Welcome to Ghana’s most visited attraction, the Kakum National Park. Located in the thick tropical forest in the Assin Attandanso Reserve is the Kakum National Park and Canopy Walkway that covers an area of 350km². Opened in 1994, the park’s best-known feature is undoubtedly its 7 suspension bridges designed by a pair of Canadian engineers and five Ghanaians.
Famous for its Canopy Walkway, the bridges hang from the trees over 130 (approx. 30m) feet above the ground. Constructed from the materials of the forest are also wire rope, aluminum, and wooden planks, and even have safety netting to keep people from plummeting off the trail. The walkway allows hikers and nature lovers to experience the beautiful flora and fauna of the jungle usually reserved for tree climbers, bird and monkeys.
The canopy walk is only one of Kakum’s many delights. There are a variety of trails and guided walks that allow visitors to experience the solitude of the rainforest. It’s also a premier site for bird watchers, with over 300 species including eight species of global conservation concern. Mammals include forest elephant, leopard, bongo, bushbuck and many primates, but game viewing is difficult. Also, more than 600 butterfly species have been recorded.