Day visitors to the Kakum National Park Canopy Walk, in the Cape Coast Region of Ghana, can wait in queues of up to 2 hours long.
As you might imagine – there is limited capacity on any one of the rope bridges that swing high up in the tree tops, at any one time.
Amongst the many tourists, there are always coach-loads of young children visiting the park on environmentally-based school trips. It’s great to see how much they enjoyed it, although I can only imagine how much higher up one would feel when so small and young!
The total length of the canopy walk is 350m long and varies in height between 28m and 40m above ground. After the first of seven rope bridges, there is an exit bridge for those who find the wobbly nature of the structure too unsettling.
The park is reputed to be the home to over 100 species of mammal, including the elusive forest elephant, and around 300 species of birds, but if you were hoping to catch a glimpse of any of the fauna protected within the park’s boundary, you’d be sorely disappointed. The whoops and screams of the wobbling-bridge-walkers would be enough to scare away even the bugs!