The five regions of Accra and their neightbourhoods to stay in
We all know or have heard of areas in Accra central like Asylum Down, Jamesstoen and Osu. Accra central is very touristy and great if you want to find something to do on a busy night the hotels and apartments in this area will reflect the location
This is the area which includes the Kotoka airport and the famous Airport resdential area which is considered one ot he wealthest neighbourhoods in Accra. Here you will find ministors and celebrities rubbing shoulders with other wealthy people who have decided to make their homes in Ghana
This area is an older more established and wealthy neighbourhood which included the Cantonments and many international embassies. This area is great for finding those exclusive Air BnBs as the houses are a really nice around here.The popular neighorbourhoods here are La and Labadi and Airport Hills. Imagine MTV cribs if you want to have a weekend stay with some friends then this is the place to rent a home so that you can be near all the action in central Accra. Burma Camp in also located in this area which is is the headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces so expect lots of military personal and their families to live in this area.
This area is knowns for having Kokrobite beach its another diverse areas of Accra but not as well known as the rest so assured you will find some decent places to stay..
This area of Accra is more downtown and probably a fairer relefection of life in Accra, here you can still find the hustle and bustle and buzz of living in Accra and is not as sometime sterile as central Accra. This areas famous neighbourhoods are Dansoman, Lartebiokorshie, Odorkor and Abossey.
Areas in Accra which are worth a look but not for staying in
Now we have to let you know that this is Accra and its a big city so there are going to places less developed than others. The areas which we would not recommend you booking accomodation are
- Agbogbloshie (famous around the world as the place where old electrical equipment is dumped – many documentraries have been made about this area and the government are working hard to clean up the area and its reputation)
- Sabon Zongo
- Old Fadama (Sodom and Gomorrah)
- Lavender Hill (Accra)