Kakum National Park
Kakum National Park
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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  • Bas H
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful canopy walk
    Kakum National Park is a nice place to go. Not very touristy, which I found positive. Nice exhibition at the start and cool canopy walk through the tree tops. Also recommended to take the extended tour, the walk through the forest itself. The guides spoke English well. Only downside is that there is quite some (plastic) trash in the park. One would expect the park to do some efforts in keeping it cleaner.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 June 2023
  • audlebongle
    Kampala, Uganda13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Canopy Walk
    This was a fairly short outing consisting of a climb to the start of the canopy walk. It's not steep, but wear shoes with good grip because if it has rained, it gets slippy up there. It's quite an enjoyable walk through the forest to the canopy and even though I hate heights, I didn't find it scary at all. The guides are good at reassuring you of the safety of it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 September 2023
  • let's go tours
    Cape Coast, Ghana13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Canopy walk
    It was amazing experience. It's great honor to be on canopy You cannot not at Cape coast without kakum national park You do this with very courageous and after that you yourself will feel great. So i entreat all tourist to contact kwametours.com for such an interesting tour.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 September 2023
  • NKTexplores
    Clive, Iowa61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit the park! Practical tips for when you do include:
    The park is beautiful and our group of 8 (ages 14-75) had a nice time, and would recommend it to others. Upon arrival, you’ll have time to tour the museum to learn about the park prior to your hike and canopy walk. There is a cafe where you can purchase food and beverages, as well as stores selling local and handmade goods that can be patronized before or after the tour. For the canopy tour, we were grouped together with other groups, roughly 40 people in total. Those at the front of the group could hear the tour guide and learn about the trees and other growth in the forest. Accessibility: This is a great tour for all ages, and requires a moderate to good level physical fitness. The path to the canopy portion of the tour is steep, rocky, and especially during rainy season it’s muddy / slippery in parts. It’s about a 20 minute hike, with numerous (steep) stairs on the path to the tree tops. While there are places to stop and rest, the tour groups can be quite large making it difficult to keep track of everyone. What to wear: Wear good sturdy shoes & high socks or long pants to avoid ants, and apply bug spray prior to start of tour. What to bring: Carry water with you to stay hydrated, ideally in a backpack so it’s secured and not at risk of being dropped. A collapsible walking stick may be useful to stay steady on the path. It’s a scenic view and you may wish to take pictures. Bring a camera or phone that can be secured such as via a strap around your wrist. Be careful with hats and sunglasses. Leave anything loose or that might drop/fall behind. The rope bridges seem well secured. Walking together in a group will steady the bridge, whereas going first or separately, you’ll feel more swaying. Those with a fear of heights may find the experience challenging. On the way back, you may encounter a coconut vendor near a resting area with shaded benches - bring cash to partake & rehydrate.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 October 2023
  • Anna F
    Bobbington, United Kingdom50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience, beautiful views.
    We took a taxi from Lemon Beach resort which took around 30-40 mins, 600 GHS. Arrived at the park, paid an entrance fee 5 GHS per person then we chose to walk the canopy for 100 GHS per person. Great value. Excellent climb to where you join the 7 bridges to take in the breathtaking views. ☀️🇬🇭
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 February 2024
  • Lulu L
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thrilling view on a bridge
    We went to kakum national park on a school trip in January 2024. Well, I can’t say it was unpleasant. The first minutes, when we climbed the stairs, I thought I would die. I’m not quite used to make so much effort. But then, we arrived to the bridges. I really had fun, although there was some idiot behind me shaking up the bridge. The view was amazing. Anyways if you’re seeking for a pleasant and thrilling moment, you’ve got to go there, but make sure to be prepared of the infernal stairs.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 February 2024
  • Pradnesh K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Suspended in wonders
    A very captivating experience! The suspension bridges of Kakum National Park in Ghana offer an adventure above the forest that defies description of courage. With every step, the excitement builds, offering breathtaking panoramic views and total immersion in the jungle. The feeling of walking these walkways is both thrilling and frightening, offering a unique perspective on the wildlife below. An unforgettable experience for thrill-seekers.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 February 2024
  • Jonathan B
    Eccles, United Kingdom87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant rainforest park with so much potential.
    Kakum is an amazing piece of rainforest and place where you can get up-close with nature. We spent a night in one of the treehouses and it was a real highlight of our trip to Ghana. We were met at the reception by our guide, William, and we then had to walk approximately 45-60 mins to reach the house. The walk is not difficult but the heat, humidity and incline mean you need to have a reasonable level of fitness. We had originally intended to have an evening walk but a spectacular thunderstorm meant we cut that short and instead enjoyed the natural light show as the sky was lit up all around us. The accommodation in the treehouse is basic but comfortable. Be aware there is no light, electricity or cooking facilities. There is a good toilet at the treehouse but you will need to bring everything you want with you and you will want to keep this to a minimum (water, head torch, a small amount of food such as fruit, sturdy shoes/boots). Once the storm was over, the rainforest came alive with the sounds of insects, frogs