From fishmongers hauling in their daily catch, to bakers whipping up crusty loaves and master metal workers reinventing scrap metal, Accra is full of inventive people making a living in creative ways. Join this Accra tour to meet the local workers and traders who will impress you with their skills.
Get up close to the artistic side of Accra on this cultural Accra tour that delves into the local industries that thrive within the community. Join a knowledgeable local guide in Old Accra and get acquainted with the manufacturing industry that is so very important to the local community.
Start in the historical area of Ga-Mashie and visit a local shoemaker that turns local leather (produced in the north) into footwear that lasts. Next up on this Accra walking tour, spend some time in a traditional bakery, learning firsthand from a baker how crusty bread is baked using a clay oven.
Then, head to the harbour at Ngleshie (Jamestown) to see fishmongers in action. While here, watch the local fishermen cast and haul in nets, listen to their traditional songs, see them drag their boats in for the day and bargain for the catch — it’s a simple, yet profound way to experience the true essence of Ghana’s coastal community.
From there, you'll find out how Accra’s scrap metal is recycled and given a new life at a local factory. As Accra transitions into a modern, industrial city, much waste metal has been made available for use. Here, local factories turn scrap metal into everything from cooking pots to ornaments and art pieces. See this invaluable trade in action, and marvel at how one person’s trash can really be turned into another person’s treasure!
Next, your Accra tour will take you to see bronze and tin craftsmen hard at work, where you can marvel at their talent and artistry. Finally, finish it up with a short trek down the coast. We’ll catch a car to the east to see the workshop and showroom of a world-famous coffin carver who makes magically shaped caskets for the much-celebrated funeral industry in Ghana. From there, your tour will end back in Old Accra.