Are you a lover of nature? Here are the best places to visit in Ghana

Michael Eli Dokosi Jan 23, 2020 at 09:30am

January 23, 2020 at 09:30 am | We Tour

Michael Eli Dokosi

Michael Eli Dokosi | Staff Writer

January 23, 2020 at 09:30 am | We Tour

Kakum National Park

The Kakum National Park is 15m and 250ft above sea level. It’s about 36,000 hectres and 375 square kilometres (145 sq mi) serving as a global home for animals. Its canopy walk way comprises seven bridges.

A fellow who undertook the walk on the canopy mentioned “it felt like bungee jumping” adding, “you can say I did it.”

Kakum, located in the coastal environs of the Central Region of Ghana was established in 1931 as a reserve, it was gazetted as a national park only in 1992 after an initial survey of avifauna was conducted. It is one of only three locations in Africa with a canopy walkway, which is 350 metres (1,150 ft) long and connects seven tree tops which provides access to the forest.

“The most notable endangered species of fauna in the park are Diana monkey, giant bongo antelope, yellow-backed duiker and African elephant. The bird inventory confirmed 266 species in the park, including eight species of global conservation concern.” It is very rich in butterflies as well. Kakum also has the densest population of forest elephants in Ghana.

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