Plain Fun

Accra Dance Clubs

Accra is famous throughout West Africa for its vibrant nightlife, which centers around Nkrumah Circle. Rasta togs and dreadlocks usually mark the entrance to the hippest spots.

There are quite a number of nightclubs and bars in Accra. All night dancing takes place around Nkrumah Circle, the part of the city, which doesn't sleep. You get almost anything here at any time of the day and night. Other neighborhoods like Abeka La Paz, Asylum Down, Adabraka, Teshie-Nungua, Bukom and Dansoman have also a variety of bars, nightspots, and can offer great entertainment and dancing to live and recorded music. 

Lake Volta

Take a cruise on the largest man made lake in the world. It is around 400 km long and covers 8,502 square km. Occupying the central part of Ghana, the Volta Lake covers 3.6 percent of Ghana's area and Volta Basin covers about 45 percent of the nation's total land surface.

The lake is navigable and provides a cheap route linking Ghana's northern savanna with the coast. It is a major fishing ground and provides irrigation water for farmland. The hydroelectric power plant is generating electricity for use by aluminium smelter located at the port of Tema on the Gulf of Guinea and supplies most of Ghana's other electricity needs as well.

The Lake offers a variety of opportunities for cruises, water sports and angling. It also has many fascinating islands and islets.  

Go fishing

Sport fishing for barracuda is popular. Fishing for Nile perch and barracuda can be experience in a local fishing boat at the mouth of the Volta. 

Fishing for Volta perch, African tiger fish, Nile tilapia and several varieties of catfish are a favorite of charter expeditions as native guides know the location of underwater snags and hot spots. 

Beach & Water sports

Ghana West Coast has a large collection of lakes, rivers, lagoons, ponds, swamps and beaches. 

Depending on where you go, you can have a choice of the following: 

  • Swimming
  • Sunbathing
  • Surfing
  • Body boarding
  • Boat riding
  • Jet skiing
  • Canoeing and kayaking 
  • Rafting
  • Beach walking
  • Kite flying
  • Team sport such as volleyball, football, etc. 
  • Crocodile watching
  • Whale watching
  • Turtle watching
  • Traditional dugout canoe fishing
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Scuba diving

Sailing and water-skiing are possible on Lake Volta. The two best spots for surfing are at Fete and Dixcove, both west of Accra.