Accra Hotels, Ghana
In Accra, you can find a myriad of accommodation depending on your choice to experience or merge with the African culture in this nation. This site offers only one of the places where you can comfortably stay and use as your base in your travels. In Accra, the capital city of Ghana, here are your choices of hotels...
Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra was built in 2011 which is a distinct addition to Accra and great choice for you. It is not far from teh city center and it normally takes about 20 minutes to reach the airport. It is close to the British Council, National Museum, WB Travel and other attractions. It has all the superior services and facilities you will need while in the city.
Novotel Accra City Centre Hotel is a great choice for you when visiting Accra. You can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. You can venture out the British Council, National Museum, WB Travel & Tours and other attractions. Top features of the hotel include free WiFi in all rooms, outdoor pool, tennis courts and ideal places to relax.
Holiday Inn Accra Airport is located in a perfect place to experience Accra and its surroundings. From here, you can enjoy easy access to all the lively city's offer. Holiday Inn Accra Airport has excellent service and superior facilities including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, room service, airport transfer, and more. Enjoy the outdoor pool, massage and relaxing fitness center.
Aside from the Accra hotels mentioned, you may click more accommodation through the following hotels links:
Labadi Beach Hotel
La Palm Royal Beach Hotel
Olma Colonial Suites
Tang Palace Hotel
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Accra Hotels, Ghana
Accra Brief Introduction
Accra has been growing in the recent decades due to the influx of immigrants from the USA, Europe, Asia and other African and other nationals all over the world.
The so-called Central Accra is the centre of administrative and culture which hosts most of the governmental departments, financial institutions, businesses, hotels and other public and private establishments.
In Central Accra, you can enjoy attractions including mausoleums, museums, public squares, theatres and sports complexes. Northern, Eastern and Western parts of Accra are largely residential with some business areas.
Accra Brief History
Accra was not the most important commercial centre in the area. However, by the 17th century, foreign colonists constructed ports in the city thus commencing its development. Among the countries that occupied Accra, it was the British that made considerable impact in various aspects in Accra. For example, the British captured Accra and moved their administrative functions their leading to the influx of british settlers in the city.
The railway system was completed in 1923 and by 1924 Ghana became the largest exporter of cocoa.
There was a big plan for the development of the coastal region of the city, such as broad and open spaces, public squares, fountains, ornamental pools, statues, recreational preserve for the elites but was never enacted during the British occupation.
When Ghana had its postindependence prime minister in 1957, he planned his own development plans for Accra. Instead of creating spaces he planned to establish landmarks and independence square among other nationalistic symbols.
Getting to Accra, Ghana
You can get to Accra from outside the country by flying and landing at Kotoka International Airport (IATA: ACC), the nation’s major hub for international, internal and regional connections.
From the airport, you can take an official taxi which has a regulated fare.
Ghana has a tour company where you can rent cars, minivan and both vehicles with a driver.
Taxi that are non-metered and metered are available. Therefore, if you to visit a place with a non-metered one make sure you ask how much or better opt for the metered one.
Tro Tros are minivans and minibuses which are considered the city’s public transit system. They are much cheaper but can be very slow, crowded and uncomfortable. You choice of transport depends on what or where you wanna go or do.
Interesting Sites and Travel Places
Certainly, there are loads of places and sites you can see when in Accra. Better plan ahead your visits to save time and effort.
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. Park in memory of Ghana’s figure who led its independence from Great Britain who later became the first president.
WEB DuBois Memorial Centre
Kane Kwei Carpenty Workshop
The National Archives of Ghana
Artists Alliance Gallery
Jamestown – fishing centre
Geography and Climate
Central Accra contains the historical British, Danish and Dutch forts. The city itself is over 170 square kilometers and is the anchor of various municipal districts of the Central Region.
The intersection of a stream and junction created the western border, the Great Hall of Univesity of Ghana forms the norther border and the Nautical College forms the eastern border of Accra City.
Accra has a tropical savanna climate. Ghana has two rainy seasons the chief rainy season begins in April and ends in July, while the weaker rainy season occurs in October.
The mean temperature ranges from 25.9 in August to 29.6 degrees Centigrade in March. The cooler months could be more humid than warmer months.
Being close to the equator, Accra has practically a uniform daylight hours during the year, and humidity is high varying from 65% in the afternoon to 95% at night.
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