The canopy walkway is situated 33km north of Cape Coast, the Central Regional Capital, and 170km west of Accra in a place called Kakum National Park. The park is a conversational rain-forest comprising the Kakum National Park and Assin Attandanso Resource Reserve in the Central Region of Ghana.
Kakum covers an area of 350 square kilometers, including the Assin Attandanso Resource Reserve. The vegetation includes tall hardwood trees that virtually dissolve into the sky at 65m in height. The Kakum National Park has several trails linking the most interesting features of the forest where guides will tell you a lot about the interesting trees and plants, their cultural and ethnic uses, economic values and local stories and proverbs about them. The nature trails are a must for you. The wildlife endemic in Kakum includes porcupines, squirrels, olive Columbus monkey, black and white Columbus, the red river hog and tree hyrax. Butterflies and birds abound in Kakum, while night tours may bring visitor into encounters with the shy forest elephant.
Canopy Walkway: The key attraction of Kakum, is the tree canopy walkway, that enables you to walk over the high tropical forest on a swinging bridge measuring almost 500m long among the tallest trees. The canopy walkway receives over 120,000 visitors a year and is one of the only six in the world.
The drainage of Kakum is very rich and several rivers and cascades, including the Kakum River that supplies water to Cape Coast municipality and surrounding areas.
You can visit Kakum all year round, but especially from March to August.