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Visit Kakum National Park and Cape Coast Castle

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Early morning depart Accra for a drive through the historic Denkyira Kingdom to Kakum National Park, one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rain forests. Extending over 360sq km, Kakum is the home to over 40 large mammals and 400 bird species as well as many species of butterflies, flora and fauna. Enjoy a 2 km nature walk through this forest to discover the wide variety of exotic floral species and the medicinal values they offer.  After this, take a walk on the canopy walkway.   The Canopy walkway is the most popular attraction, which is made up of seven bridges extending 330m, hanging 30m (100 feet) above the forest floor.

After lunch on your own,embark on a tour of the infamous Forts, Castles and Slave Dungeons of Ghana. History will unfold the story of the slave trade which the impact is still felt beyond the shores of Africa today. Visit the Cape Coast Castle built by the Swedes in 1653 and was later taken over by the British. This castle also houses the West African Historical Museum established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government in 1994. Afternoon depart for a return trip to Accra.