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Kokrobit is a city located along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, 30 km west of Accra. This is a popular place for lovers of sea fishing and tourists, as well as for fans of beach holidays.

The main tourist site of local infrastructure is the Beckiard Big Milli complex, a promising resort operating since 1995. It includes Behdosh Bar and Hostel and a restaurant next door. All these objects fit well into the local atmosphere with souvenir shops and a fish market.

Several good hotels with excellent cuisine from different countries of the world are located a stone's throw from each other. It will be preferable to choose the well-known - “Korkor Inn”, “Kokrobit Gaden”, “Lodge”. Many of them organize weekend shows with dancing or musician performances.

Going to the beach, you should remember that it is popular not only among tourists and fruit sellers, but also pickpockets. You can get to the beach on the "trotro", the city will have to move on foot, because public transport and taxis drive only along the main streets.

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Beach description

Kokrobite Beach is a long beach on the Atlantic coast, consisting of several sites covered with white sand. The beach is surrounded by coconut trees, creating a pleasant shade and serving as a source of coconuts. A gentle entrance to the ocean, warm water and soft surf make the beach even more pleasant.

For the convenience of visitors, huts with roofs made of palm and coconut branches have been built on the beach. They can take a break from the midday heat and store personal items in storage. While relaxing on Kokrobite Beach, visitors can:

  • sunbathe,
  • bathe,
  • enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean and sunset,
  • Enjoy drinks at local bars
  • to play football,
  • hanging out listening to reggae music
  • watch sea fishing,
  • have picnics with a bonfire
  • take surfing lessons.

In addition, visitors to the beach can buy fresh seafood from local fishermen and cook them right on the beach.

The beach is not very clean - and this is perhaps the only minus of Kokrobite Beach.

To get to the beach, you can leave Accra by taxi, rented a car, or use public transport.

Infrastructure

The whole coast of Kokorobite is built up:

  • bars
  • eateries and restaurants
  • hotels
  • well-maintained beach areas.

Prielite beaches, as a rule, are quieter and more comfortable, they are ideal for visiting by couples, groups and friendly companies. Every weekend entertainment events are organized on their territory, live concerts are organized.

Among a large selection of affordable and comfortable hotels near the beach, the The Dream Beach Resort hotel occupies a special place, offering comfortable Western standard rooms, a restaurant, breakfast included and other amenities for relaxation. It is located very close to the beach.

The abundance of souvenir stalls and a small shop allows you to buy local crafts, musical instruments, souvenirs and clothes.

Kokrobite exact time

  • Kokrobite Ghana
  • 19:28 Sunday, 10.27.2019
  • 05:49 Dawn
  • 17:41 Sunset
  • 11 hours 54 minutes Day length
  • Greenwich Mean Time Time Zone
  • UTC 0 Africa / Accra
  • Ghanaian Cedi (GHS) Official Currency
  • 5.4999558, -0.3665972 Coordinates
Nearest Airports
Kotoka International Airport 25 km Ghana ACC
Lome Airport 194 km Togo LFW
Port Bue Airport 395 km Ivory Coast ABJ
Murtala Mohammed International Airport 425 km Nigeria LOS
Ouagadougou International Airport 772 km Burkina Faso OUA

Kokrobite, Greater Accra Region, Location on the map, Ghana. This geographical feature is located in the time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC 0), coordinates - 5.4999558, -0.3665972. According to our data, Ghana is a country in which the official currency is Ghanaian Cedi (GHS).

The distance to the capital (in a straight line) is 23 km (Kokrobite - Accra).

