Trips out of town

Day trips, weekend escapes and fun getaways within easy reach of Accra

Where to go in Ghana

Cape Coast

Ghana's old capital city Cape Coast and its imposing castle is a window into the country's history.


Ghana's second city is a sensory overload – drop in on Kejetia Market, West Africa's biggest of its kind.


Experience Ghanaian life in full colour in Takoradi-Sekondi, aka Tadi, aka the Twin City.

Kakum National Park

This verdant slice of rainforest is a fresh alternative to the bustling cities of the coast.

Resorts and bolt-holes out of town

Lansdown Ibru Heights

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

‘Hidden away’ doesn’t really do the justice to the Lansdown Ibru Heights’ location. This new place is not somewhere you’ll stumble across – it’s a long and winding road, but that’s just how the owners want it. This is an exclusive villa complex in the lush folds of the hills around

  1. Villas, Off Nsawam-Aburi Road
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Royal Senchi

  • Price band: 3/4

The Royal Senchi Resort is a bold undertaking; a largely thatched 84-room complex with facilities for large conferences just west of the town of Akosombo. Its location by the river gives it a wild tropical feel, while being within a 90-minute drive from Accra. The four-star hotel is impressive. The

  1. Senchi Ferry Road, Senchi
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Adi Lake Resort

  • Price band: 1/4

While the Royal Senchi Resort is by far the best accommodation in the region, this resort is a good budget alternative. With nights from GH¢100, it also makes a good bolthole. While nothing like the resorts such as Big Milly's to the west of Accra, it’s still a pleasant enough place. The ten

  1. Akosombo, on road to dam
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