TRAVELLING TO ASA BAAKO 2019
Making your own way there
By private vehicle
At the Kwame Nkrumah Roundabout (a.k.a. Agip Roundabout) on the outskirts of Takoradi, take the first right turn (at the side of the Goil Station). This is the Agona/Tarkwa/Elubo road. Go straight for 30 minutes, until you reach the roundabout at Agona. At the roundabout, take the left turn. After 15 minutes, you'll see a junction on the left, with a lot of signboards for hotels in Busua and Butre. Turn left at that junction, and drive straight for 5 minutes, until you get to Busua.
From Accra, take the highway that leads to Cape Coast and Takoradi. Takoradi is approximately four hours from Accra, and one hour from Cape Coast.
From Kumasi, you can either take the road to Cape Coast - via Yamoransa, and continue from Cape Coast to Takoradi; or you can drive directly to Takoradi, passing through Tarkwa, Bogoso and Obuasi.
By public transport
From Takoradi - go to West End (near Tarkwa station, by the STC bus terminal), or the Goil petrol station at Kwame Nkrumah Roundabout (also known as 'Agip' roundabout). Ask for a tro-tro to Agona. From here, Busua is a 20 minute drive. Tro-tros are available but you can also take a shared car or taxi. A hired taxi should cost around GH¢80 – GH¢100 from Takoradi to Busua.
From Accra – Go via Takoradi. To reach Takoradi, either take an STC coach (from the STC terminal on Ring Road West, near Kwame Nkrumah Circle), or a private minibus, coach or tro-tro from Kaneshie. The average price for a one-way journey to Takoradi is GH¢9.00, and the journey lasts four hours. You can also take a number of other coaches from Neoplan Station, by Kwame Nkrumah Circle, including VVIP buses.
From Kumasi - take an STC coach or air conditioned mini bus to Takoradi and take transport to Busua from there (directions above)
There is an airport in Takoradi. You can take a 40-minute flight from Accra to Takoradi, and then continue your journey by taxi, hired car or public transport to the main festival site in Busua. See www.flystarbow.com, www.antrakair.com or www.book-domestic-flights-ghana.com for flights.