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Makola Market Tours

Makola Market
Stationed in the heart of Accra, this bustling market’s kinetic vibe has an energy that’s uniquely its own. Whether it’s discarded car parts, fresh produce, pots, medicine, plants or giant land snails, Makola Market sells practically everything under the sun. 

The market also holds some historical significance. Established in 1924, Makola was the first wholesale and retail spot in Accra, making it a staple of both community and commerce. In 1979, it was destroyed by the government in hopes of improving local economy, but was quickly brought back to life by citizens eager to trade. Today, Makola is one of the most popular markets in Accra and travelers claim it’s possible to get just about anything, from anywhere, in its hundreds of hot, crowded stalls.

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Be prepared to bargain. Locals agree white travelers usually pay more, but traders are ready to barter and visitors should be, too. The market is typically loud and crowded, so keep belongings close and stay aware of surroundings. Travelers in the know recommend hiring a guide—locals call them connoisseurs—to navigate the market chaos.
Address: Kojo Thompson Rd, Accra, Ghana
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Makola Market Walking Tour

Makola Market Walking Tour

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Get a rare and exclusive access to sections of the market which give you the best the Ghanaian way of life and trading. Learn the history and structure and organisations of our markets.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$41,03
Price varies by group size
From
US$41,03
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Accra Markets Walking Tour

Accra Markets Walking Tour

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Explore Accra’s most vibrant markets on a 3-hour walking tour through Ghana’s bustling capital city. Follow your guide through the Makola and Salaga markets and get tips and advice for bargaining like a local. Browse vivid displays of medicinal plants and herbs, and discover handcrafted beads, Kente clothing and souvenirs from around the country. See timber from African forests, then learn how vendors at Accra’s fascinating herbal market sell the roots, leaves and dried plants used in traditional medicine and voodoo ceremonies.
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  • 3 hours
From
US$66,00
From
US$66,00

The Accra Markets Experience

The Accra Markets Experience

We uniquely offer you the markets of Accra with a complimentary pick up, water and soda. Most importantly we can skew the itinerary to meet your your interest.
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  • 3 to 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$120,00
From
US$120,00
Taking safety measures

Accra City Tours

Accra City Tours

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Accra is the capital of Ghana, the first country to gain independence in the sub region in1957. Accra has a population of about 6 million. The fastest growing city and the biggest city in Ghana. The Tour begins with a visit to the Black Star Square, a Square which boasts of three monuments which encapsulate the sight for independent and liberation. Depart Black Star Square to Osu Castle, the 17th-Century Castle located on the shores of the vibrant township of Osu which is converted into a Presidential Museum in 2017. Depart to Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, a remarkable Mausoleum dedicated to Ghana's first President and a prominent leader in African Politics. Visit James Town Light House which was built in the colonial era in1930. It consists of a stone tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a keeper's house. Visit Makola Market, Accra's oldest dynamic commercial hub. Depart Makola to African restaurant to have Lunch. Transfer to Hotel after Lunch.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$49,82
From
US$49,82

Half-day Accra Guided Tour

Half-day Accra Guided Tour

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See the city of Accra in a limited space of time for less. Enjoy all this a highly subsidized rate with the most knowledgeable guides.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$94,36
Price varies by group size
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US$94,36
Price varies by group size
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Experience the Beauty, History and the Culture Of Accra in a Day

Experience the Beauty, History and the Culture Of Accra in a Day

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This tour gives travellers the opportunity to experience the beauty, historic monuments and the great cultural heritage the city has to offer. It also offer visitors the opportunity to experience the pleasure and the artistic nature of the City.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$65,00
From
US$65,00
Taking safety measures

Accra in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

Accra in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

This is a private tour that is flexible on time and visit places. You are welcome to make adjustment to visit places most interesting to you at no extra cost.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$125,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$125,00
Price varies by group size

 1 Day Accra City Tour

1 Day Accra City Tour

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This tour gives travellers the opportunity to experience the beauty, historic monuments and the great cultural heritage the city has to offer. It also offer visitors the opportunity to experience the pleasure and the artistic nature of the City
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$51,29
From
US$51,29
Taking safety measures

Accra City Tour

Accra City Tour

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Start your day with a walking tour through Jamestown with its busy and colourful fishing harbour. Wander through the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the WEB Dubois Center and the Independence Square, and you will be stunned by the story of the founder of modern Ghana and the history of the Gold Coast. In the afternoon we experience the busy Makola Market, a renowned market place and shopping district in the centre of the city of Accra. Finally we will take you to the Arts Centre, where you will find a great choice of local hand crafts.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128,21
From
US$128,21

Experience The Beauty, History And The Culture Of Accra In A Day

Experience The Beauty, History And The Culture Of Accra In A Day

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Accra is one of West Africa vibrant cities with so much to see from colonial buildings, museums, busy markets for the strong hearted to Jamestown fishing community. Nice seaside to catch the sunset, have a good time at the art market. Accra is welcoming. • Visit to the independence square and Black star square, the most famous symbols of Ghana • Visit makola market. • Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum. • Go to the local art market for art and craft shopping, walk around and interact with artists and take pictures and drumming lessons. • Lunch at the James Town café, try local dishes. • James Town. A community that is still having some of the oldest buildings from the post-colonial era.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$80,00
From
US$80,00