and primates which came in waves and changed through the night. Early next morning we walked back through the forest and then went on the treetop walk. This is a series of rope bridges that are up in the trees that link to platforms where you can view the forest as the day begins. The advantage of the overnight stay is you avoid the day-trip crowds and get there before the park opens to the public. You can also linger and enjoy the views. After the walk, we headed back to the reception and were given a breakfast as part of the price of the overnight stay at the treehouse which was a nice addition! Speaking with the staff at the reception, they are really keen to promote the park and what it has to offer. If you give them a call maybe a week before your visit, they can tailor your visit to suit you and include elephant and bird spotting treks, overnight camping and have activities that can suit different ability levels. I wish we'd been aware of this before as I would have loved to do more. Definitely worth a look and planning your visit as there is so much potential from a visit and I feel we barely scratched the surface.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 February 2024
  • Eco Tour Ghana
    Greater Accra, Ghana495 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Canopy walk Adventure ❤️🇬🇭
    We had the best Adventure experience in Ghana🇬🇭. Our Tour 😍 was very experienced 😊 and knowledgeable . Contact Mr Noisty on +233 558712206. We visited other attractions🤗like the Ancestral River😢 and Slave Castle in central region 🇬🇭. We recommend this place to all family sizes and kids.❤️
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 April 2024
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CTS TOURS
Accra, Ghana147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
Very nice place to visit!! The hike is very easy, the guides are very friendly and the restaurant has very tasty dishes at good prices!! Definitely worth it!
Written 16 April 2024
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Eco Tour Ghana
Greater Accra, Ghana495 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We had the best Adventure experience in Ghana🇬🇭. Our Tour 😍 was very experienced 😊 and knowledgeable . Contact Mr Noisty on +233 558712206. We visited other attractions🤗like the Ancestral River😢 and Slave Castle in central region 🇬🇭. We recommend this place to all family sizes and kids.❤️
Written 6 April 2024
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Ghana Getaways
Accra, Ghana6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Loved it, we loved the thrill it brought when walking along the canopies, really brings some of the feelings in some of us
Written 2 March 2024
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Jonathan B
Eccles, UK87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Kakum is an amazing piece of rainforest and place where you can get up-close with nature. We spent a night in one of the treehouses and it was a real highlight of our trip to Ghana. We were met at the reception by our guide, William, and we then had to walk approximately 45-60 mins to reach the house. The walk is not difficult but the heat, humidity and incline mean you need to have a reasonable level of fitness.
We had originally intended to have an evening walk but a spectacular thunderstorm meant we cut that short and instead enjoyed the natural light show as the sky was lit up all around us. The accommodation in the treehouse is basic but comfortable. Be aware there is no light, electricity or cooking facilities. There is a good toilet at the treehouse but you will need to bring everything you want with you and you will want to keep this to a minimum (water, head torch, a small amount of food such as fruit, sturdy shoes/boots).
Once the storm was over, the rainforest came alive with the sounds of insects, frogs and primates which came in waves and changed through the night.
Early next morning we walked back through the forest and then went on the treetop walk. This is a series of rope bridges that are up in the trees that link to platforms where you can view the forest as the day begins. The advantage of the overnight stay is you avoid the day-trip crowds and get there before the park opens to the public. You can also linger and enjoy the views.
After the walk, we headed back to the reception and were given a breakfast as part of the price of the overnight stay at the treehouse which was a nice addition!
Speaking with the staff at the reception, they are really keen to promote the park and what it has to offer. If you give them a call maybe a week before your visit, they can tailor your visit to suit you and include elephant and bird spotting treks, overnight camping and have activities that can suit different ability levels. I wish we'd been aware of this before as I would have loved to do more.
Definitely worth a look and planning your visit as there is so much potential from a visit and I feel we barely scratched the surface.
Written 24 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Pradnesh K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
A very captivating experience! The suspension bridges of Kakum National Park in Ghana offer an adventure above the forest that defies description of courage. With every step, the excitement builds, offering breathtaking panoramic views and total immersion in the jungle. The feeling of walking these walkways is both thrilling and frightening, offering a unique perspective on the wildlife below. An unforgettable experience for thrill-seekers.
Written 20 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lulu L
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We went to kakum national park on a school trip in January 2024. Well, I can’t say it was unpleasant. The first minutes, when we climbed the stairs, I thought I would die. I’m not quite used to make so much effort. But then, we arrived to the bridges. I really had fun, although there was some idiot behind me shaking up the bridge. The view was amazing. Anyways if you’re seeking for a pleasant and thrilling moment, you’ve got to go there, but make sure to be prepared of the infernal stairs.
Written 16 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Anna F
Bobbington, UK50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We took a taxi from Lemon Beach resort which took around 30-40 mins, 600 GHS. Arrived at the park, paid an entrance fee 5 GHS per person then we chose to walk the canopy for 100 GHS per person. Great value. Excellent climb to where you join the 7 bridges to take in the breathtaking views. ☀️🇬🇭
Written 15 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

