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Kakum National Park

Cape Coast, Ghana
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Cape Coast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Activities: Walking, Birdwatching
Owner description: This forested parkland makes for a great day hike with fantastic views, especially from the wooden suspension bridges that soar a hundred feet... more » Owner description: This forested parkland makes for a great day hike with fantastic views, especially from the wooden suspension bridges that soar a hundred feet overhead. « less
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Accra, Ghana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It is a bit of a drive to get to from Accra, or even Cape Coast from where road is potholed. Easy to find, and the facility is quite well set up with an introductory area, cafe, souvenir shop, etc. There was a bit of a haggle over how much we needed to pay, as we were all assessed at... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to be with a coworker who had just visited this place a year before and I quickly found out that this particular guide was pulling my leg. He was an older gentleman who is also a local school teacher. He kept misinforming our tour group. I know this first hand because I went back home to... More

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Hide the binos, get there before the crowds. Birding can be spotty, especially after 10 am. It was intersting, but if youve done canopy birding in C america, you will be a bit dissappojnted w the crowds.

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Tampa, FL
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The rope bridges across the rain forest canopy at Kakum are a must-visit for any traveler to Ghana! 7 suspension walkways over 160 feet up give the visitor a marvelous view of the rain forest and wildlife. A bit nerve-racking, but well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you are looking for adventure then this is it. Hike 1/2 mile up the trail before reaching the first treehouse. Along the way..the sound of the rainforest monkeys song from afar. Must cross over 7 long.. long.. hanging ropes before reaching the other side of the national park. Able to see across the whole park due to the fact... More

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Cape Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have made the trip over three times. First experience was the best because of all the unknowns, I was thrilled at the height of the trees and the walk on a 2feet wide plank. After walking the seven planks, I was glad it was over. I can not tell you in detail how thrilled I was until you visit... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice place but a long ride and alot of tourists. The bidges in the trees are a bit scary if you,like that.

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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I am not the biggest fan of heights so I was unsure if I would enjoy Kakum. But I did enjoy it! Thankfully there is a shorter route of 3 bridges so if you cross the first one and don't want to do all 7, you can take the shortcut. Knowing that I braved the first bridge and didn't find... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went here while in Cape Coast and it was incredible! I have to admit that the one and only thing I did not enjoy was watching for snakes (which I am absolutely terrified of) however I was the one who chose to still do the bridges after learning about the pythons and black mambas living in the trees. All... More

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Orem, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Other than crossing the rope bridge(s), not much else to do here. Even the presentation by the guide was kind of lack luster. But if you want a picture up in the trees, stop here!

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