Accra Walking Tour

Accra Walking Tour

This is a unique walking tour of some of the oldest towns in Accra like James Town where you will get the opportunity to see the lighthouse, the fishing village and boasts among others. It also takes you to the busy market of Makola to experience the everyday life of market women in Ghana
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$70,00
From
US$70,00

Accra City Tour Year of Return Edition

Accra City Tour Year of Return Edition

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This Accra City Tour will introduce you the the hustle and bustle of the Capital City of Ghana. Our tour will include a visit to *Makola Market *Jamestown *Kwame Nkrumah Museum *Accra Arts Center to shop for souvenirs and have drumming lessons
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$70,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$70,00
Price varies by group size

Accra City Tour Experience

Accra City Tour Experience

Explore the best of Accra whiles escaping the chaos on this guided tour of Ghana’s electric capital. Your guide takes you to top Accra attractions such as the Makola Market, Kwame Nkrumah Park, and the Art Center in private transportation—meaning you can avoid public transit and driving in traffic.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$128,21
From
US$128,21

Half Day Accra City Sightseeing Tour With Guide

Half Day Accra City Sightseeing Tour With Guide

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If it’s your first time visiting Accra, a guided tour is the best way to get a handle on the city. This half-day Accra sightseeing option takes you on a quick trip to the city’s highlights, including the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and the Makola Market. Along the way, your local guide provides a perspective on the sights that many miss.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$127,70
From
US$127,70
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Accra City Tour

Accra City Tour

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To have lot of experience, culture and traditions of Ghanaian and the Ga people. Visit W. E. B. Du Bois Center. Kwame Nkrumah Monument,  Independence Square, Makola Market, Historic Jamestown.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$256,42
From
US$256,42

Half-Day Accra City Tour

Half-Day Accra City Tour

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Cut through Accra’s chaos on this guided tour of Ghana’s electric capital. Your guide takes you to top Accra attractions such as the Makola Market, Kwame Nkrumah Park, and the Art Centre in private transportation—meaning you can avoid public transit and driving in traffic. Plus, going with a guide gives you the inside scoop on what makes Accra on of Ghana’s gems.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$151,29
From
US$151,29

Accra Shopping Experience

Accra Shopping Experience

What makes this experience stands out is the fact that we bargain for you to get the best stuff at the best prices especially with our knowledge of the local market and prices.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$101,54
Price varies by group size
From
US$101,54
Price varies by group size
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Accra City Tour

Accra City Tour

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Portrayed and exposed to the Ghanaian culture, history and heritage. Expect a wonderful and amazing time on this tour. You will have a very well experienced and a fun guide to be with. There will be a lots of laughs and banter from start to finish. Explore Accra with Freelance Nana and discover what Ghana’s beating heart is got to offer.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$205,13
Price varies by group size
From
US$205,13
Price varies by group size
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Accra Stay By Plan

Accra Stay By Plan

"Accra stay by plan" is a popular expression which simply means Accra is a big city and in order to enjoy your stay and have the utmost experience, you'll have carefully plan. As a guide with years of experience and one of the best Accra city tour guides, i designed this tour to give tourists a fair view of the nation's capital from the past,present to the future.And please don't be surprised when you go to a market and i ask you to balance something on your head whilst carrying a baby on your back it's all part of the Ghanaian experience!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$60,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$60,00
Price varies by group size

Accra City Tour (Year Of Return Experience)

Accra City Tour (Year Of Return Experience)

Accra city tour introduces you to the highlights in one day Visit the W.E.B. Dubois Center, Accra Art Center, and more Private transportation is a safe and comfortable way to get around Guide shares tons of information about Accra as you go
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$180,00
From
US$180,00

Accra and Cape Coast City Tour

Accra and Cape Coast City Tour

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Portray and get an exposure to the Ghanaian Culture, history and heritage. Expect an amazing time on this tour with our experienced and fun guide. There would be lots of laughs, fun activities from start to finish. Explore with HBe Travels and discover what Ghana’s beating heart has to offer.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$700,00
From
US$700,00

Accra City Tour ( Year Of Return Experience )

Accra City Tour ( Year Of Return Experience )

City tour of Accra, capital of the Republic of Ghana, originally settled in the 15th century and now a sprawling metropolis of over 2.5 million residents. Experience the history, markets, monuments and local flavors. Also includes a visit to the Christiansborg castle (Osu castle), originally built by the Danes and once was the seat of the government of Ghana.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$87,18
Price varies by group size
From
US$87,18
Price varies by group size

ACCRA CITY TOUR Experience

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ACCRA CITY TOUR Experience

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Let us take the stress and strain out of touring Accra and be amazed with a tour of the Jamestown community and Accra. Experience the rich history and the effect it had on its people, enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city and the coexistence of various diverse groups within the community with ease. We offer a unique and professional experience. We ensure ethical tourism by creating a friendly atmosphere between locals with guests. We ensure our guests' safety at all times by providing safety tips when required. Our vehicle is spacious with working air con and seat belts and is driven with the utmost safety in mind.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$54,00
US$60,00
US$6,00 savings
Price varies by group size
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US$54,00
US$60,00
US$6,00 savings
Price varies by group size
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Accra City Tour X

Accra City Tour X

With this tour package you get to see some of the major tourist sites there are in Accra, and also get to experience the culture and even interact with locals. It’s going to be a memorable experience worth your time.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$223,08
From
US$223,08

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