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Accra

Accra is the capital of Ghana and the largest city in the country. Located on the Atlantic coast of West Africa, Accra is the economic and administrative center of Ghana. It is home to over 4.7 million people, making it one of the most populous cities in the region.

The city is situated along the Gulf of Guinea and is located in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. It is the most populous urban area in the region, and the second-largest city in West Africa after Lagos. Accra is known for its vibrant culture and its lively nightlife.

Accra has a long and rich history, dating back to the 15th century when it was founded by the Ga people. It later became the capital of the British Gold Coast in 1877, and was declared the capital of the newly independent Ghana in 1957.

Accra is a major commercial and financial hub for the region. The city is home to the headquarters of many large companies and banks, as well as the University of Ghana, the largest university in the country.

Accra is also a popular tourist destination. The city is home to many cultural attractions, such as the National Museum, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, and the National Theatre. The city also boasts beautiful beaches, such as Labadi Beach, and a lively nightlife scene.

Accra is a vibrant and exciting city, with something to offer for everyone. It is a great place to explore and experience the culture and history of Ghana.

Excursion tips for a day in Accra

As a tourist in Accra, Ghana, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, a tribute to the first president of Ghana.

2. Explore the bustling Makola Market, a great place to buy souvenirs and sample local cuisine.

3. Check out the National Museum of Ghana, which houses a variety of artifacts and artworks from the country's past.

4. Take a guided tour of the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, a museum dedicated to the life and work of the African-American civil rights leader.

5. Spend the day at Labadi Beach, where you can relax on the sand and take a dip in the ocean.

6. Visit the National Theatre of Ghana, a stunning building that hosts a variety of performing arts events.

7. Take a stroll through the Jamestown district, one of the oldest parts of the city.

8. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants in the city, which serve up delicious traditional dishes.

9. Explore the Aburi Botanical Gardens, a lush green space with a variety of plants and wildlife.

10. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Volta River, a great way to end the day.

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The climate in Accra

Accra, Ghana has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: the wet season and the dry season. The wet season runs from April to October and is characterised by high temperatures and high humidity, with frequent showers and thunderstorms. The dry season runs from November to March and is characterised by cooler temperatures and lower humidity, with occasional light showers. Throughout the year, temperatures in Accra range from a low of around 22°C (72°F) to a high of around 33°C (91°F).

Cruise weather for Accra

Our weather forecast for Accra helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 23.3 °C
28.1 m/s
39.2 m/s
85.0 %
24.1 m
81.3 %
1,015 hPa
05:54:46
18:19:16
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 23.1 °C
23.8 m/s
38.2 m/s
60.9 %
24.1 m
79.9 %
1,015 hPa
05:54:55
18:19:15
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 23.6 °C
23.0 m/s
35.0 m/s
83.6 %
23.8 m
83.2 %
1,016 hPa
05:55:04
18:19:14
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 24.3 °C
min: 23.2 °C
23.8 m/s
38.5 m/s
93.7 %
22.7 m
88.0 %
1,016 hPa
05:55:13
18:19:12
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 23.5 °C
21.2 m/s
32.0 m/s
57.0 %
24.1 m
82.0 %
1,016 hPa
05:55:21
18:19:09
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 23.3 °C
23.4 m/s
31.7 m/s
44.5 %
24.1 m
79.3 %
1,017 hPa
05:55:29
18:19:05
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 22.7 °C
27.0 m/s
35.3 m/s
84.5 %
24.1 m
80.2 %
1,017 hPa
05:55:36
18:19:01
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 23 °C
22.0 m/s
31.7 m/s
70.6 %
24.1 m
74.3 %
1,018 hPa
05:55:43
18:18:56
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 22.3 °C
24.5 m/s
30.2 m/s
51.5 %
24.1 m
76.4 %
1,018 hPa
05:55:49
18:18:51
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 22.5 °C
26.3 m/s
36.7 m/s
75.4 %
24.1 m
81.0 %
1,017 hPa
05:55:55
18:18:44
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 23.3 °C
24.1 m/s
35.6 m/s
77.1 %
24.1 m
81.8 %
1,017 hPa
05:56:01
18:18:37
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 22.4 °C
23.4 m/s
29.5 m/s
58.3 %
24.1 m
78.2 %
1,018 hPa
05:56:06
18:18:29
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 22.7 °C
23.8 m/s
29.9 m/s
51.8 %
24.1 m
82.0 %
1,018 hPa
05:56:10
18:18:21

Cruises to Accra

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Scheduled ship calls in Accra, Ghana
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