Tourist Sites in Ghana: Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park

Located in the coastal environs of the Central Region of Ghana, Kakum National Park protects an area of rainforest and serves as home to several endangered mammals including forest elephants, bongo antelopes and primates like the Diana monkey.

The park is also rich in butterflies and birds; African grey parrots and hornbills.

The Canopy Walkway, suspended 30 meters above the ground, is a major feature of the site. It provides treetop views of the forest.

In 2000, the Park was listed under UNESCO’s tentative List of World Heritage Sites after the Museums and Monuments Board of Ghana proposed that it should be declared a natural World Heritage Site.

In 2017, the Park introduced a Children’s Park. The less publicised Children’s Park is an artificial version of the main park with a smaller canopy walkway designed for children.

Children's Park, Kakum National Park. PHOTO CREDIT: Ekow Simpson
Children’s Park, Kakum National Park. PHOTO CREDIT: Ekow Simpson

Park in a Park: Children’s Park at Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park is located 33 kilometres north of Cape Coast and Elmina near the small village of Abrafo. It is easily accessible by taxis from the town center but most visitors arrive in organized tour buses.

The Park is one of the must-visit attractions in Ghana recommended by

Things to do at Kakum National Park

  • Canopy Walkway
  • Hiking
  • Nature Park
  • Animal Viewing
  • Bird Watching on Canopy Walkway
  • Camping and Tree House

Other facilities available:

  • Lodging (Rainforest Lodge)
  • Conference Room

Entrance Fees:

Entrance fees for Kakum National Park
Entrance fees for Kakum National Park

Contact Visitor Centre:

(00233) 0332130265, 0501291699, 0501291687

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