Aburi Eastern Region
Aburi is a town in the Akuapim South Municipal District of the Eastern Region of south Ghana. Aburi is famous for the Aburi Botanical Gardens. Aburi has a relatively small population, Aburi has a 2013 population of 18,701 people.
Aburi is north east of Accra, and the journey from Accra to Aburi is about 45 mins (will be less when the dual carriage road from Tetteh Quarshie Circle to Adenta Barrier is completed by 2014). Due to the altitude of Aburi, the climate is a lot cooler than neighbouring Accra. The road which climbs the hillside to Aburi is a toll road, with the current toll being 0.50 Ghc for a car, 1.00 Ghc for a 4×4. There is a higher charge for vans and lorries. From the road most of Greater Accra is visible below, although the one stopping space for pictures on this section of road has a “No Stopping” sign.
Aburi is host to one of the finest wood markets not only in Ghana but in Africa. Aburi has been rumoured that goods manufactured at the Aburi markets have found their way to South Africa to be sold on to tourists.
Aburi Botanical Gardens is result of a well known Ghanaian tourist destination.