Thanks to fellow Bradt writer Sean Connolly for letting me know that Africa World Airlines, which already flies between Accra and Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale, will operate a thrice-weekly return flight between Accra and Wa starting on 15 October 2019. For further details see https://www.flyafricaworld.com or https://www.facebook.com/flyAfricaWorld/.
Nancy Chuang, who updated Ghana for the new 8th edition. writes: In the new Bradt Ghana, I describe how ride-hailing apps Uber and Taxify have grown in popularity over the last few years, offering true rates without haggling with the drivers. Note, however, that in 2019, Taxify relaunched as Bolt; if you already had the … Continue reading Taxis in Accra
Nicolette of Jamestown Walking Tours writes: Jamestown Walking Tours in downtown Accra is still going strong! In addition to conducting our established afternoon walking tour every Saturday at 2pm, awe have recently introduced a 'Pub Crawl' which leaves on weekend nights around 4pm, and takes guests around to 6 of the most historic pubs in the area, … Continue reading Accra Pub Crawl with Jamestown Walking Tours
Many thanks to Nancy Chuang, who is currently in Ghana updating the Bradt Guide for the 8th edition, for these useful news snippets: ACCRA: The Loom Gallery’s owner is 90 years old. So…it’s not open regularly anymore. Frances’ number is 0264295567. Nima Tours has a totally incorrect price in the book—it is 30 cedis per … Continue reading Accra & Tema updates
Paul writes: We've just returned from three weeks travelling down the coast of Ghana and have some comments and recommendations you might like to take note of. ACCRA The old Penta hotel on Oxford Street, Osu has been extensively refurbished and is now the URBANO HOTEL. Not cheap (around £96 p.n. for a double) but … Continue reading Detailed west coast trip report… and a tip for music enthusiasts!
Thanks to Nancy Chuang, who is Ghana right now researching the coming 8th edition of the Bradt Guide, for the following key updates (listed in alphabetical order): ACCRA (TESHIE-NUNGUA): people who book online would already know this, but if you’re driving out to the African Royal Beach Hotel without making prior contact, just know that … Continue reading Latest news from eastern and coastal Ghana
Burkart & Johanna write: We passed 2 amazing weeks in Ghana. Thanks to your helpful guide we were well prepared and enjoyed our time very much. We would like to share some experiences with you to further improve the guide. We have the 7th edition. Accra We booked the first hotel in Accra online from home … Continue reading May 2018 trip report
Armin Ruda writes: After our trip to and through Ghana for the last three weeks we wouldlike to give a big compliment for your Guide, which was a great and helpful assistant for us. For all tourists and travellers to Tamale and the northern part we can recommend a new and really helpful Organisation for … Continue reading 2018 trip report
Marly writes: Reading about JayNii Streetwise , in your 2014 Ghana guide, I decided to take them some school utensils. I almost didn’t succeed to get them on the spot because the bag and I were more or less hijacked by a few trouble makers (one very agressive!) from the adjacant fishing ‘village’. They insisted … Continue reading JayNii Streetwise, Accra
Flavia writes: For more than 10 years, I have taken unpaid leave from my airline company in order to volunteer as a teacher for educational projects at deprived schools in Accra and to support the Ghana National Symphony Orchestra on the violin for many music projects at the National Theatre Accra and all around the country. This fascinating activity has allowed me to get a deeper insight into Ghanaian art and culture, in short : Have the time of my life. In particular getting the chance to work with ALIDU, a charismatic Lead Dancer of the National Dance Company Ghana, and local master drummers has opened my scope on the rich musical heritage of Ghana. On the occasion of various outstanding shows (« Solma », « Diema », Aza », « Alkebulan’sAwakening – the History of Slavery in Africa », … Continue reading National Dance Company Ghana