Aburi Gardens happens to be one of my favorite hide out spots, living in the capital city has it’s own sperks but you would agree with me on how densely populated Accra is, in this context “noise and air pollution “.
My first trip was in 2009 then subsequently in 2017,2018 and 2019. I excited each time i plan in going there.
NATURE EXPLORE AT ABURI GARDENS
You may be wondering why i keep going back right. It’s just for the experience and the fresh palm wine. You can’t go wrong with it.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Aburi Township is our small London on the hill in the Eastern Region. Not far form the capital city. But let me give you heads up on what to expect
Accra Mall to Aburi Gardens 1 hour.
Madina to Aburi Gardens 42 minutes.
Tema Station to Aburi Gardens 1 hour 17 minutes.
The are estimated times solely dependent on when and where you set off and your mode of transportation.
I was ready to stretch my legs on my friends dashboard with my afrobeat music selection ready for the road trip, interesting conversation and a good time.
The beautiful smooth ride from Accra up the is undoubtedly soothing. The best comes from the Eastern Region. The beautiful landscape, roller coaster ride up the mountain never gets old. But to beat traffic at Adenta and Pantang Junction you will have not set off early. Although there’s a bit of a delay at the toll booth but it’s nothing
The infamous bread sellers welcomes you upon reaching the toll booth. You will get “butter and sugar bread” to buy. But what catches my attention are their names ” God is my helper, Afia bread boutique, sweet bread. Just to name a few. And also the plantain sellers. Do well to buy a bread.
The almighty Palm wine. Now trust me when i say you will find the best palm wine joints there, fresh and cold. Go early for the fresh one’s, at Peduase you will see them lined up ready to serve, very affordable i tell you. You can buy form 7 cedis to 30 cedis depending on the size of the bottle. I always buy when I’m up there.
The weather, such a cold place and be sunny now and start raining heavily in few seconds. As it’s a mountainous area, Aburi is becoming a new place for settlers. I entreat you stay over night to wake up to the dew and thick fog for the full experience
The boiled maize or corn sellers, my second sought after after palm wine. From Peduase all the way up to the gardens you will see indigens busily arranging their corns in a pan to cook. You can get on from 1 cedi to 2 cedi, it goes with dried coconut soaked in salt water. So delicious.
Children below 6 years 1cedi
Students ( 1st and 2nd cycle) 2 cedi.
Adults 5 cedi.
Children below 6 years 2 cedi.
Students (1st and 2nd cycle) 5 cedi.
Adults 10 cedi.
Photoshoot ( Private) 100 cedi
Photoshoot( commercial) 200 cedi
Video ( private) 100 – 300 cedi
Video ( commercial) 500 cedi
Lawn fee 100 cedi
They have a couple of on sight eatery privately owned with wide range of local dishes and continental dishes. They also have a snack bar and juice and khebab sellers.
Considering I’ve been there 3 times i had no need for a tour guide. But they do have tour guides on ground to take you through. The second time i went with a Geography student of the University of Ghana Legon so he took me through. But for a full appreciation i suggest a tour guide. There are so many different species of plants and trees. We walked through the garden to enjoy the fresh air and took as many pictures and sticks of khebab.
It’s a child friendly place and not far from the Capital city so no bother at all, again it’s a good start to introduce kids to nature and love for it. The bamboo trees is so magnificent. The African shop stand there is very affordable to buy form.
THINGS TO PACK
1. Power bank
3. Snacks or food
4. Comfortable clothing
It’s an ideal place for
2. Group hangout
3. Family reunion
4. A vacation
5. Wedding reception
And any form of outdoor event.
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