Asa Baako festival puts on an annual program of exciting events, including live music, parties, surfing, yoga, treks, tours, and beach games.
In addition to the musical performances, attendees can also enjoy conservation workshops, beach football and volleyball tournaments, boat trips, BBQs, and the highly anticipated Jungle Party.
The festival attracts a diverse range of DJs from across Ghana, West Africa, and beyond, who perform across ten zones: Abyssinia, AfroShrine, Ahanta Eco Lodge, Africa Rainbow, Busua Beach Resort, Coconut Dream, Kangaroo Pouch, Laughing Goat, Sankofa, Scorpion Lodge, and Swingers bar. These DJs play a variety of genres, including Afrobeats, Afro-EDM, Funk, AfroHouse, Afrobeat, Old School, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Afro UK Bass, and Afrobeats House.
How To Get Accommodation For The Asa Bako Festival 2023
If you need any help booking accommodation, please call Anthony on +233 (0) 54 211 0873
Campsite available duriing the festival. Call Nana Preston +233 24 192 3689
Accommodation in Busua
There are around twenty guest houses, hotels, resorts, lodges and apartments in Asa Baako’s hometown. These accommodations will easily fill up fast, so if you want to be sure to stay right where the action is come March, you need to book now.
Busua Beach Resort
Facilities: Two outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, nightclub, bars and gym facilities.
Rooms: Private/En-suite double rooms with full A/C
+233 (0) 3120 93307-9 / +233 (0) 20 6388029
African Rainbow Resort
Facilities: Private bathroom, private balconies, ground-floor bar/restaurant, rooftop bar, souvenir shop
Rooms: Singles/doubles/family sizes.
+233 (0)20 759 9636
Guesthouse with a large garden, vegan restaurant and relaxing rooftop terrace. Clean rooms with only two minutes walk to the beach.
Rooms: Single, Double, Triple and Quadruple (mix or private and shared bathrooms).
Shirley’s Place/ Bliss Joy
Lovely family run guest house on the edge of town, only a short walk away from the beach.
Rooms: All with private bathroom
+233 (0)27 833 9149
Located on the beach with hotel restaurant and ocean view rooms with balconies.
Rooms: En-suite double and triple (AC/Fan)
Located a few meters from beach and offers restaurant service on demand
Room: Mix of Double, Triple and Quad rooms (Mix of Fan and A/C)
Located on the beach offering a restaurant serving fine French cooking as well as west african dishes (Ghanaian, Ivorian, Senegalese) , in a family atmosphere.
Rooms: En-suite Twin and Double (A/C)
+233 (0)20 737 3579
Facilities: shared toilet and bathroom, ocean views, attached to thriving local bar.
+233 (0)20 327 5299
The family run Dadson’s Lodge is a popular place in town as it is located in the main village square.
+233 (0)50 650 2041
+233 (0)26 347 0998
Guesthouses in Busua
+233 (0)20 710 7853
+233 (0)20 916 9888
+233 (0)26 967 5266
+233 (0)24 368 8392
+233 (0)20 108 2326
Elizabeth’s Guest House
+233 (0)50 212 4659
Some hostels and hotels have transport with which to take their guests to and from Asabaako – please enquire when you make your booking. Hotels and guest lodges within the local region, include:
Rooms:2 x 8 bed dorms, 2 bed tree house, 4 bed tree house (all share bathroom) 2 bed 3 bed 4 bed rooms/ family rooms with en suite bathrooms. All working showers. Bungalow + over spill bungalow
Facilities: Bar and restaurant
Extras: River trips at 7am and 4pm. Bonfire beach parties, live music.
Location: Located roughly 45 minutes drive from Busua.
For more info and directions visit www.fantasfollyghana.com
Reservations: +233 24 321 3677
Location: Located roughly 45 minutes drive from Busua.
For more info and directions visit www.ezilebay.com
Rooms: Dbl bungalows (self contained) / bungalow shared bathroom / camping
Reservations: +233 (0) 20 73 73 579 / 00 233 (0) 24 308 73 54
Escape Three Points
Location: Roughly 45 minutes drive from Busua
For more info and directions visit www.escape3points.com
Rooms: Dbl Chalet self contained / Dbl Chalet (shared bathroom) / dorms
Reservations: +233 (0) 267218700 / +233 (0) 268253920 (please text if no signal)
Accommodation in Butre
Butre is a forty minute walk East of Busua further down the coast. A village of equally breathtaking beauty, Butre is less crowded than Busua and not as common for tourists. For Asa Baako festival, however, it is ideally located so can be expected to fill up over independence weekend.
Accommodation in Dixcove
Dixcove is the neighbouring cove to the West of Busua, roughly a 30 minute drive by road or a very easy 20 minute walk over a hill. There isn’t much accommodation, but what there is can be found at
Accommodation in Akwidae
Akwaidae is roughly a 40 minute drive West of Busua, past Dixcove. For a list of accommodation in the area, visit
Accommodation in Takoradi
Takoradi is the nearest city to Busua, where you can find a wide range of additional accommodation. Takoradi (1 hour taxi ride away)
How To Get To Busua For Asa Bako Festival 2023 by Air and Road
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.
By Private Bus
You can also travel to Busua for the Asa Bako Festival 2023 by booking seat using the details below. For a return trip, passengers would have to pay GHC 340.
VAS EXPRES CAR RENTAL