Aplaku Guesthouse A Small Hotel in Ghana

Aplaku Guesthouse
A Small Hotel in Ghana

Comfortable Accommodation in Accra

European Style in an African Environment

Aplaku Guesthouse is perched on a hill above Accra and has marvelous views of the beautiful beach and the sea. The constant sea breeze and a daily swim in the sea are key factors which will make your stay in our quiet retreat quite unforgettable.

We are close to Bojo Beach and Kokrobite Beach which have good restaurants and a vivid beach life.

We will provide you with all the information to find your way around Accra and surrounding areas. Public transport can take you to visit all the areas in Accra, and the bus stop is only 500 metres away. Alternatively, there are many taxis available. We can even arrange for you to have your own private taxi.

APLAKU guesthouse offers six tastefully furnished rooms, four with private bathrooms. You can choose double or single beds. All of the rooms are well ventilated by ceiling fans and provided with wardrobe, writing desk and comfortable seating. Tariffs

APLAKU guesthouse is just a thirty minute drive to the international airport.  We provide transport to and from the airport.

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Ghana - Traveling information
  • Passport and Visa

  • Health Care

  • Money

Passport and Visa Information

Visa and Immigration

Visa must be obtained prior to arrival and are required by all except nationals of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Zimbabwe. You cannot get a visa or entry permits on arrival at the border or airport. Visas can be extended once in the country.

Visa requirements can change at any time - we recommend you contact your local representative to find out the latest requirements.

Visa Application Requirements

- Valid passport 
- Completed entry permit application form, four copies 
- Four passport pictures 
- Airline ticket

Health Care

Health insurance is essential, preferably with cover for emergency evacuation. Medical facilities exist in all the regional capitals as well as in most towns and villages. Emergency medical facilities are extremely limited.


A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required by all nationals entering the country.

Following WHO guidelines issued in 1973, a cholera vaccination certificate is no longer a condition of entry to Ghana. However, cholera is a serious risk in this country and precautions are essential. During the rainy seasons (May to July and Sept to Oct) there are seasonal outbreaks of Cholera. Current outbreaks are occurring in parts of Accra and Kumasi. Up-to-date advice should be sought before deciding whether these precautions should include vaccination as medical opinion is divided over its effectiveness; see the Health appendix.

Immunisation against typhoid is usually advised. An outbreak of Poliomyelitis occurred in 2003.

Malaria risk, predominantly in the malignant falciparum form, exists all year throughout the country.

Food and drink

According to the Ghanaian High Commission in London, tap water in cities is safe to drink. Other water sources should be regarded as being potentially contaminated, and water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should have first been boiled or otherwise sterilised. Milk is unpasteurised and should be boiled. Powdered or tinned milk is available and is advised, but make sure that it is reconstituted with pure water. Avoid dairy products which are likely to have been made from unboiled milk. Only eat well-cooked meat and fish, preferably served hot. Pork, salad and mayonnaise may carry increased risk. Vegetables should be cooked and fruit peeled.

Other risks

Diarrhoeal diseases, including giardiasis, and typhoid fevers are common. Bilharzia (schistosomiasis) is present. Hepatitis A and E are widespread. Hepatitis B is endemic. Hepatitis C occurs, as do dengue fever and TB. Epidemics of meningitis and meningococcal disease may occur throughout tropical Africa, particularly in the savannah areas and during the dry season. Immunisation against diphtheria is sometimes recommended.

Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.

Swimming. Take the usual precautions at beaches, and of course be aware of rip tides. Avoid swimming and paddling in fresh water except of course in swimming pools that are well chlorinated and maintained.


Official Currency: 100 pesewas=1 Ghana cedi

The Cedi is far from stable and fluctuates against foreign currencies daily. Bank rates are slightly lower than those obtained from Forex bureaus. Barclays Bank will accept Visa and MasterCard for cash advances. Unused local currency can not be re-exchanged.