The discovery of considerable offshore oil and gas reserves in Ghana marked the country’s impressive upswing; today, the country is listed as one of Africa’s top ten best economic performers. Nowhere is Ghana’s newfound prosperity more evident than in Accra.
Flights to Accra take you straight to a refreshed city scene, with a number of new gourmet restaurant and upmarket hotel openings to choose from. Spend some time in the Ghanaian capital and it’s impossible to not fall in love: its inhabitants are profoundly warm and friendly with a huge zest for life. The best place to find it? At one of the city’s local restaurants, known as ‘chop bars’ (essential for sampling delicious Ghanaian food) or a dancefloor in club central, Osu, where the hiplife music is loud, and the vibe infectious.