Situated in West Africa’s lush forest region, Accra is Ghana’s largest city which is renowned for its pristine beaches, traditional markets, vibrant nightlife and sophisticated art galleries. From incredible ancient monuments to majestic forts and captivating museums, this capital city of Ghana has a lot to offer visitors in terms of culture and history. You can also experience various activities here; go horse riding on Labadi Beach, kayaking in Lake Volta, jet skiing at Bojo Beach and snorkelling in the Gulf of Guinea to discover the likes of lobsters, seahorses and moray eels. Accra is home to some of Ghana’s most captivating icons; the most significant amongst them is the oceanside Osu Castle, which was constructed by Danish colonialists in 1659. Another must-see landmark in the city is the Independence Square which houses various monuments related to Ghana's independence struggle, including the Liberation Day Monument, Black Star Gate and Independence Arch. Finally, make sure you visit the spectacular World Heritage Sites of Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle which both feature stunning architecture. Brightsun Travel offers jaw-dropping Accra cheap flight deals, so book now to enjoy your holiday in this seaport city.
Accra boasts some of the country’s most fascinating museums and contemporary art galleries. Step inside the National Museum of Ghana to explore a range of musical instruments, textiles and costumes of local tribes. Visit the Kwame Nkrumah Park and Mausoleum where you can discover lots of personal items of Ghana’s first President Kwame Nkrumah, including pictures, dresses and letters. Head to the Ussher Fort Museum to dive into the history of the slave trade in Ghana and discover shackles, weapons, and grinding stones, as well as photographs of social activists who worked for slave trade abolition. Then there’s the unique Nanoff Gallery that showcases a rare collection of sculptures made from discarded automobile parts, kitchenware and bicycle wheels. You can also visit the Art Without Borders Gallery to admire various artefacts, oil paintings and sculptures made from stone and wood. Finally, make sure you visit the Artists Alliance Gallery to browse a collection of colourful paintings created by renowned local and international artists. Brightsun Travel offers cheap flights to Accra, allowing you to discover the city’s excellent museums.