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Jamestown Walking Tours

Date:                     Saturdays
Time:                     2:00 PM
Venue:                   Jamestown
Address:                 Accra Central
Organiser:              Jamestown Community Theatre Centre
Contact name:        Nicolette Lorraway
Contact number:     +233 (0)2 4356 1807 - +233 (0)5 4885 0681
Email:                    jamestownwalkingtours@gmail.com - Nicolette.Lorraway@gmail.com
Website:                 www.jamestownwalkingtours.wordpress.com


Every Saturday afternoon at 2pm, knowledgeable local guides lead a 2-hour tour of cultural, historic and architectural sites of Jamestown.

Jamestown Walking Tour has been running for 5 years, and is the only tour reviewed and recommended by both the Lonely Planet and Bradt travel guides, as well as Time Out Accra.

As one of Accra’s oldest suburbs, Jamestown is rich with an interesting colonial and slaving history, and vibrant Ga culture.

However the suburb traditionally suffers from negative stereotyping, and little tourist infrastructure has discouraged some tourists from independently exploring the area.

The Jamestown Walking Tour will create a safe way for tourists and residents to discover this community on foot, learning about its history, taking in the vibrant street atmosphere, meeting locals and trying local food. By experiencing the vitality of Jamestown first-hand, visitors better understand this community and the challenges it faces.

Stops will include the Jamestown harbour where fisherman continue the old fishing traditions, major colonial and slavery sites, a local chop bar and more.

All tour guides are young people who were born and bred in Jamestown, and offer a uniquely personal look at life in this community. Guests will even be invited to see the tour guide’s family home and meet Jamestown’s Chief. The launch will also help to create new jobs and battle youth unemployment in the area.

The tours are operated by the Jamestown Community Theatre Centre, a performing arts space which uses drama-based workshops and performances to empower at-risk people with skills and knowledge.

The tour launched in August 2013 and since then, thousands of guests have enjoyed learning more about this fascinating neighborhood.

Whether you are a long-time Accra expat looking to find out more about this area, or a tourist looking for the real heart of Accra, Jamestown Walking Tour invites you to discover another side of this pulsing city.

For more information, visit our website.

Jamestown Walking Tours

When: Tours will depart every Saturday at 2pm from 17 August 2013
Where: Departs Jamestown Lighthouse, High Street, Accra
Contact: +233 (0)2 4356 1807 or +233 (0)5 4885 0681

Price: 30 GHS/person, no bookings required. (Please note: Recently there have been local copy-cat tours posing as ‘Collins’ and ‘Nii’ from Jamestown Walking Tours at the Jamestown Lighthouse. When arriving for your tour, please call +233 (0)2 4356 1807 or +233 (0)5 4885 0681 to find your correct guides.)

Disclaimer: The information listed is from third parties, has not been verified and does not engage the responsibility of the website.

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