Around 2,000,000 people call Accra in Ghana home.
It’s about 1250 miles (2012 kilometers) from Banjul - Gambia, Gambia and about 1800 miles (2897 kilometers) from Agadir, Morocco.
For some retail therapy while you are in Accra, explore some of the busy department stores and boutique shops. Go window shopping or people watching in Accra Mall, Makola Market or A&C Mall.
Two of the most interesting museums here are the W.E.B. DuBois Center and the National Museum of Ghana, two exhibit spaces where culture vultures can enjoy a morning of inspiration. Follow a local guide or take a self-guided tour, study the collections or just savor the contemplative stillness.
The Accra area boasts some generous civic spaces; Independence Square is a firm favourite with residents and visitors alike. It's the sort of place that visitors often return to time and time again.
Labadi Beach, is an ideal spot to spend the day and see locals relaxing by the sea. Breathe in the fresh air, notice the changing seasons and enjoy being outdoors. Take off your shoes and wander the coast or just enjoy being near the water.
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is a well-preserved religious building that has stood the test of time. Visit this special place to learn about its history and then take your time to admire the architecture.
Accra features botanical gardens where you can slow down and relax among many plant species. Make the time to investigate the wide range of plant species in the garden.
If you’ve still got time to spare after checking out all the major sights the Accra area, be sure to pop over to the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial.