Welcome to Kakum National Park


If you would like to see wildlife, you will need to venture further into the park and make special arrangements with a guide the day before.


Top experiences in Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park activities

$287.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Cape Coast Guided Day Tour

Begin with pickup at your hotel in Accra, then travel southwest along the coast to the Cape Coast Castle, a 2.5-hour trip. Upon arrival at the castle, start exploring with a guide, who will share the tragic history of the moving site. Cape Coast Castle is one of roughly 40 “slave castles” along West Africa’s Gold Coast, and was the final stop for some enslaved Africans on the “middle passage” trading route to the Americas. Visiting the castle, dungeons, and individual cells with a guide offers insight into the conditions that enslaved Africans faced, and into the dark history of slavery in Africa. After the Cape Coast Castle tour, continue to Kakum National Park, a coastal forest that’s home to hundreds of bird species, a remarkable population of forest elephants, and endangered animals that include the giant bongo antelope, Diana monkey, and yellow-backed duiker. Follow a hiking trail to the park’s 1,150-foot (350-meter) canopy walkway, a series of seven bridges linking enormous trees, and listen to the sound of tropical bird song in the surrounding forest. Throughout the walk, your guide will help explain the social, cultural, and medicinal significance of the plants and trees you see, and help spot wildlife at the edge of the trail. Following the canopy walkway, begin the return trip to Accra, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

$693.75 Multi-day & Extended Tours

03 DAYS ASHANTI CENTRAL COMBO

Day 1: With an early departure from Accra, take a 5 hour drive to Kumasi. Embark on a city tour to the Manhyia Palace, the Art centre, the Prempeh Museum, Okomfo Anokye sword site and the military museum. Check in to your hotel for the night.Day 2: Depart for Elmina via the Assin Manso Slave River site.  The site is where the slaves had their last bath in African waters before being locked up at the slave castles in wait for shipment. Also visit the Cape Coast Castle built by the British in 1665 for another tour before retiring the day at your hotel in Elmina.Day 3: Check out of hotel and visit the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482. Explore the history of Elmina on foot after the castle tour. The last tour will be to the Kakum National Park. The Kakum National Park offers the traveller an interesting trail to the most popular Canopy Walkway in Africa whiles learning about the medicinal value of the trees in the forest. Return to Accra after tour.

$687.50 Tours & Sightseeing

Western Pearl

Day 1: Explore the serenity and adventure of the Western Region as you visit the Ankasa Forest Reserve and Nzulezo village on stilts. Also visit the Fort Apollonia and Nkroful, the birthplace of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana and the great pan-African who pioneered and championed for the independence of Ghana the first sub-Saharan country to do so. Overnight at Busua.Day 2: Depart for Elmina. En route, visit the habour city of Sekondi-Takoradi. Arrive in Elmina to tour the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482. This serves as the oldest European building in sub-Sahara Africa. Further explore Elmina on foot to very historic and interesting vicinities. Overnight in ElminaDay 3: Start the day with visit to The Kakum National Park which offers the traveller an interesting trail to the most popular Canopy Walkway in Africa. Also learn more about the medicinal and economic value of the trees in the forest. Continue to the Cape Coast Castle built by the British in 1665 for another tour before returning to Accra.

$275 Day Trips & Excursions

EXPERIENCE CAPE COAST, KAKUM & ELMINA

This tour commences from you hotel or residence with a free pick up at 05:30am. First visit the Kakum National Park uniquely known for its rare canopy walkways. After conquering all seven bridges you will continue to the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482 and remains the oldest European building in Sub-Sahara Africa. Take a guided tour of the castle and learn all you can about its sordid past. Continue to the Cape Coast Castle for the last tour. Built by the English in 1665 experience the inimical conditions that the enslaved Africans found themselves in. Culminate the tour at the popular "Door of No Return". There will be time if you wish to stop for lunch.Return to Accra after tour for a drop off at your hotel or preferred residence.

