Accra Port Guide

The Accra port is located in Accra, the capital of Ghana, West Africa. It is also the largest city in Ghana and the largest metropolitan in the country based on 2010 population. The city was and is the centre of most of the administrative operations in Ghana.

Accra port of call was built so that it stretched by the Atlantic coast of West Africa. The city is well-known for its early colonial architecture embedded into the modern architectural elements such as high rises, glass, steel and concrete. The mixture is a beautiful juxtaposition of the 19th century suburb of Victoriaborg and a modern metropolitan city.


Broadly speaking, there are 3 chief shopping sites in Accra. These are known as the Makola Market, Osu and the Arts Center Market. If you are into designer brands and expensive items, Osu is the destination for you. It is in the wealthiest district and has been developed accordingly. The Makola Market, on the other hand, is the people's market and is hugely popular among the public. You will find almost everything you need, including the specialty textiles, for which the market is particularly well-known.

The market adjacent to the national museum is rich in arts and craft-based goods. You can try out this market for various native paintings and prints. The market also houses shops that offer a great selection of products based in leather, wood and metal. Other prominent sites to try your hand at shopping are Wild Gecko by Tetteh Quarshie exchange, Suntrade at Asylum Down, Hakim's at the Osu market and Herschell Gallery.

Things to See

Accra has lot of beautiful sights, and it can take more than 2 days to see everything this city has to offer. However, a smart option would be to start out with the Perpetual Flame, move onto the National Museum and then the adjacent crafts market and the Liberation Square. This should be followed up with a visit to the tropical gardens and the Art Centre.

Restaurants and Bars

Accra cruise terminal has been established and recognized as one of the premiere ports. It is dotted by some of the best luxury indulgences like hotels, casinos, spas, nightclubs and restaurants. The nightlife at Accra is highly rated and is a big draw for tourists around the world. This, coupled with the fact that the people of Accra pride themselves on their hospitality, easily puts the bars and cafes at Accra among the best around the world.

Since Osu is the up market destination for the city, you will find the best restaurants and bars located in Osu. The best at Osu are Champs Sports Bar, Fusion, Chester's Place, Bassline, 7 Star, Boomerang and the Vibe Café.

Find a Cruise

Ask questions and get advice from other cruisers on our popular discussion board,