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  • Address: Accra, Ghana


Ga-Mashie District Tours

Better known by locals as Old Accra, the Ga-Mashie district of the city is home base for Ghana’s Ga people, the original settlers of the capital. This relatively small geographic area is rich with national culture, history and heritage, including Ussher Town and James Town. These densely populated fishing villages may be economically deprived, but their iconic structures from the colonial era and kinetic energy make Ga-Mashie a destination for travelers. 

The district lies between the Densu River and the Chemmu lagoon, just north of the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can explore the bustling fishing villages, where men are taught to weave nets and hallow canoes by hand. Or visit with the artisans, carpenters, masons and tailors who while away the day using ancient methods and long-perfected techniques.  An afternoon in Ga-Mashie puts travelers in touch with Ghana’s age-old traditions, right next to its thriving new economy.

Practical Info

Ga-Mashie District stretches some 100 hectares along the southwest coast of Accra. It is the oldest community in the capital and one of the 11 districts that makes up Greater Accra.

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Accra Architecture and Neighborhoods Tour, Accra, null

Accra Architecture and Neighborhoods Tour

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Discover the architecture, history and culture of Ghana’s capital city on a 3-hour tour of Accra. Visit the Danish, Dutch and Jamestown neighborhoods that make ...  Read more

Location: Accra, Ghana
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.00
Accra Cultural Walking Tour: Arts, Crafts and Industry, Accra, Walking Tours

Accra Cultural Walking Tour: Arts, Crafts and Industry

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Location: Accra, Ghana
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.00

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