Got a Burkina Faso Visa in Accra Ghana Accra, Ghana West Africa Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I applied for the Visa in the morning and received the Visa by 2:00 the same day. It cost 100 US for a five year multiple entry Visa to Burkina, Faso. I needed three passport size photos and my passport, they asked for nothing else, very easy to get. The person wanted USA dollars and wanted a hundred dollar bill that had a date or 2000 or newer, he seem to not even think about Euros or Ghana money, just wanting US dollars, he told me the price in Dollars. I have noticed when something gets around 20 US; they say Dollars and stop on the Ghana money. I force the hotels and especially the taxis to say Ghana or USA, as taxis sometimes scam on the money issue.
The cost of a taxi from the any of the core hotel would be between 15,000 and 20,000; however, it is an easy walk from the double road, belt area or probably from Busy Internet Café area.
I wore long pants, and normal Reebok Gym shoes, not a good idea to be too casual when entering an Embassy. I had a black pen and my reading glasses.
The Lemon Lodge right next door has room for 98,000 including tax with shared showers and toilet. The place is bright and clean, however not a modern building, and I guess a person could walk to the Busy Internet or some other Internet Café in the neighborhood. I checked it out as a possible Hotel for the future. Ghana only gave me 30 days of travel time, and a wise traveler to Ghana would probably stay one or two night in Accra and leave if possible. 30 days is not a great deal of time. The Sammo Hotel in Cape Coast is the center for Traveler information in Ghana.
As I understand, Accra is the best place to get a Nigeria Visa even though they say you cannot get a Nigeria Visa outside your own country. Then if you are turned down here, you could try again in Togo.
I think what may be of interest is Accra Central or the market area, other than that, Accra is a city. The museum here would be very easy and convenient to visit.
As a rule of thumb, 20,000 Ghana cedi money will get you a taxi anywhere inside the ring road area on one-way taxi fare.