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“Do It Once...”

Kakum National Park
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$234.00*
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Cape Coast Guided Day Tour
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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.
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
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17 reviews
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“Do It Once...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

It's worth experiencing.
Crossing 7 rope bridges...going from tree to tree...suspended 40 meters above the rain forest...definitely a worthwhile experience (unless you're scared of heights).
Having said that, it's not worth repeating...but definitely worth doing...once!

Visited December 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Prices in Kakum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

The canopy walk is the main attraction. It costs 30 cedi (~12 euro) for a foreigner. With the same amount you can pay a walking safari and a jeep safari in Mole... if you travel that far.
I heard that if you are a volunteer and have some sort of volunteer ID you get the price for students or the one for Ghanaians. But it's not written anywhere and I didnt know to show my VSO volunteer card.
The Canopy walk is impressive in terms off watching the rainforest, but there are no animals during the day.
If you take the night walk for 20 cedi or you sleep in the tree house you are more likely to see the animals. Sleeping in the tree house costs 35 cedi/person, which is quite expensive since we slept in a double room with shower for 25 cedi instead of paying 70 for both. But if we knew that from the tree house we can see the night animals, we would have maybe chosen that one.
The food is priced quite high for Ghana, but if you are traveling on a low budget you can go at the entrance in the park and buy fruits and plantain chips and possibly "bush meet" (wild animals, as antilopes). We went there just before dark and there were only bananas to buy.

The people around the park entrance will try to direct you to the Monkey Forrest where you will seee wild animals, for 12 cedi a person. But we asked and found out that the animals are fenced in, as in a Zoo, so we didnt go.

Visited January 2013
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Scotland
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“Visit on more than one occasion if you can”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

One of the reasons for our choosing to go with Ashanti African Tours was the excellence of their wild life coverage. Our guide had worked previously in the park for 10 years and knew the places to go to and had superb equipment.
On our first visit we went very early (pre-arranged) and initially had the aerial walkway to ourselves. Despite not having a particular head for heights we found it very safe. There were 7 interconnected walkways –each about 100’ up (although the ascent onto the walkway is easy).In all it covers between 1km and 1 mile The views of the forest- its stillness and the sightings of birds in flight and on neighbouring trees - was everything we had hoped for.
We went for a second day- again arriving at daybreak - and this time we walked along forest roads, paths and tracks. We aren’t twitchers” but in the course of 4 hours we saw over 70 species. More importantly we were able to view at leisure some magnificent species sitting on the branches of trees or diving onto the floor of the forest to get a drink.Unforgettable !

Visited November 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“best avdenture for me in cape coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

bridges to go... adrenalin. i paid 30 cd to a driver to bring me there and wait and take me back. and 30 for the entrance. it was worth it. (if you are not afraid of heights). you are walking 40 m above ground! i saw a child doing so...

Visited January 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Be there early!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

If you are more interested in wildlife than amusement parks, make sure to be there in the morning, when the national park opens.
We were the first group this morning that walked out on the canopy and stopped at the most far away platform. After some time (and thanks to a fantastic guide) we saw the first monkeys jumping from tree to tree. We had at least half an hour of watching different kinds of monkeys (through binoculars) and lots of birds before other groups entered the canopy. They screamed and shouted - and the monkeys were gone.
We also made a day and an night walk in the rain forest. Interesting, beautiful!

Visited January 2013
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