Centre for National Culture
Housing interesting artifacts and traditional handicrafts from Ghana, the Center for National Culture and Arts in Accra is a great place to pick up some souvenirs. The arts center has many bustling stalls where you can pick up the local handmade crafts to take back home. The center also displays various paintings and artworks by local artists. A great place to experience and even collect some of the local artworks, thus enhancing your cultural experience.
Anane International Memorial School
The trip begins on a positive note by meeting the students of the Anane International School in Nima. This school, in the heart of Accra, gives you a rare opportunity of interacting with the locals as well as teaching the poor and orphaned kids of this school. After visiting the school, we take a local tour of Nima. It was a fun day with the kids!
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
This place is literally where Ghana's history began. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President and one of the founding fathers, declared Ghana's Independence from the British here in 1957. He is often called the African Lenin and is greatly admired and respected by the people. This memorial is a dedication to him. The park stretches across five acres and houses a small museum documenting his life. It also has a small mausoleum, where he and his wife are buried. Independence day celebrations are held here and a tour of this place will give you much information about Ghana's history.