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Kakum National Park

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Address: Cape Coast, Ghana
Activities: Walking, Birdwatching
Description: This forested parkland makes for a great day hike with fantastic views...
This forested parkland makes for a great day hike with fantastic views, especially from the wooden suspension bridges that soar a hundred feet overhead.
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It deserves going to that place

Around 45 minutes away by tro tro from Cape Coast (5 cedis cost), you can find this narional park. The visit for the foreigners costs around 50 cedis, one hour trip along the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Gijon, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We felt good to be at the Kakum National Park except that the road from Cape Coast to the place require re-construction

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Gijon, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Around 45 minutes away by tro tro from Cape Coast (5 cedis cost), you can find this narional park. The visit for the foreigners costs around 50 cedis, one hour trip along the canopees. The guide explains every single corner of the visit, and make it very nice and interesting.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We took the bus from Accra into Cape Coast which was a 2 hour ride. Upon reaching Cape Coast we then transferred to a taxi and was told it is a one hour ride to Kakum. At the first entrance to the park we had to pay a few cedis to allow the taxi to enter. At the second entrance... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A fantastic walk (coming from a very unfit 20-odd year old!) Unfortunately I ended up with a group filled with local school children on trips who all walked very fast accross the bridges and I was caught up in the middle which moved me along much quicker than I would have liked. If I were to go again I would... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

You first hike up some steps through the humid rain forest before you reach the canopy walk with your tour guide. If it was up to me, both the hike and the canopy could have been longer - but even this shorter tour was very beautiful! We didn't see any animals, but with all the school groups around, that's understandable.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

i was there with a good bunch of friends, we were there a bit early and were very lucky to get to be the very first few walkers on the canopy. The walk was better than we expected because we were there after a rainy night so the misty line in the green forest was pretty perfect. We enjoy our... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

If you are in the area it may be worth doing the walk, but it is incredibly substandard. The view is just the trees that you see when you walk towards the canopy, you go around in a circle...

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Tarragona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

An amazing, frightening experience. The canopy walk consists of 7 bridges, the highest one is 40 meters high. You will have to pay 2 CDs at the entrance for getting in the park, but actually with those two CDs u can only walk a few meters in the park, you cannot go to the right nor to the left without... More 

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Winfield, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was a terrific experience. We traveled from downtown Accra and it took about 6 hours to drive there. It wasn't too far in miles/km but the traffic was horrific! We were given a discount on the admission fee for the canopy walk, it was about $20USD. There was about a 1 mile hike up the mountain to the canopy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My time at Kakum National Park was truly exceptional. The forrest is beautiful and the canopy walkway is a great experience, you do have to stop for a moment to take it all in the sights are wonderful..

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