Ghana Canopy Walk: Kakum National Park

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When we visited the Kakum National Park Canopy Walk in Ghana, it was one of 2 tourist type spots we saw while in Ghana. Destination events, so to speak.  There isn’t a lot of tourism, so this was pretty cool to participate in. We drove down to the Cape Coast from Accra (about 3 hours), and this National Park was 1 hour off the beaten path (it actually WAS a BEATEN PATH to get there), but it was worth the effort–so fun!

Ghana Canopy Walk Kakum National Park

I posted a picture on Instagram, and a lot of people mentioned they’d never be able to do it, because they are afraid of heights. I guess I don’t consider myself having a fear of tall things, but my husband isn’t a big fan (of heights), and he says he’s glad he went. We all felt very secure, the ropes are checked daily, etc. It was a RUSH of adrenaline, and pretty awesome.  I thought it was just one bridge from point A to point B, but there were actually 7 bridges, connected by platforms out in the middle of the forest.

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My biggest concern was dropping my camera overboard. Fortunately, that did not happen. The hour long drive down the dirt road to get there was filled with giant pot holes, but we got a great glimpse into the lives for Ghanaians in another spot. I love those glimpses.  There are supposedly lots of animals down below, but it was so far, we couldn’t see much, and I didn’t really try to look anyway! I felt totally safe and secure on the rope bridge, and it was altogether lots of fun!

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We met some college students from another part of Ghana, and they wanted to take some pictures with myself and my youngest atop the tower on one of the trees (that happened a few spots in Ghana). My son is clearly excited about it. They snapped a bunch on their phone, then I grabbed a shot, too.

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I’ll just let the pictures do the rest of the talking!

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Rope Bridge above trees in Ghana

 

Kids on the canopy walk rope bridge

 

Rope bridge above trees

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  1. Jacqueline says:

    Wow, that looks amazing. I have a fear of heights, but with such high sides, plus you mentioned knowing the bridge is well maintained, I think I’d be up for this (no pun intended!). Those pictures you posted of the Grand Canyon (??) a while back…now that’s a different story! I was sympathizing with your husband while reading that post 🙂

  2. Oh wow! I have a huge far of heights. Even standing on a second floor balcony makes me lightheaded. I’m not sure would have been able to cross especially since you’re just free walking and not strapped into a harness! I once crossed the longest suspension bridge in Canada and I was mildly freaking out and that was a metal bridge! I think it’s wonderful that your whole family was able to do this! It’s really amazing

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Thank you, it was really fun! I think the height of the trees really helped us feel secure, almost enveloped. I’m not sure how I’d do on a full suspension bridge with nothing around us. I’m not much of a thrill seeker, but it was a mildly nerve wracking!

  3. Wow, just breathtaking. It does look pretty scary but I think I could talk myself into. The photos would make it all worth it!

  4. How cool! I have a good friend from Accra – I wonder if he’s ever taken this canopy walk.

  5. I have a fear of heights so this looks super scary to me! I don’t know if I’d ever be able to do it myself 😮 It seems like you guys had such a good time, though! I’ve never been to Ghana but it’s definitely on my bucket list. Had fun reading your post and going through all the photos 🙂

  6. What an amazing thing to do! I’m not good with heights so not sure I’d be able to do it so thanks for sharing so many pictures! I went on a rope swing bridge over the sea in Northern Ireland a few years ago – absolutely terrifying!

  7. I did a walking canopy tour like this and one in a tram in COsta Rica and totally felt safer on the ropes walking. This looks awesome!
    I can see how it would be hard to focus on what was down below though unless you could gaze from the platforms. Going to pin this for the future.

  8. It’s so much longer than I would have imagined! I’m terrified of heights so it’s great to hear that the bridge is checked daily. Beautiful photos – good thing you didn’t drop your camera!

  9. Awesome photos! Gives you a real sense of what its like. I did the Canope Walk in Nyungwe Forest, Rwanda. I am terrified of heights and it was a challenging experience but glad that I attempted it.

  10. Nice! We use to have supposedly the longest canopy walkway in the world in Kuala Lumpur but it hasnt been reopened for some time after being damage in a storm. You’re right, it’s not as scary as it looks, and im nervous with heights too

  11. This sounds just amazing, the heights-lover in me would love to try this! I had never looked at traveling to Ghana before but you might be changing my mind 🙂

  12. Oh my! Such adventurous opportunities must be some of my favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors. The photos are beautiful, and I’m definitely hoping to visit this park if my travels ever take me to Ghana! 🙂

  13. Wow! The pictures look amazing! Although it’s breathtaking and look a bit scary to cross that bridge, but I also want to try! Thanks a lot for sharing your experience 🙂