Mark writes: Just writing to say how much I appreciate your guide to Ghana. I first travelled there in 2006 and then again this past October and used the Bradt both times. As you note, there have been significant changes over the past couple of decades. The traffic in Accra, for starters, is absolutely mind numbing compared … Continue reading Trip report October 2022
Go City Cycle Tour, Accra
Jennifer Kindt writes: Your readers might like to know about Go City Cycle Tours and Share, a cycle tour business in Accra. The tours run on Sundays (because of safety), and start at 10am from Impact Hub in Osu. People have to sign up through the online form. During the tour you bike to the … Continue reading Go City Cycle Tour, Accra
Byblos Hotel, Accra
Chris writes: The Byblos Hotel in Accra doesn't deserve the positive description in your Ghana guide. The management organizes extremely loud musical partys in the restaurant downstairs with an open connection to the sleeping room. It's 3 o clock now, and we haven't been able to sleep. According to the management the party wil go … Continue reading Byblos Hotel, Accra
Accra and Bolgatanga updates
Merete writes: I came back last week from a 2 month stay in Ghana. Thank you very much for your detailed and indispensable guidebook. Some updates: Accra: Osu Castle (p 150-151): open daily - not just on Fridays ($4 or 30 Cedis) I saw Osu Castle on Tuesday 7th January - which is Constitution … Continue reading Accra and Bolgatanga updates
Flights from Accra to Wa
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/.
Taxis in Accra
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
Accra Pub Crawl with Jamestown Walking Tours
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
Accra & Tema updates
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
Detailed west coast trip report… and a tip for music enthusiasts!
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!
Latest news from eastern and coastal Ghana
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