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The forum will be held at the UPSA Campus in Accra, Ghana. There are plenty of hotel around the venue, and the official hotel is: Please click here to book.

As a participant of the conference, we want to ensure that your travel experience is smooth and enjoyable. This travel guide provides you with essential information about transportation, local customs, safety tips, and some notable attractions to explore during your stay in Nigeria.

1. General Information:

  • Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana, located on the southern coast of the country.

  • The official language is English, but Twi and Ga are widely spoken.

  • The local currency is the Ghanaian Cedi (GHS).

  • Accra has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round. Prepare lightweight clothing and sunscreen.

2. Transportation:

  • Kotoka International Airport (ACC) is the main airport serving Accra. It is located approximately 9 kilometers northeast of the city center.

  • Kindly contact your hotel to arrange for your arrival and departure transfers from Accra Airport.

3. Accommodation:

It is advisable to stay in official hotels. Please check below for the recommended options.

4. Local Customs and Etiquette:

  • Ghanaians are generally warm and welcoming. Greetings are important, so make an effort to greet people when entering a room or starting a conversation.

  • Dress modestly and respectfully, especially in public places and when visiting religious sites.

  • Tipping is not mandatory but is appreciated for good service.

5. Safety Tips:

  • Be cautious of your personal belongings and avoid displaying valuable items in public.

  • Use reliable transportation services and avoid traveling alone at night, particularly in unfamiliar areas.

  • Stay updated on local news and follow the guidance of local authorities regarding any safety or security concerns.

  • Be mindful of your surroundings and take necessary precautions to protect yourself from petty theft and scams.

6. Attractions and Places to Visit:

  • Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum: A memorial dedicated to Ghana's first President, showcasing his life and achievements.

  • Makola Market: A bustling market where you can find a variety of goods, from clothing to fresh produce.

  • Labadi Beach: A popular beach for relaxation, swimming, and enjoying local food and music.

  • National Museum of Ghana: Explore Ghana's rich history, art, and cultural heritage through various exhibits.

  • Jamestown: An area with colonial-era architecture and the historic Jamestown Lighthouse, offering a glimpse into Accra's past.


7. Useful phrases

  • "Hello" - "Akwabaa" (pronounced as ah-kwah-bah)

  • "Thank you" - "Medase" (pronounced as meh-dah-seh)

  • "How much does it cost?" - "Ehia sen?" (pronounced as eh-hee-ah sen?)

  • "Where is the nearest restaurant?" - "Ehe na eho da so dua?" (pronounced as eh-heh nah eh-hoh dah soh dwo-ah?)



Visa Application

For the guidelines for visa application, refer this link: 


Countries not requiring visa to Ghana

ECOWAS States: Nigeria, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Liberia, Benin, Cape Verde

Southern and Eastern African countries: Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya

Other countries: Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, Mauritius

Free visas on arrival or at mission

Egypt and Rwanda

Letter of Invitation

If you have registered to attend the QS African Forum 2024 and you require a letter of invitation, please send an email to with the following:

  • Forum Registration Number

  • Full Name as in Passport

  • Date of birth

  • Nationality

  • Issue country

  • Date if issue

  • Date of expiry

  • Current location

  • Designation

  • Affiliation

  • Mobile

Please note that we cannot provide letters of invitation to spouses, children, or others who will be accompanying you on the trip but not attending the QS African Forum as registered attendees. For any assistance please email:



The two official hotels are as follows - please note that daily shuttle service will only be provided from these hotels. 


On Campus

from US$55 per night

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On Campus

from US$20 per night

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