Accra in a word: Fairish.
Chance of Hooking up: 4 / 5
Quality of Girls: 3 / 5
Nightlife: 3 / 5
Smoking tolerance level: 2 / 5
Beer: €1.50 for a pint.
Bed: €20 for a private room.
Bud: €1 for a small bag.
Board: €5 for a massive handful of compressed weed.
Budget other: Taxis are around €1.50 a pop. Entry to clubs are €5-€10 on the weekends.
West Africa’s ‘Golden Child’ is a serious let down. It’s voted #2 on Lonely Planet’s least favourite cities for a reason. Similar to the Gambia, people will regularly try to get into your pockets. The nightlife is the biggest disappointment, considering the population of nearly 4 million – even on a Saturday it’s underwhelming. But apart from the ugly sprawl, the hustlers and the nightlife, it has one saving grace – Labadi beach, one of the coolest hang outs in all of West Africa.
If you haven’t already, I’d strongly recommend you read my article Sex in Africa 101 before continuing.
Ghana girls are fine. They’re a solid 3: Average, with the odd hottie. It’s hard to find cute faces but not hard to find good bodies. The good thing is they speak English. Foreigners are common place, so don’t expect girls to approach you as often as they do in other West African countries. You will have to do a little ground work, but with any effort you should find it easy to pick up. They are mostly Christian so many drink and are quick to go to bed. If you meet your girl at night take usual precautions. If she’s Liberian watch your ass. Take my nightlife advice to find middle class girls without hidden agendas.
The best place, by far, to find high quality women is a Labadi beach during the day. Every day here is a massive beach party and the atmosphere is infectious. Cute waitresses and sexy chicks in skimpy bikinis abound.
A city with nearly four million English speakers is ideal for pipelining. Girls with online profiles in Africa tend to be more educated and a little better off as well.
Nightlife isn’t great to be honest. While we checked out several venues, I really couldn’t put many under the title ‘recommendations’. Avoid Macumba. Wakiki club is cool, but only on Monday nights. The Osu district is a popular night life area.
PS- Check out Tony’s tips in the comment section for nightlife!
The Office Block
Everyone one knows the Office bar (mentioned in LP), but the key thing here is that there’s actually three venues all beside each other in this block. It’s attracts the best looking women, the middle classes and also horny expat chicks. This seems like the place to be.
Located in Osu, this is Accra’s most exclusive nightclub. A little pricey but it’s got a classy clientele and worth checking out on the weekend.
Where to buy marijuana: In all likelihood you will be visiting Kokrobite beach for a few days. This is by far the best place to score weed. Now, there has been reports of people getting caught by undercover police here. Be vigilant as penalties are extremely harsh. Expect hefty bribes or prison time even for a small amount. Only get weed off a bonafide Rasta; there are plenty around.
Prague Marijuana Prices: 10 cedis (€5) will get you a massive handful of compressed bushweed, about two weeks worth.
My Accra Experience
We were here 3 days. Man do I have a funny story from my first night in Accra, but you will have to wait for that one… It’s a story similar to the Blowjob Bandits of Hanoi, but this time I came out on top (well, kinda). All in all we found the nightlife kinda crappy. We only discovered Labadi beach the last day, it was awesome.
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