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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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Great views of the rain forest. Guide ok but not knowledgable about flora and fauna. Not expensive and good gift shop.

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Ghana's rainforests are fragmented and under siege, and the parks system isn't well-developed. The canopy walk feels like a tourist trap, and it very well may be one, but it's still a beautiful and fascinating way to see the rainforest from above. If you've been in the canopy of another tropical forest before, this probably isn't worthwhile, but if you're... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I should offer the disclaimer that I am terrified of heights and so the canopy walk was nerve-wrecking for me to say the least. However, it was a lot of fun and I am glad that I went. I agree with other reviews, that this is not necessarily a 'must do', but it is a fun adventure.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Loved my visit to Kakum National Park. The canopy walk felt like a mini adventure (you can't be scared of heights though!) and it was great to get away from Accra for the day. I'd recommend a visit here if you're looking for something "different" to do.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Kakum National Park, in Ghana, Africa, offers the “Canopy Walk”, which is a series of hemp-fabricated webbing style suspended bridges, connecting from tree-top to tree-top in the canopy, hundreds of feet above ground, in an undisturbed virgin rainforest. The view is breathtaking and the experience most memorable, but it is not for the faint of heart. The bridges sway side... More

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Berlin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

the canopy walk is nice but I have seen more interesting rain forests. they cut all the high trees decades ago and it grows back only slowly

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

As we travelled from Accra to the Cape Coast, which was a fair distance, we were glad to arrive, as we had also earlier visited Elmina's Castle. The emotions that brought up was evident by the degradation, experience and endurance of my ancestry. I for one, was fortunate to pass through the door of return. The location seemed to be... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is truly the most frightened I have ever been in my life. It sure gets the nerves going. It is beautiful but I was just too nervous to enjoy!!!

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Accra, Ghana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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