An Air Traveller's Guide to Accra

Flights to Accra

Ghana is one of the most prosperous and stable countries in Africa which means the main city, Accra, is thriving and exciting. But do not try and do too much once you have landed from your flights to Accra. The capital of Ghana in West Africa is hot, hot, hot...and also humid with seasonal rains from April to June.

The best advice is do as the locals do – seek shade or sea during the heat of the day, do not get het up if you cannot get somewhere fast, and explore the area either early morning or late evening. Remember to purchase your flights to Accra through BudgetAir for some of the best deals around.

Information on the flights to Accra

The various flights to Accra land at Kotaka international airport, the only international airport in Ghana. So even if you are planning to visit other places within the country, initial flights to Accra are your only option. A good number of airlines have flights to Accra so check out the days that they fly on through BudgetAir.

The domestic flights Accra has conveys passengers between Accra, Kumasi and Antrak. BudgetAir can offer knockdown prices on flights to Accra so book your flights to Accra now to avoid disappointment.

Highlights of Accra

Once you have landed from your flights Accra is awaiting your arrival with many things to tempt you, such as Makola Market and the Timber Market, and a chance to see how ordinary Ghanaians live in James Town and Ussher Town. Ask someone local to take you round, deciding on an appropriate fee beforehand.

Although Accra is on the coast with the Gulf of Guinea lapping its shores, most of the oceanfront is rocky. There are still beaches to be had but they are best reached by bus. Labadi Beach, also known as La Pleasure Beach, is five miles east of the city.

For a splendid view of the whole of Accra, climb up the old lighthouse near James Fort, or for those interested in history, head for the National Museum which has displays on different aspects of Ghanaian life and the culture.

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