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Why Fly to Accra?
Accra, the national capital of Ghana, is one of the most dynamic, colourful and relaxed cities in Africa. Founded in the fifteenth century by the native Ga peoples, the city has a deep and rich history. Accra feels distinctly modern, with its bustling markets, distinctive architecture and mix of African and European cultures. Budget travellers often remark on Accra's affordability; cheap flights and low-cost accommodations are plentiful.
Flying to Accra from the UK
It is possible to obtain a flight to Accra from London Heathrow, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff, and most other major airports, except Heathrow these are one and two stop flights, calling at Amsterdam, Frankfurt or Dubai. Flights flying via major hubs such as Dubai may offer discounted prices as an incentive to fly. Flights with one or more stops can take between 11 and 16 hours, with direct flights running at on average running at between 6 - 8 hours.
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Which Airlines Fly to Accra?
Accra is less expensive to fly into than other African cities. All direct flights to and from Accra's Kotoka International Airport leave from London. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer direct to the Ghanaian capitol from Heathrow, while Ghana International Airlines flies daily between Gatwick and Accra. Finding a discount flight between the UK and Accra is easier if you fly indirectly. Afriqiyah Airlines offers inexpensive airfares from the UK through Libya, while KLM, Lufhansa and Brussels Airlines fly to Accra from London with stops at various European airports. British Airways and Emirates offer the best combination of convenience and price from Manchester and Birmingham.
Mini Travel Guide to Accra
Once you get to Accra, though, it is easy to explore the rest of Africa, as Kotoka is a major hub for travel elsewhere in Ghana and the African continent. Travel to and from central Accra and the airport is easy, because Kotoka Airport is extremely close to the city centre. Accra is an ideal holiday for the solo or female traveller, because it is considered one of the safest cities in Africa. Exploring Accra, whether by foot, on taxi, or on a 'tro-tro', part of the city's informal public-transportation system, is easy and inexpensive. The city's mild, warm climate is one of the most temperate in Africa, and green spaces such as parks and gardens are everywhere in Accra.