Kakum National Park
Kakum National Park is one of Ghana’s best biodiversity area as well as one the most accessible wildlife parks, lying 30km north of the regional capital of Cape Coast. It consists of 360km2 of unspoiled primary rainforest containing healthy endangered species like forest elephants, monkeys, birds, butterflies and other reptiles. Kakum is a home to African’s highest canopy bridge.
The park itself is amazing, and recommended place for tourists especially the nature walk, where the guide will take his time to tell you about all different plants, insects and other species in the forest.
The Park is well organized and the suspending canopy bridges provide stunning views of the forest’s canopy.
The seven hanging bridges which will definitely challenge your capabilities are completely safe well designed. Enjoy other activities like nature walk, treehouse camping, hilltop camping, bird watching and exhibition at the visitors centre.
Though very hard to spot animals, a combined canopy walk and early morning nature-walk and a night
of camping will give you better chances. Call the office if you want to book early morning or late evening tours
How to get there
From Accra, turn right (turn left from Takoradi) at Cape Coast main junction and continue driving for about 30km to reach the park. Board trotro heading to Twifo Praso and alight at the park’s entrance