I first heard about Ghana's appeal as a destination from one of my older cousins. She fell in love with it so much during a visit that she moved there permanently after retiring. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, Accra has been the capital of Ghana since 1877. After landing at Kotoka International Airport, visitors will find the drive to town is a short 6 miles.
Major attractions include the National Museum with modern and archeological exhibits dating back to the pre-historic era. At the Centre for National Culture, Ghanaian and West African arts and crafts are showcased. The National Theatre is the home of Abibigromma, the National Theatre Players, the National Dance Company and the National Symphony. It is available as meeting, reception and conference venue. Accra International Conference Centre is available for major events and trade shows.
Of interest to American groups will be Elmina Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is about 2 hours away from Accra. Built by the Portuguese in 1492, it was the last stop on the African continent for the ancestors of many African American and Caribbean people during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Also of interest to American visitors will be the Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-Africa Culture that commemorates the contributions of American W. E. B. Du Bois' to the Pan Africanist movement. The remains of Du Bois and his wife are enshrined at this site which has been declared a National Monument. House No. 22 First Circular Road where he lived until his death has been preserved as a museum.
When it's time to relax, Accra has a number of beaches including Accra Beach, Cocoloco Beach, and Korle Gonno Beach. Shai Resource Reserve, 50 KM North-East of Accra, is another natural areas for groups to explore during downtime.
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Consult Cvent's Accra Meeting Planning Guide for assistance in planning your trip.