Accra Market Adventure

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Accra Market Adventure

from £21
Countries: Ghana
Join this Accra market tour and be amazed by what’s on offer. You’ll see medicinal herbs, items used in voodoo rituals and other West African accoutrements not seen in many other places.

Accra Market Adventure

Experience the multi-sensory fun of Accra's bustling markets on this local walking tour. Markets are a hallmark of African society and an invaluable place to connect with local culture, language, cuisine, and history. The markets of Ghana are no exception, providing excellent examples of vibrant artistry, quality craftsmanship, authentic home cooking, and keen bargaining!

Join an enthusiastic local guide and weave your way through through the Makol and Salaga markets of Accra. Learn the art of bargaining from your guide, who will let you in on a few local secrets that will hopefully help in your shopping efforts. Stop at the timber market in Arena Accra and learn about the many different uses of wood sourced from local forests and plantations.

While there, visit the intriguing herbal market and marvel at the range of roots, leaves and herbs on display. Find out how these plants are used in the voodoo religion as well as cures for a range of different illnesses and afflictions.

Local traditional medicine men and women frequently rely on nature to provide cures and relief for various ailments, so take the time to learn firsthand how these plants can be used to administer first aid in the bush and provide cures for common illnesses. Finish your Accra markets tour armed with useful knowledge on traditional medicine, a camera full of interesting images, and hopefully a few unique souvenirs!

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Price details:

from £21


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Trip Highlights

Visit several vibrant and popular local Accra markets
See how locally-sourced wood is used at the Timber Market
Learn about the use of indigenous plants and roots in herbal medicine
Find out how herbs are used in the practice of African voodoo


Local English speaking guide, entrance fees.

Not Included

Lunch, tips for photography, items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for your guide

Important Information

Duration:3 hours

Meeting point:
In front of Palladium Cinema Hall (opposite to the Asafoatse Nettey Methodist Church Old Accra).
Starting time: 1.00 PM

Ending point:
Palladium Hall, Arena Accra

Additional Information

Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking:
Please contact Accra Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.

Dress standard:
Since this is predominately a walking tour, we recommend dressing in light clothes that will make you feel comfortable in warmer weather conditions.

Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Language: English

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