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Kakum National Park

Address: Cape Coast, Ghana
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Cape Coast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Walking, Birdwatching
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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.
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Bangalore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Hello, I visited the Kakum national park in ghana in the month of Sep 2014. It was pleasant time of the year to visit the forest. It has few attractions within the forest and the main attraction is Canopy Walk ( LONG HANGING BRIDGES)... It is thrilling to walk on it and is 'must do' for all who visit the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Canopy Walk was the highlight of the place. Exhilarating stuff. I wish it could be longer with animals below on the ground. Unfortunately, I did not see any animals while I was there.

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Gaziantep, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Well, the bridge was fantastic. The area was quite nice, however the guide of a large elderly group asked us to come along with her, then before we reached the chalet on the way back, she had us pay in the middle of the forest. Obviously, it wasn't with a receipt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

this natural environment is a place you dont wanna miss. I really loved the sight and the melodious sound from beneath as I walked above the forest. It feels good to walk in the sky.

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Kumasi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The canopy walk is expensive, but when you get over that, amazing. One of the highlights of Ghana! Try to avoid the weekends and to visit early in the morning (arrive at 8 if possible) to avoid school groups and the experience the calmness of the rainforest. You can get a taxi from Cape Coast to drive you there, wait... More

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Borne, Overijssel, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The rain forest is very impressive. Many people find the canopy walk (40 meters above the soil) terrifying. I also did the ground walk together with a guide, which had showed quite some knowledge on nature. Unfortunately I did not see any birds. For birding you must be early in the morning.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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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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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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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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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