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Kakum National Park

Ghana’s most visited attraction

Ghana’s most visited attraction is the Kakum National Park in Assin Attandanso in the Central Region. It has a 333-meter long canopy walkway, suspended up to 27 meters above the forest floor from trees that are over 300 years old. The canopy walk is only one of Kakum’s many delights. There are a variety of trails and guided walks that allow visitors to experience the solitude of the rainforest. It’s also a premier site for bird watchers, with over 300 species including eight species of global conservation concern. Mammals include forest elephant, leopard, bongo, bushbuck and many primates, but game viewing is difficult. Also, more than 600 butterfly species have been recorded. The forest has wild life which can be seen in the night and professional guides are always available to take you on a guided night tour. The park is child-friendly. Kakum is about 4 hours drive from Accra. It is advisable you go by your own pre-arranged transport means. You may also go by public transport and connect from Cape Coast. There is a treehouse for you if wish to stay the night for bird and wildlife watching. There is also an outhouse. There are two cafes at the visitor centre serving basic food, snacks and fresh juices.

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