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Old and New Accra Experience

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Highlights / General details

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.

Inclusion

Local English speaking guide; Entrance fees.

Exclusion

Lunch; Tips for photography; Items of a personal nature; Tips and gratuities for your guide.

Hours of operation

Available Monday - Saturday at 9:00am.

Duration

Approximately 3 hours.

Location

Meeting point: In front of Palladium Cinema Hall (opposite the Asafoatse Nettey Methodist Church Old Accra).

Finish point: Palladium Hall, Arena Accra.

Itinerary

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

Additional Information

Since this is predominately a walking tour, we recommend dressing in light clothes that will make you feel comfortable in warmer weather conditions.

Participant restrictions

Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.

Policies

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.

Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.

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**

How to book

1. Make Contact

Get in touch with one of our destination specialists to discuss your plans. Whether you want to discuss this particular itinerary or you have specific requirements that mean we create a totally unique holiday just for you. You can call us or send us an online enquiry and we will call you back to discuss your holiday plans.

2. Discuss

Our destination specialists are here to help. They will have firsthand knowledge of the destinations that mean they can answer your questions, make suggestions and give relevant advice to put together your dream holiday.

3. Refine

Your own dedicated specialist travel advisor will help to carefully create your tailor made holiday and send you a detailed itinerary via email for you to look through and refine until you are 100% satisfied.

4. Confirming your holiday

Once your holiday itinerary has been agreed we will ask you to pay the relevant deposit, if applicable, or full payment if your holiday is departing within 14 weeks of booking. You will then receive your full confirmation, payment receipt and ATOL certificate via email within 24 hours of booking.

After booking service

Even after you have booked and paid for your holiday there are bound to be questions you have before you depart on your holiday. We pride ourselves with the Customer Care that we offer and are always here to assist with any pre or post departure assistance you require.

Deposit
Why not pay a low deposit to secure your holiday, call now for details! Full payment must be taken 14 weeks before departure.
Our opening hours
Mon – Fri: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Call Free on : 01737 646416

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