4 Tips to Navigate Traffic in Holiday Season Accra.

Accra at night

As the holiday season approaches, Accra’s roads become notoriously congested, making it challenging to navigate the city hassle-free. However, with a bit of planning you can avoid the chaos of traffic and ensure your holidays are smooth and convenient. 

Here are four practical tips to help you stay ahead of the traffic and make the most of your time in Accra during the busy holiday season:

1. Plan your trips carefully and take advantage of technology:

Avoid travelling during peak hours (7:00 AM – 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM) whenever possible. Utilise Google Maps and public transportation apps like Uber, Bolt, or Yango to estimate travel times and avoid congestion. Set up traffic alerts to receive notifications about accidents, road closures, or other disruptions. Navigation apps like Google Maps usually suggest alternative routes based on real-time traffic conditions.

2. Embrace alternative modes of transportation:

Walking or cycling can be great options for short distances, especially if the weather is pleasant. This could serve as exercise when planned properly.

Consider using public transportation like buses or trotros, which can often navigate traffic more efficiently than private cars. If possible, utilize carpooling or ride-sharing services as this helps to reduce the number of cars on the road.

3. Be patient and avoid distractions:

Allow extra time for your journeys, as traffic is unpredictable during the holiday season. Avoid using your phone while driving, because that can be a major distraction and contribute to accidents. Be patient with other drivers and avoid being overwhelmed by road rage; do not contribute to or worsen the traffic congestion.

4. Stay in a prime location to avoid long commutes:

The Genesis Residences, for instance, is strategically centred in prime North Ridge, which is close to most places of interest. Choose accommodation at The Genesis Residences and enjoy the luxury of proximity to everything that tickles your fancy!

Remember: the key to navigating Accra’s traffic during the holiday season is to be calm, plan ahead, and utilize technology to your advantage. By following these tips, you can minimize stress, maximize your time, and enjoy the festive spirit of Accra.