Kakum National Park’s Canopy Walk

So we road-tripped this weekend… on Saturday, we braved the tro-tros yet again and after waiting a little while for a full car from Cape Coast, we made it safely to Kakum National Park.

Kakum National Park preserves a small pocket of the rainforest that used to cover much of Ghana… and provides a home for a number of animals and insects… there are supposedly over 400 types of butterflies in the park, and they discovered a new species there, as well… and they have small forest elephants (which we unfortunately didn’t see).

But Kakum also has a canopy walk, made up of 7 different bridges, that look something like this….

And they’re about this high…

One of the guide websites said the canopy walk was not recommended for people with motion sickness and those wearing high heels… you know, that’s usually my shoe of choice when I’m going to a rainforest 🙂

We had a good time though – Binita and I were grouped in with some university students who were making fun of their friends that were scared of heights, so we laughed a lot as we went around the bridges to the different platforms…. the one concerning part…. if you can get past the fact that the ‘bridges’ are sideways ladders with a piece of wood on top suspended by some ropes… is that there is no limit to the number of people who are allowed on a bridge at a time…. so the swinging and tilting can get a little crazy…

But it was a successful trip… we saw Kakum, walked the canopy walk, managed to catch a tro-tro home just before a big rainstorm, and even made it back home before dark… not a bad Saturday adventure! 🙂

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