Old and New Accra Experience

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Group
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Accra, Ghana
  • Ends Accra, Ghana
  • Visit the unique, urban communities of modern Accra
  • See how the industrious local people make a living
  • Learn about the heritage and culture of people living in Old Fadama
  • Witness how old machinery and appliances are put to use
The Old and New Accra Experience tour starts and ends in Accra. The Old and New Accra Experience is a walking tour that takes 3 hours.

Get both sides of the story on this Accra tour that reveals the challenging yet remarkably industrious side of life in Old Fadama. Learn about a community of people who build a life around reclaiming and reinventing materials for reuse. From old appliances to items of everyday rubbish, almost everything is salvaged for reuse. 
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Ready for an enlightening walking tour through Old Fadama? Let's go! This Accra walking tour will take you right to the heart of a unique community that manages to survive in challenging conditions. As masses of people migrate from rural to urban areas, African cities like Accra reach bursting point and people are forced to live in slum-like areas. 

For this Accra city tour, you'll meet up with your friendly local guide and head off to the Old Fadama area of Accra. Here, you’ll be able to witness another way of life, with the people who have migrated from the north of the country, in search of a better life. Take the time to learn how the local people go about their trade, using disused machinery, appliances, and equipment to their benefit. From old refrigerators to computers, printers, microwaves, and industrial machinery, the local community dismantle the appliances, locate the valuable parts and one way or another, find use for them. Whether selling valuable elements or using parts for other appliances, the people here are very industrious at making a living. 

Throughout the tour, take the time to ask questions and interact with this special community, who despite extreme hardship, still manage to survive with a sense of pride and humility.

  • Local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees.
  • Lunch
  • tips for photography
  • items of a personal nature
  • tips / gratuities for your guide
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Cancellation for this Old and New Accra Experience tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


Full payment of 55 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Old and New Accra Experience tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Old and New Accra Experience tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

In front of Palladium Cinema Hall(opposite to the Asafoatse Nettey Methodist Church Old Accra)

Meeting end point :

Palladium Hall, Arena Accra

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.