure to tailor the tour to what I wanted to do given our limited time, helped me bargain in the craft market, and was a great photographer. Definitely recommend this tour to hit the highlights of Accra!!

A splendid trip down memory lane. Tour guide was super experienced, professional, friendly and informative. Car was clean and air conditioned. Friendly service. We learned so much about the beautiful history of Ghana. We are grateful for the entire experience.

The driver was really nice and punctual. It was interesting to learn about the main leaders of Ghana at the museums. The visit to the crafts market was great for shopping

The tour covered everything we expected and several aspects of the maion attractions we didn't know about so was very interesting.

Excellent guide and interesting itinerary. The guide was flexible and knew all the key information about Accra