This park is an undisturbed rainforest, extending over an area 357 kilometres with trees as high as 65 meters, made up of undisturbed coastal forest and is home to Africa's only rainforest canopy walkway. This walkway is one of only a dozen or so in the world.
You will be amazed at the park’s fauna including over 550 butterfly species, 200 bird’s species, such as the Frazer-eagle owl, African grey, parrot, bee-eaters, hornbills, and knight-fishers, 40 different monkey species, red river hogs and the threatened bongo and forest elephant. For the enthusiastic bird watcher, botanist and eco-tourist, Kakum National Park will be a delightful place to visit.
So, who does it work? The Canadian designers created, the canopy walkway consisting of seven separate bridges hanging from six enormous trees over forty metres above the ground. Across 1,000 feet of walkway, the bridges look as though they are plaited together like a traditional rope bridge made from the materials of the forest. However the sturdy spans are constructed of wire rope, aluminium, and wooden planks, and even have safety netting for safety purposes.
This is an exhilarating experience. Here in the treetops, you have a spectacular view of the rainforest usually reserved for monkeys and birds.