Accra Markets Explorer
Highlights / General details
This ain't your average market experience! Join this Accra 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.
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.
Lunch; Tips for photography; Items of a personal nature; Tips and gratuities for your guide.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily, except Sunday; Start time at 1:00pm.
Approximately 3 hours.
Meeting point: In front of Palladium Cinema Hall (opposite the Asafoatse Nettey Methodist Church Old Accra).
Finish point: Palladium Hall, Arena Old Accra.
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!
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Since this is predominately a walking tour, we recommend dressing in light clothes that will make you feel comfortable in warmer weather conditions.
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**