NKTexplores
Clive, IA61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
The park is beautiful and our group of 8 (ages 14-75) had a nice time, and would recommend it to others.

Upon arrival, you’ll have time to tour the museum to learn about the park prior to your hike and canopy walk. There is a cafe where you can purchase food and beverages, as well as stores selling local and handmade goods that can be patronized before or after the tour.

For the canopy tour, we were grouped together with other groups, roughly 40 people in total. Those at the front of the group could hear the tour guide and learn about the trees and other growth in the forest.

Accessibility: This is a great tour for all ages, and requires a moderate to good level physical fitness. The path to the canopy portion of the tour is steep, rocky, and especially during rainy season it’s muddy / slippery in parts. It’s about a 20 minute hike, with numerous (steep) stairs on the path to the tree tops. While there are places to stop and rest, the tour groups can be quite large making it difficult to keep track of everyone.

What to wear: Wear good sturdy shoes & high socks or long pants to avoid ants, and apply bug spray prior to start of tour.

What to bring: Carry water with you to stay hydrated, ideally in a backpack so it’s secured and not at risk of being dropped. A collapsible walking stick may be useful to stay steady on the path.

It’s a scenic view and you may wish to take pictures. Bring a camera or phone that can be secured such as via a strap around your wrist. Be careful with hats and sunglasses. Leave anything loose or that might drop/fall behind.

The rope bridges seem well secured. Walking together in a group will steady the bridge, whereas going first or separately, you’ll feel more swaying. Those with a fear of heights may find the experience challenging.

On the way back, you may encounter a coconut vendor near a resting area with shaded benches - bring cash to partake & rehydrate.
Written 16 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

let's go tours
Cape Coast, Ghana13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
It was amazing experience. It's great honor to be on canopy

You cannot not at Cape coast without kakum national park
You do this with very courageous and after that you yourself will feel great.
So i entreat all tourist to contact kwametours.com for such an interesting tour.
Written 26 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ERIBET CAR RENTALS
Accra, Ghana2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Nice place with more fun visited with tourists from United Kingdom the excitement was amazing as well as comfortablilty.
Written 16 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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