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West African Markets and Cuisine

Highlights / General details

Africa's markets are a blessing and a curse for travellers. Filled with cool things to buy, eat and photograph, they are also confusing to get through alone. Join this Accra tour to navigate the market minefield and learn some local cooking tricks to take home with you.

Visit Accra’s atmospheric markets.

Find out how to bargain for goods just like a local.

Experience a ride on Ghana’s ‘shared taxi’ transport system.

Get acquainted with regional ingredients, spices, produce and flavors.

Learn how to prepare tasty traditional dishes from a local master.

Inclusion

Local English speaking guide; Entrance fees; Dinner.

Exclusion

Tips for photography; Cost of shared taxi or taxi; Items of a personal nature; Tips and gratuities for your guide.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily; Start time at 5:00pm.

Duration

Approximately 2 hours.

Location

Meeting point: Palladium Arena Accra.

Finish point: Pink Hostel.

Itinerary

Start by meeting up with a local guide then hit the streets to discover the variety of fresh food offered to the public. Eating from market stalls and roadside carts is commonplace throughout all of Africa and is an experience not to be missed when traveling in this part of the world.

Witness a wide range of foods being prepared, from large cauldrons of bubbling stew to grilled vegetables and fresh fruit juices and shakes. Here, the dishes and styles of cooking have evolved over centuries and have often been handed down from generation to generation. Perusing food stalls and chatting to locals is a great way to learn about traditions and customs of Ghana so don’t be afraid to ask questions and most importantly – try a few local delicacies.

Next on your Accra food tour, hop in a shared taxi and head to the Pink Hostel to meet up with a local chef, where you’ll learn how to prepare a few dishes yourself. Perhaps learn how to make kenkey (fisherman’s soup) or other dishes typical of this region. Finish your Urban Adventures tour with newfound knowledge of West African cuisine, ready to use in your own kitchen when you get home. Now that's what we call an awesome souvenir!

Participant restrictions

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

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.

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.

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**

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