Friday, 4 March 2016

MY ADVENTURE VISIT TO KAKUM NATIONAL PARK

Kakum National Park is located in the coastal environs of the Central Region of Ghana. It's about 30 minutes drive from Cape-Coast. It opens from 8am to 4pm and the gate fee is about 50 cedis (as at when I visited, could be subject to change).
It's a beautiful forest with very tall trees.  It has a canopy walk way which is about 3.50 metres(1.150ft) long and connects 7 tree tops that provides access to the forest.  Depending on the time you visit, you may get to see Diana Monkeys, Giant Antelope, Elephant, and you will also get to hear different species of birds sing. Present there, are delightful Tour Guides who after dividing you in groups will be nice enough to answer your questions (yes!!! you will definitely have questions to ask) while walking you through the forest.
Ensure to wear a good shoe so you can enjoy the walk. There are many huge forest ants as well, so
there is need to be careful so those ants don't make you cause a scene. The forest walk is interesting and the canopy walk is so...AMAZING!
In case you are scared of height , there is an opportunity to opt out after you climb the first big bridge because the walk is definitely not for the faint hearted but it's safe so you should try it!.  The park is one of Ghana's most accessible wild life locations and you could be lucky to see up to 40 species of birds- congo serpent eagle, sun birds, hornbill, etc
If you intend to visit Ghana on a short visit or holiday and you love adventure, trust me, this beautiful natural tropical forest is a place to be. I will recommend you visit on a week day as it gets really busy during the weekend.
 Remember to wear good shoes when taking the walk and it is advisable to have a bottle of water with you at least. You will need it. There is a section where fresh coconut fruits and other drinks are sold and there is this other lovely section where they sell beautiful and very affordable hand-made souvenirs that you can get your friends/family(Africans are very creative- trust me).
Every moment I spent in this forest was extremely amazing, from it peaceful atmosphere to the sound of birds and finally the anxiety all over me while climbing the bridge(Yea, I climbed the whole 7!...can you beat that?). Kakum National Park is a must visit if you love adventure!!!

Have you visited any place of adventure of recent? (either nice hangout spots, beach, parks, lounge, etc) feel free to to share with us your wonderful experience in short text and few pictures so we could publish here for others to visit. The email is dewoyinesther@gmail.com 

1 comment:

Olufemi Oladiji said...

I'm getting so curious to join you on a trip soon,enough of having all the fun to yourself. trust you have my souvenir intact anyway(winks).thumbs up