Accra is located within the Greater Accra Region which is the gateway to Ghana. It is the smallest region in Ghana but the most densely populated. Greater Accra region contains the two great metropolitan areas, Accra and Tema, the country's major industrial and commercial centres.

Accra has been the capital of Ghana since 1877 and spreads along the Atlantic coast. The city is well endowed with luxury as well as great value hotels, excellent restaurants and nightclubs. A range of museums and public monuments, modern business and commercial areas as well as busy markets and residential suburbs are ready to be explored.

Further along the coast of Accra is Ada. The estuary of the great River Volta and the fine beaches of the estuary and the Atlantic coast provide popular resort areas. Water sports and river trips make this a great place to relax.

Among the highlights of Accra are the National Museum, National Theatre, the Centre for National Culture, Independence Square, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Fishing ports, Beaches and Markets.

  • National Museum
  • Independence Square
  • Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-Africa Culture
  • Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
  • Centre for National Culture
  • Makola market
  • National Theatre
  • Accra Zoo
  • Osu Castle (Christiansborg)
  • Shai Nature Reserve