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Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park, located in the coastal environs of the Central Region of Ghana, was established in 1931 as a reserve and gazetted as a national park in 1992 after an initial survey of zoology was conducted. The area covered with tropical forest comes with a uniqueness of the fact that it was established at the initiative of the local people and not by the State Department of wildlife who are responsible for wildlife preservation in Ghana. It is one of only 3 locations in Africa with a canopy walkway, which is 350 meters (1,150 ft) long and connects seven tree tops which provide access to the forest.

The most notable endangered species of fauna in the park are Diana monkeys, giant bongo antelope, yellow-backed duiker, and African elephant. It is also an important bird area recognized by BirdLife International with the bird area fully overlapping the parking area. The bird inventory confirmed 266 species in the park, including eight species of global conservation concern. One species of concern is the white-breasted guinea fowl. Nine species of hornbill and the grey parrot have been recorded. It is very rich in butterflies as well, and a new species was discovered in 1993. As of 2012, the densest population of forest elephants in Ghana is located in Kakum.

The Kakum Park is covered with tropical forest

The canopy walkway is 350 meters in seven different forms but has a short cut from the first to the seventh.

The park has the densest population of forest elephants in Ghana