3 reasons why I would return to Accra !

3 reasons why I would return to Accra ! | Afrofoodie in Accra - Ghana

Akwaaba Foodies !

Afrofoodie in Accra – Ghana

Lucky me got the chance to travel to Accra for 3 days, a couple of months ago. As my trip was business related, I did not get the chance to really enjoy all that the vibrant city of Accra has to offer !

Therefore, below are the top 3 reasons why I would love to go back there 😉

3 reasons why I would return to Accra ! | Afrofoodie in Accra - Ghana

  1. FOOD

Let me start by saying that I was “kindly” warned about the Ghanaian cuisine.  2 out of 3 persons basically told me that I would be disappointed by the food there.

As far as I am concerned, tasting the local food whenever you travel to a new destination is part of the travel experience

Instead of scaring me, this information really spiked up my curiosity and I definitely « chopped »* and enjoyed some Ghanaian food.

Have you ever tried Banku* or Kenkey* with Shito* and fried fish? Well we did and we liked it!

3 reasons why I would return to Accra ! | Afrofoodie in Accra - Ghana

What additional Ghanaian local cuisine do you recommend I taste? What are your favorites?

3 reasons why I would return to Accra ! | Afrofoodie in Accra - Ghana

  1. CULTURE & TOURISM

The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park is definitely on my list of places to visit in Accra. On Day 1, we were unfortunately not able to get in the Park as it was past the closing time when we arrived.

3 reasons why I would return to Accra ! | Afrofoodie in Accra - Ghana

I have also heard about the Independence Square and Labadi Beach and I plan to visit them as well 😉

3 reasons why I would return to Accra ! | Afrofoodie in Accra - Ghana

Are there any other cultural sites you recommend that I visit next time I set foot in Accra?

3.  SHOPPING

Last but not least, I really enjoyed shopping at the Makola Market and the Arts Centre in Accra and would love to go back.

3 reasons why I would return to Accra ! | Afrofoodie in Accra - Ghana

Despite on how crowded the Makola Market, you can find it worth it to walk around and purchase away 😉

The Arts Centre on the other hand is a less crowded and a little more organized (my fellow Ivoirians can find it comparable to our Marché de Cocody). Over there, you can find any types of local and handmade souvenirs.

Any other markets or shopping places you know of ?

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Now it’s your turn !

Have you ever been to Accra ? Did you enjoy it ? If so, please share the reasons why 🙂

3 reasons why I would return to Accra ! | Afrofoodie in Accra - Ghana

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* Pictures of the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and the Independance Sqaure are courtesy of the website Travel Adventures

* Find other articles on Accra on Les Afronautes and Visiter l’Afrique !

* Find more details about the Ghanaian cuisine here !

* Chop: it’s a slang in broken english that means « to eat »

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