Accra

06 July, 2016
Accra

Hailed as West Africa's golden child, Ghana deserves its place in the sun. One of Africa's great success stories, the country is reaping the benefits of a stable democracy in the form of fast-paced development. Ghana is located in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea, 5.5500° N, 0.2000° W off the Equator with an estimated population of 26 million.

As the capital city and economic hub of Ghana, Accra is the preferred conference destination in the region. Accra stretches along the Atlantic Ocean with a population close to 4 million. Established in 1877, the city is centered on the historical British, Danish, and Dutch forts. Presently, the city bustles with an array of multicultural and contemporary modern activities and average weather temperatures ranging from 24.7 °C (76.5 °F) in August (the coolest) to 28 °C (82.4 °F) in March (the hottest), with an annual average of 26.8 °C (80.2 °F).

With its welcoming beaches, range of hotels, bars, restaurants and shopping malls, gorgeous hinterland, rich culture, vibrant cities, diverse wildlife, easy transport and affable inhabitants, your activities should include:

  • Touring the castles of Cape Coast and Elmina to learn about the history of slavery
  • Go hiking, climb waterfalls and swim in the former German Togoland, Ghana's Volta Region in the east
  • Join the world's most inexpensive safari at Mole National Park
  • Enjoy the bustling yet exciting night life on the Oxford Street in Accra.

Institutes of higher education include The University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology and the Regional Maritime University.

Other points of interest include University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s Mausoleum, James Town Light House, W. E. B. Dubois Center & La Pleasure Beach.

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