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Nearby places
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Accra Greater Accra, Ghana 23 km
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Nsauem East, Ghana 36 km
Asamanx East, Ghana 52 km
Suhum Eastern Region, Ghana 61 km
Coforidua East, Ghana 65 km
Akim Oda Eastern Region, Ghana 82 km
Cape Coast Central, Ghana 109 km
Nkavko East, Ghana 124 km
Ho Volta, Ghana 155 km
Konongo Ashanti, Ghana 156 km
Agogo Ashanti, Ghana 165 km
Obuasi Ashanti, Ghana 166 km
Takoradi Western Region, Ghana 170 km
Tarqua West, Ghana 181 km
Kumasi Ashanti, Ghana 190 km
Prestei West, Ghana 196 km
Hoho Volta, Ghana 206 km
Mampong Ashanti, Ghana 207 km
Ejura Ashanti Region, Ghana 237 km
Tekiman Brongh Ahafo, Ghana 290 km
Sunyani Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana 296 km
Tamale North, Ghana 441 km
Wa Upper West Region, Ghana 559 km
Ouagadougou Central Region, Burkina Faso 775 km
Lome Primorsky Region, Togo 192 km
Yamoussoukro Lax, Cote D'Ivoire 564 km

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Ghana Climatic Conditions


The state is territorially located in the subequatorial belt. Most often the country is arid hot weather. Periodically, it is replaced by rainy seasons. The climate of the south and north is significantly different. In the southern part of the country there is high humidity, and the area is dotted with jungle. The north is characterized by hot, dry days, and the territory consists of savannas, strewn with shrubs and rare trees.

In the period from November to February, the Harmatan walks around the country - a dusty and arid north wind. It is almost not felt only in the coastal zone.

Mampong, Ghana. Photo by Edward Ofosu.

Animals and plants of Ghana


The central part of the country was captured by evergreen forests. Here you can see very rare and valuable tree species. In such places cola, ebony and cotton trees grow, as well as other representatives of the African flora. In the south there is mahogany and zestrela. In various parts of Ghana, you can see avocados, banana palms, papaya, orange and grapefruit tree, and even pear and other fruiting plants.

As a result of land development by humans, the local fauna has declined significantly. Elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, antelopes, panthers, lemurs, buffaloes, various monkeys are found less and less. To preserve these and other animals, the Government of Ghana has created a national level nature reserve park, the Mole.

Today in the country there are many varieties of snakes and other reptiles. Most of them are poisonous. You can also meet porcupines. Millipedes, horned vipers, scorpions and other exotic representatives of the fauna live in the jungle, in areas remote from human habitation.

In the Gulf of Guinea, washing Ghana, there is a wide variety of fish. And at the mouths of the rivers you can catch shrimp and get special oysters that live in fresh water.

Male National Park, Ghana. Photo by Craig Caldwell.

Ghana population


The country has almost 25 million inhabitants. According to their ethnic composition, they are descendants of local tribes. More than 40% of citizens belong to the Akan nationality. Every year, the country's population grows by an average of 2%, due to the high birth rate. About 58% of the inhabitants are literate. Half of the population of Ghana lives in cities.

The official language of the country is English. It is owned by approximately a third of the population. 70% of the inhabitants are Christians. The two largest communities are Pentecostals and Catholics. About 17% are Muslims, 5% are adherents of old African gods and religions.

Carnival, Ghana. Photo by John Dramani Mahama.

Economic situation


Ghana is an agricultural country. The mining industry is also developed here. Bauxite and manganese ores are actively mined. There are also oil and gas fields that are developed by various companies. A large-scale mining of silver and gold. Ghana is one of the top ten countries that are the world's largest gold miners. It also produces large-scale diamond mining.

But the main direction of the country's economy is the agricultural industry. About 37% of the population is employed in this sector, which contributes 37% of GDP. The main export crop is cocoa beans. Bananas, sugarcane, corn, peanuts, sorghum, cassava and others are also grown. But they are mainly sold in the domestic market.

In addition to cocoa, gold, valuable wood, fish, aluminum, diamonds and manganese ores are actively exported. But at the same time, a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line.

Cocoa, Ghana. The author of the photo is Arnaud Delberg.

History of ghana


The territory of the country has been inhabited by people since ancient times. Excavations in different parts of Ghana prove this, where archaeologists found parts of household items and weapons. In the Middle Ages, tribal communities were formed here, from which city states were created over time. The largest of them were La, Shai and Begho.

