Accra's bustling markets are typical of West Africa, with fragrant food, vibrating music, and a variety of goods that draw locals and tourists alike to the crowded stalls. Visit with a guide to make the most of your experience—here are some things to know.
On a food tour, shop for ingredients at a local market before joining a Ghanaian chef to learn how to prepare some of Ghana's most beloved dishes.
Take a walking tour for an insider’s look at the bustling markets, including advice on bargaining.
Ride in a “tro-tro,” one of Accra’s shared taxi vehicles.
Explore the Makola and Salaga markets, as well as the timber market, which sells wood from area forests.
Head to the herbal market to learn about local medicinal herbs and their different uses in traditional medicine and voodoo rituals.
Get tips from your tour guide and try your hand at bartering.
Things to Know
If booking a tour with a cooking class, note any dietary requirements when booking.
Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes when visiting any market.
Bring cash, ideally small bills, if you plan to purchase anything at the markets.