Kakum National Park

Ghana’s most accessible and well developed nature preserve. The canopy walkway – suspended bridges swaying as much as 30m above the floor of this tropical forest - is one of Ghana’s more blood-pumping experiences. Admission to the walkway is relatively expensive (equivalent of US$10) for foreigners; for an additional charge you can have a tour of the medicinal plants of the forest or a ranger-guided night walk as well. Last tour departs at 4pm. Prior arrangements for off-hours viewing are required. Ask about ranger-led camping trips (you provide the equipment) in the old-growth part of the forest. The forest is rich in wildlife - butterflies, monkeys, small antelope, and especially birds. Your bird’s eye view of the forest will be most memorable if done in the early mornings or evenings when the animals are most active. There are also forest elephants in the park, but they are shy and elusive and sightings require an all-day guided hike deep into the forest.

  • Location:
    Located 30 km north of Cape Coast; look for the sign on the Accra-Cape Coast road.
  • Telephone:
    033 213 2583
  • Opening Hours:
    M-Sa: 8am-5pm
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Last modified on Sunday, 02 June 2013 14:29