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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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Alberta
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Sheffield, Alabama
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Scared of heights you will never regret this hike over the seven bridges. A chance to learn about the rainforest see the world from a higher place. Once you do it you will go back again and again. Nice place to shop and eat even if you don't feel up to the hike.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

we went on the canopy, it was lots of fun, though we wished we saw animals on our excursion. it also had different prices for foreigners which we were not so pleased about but other than that is was a good experience

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Such a beautiful place to enjoy nature and get away from the bustle for awhile. The trip is a bit of a hike, so wear shoes, bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water! It is a lot of fun though. We went on the bridges and it was awesome! I'm terrified of heights, but it didn't feel scary at all. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went to Kakum for a visit to the national park from Cape Coast and were left a little disappointed. The taxi was 50 cedis and the tree top walk was 40 cedis each, so expensive for Ghana! The tree top walk had beautiful views and was a little scary so quite good fun - but it was over quickly,... More

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Treviso, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Worthy to visit on an half day excursion from Cape Coast, nice nature, funny canopy walk (even if a bit expensive 40, 00 GHC or 20, 00 GHC for students or volunteers). As the guide said it is not possible to see animals during the day but is by all means a nice place to see in Ghana. Sometimes it... More

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Pinecrest, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

we went to this rain forest, and were told we were going to take a hike and we're going to walk on a rope bridge. We waited for quite some time for our guide to join us and he took a very large group of people up a very steep and long hike/ climb up this mountain. He did not... More

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The canopy walk was fun (some of the people in our group had to quit, though) Our guide suggested a nature walk after we asked him about some trees. He took a reduced group (only 4 of us) on a 1 hour and a half hike to tell us about the medicinal and nutritious properties of many plants and trees... More

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