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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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The Canopy Walk is it! There were seven bridges in all. After the first bridge, those who are timid can return via a detour. But once you get on the second bridge, you have no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Omoniyi_David
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Lagos State, Nigeria
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Lagos, Nigeria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The thrill and fear of heights is all that the Canopy walk boasts of. We didn't see any animals or wildlife despite it being a rain forest. Didn't get to see the regenerated rain forest but it appears to have the same experience has the Canopy walk. Tree house is only good if you would be doing a bird watching.... More 

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Lagos State, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Canopy Walk is it! There were seven bridges in all. After the first bridge, those who are timid can return via a detour. But once you get on the second bridge, you have no choice but to go through the rest - there are no more detours. It was fun! The third bridge was perhaps more wobbly than the... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

I visited Kakum a few months back. Loved it even though I was expecting more amenities like food joints and wildlife but loved the canopy walk. But what really made it refreshing was the hotel we stayed in "Hotel Loreto Cape Coast absolutely stunning place. A must stay for all those visiting kakum national park and adjoining areas

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We walked up a steep incline (make sure you take good walking shoes, e.g. trainers) and did the canopy walk which was fun for 40-45 mins. But it is a rainforest yet we saw no wildlife or learned about the trees! That would have been another costly tour. The canopy walk cost us 160GHS as non nationals. Expensive and not... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Enjoy walks in the rainforest but please don't do the Canopy Walk! The construction didn't seem well maintained to me at all: dozens of screws were missing, parts of the wood were erroded by termites, handrails were way too low - that's not what you want to discover dangling 40 meters above the ground.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I went to Kakum National Park with my cousin and father. I was a little taken back by the rope bridges at first, but then I couldn't miss the opportunity to walk across the 7 bridges....and WOW what an amazing experience it was. I'm glad that I had a decent pair of shoes on, as flip flops would not have... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great area for bird watching and we saw a number of Upper Guinea Forest endemic birds that we only saw here. However be aware that while it is very quite most of the time when huge parties come along it gets very busy and noisy, also those scared of heights might only make the first platform rather than do the... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was really scared as it looked a very long drop down, but my kids were loving it. There are two options the quick route or the longer route, the short route was literally 3 rope bridges, so glad I did the bigger one (after not during!) I cant remember how many though? maybe 7 0r 9? There were lovely... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

First of all put on suitable shoes which is not slippery and is fine for walking, then you can enjoy the tour inside jungle,walk on exciting rope bridges, and drink coconut fluid at heart of its resource.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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