Free walking tour of the Makola Market in Accra

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Kweku
Quality Verified Registered on February 03, 2021

Hello good friends, I hope you are doing well today! My name is Kweku Ansong born and raised in Accra, Ghana West Africa. I would love to show you around my city including it’s beautiful culture. AKWAABA! (Welcome)!!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Experience a memorable walking tour of the Makola Market that stood at the heart of the urban city.

The market is the main wholesale and retail marketplace in Accra, the epicenter of trade in Ghana. See the various commodities of the market ranging from fresh vegetables to textiles. It offers a variety of products both local and exotic which some of you would want to see and buy.

This market is the largest in Accra, is close to some tourist sites such as Jamestown fishing village, The National Theatre, Kwame Nkrumah Museum, and the Independence Square. It also offers a good old architectural structure and this is where both, new and second hand used clothing are bought before people buy the on their boutiques and shops. It might be a local market but trading activities here feel exciting seeing the crowd moving in all directions with each one trying to find what he or she came to buy.

We will start from Tudu, a line of old story buildings where brand-new clothes are wholesales, visit Kantamanto where imported second hand clothing are sold at wholesale and retail. We will enter Okaishie where the women vendors stand on the busy streets to sell their products. Continue to the African fabric and textiles shops.

We will finish at Rawlings Park, a well-maintained car park for both traders and visitors to the market.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Ridge, Pmb Ct 343 Independence Ave, A...
    Ridge, Pmb Ct 343 Independence Ave, Accra, Ghana
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    Bus Stop At Movenpick Ambassador Hotel

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    Outside visit
    Makola Market

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Eva 03 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
He never came
Brenda 12 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Kweku was really great! He took his time with us through the guided tour. We really enjoyed learning about Ghana’s culture, history in addition to the market tour. He was also very patient with us, and proposed additional places to visit for the duration of our stay. Thank you Kweku! You’re truly a guru:-)
Muinat 01 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
10 out of 10 experience. He catered the tour specifically towards our needs and what we wanted to see and buy.
Arkadiusz 14 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Kweku took a good care of us at the Makola Market and surroundings. Arriving to Accra from far away and seeing a totally different culture might be a bit overwhelming at first, so I recommend to take a walking tour with Kweku as one of the first activities during your visit. After a few hours spent at the busiest spots of Accra under his wings, we were more confident at interacting with the locals. Meda ase Kweku :)
Mewded 22 Sep 2022

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Travelled alone - Sep 2022
Kweku was such a phenomenal tour guide! I felt so safe as a solo female traveler. He was thorough in his explanations and the history of what we were seeing. He went above and beyond; willing to tailor the experience to my needs and wants. I cannot recommend him enough! I left with a friend.
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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