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What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

I guess people go to the local expat bars or hang out with other embassy personnel. - Aug 4, 2017
Make your own fun. Compound parties, grab some friends and head to the beach, dinner parties, there are night clubs and restaurants to visit too. - Apr 6, 2017
There is a HASH group, the NAWA, and an Accra Expat Facebook group. - Aug 11, 2016
It's a make your own fun post. The Embassy puts on different events, otherwise you are on your own. - May 4, 2014
There are a few museums and cultural sites in/around Accra. As for entertainment, there is a western-style movie theatre at the mall, a bowling alley, and plenty of bars and clubs. Many of the different diplomatic missions have cultural events, especially the Alliance Francaise and the Goethe Institute. There are some good beaches within a couple of hours from the city. Unless you are willing to spend two-hours in the car for a small payoff, this is a “make your own fun” kind of post. - Apr 24, 2012
Unless you like the club scene, you'll need to create your own entertainment. - Aug 9, 2011
There is definitely an active social circuit. Many people entertain in their homes, not just embassy expats. There are a number of clubs that meet - Caldonian society, NAWA and schools also have balls and dances sometimes. There are some crazy birthday parties for kids here. If you are not careful, it can be hard to balance your life. During holidays, it is probably possible to do something every night of the week. People here tend to be very friendly and open and make friends quickly. - Feb 24, 2010
Restaurants, other houses, religious/special interest groups, music, and White Sand beach club. - Feb 5, 2010
Restaurants, night clubs, casinos, cultural tourism, charity work, golf, etc. - May 24, 2009