Summary

Ghana is located on the west coast of Africa. It shares borders with 3 different countries: Côte d’Ivoire to the West side, Burkina Faso to the north and Togo to the east. The Gulf of Guinea provides idyllic views and beaches in the south.

The country used to be an English colony under the name of Gold Coast, hence the English language. On may 6, 1957, it was declared independent and has been known as Ghana ever since. It is a region rich in culture, cocoa, gold and friendly people.

If you love nature, Ghana has much to offer. Although large quantities of the rainforest were cut down in the south, new plants are sprouting vigorously between the old trees and complete the green carpet. If you travel north, the landscape gradually changes into a peaceful savannah.

The region is not known for mass tourism, which is part of her charm. However there are ample places to visit and dream. As your host we can provide you with personalised travel tips, from the lone adventurer to large groups with culture curiosity.

Events

25 may 2019 at 09h30
Art Galleries Tour

Join the Via Via Ventures Art Galleries Tour on Saturday, May 15! Spotting Ghanaian artist guided by internationally renowned, local artist and teacher Emmanuel Quartey-Papafio.

26 may 2019 at 15h00
Cooking Workshop

Join the first Via Via Ventures Cooking Workshop! Learn to make Ghanaian dishes under the supervision of renowned young chef Biishville, Kwame Amfo-Akonnor.

For more information and registration (reference flyer) contact accra@viavia.world.

01 june 2019 at 14h00
Batik Workshop

Join the first Via Via Venture Batik Workshop! Personalise your fabrics with colours, symbols and shapes and finish the day by sharing a wholesome Ghanaian meal.

For more information and registration (reference flyer) contact accra@viavia.world.

02 june 2019 at 16h00
Community meeting

Join one of our monthly community meetings!

This months discussions: fixing our road, how to deal with trash, repairing the street lights and safety measures.

Café/Resto

We offer a variety of lunch and dinner options at our restaurant. Try the Ghanaian KraKaKraKa tasting platter, wholesome jollof rice or take your pick from a number of continental dishes. Please alert our staff for any preferences.

Free breakfast for guests is served from 7.00 to 10.00.

Hotel

The guesthouse has only 6 rooms and can house up to 21 guests. We value the home feel and to give you the best possible experience.

There are 4 rooms with a double bed, private bathroom and view of the garden. We offer one family room with a double and a bunk bed, with a maximum occupation of 4. For the travellers on a budget and groups is a dormitory with shared bathroom available for up to 9 people.

The rates for a private room vary from €35,- to €65,- per night. The dormitory costs €18 per person per night. Lovely breakfast is included.

The house is screened against mosquitos, so there is no need to sleep under an annoying net. We offer free WiFi, rooms with AC and fan, restaurant and most of all a beautifull green garden.

Check in from 14.00 hrs and check out before 12.00 hr

Travel tips

As your host we can provide you with personalised travel information, as we are currently also employed as tour operators. Near the guesthouse you can visit the botanical gardens of Legon or Aburi, the vibrant Medina market, an Arts market, the beads factory of Dodowa Road and much more. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like some additional information.

Beadsfactory, at the Dodowa Road, close to the Amrahia Police Barrier (20 min’s drive).

From old glass bottles they make wonderful beads made from glass powder in different colors. The people are more then happy to show and explain you the whole proces. And of course, you are invited to buy different colorful bracelets and necklaces after the tour.

Botanic Garden in Legon & Canopy walk

This botanical garden and the canopy walk is a project from the University of Ghana. You can find different species of trees in the garden and enjoy a picnic under the trees. To have a nice view over the garden and lake , take a tour on the canopy walk. It is a little bit shaky, but well constructed and safe. You must pay a fee for entering the garden and an additional amount when you want to make use of the canopy walk. Worth a visit!

Aburi Botanic Garden

In this garden, you can choose to walk with or without a guide. The guide can tell you a lot about the special trees which were planted years ago. When you enter the garden, you will be impressed by the huge Royal Palms. It is a pity that they don’t maintain the garden in such a way that it looks well taken care off.

Aburi Art & Crafts Centre

If you like to see how the woodcarvers do their work, you must have a look at this Centre. The craftsmen and women will invite you to buy some of their things. It is a colorful place and the people are friendly. You can buy different souvenirs from there, but you really must bargain for a lower price. It is a nice game doing this bargaining and don’t forget to smile and make jokes during that time. Just in front of the Art Centre you can have a drink or a Ghanaian meal.

Jamestown Café, tour door Jamestown

These days, Jamestown is one the poorer neighbourhoods of Accra – full of beautifully dishevelled colonial buildings, clapboard houses and corrugated iron shacks – but it remains vibrant. For a great view of the city and the busy and colourful fishing harbour (haze and pollution permitting), climb to the top of the whitewashed lighthouse. It is impressive to see how the people live their life here and to see the old British James Fort and the other old buildings.

Artists Alliance Gallery (La Road)

The hugely respected Ghanaian artist Ablade Glover established this renowned arts venue, which has become one of the most important of its kind in Ghana. There are three expansive floors of art displayed in cool marble galleries. Check out the full-sized coffins in the shapes of crabs, running shoes and eagles. Everything is for sale. There’s a lovely pool out the back.

Ghana is full of amazing places. We are happy to recommend you nice places and help you organize your trip!

About host

We are the managers of ViaVia Accra and were born and raised in the Netherlands. We first moved to Ghana in the nineties and fell in love with her culture and people. Living with our two young children, we felt that the public school system could use some improvement. That is why we initiated the AMO Programme, a small factory that focusses on making local educational materials. Local being the key word, local wood, local products, local labour and embedded in local schools.

Even upon returning to our homeland, our love for Ghana never faded and in 2017 we grabbed the opportunity to move back. Now we are proud to present ourselves as true Ghanaians. Together with our team we would like to welcome you to our Guesthouse and restaurant!

Henk & Joa Bosch.

How to get there

Coming from Accra Airport (Kotoka), drive towards the Aburi Hills. When you pass the area of Madina you will reach Adenta. After the school Tot to Teen on your right side, switch to the side lane. After passing the Goil station, take the first street on the right side (Adjei Onanor Street). After 200 meter, you will reach the Logess Guesthouse on your right side.

If you travel by the local trotro, ask for the Adenta Filling Junction/Station. You will arrive at the Goil station.

We also provide a shuttle service from or to the airport. It is approximatly 20-30 minutes by car. The service costs €15 per person, but is reduced when you travel in a small group (up to 4 people).

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