Solo Female Travel in Aburi

Aburi, located in the Eastern Region of Ghana, is about an hour’s drive from Accra, the country's bustling capital. This charming town is known for its cool weather due to its elevated position in the Akuapim South Municipal District. Aburi is famous for the Aburi Botanical Gardens, a verdant paradise that spans over 64 hectares and boasts an array of exotic plants and trees. Besides the gardens, the town is also renowned for its local craft market and the annual Aburi Festival that showcases captivating traditional music, dance, and parades. Aburi offers a serene and tranquil retreat from the lively vibes of the bigger Ghanaian cities.

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Aburi is generally considered a safe destination for solo female travelers. Like anywhere, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings and use common sense. The locals are usually welcoming to visitors and crime rates are relatively low. However, caution should be taken during late nights as it is generally safer to stay indoors after dark.


Aburi is a small but welcoming town with easy navigation. The locals are always willing to help and guide you. There is a good number of taxis and tro-tros (local minibuses) for in-town travel, and some interesting places are within walking distance if you prefer to explore on foot. Be cautious during peak hours as traffic can be heavy. Overall, it's quite manageable to travel independently in Aburi.

Things to do:Interesting

Aburi offers a wealth of activities bound to enrich your travel experience. Highlights include the Aburi Botanical Gardens, a beautiful, calm space perfect for relaxation and taking in the flora and fauna. For those interested in history and culture, the Aburi Craft Village offers unique insights into the local arts scene. The local markets are ideal for picking up authentic Ghanaian souvenirs and produce. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the landscape, offering opportunities for hiking. While not bustling as larger cities, Aburi provides a unique blend of nature, culture, and history.

Food:Above average

Aburi offers an array of traditional African dishes that are bursting with flavor. The street food scene is prominent, where you can taste authentic Ghanian cuisine, ranging from Kenkey and Banku topped with hot spicy Shito, to Red Red, a type of Ghanaian bean stew. Taste for exotic fruits is also catered for by the locally grown pineapples, mangoes, and papaya which are incredibly juicy and flavorful. However, if you're keen on international cuisines, the options might be limited which slightly hampers the overall diversity.


Aburi is fairly budget-friendly for solo female travelers. The cost of living is relatively low compared to many western countries. You can enjoy local cuisine at affordable prices, find budget accommodations effortlessly, and transportation cost is not high either. Also, the entry cost to main attractions including the Aburi Botanical Gardens is not expensive. However, prices for handmade crafts and imported goods might be a slightly higher.

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