$1295 Multi-day & Extended Tours

EXPLORE GHANA AT INDEPENDENT 2019

DAY 1: ARRIVE ACCRA • Arrival and transfer to your Hotel. • Overnight at your hotel. DAY 2: ACCRA/KUMASI (B) • Depart for Kumasi. • Explore the craft villages of Ashanti for kente clothe at Bonwire which is known to be the place of origin of kente. • Visit the Ntonso Township popular for making the Adinkra traditional textile which comes with philosophical meanings. Take a short seminar on how the printing is done and get to make your own design and take away. • Finally, visit the Ahwiaa community for shopping for anything craft and wood. • Overnight at your hotel.  DAY 3: KUMASI CITY TOUR (B) • After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Kumasi to the Manhyia Palace, Prempeh II Museum, Okomfo Anokye sword site and the largest open market in West Africa at Kejetia before retiring for the day. • Overnight at your hotel.  DAY 4: KUMASI/ELMINA (B) • After breakfast checkout of hotel for departure to Elmina. • Stop en route at the Assin Manso slave river site for a tour. This was a slave market where enslaved Africans took their last bath in African waters before being locked up at the castles for shipment across the Atlantic into other parts of the world as slaves. • Visit the Kakum National Park which boasts of the only Canopy Walkway in Africa. Take an adventurous walk on the walkway. • Continue to check in to your hotel.  DAY 5: ELMINA/ACCRA (B) • After breakfast, checkout of the hotel and visit the two UNESCO World Heritage Castles at Elmina and Cape Coast. • The Elmina Castle also known as the Ft. St. Georges Castle was built by the Portuguese in 1482. As one of the largest slave castles in the world, it remains the oldest European building in sub-Sahara Africa. • Explore through the dungeons of the Cape Coast Castle built by the British in 1665 and recently visited by President Barrack Obama in 2009. • Continue to Accra for hotel check-in.  DAY 6: ACCRA CITY TOUR (B) • After breakfast join celebrants at the Black Star Square to observe the 62nd independent anniversary celebration of Ghana. • Explore British, Brazilian, Dutch and Danish Accra. • Learn more about the independent story as you visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum • Shop for crafts at the Arts Centre and explore the Victoriasburg district of Accra to sites such as the Black Star Square, Independent Square, Peace Park and the Danish Christianburg Castle. • Continue to the W.E.B. Dubois Centre for Pan-African Culture for a guided tour. • In the evening join the celebrations and your last night before departure. • Overnight at your hotel.  DAY 7: DEPARTURE (B) •  Check out and transfer to Airport to connect flight to onward destination.

$862.50 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

EASTER 2019 GHANA EXPEDITION

DAY 1: 18TH APRIL 2019 ~ ARRIVE/ACCRA • On arrival at Kotoka International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. • Proceed on a city tour of Accra. Places of interest will include the Kwame Nkrumah Park, the Dubois Centre, Makola, Osu among others. • Overnight at Accra City Hotel.  DAY 2: 19TH APRIL 2019 ~ ACCRA/KUMASI (B) • After breakfast checkout and depart for Kumasi. • En route, spend some time with Easter celebrants at Kwahu. The people of this area have adopted Easter as their main festival and this attracts thousands of celebrants both internationally and nationally. Highlights of the occasion includes the hand gliding and paragliding festival. • Continue to Kumasi • Check in to your hotel and overnight. Miklin Hotel  DAY 3: 20TH APRIL 2019 ~ KUMASI CITY TOUR (B) • After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Kumasi. • Visit the Manhyia Palace which has served as the official residence of the Ashanti monarchy since 1924 when the British offered it to them for compensation although they rejected it and paid for it fully. • At the Cultural Centre later, see the fake golden stool on display at the Prempeh II Museum and explore other sites of interest here. • Then continue to the Okomfo Anokye sword site. This site was the point where Ashanti history all began when the golden stool was conjured down by this priest and also planted a sword into the ground which still exist till today since the late 1600. • Explore on foot the largest open market in West Africa at Kejetia before retiring for the day. • Overnight at Miklin Hotel. DAY 4: 21ST APRIL 2019 ~ KUMASI/ELMINA (B) • After breakfast checkout of hotel for departure to Elmina. • Stop en route at the Assin Manso slave river site for a tour. This was a slave market where enslaved Africans took their last bath in African waters before being locked up at the castles for shipment across the Atlantic into other parts of the world as slaves. • Visit the Kakum National Park. the Park is a virgin forest spanning 357km2. It boast of the only Canopy Walkway in Africa. Take an adventurous walk on the walkway. • Overnight at Coconut Groove Beach Resort  DAY 5: 2ND APRIL 2019 ~ ELMINA/ACCRA/DEPARTURE (B) • After breakfast, checkout of the hotel and visit the two UNESCO World Heritage Castles at Elmina and Cape Coast. • The Elmina Castle also known as the Ft. St. Georges Castle was built by the Portuguese in 1482. As one of the largest slave castles in the world, it remains the oldest European building in sub-Sahara Africa. • Explore through the dungeons of the Cape Coast Castle built by the British in 1665 and recently visited by President Barrack Obama in 2009. • Continue to Accra for departure.

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