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Apps You Should Download Before Visiting Accra, Ghana

Accra is Ghana’s capital and largest city, a scenic Atlantic city with many things to offer. Nevertheless, downloading a few lifestyle and travel apps prior to your visit might make your trip more fulfilling. To ensure tourists make the most out of their trips, here are the apps you should download before travelling to Accra, Ghana.

XE Currency

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Ghanaian cedis | © CISabroad/Flickr

XE Currency Converter is the most downloaded currency exchange app in the world. It works offline and will help users to better understand the prices in Ghanaian cedisUse the XE Currency app to understand Ghanaian prices in shops, since Ghana uses the cedi, you will need to figure out the daily exchange rates.

Jumia Food – Food Delivery App

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Online food takeaway and delivery app in Accra, Ghana | © Jumia Food

If you’ve had a long day out exploring Accra’s marvellous things to do, you definitely deserve something fast to energize. Jumia Food has you covered. Jumia Food allows you to connect with the popular vendors and best restaurants in and around Accra, Ghana. Searching through the list of restaurants in Accra and food vendors is easy; you can sort by popularity, favorites, or distance. Easily find favourite Ghanaian dishes, street food and international menu. How does Jumia Food delivery App works? Set your delivery location, browse food vendors that deliver near you, and your order will be delivered to you in no time. This Accra’s online food takeaway and food delivery app is suitable to iOS/Android users.


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Uber, taxi booking app | © Uber Ghana

Chances are you already have Uber on your phone, but it really is an essential travel app to have for navigating transport in Accra, Ghana. If can’t face the confusion of public transport, Uber can get you around efficiently, and at a fair price. It’s usually cheaper and more efficient than a regular local taxis. With Uber’s global payment security encryptions, you no longer to have worry about not having any cash to pay and tip a regular cab driverSo, if you’re coming to Accra and want to get around efficiently, from Accra Kotoka International Airport pickups to exploring the City, this is a must-download app.

Mino Music

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Notjustok’s Mino Music is the best way to enjoy African music | © Notjustok LLC

Ghana’s music and the ever-vibrant afrobeats scene is big, and Notjustok’s Mino Music offers the best, biggest and latest releases out of Ghana. Through a free download and installation, Mino Music app let’s you create own library and favourite-list where you can add songs of choice to enjoy offline, with just a tap. Simply head to the venue, open your app, and enjoy live music. African music lovers will love this app, which is guaranteed to expose users to new musical talent gracing Africa. The Mino Music app is available in the iOS and Google Play app stores.

Google Maps

The best way of exploring the Ghanaian capital city lost with a navigating system in its streets and corners, and for that Google Maps is your best bet. Apple maps are do not work efficiently in many places outside North America and Europe, so chances are you will get lost using it in Accra. Google Maps work flawlessly, allows the user to select different routes to avoid traffic when driving, which is a major plus when navigating transport in Accra, Ghana.

Transport apps

When visiting a place without structured transport system, getting from one destination to the next can be daunting. Transportation apps available on Google Play or the App Store (iOS), connect commuters on the internet to book cabs and estimate the prices in Accra. Apart from Uber, the available transport apps with global payment security encryptions to ensure safe and reliable trips in Accra, include Cool Ride, Bolt, and Uru Travel. It is important to enter and track your destination with Google Maps, so you can tell your driver to use less traffic-dense routes, to avoid time-wasting and more costs.

We also recommend our ultimate traveller’s guide to Accra, Ghana.


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