In the 15th century, Europeans appeared in Ghana - Portuguese sailors. They became the first colonizers on this earth. Here was established their stronghold - Fort Elminu, and other fortresses. Through them, the export of slaves and gold was carried out. Also in Ghana, representatives of other European countries began to appear. Representatives of Britain and other countries also began to build their fortresses on this land. So there was Frederiksborg, and then Christiansborg.

At the end of the 19th century, the English crown officially acquired these lands from Denmark. Colonists from other European countries were ruthlessly ousted from this country. Strong resistance to the British had only local residents belonging to the Ashanti tribe. They fought with the British troops, carried out raids on the settlements of the colonialists. Ashanti fought for every inch of the earth, not allowing the conquerors to go deeper into the Black Continent. But armed with spears and shields, the black warriors could not resist the guns and guns of the colonialists. In 1896, the territory of their country became a protectorate of Great Britain, and five years later it was annexed to the British colony "Gold Coast"

Only as a result of the tumultuous liberation struggle of the 1040s, Ghana was able to get rid of the colonialists. She became independent in March 1957, and got its current name. He headed the state of Kwame Nkrumah, who raised the people against the British.

The country lived peacefully until 1966. Then a military coup in 1966 launched an armed confrontation, which, with short interruptions, lasted until 1982. After a series of overthrows of governments and presidents, it was only in the 1990th that the arrival of a legitimate government consisting of civilians was announced. The country began to live without large-scale military conflicts, developing its infrastructure and industry.

Osu, Ghana. Photo by Francisco Anzola.

Accra - the bright and colorful capital of Ghana


The current capital of the state of Acre is a city with a history. The first settlement in the metropolis was created in the 15th century. Then the tribe “ha” lived here. With the advent of the European colonialists, the English fortress Asher and Osu, a castle owned by the Danes, grew up in this place. Around them a large trading center arose. So Accra appeared. In 1877, the city became the official capital of the conquered territory. The administration of the colonialists acted here, and there were the largest markets, including slaves.

Today, Accra is a modern African metropolis, where beautiful office buildings made of glass and concrete, embassies and banking institutions are adjacent to the old quarters in the colonial style. In these places you can admire the elaborate and pompous mansions of past centuries. Also, tourists are advised to visit Independence Square. It is considered a copy of Moscow Red Square. Parades and public holidays are constantly held here. In this place there is a memorial dedicated to the fallen unknown soldiers, and a colorful arch in honor of the country's independence. Not far from the square is the Arts Center, where you can admire the exotic creations of Ghanaian craftsmen and artisans. This place also hosts dance shows and song festivals, often performing groups of theater artists.

Also, guests of the capital can visit the National Museum. It is famous for a large collection of exhibits dedicated to local art, and historical items (weapons, household items, jewelry) belonging to the citizens of empires that existed in ancient times on the land of Ghana.

On the outskirts of Accra is a museum that used to be the home of the legendary doctor, William Dubois. Today it has become a memorial dedicated to this man - a fighter for the rights of the African population.

Memorial, Freedom Square, Accra, Ghana. Photo by Nick Warner.

Other unique sights of Ghana


The country has many attractions and interesting places for tourists. These are beautiful castles built by the colonialists: Danes, British and Portuguese during the development of Africa. The Ashanti people who inhabited the territory of the state in past centuries left a great cultural heritage.

Two tens of kilometers from Accra is Kokrobit. This city is home to the African Academy of Arts and Music. There are dancing and vocal schools, as well as exhibition halls and art workshops. The Academy constantly hosts exhibitions, colorful festivals and interesting concerts. Tourists who want to visit her can settle in an excellent hotel and relax from cultural events on a well-kept beach.

Foreign guests can also visit the village of Senya-Beraco, which is considered an ideal resort for lovers of surfing. There is also a colorful Good Hope - a fortress built at the beginning of the 18th century.

This is only a small part of the bright and unusual sights that every tourist who came to Ghana can see.

Cocrobit, Ghana. Photo by rachelanderik1.

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