Yaa Asantewaa Hughes

Yaa Asantewaa Hughes

Hello everyone, my name is Yaa a smart outgoing personality from Ghana. I love to travel to learn new things, people, culture and food. When i traveled to the United Kingdom some years back, i explored most part of Scotland and made use of almost every mode of transportation. The thrill and the experience i got from this trip made me realize that even in my own country with so much to explore i could take up that hobby and that is when i began touring my country. I have been to Kumasi, Takoradi, Koforidua and i stay in the nation's capital Accra where i do see lots of foreigners touring the city. There are many places of interest right from where slave trade started in West Africa to the crocodile pond in the northern part of Ghana. These crocodiles would actually carry you at their back to the other side of the pond and bring you back unharmed and are fed with live chickens. There is a lot to explore in my country Ghana so Akwaaba! This means welcome

The Kakum Canopy Walk
  • A particular feature is the Komfo Boateng's Shrine, a circular rock near Aboabo, of approximately 100 metres (330 ft) diameter with Bovine flora of Ceiba pathandra, Albizia furruginea and Ricinodendron heudelotii. The park has a long series of hanging bridges known as the Kakum Canopy Walkway at the forest canopy level to provide access to the forest, which is a unique feature in the entire African continent. At 40 m (130 ft) height, the visitor can approach the limits and view plants and animals from a vantage point that would otherwise be inaccessible to people. The canopy walkway passes over 7 bridges and runs over a length of 330 m (1,080 ft). Some of the tree canopies are more than 50 metres (160 ft) in height. Built with wire rope, aluminium ladders, wooden planks, it is secured by a series of netting for safety purposes. An additional viewing platform that will allow visitors to climb into the canopy without braving the canopy walkway is currently under construction.The Canopy Walkway was built by two Canadian engineers from Vancouver

Tour Information

Location
Duration
1 Day
Departure
05:00
Price per Participant
120.00 USD
Languages
Group size
5 - 10 people
Categories
Transportation
Bus
Includes
car ride from Accra to tour site and back to Accra Entry Fee Road levy Bottled mineral water Snacks
Excludes
Excluding Food Excluding Accommodation Please remember to do the following before embarking on your journey to Ghana. form your country to Ghana airport is not my responsibility so try to take good care of yourselves till we meet at arrival hall. from the arrival hall till you leave Ghana airport is my responsibility and i will do my very best for your safe stay and enjoyment of this tour. When packing to pack light clothes and come with a cap or hat or you can buy some in Ghana Do not forget your sunscreen and sunglasses as Ghana is warm all year round with average temperature 21 to 28 degrees Celsius. Do not forget to go for your anti-malaria shot before arriving in Ghana. You can travel with your own food or water if you choose to but please remember you may have  to declare them at customs
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About the creator
Yaa Asantewaa Hughes

Yaa Asantewaa Hughes

A particular feature is the Komfo Boateng's Shrine, a circular rock near Aboabo, of approximately 100 metres (330 ft) diameter with Bovine flora of Ceiba pathandraAlbizia furruginea and Ricinodendron heudelotii.

The park has a long series of hanging bridges known as the Kakum Canopy Walkway at the forest canopy level to provide access to the forest, which is a unique feature in the entire African continent. At 40 m (130 ft) height, the visitor can approach the limits and view plants and animals from a vantage point that would otherwise be inaccessible to people. The canopy walkway passes over 7 bridges and runs over a length of 330 m (1,080 ft). Some of the tree canopies are more than 50 metres (160 ft) in height. Built with wire rope, aluminium ladders, wooden planks, it is secured by a series of netting for safety purposes. An additional viewing platform that will allow visitors to climb into the canopy without braving the canopy walkway is currently under construction.The Canopy Walkway was built by two Canadian engineers from Vancouver

Flora

The dominant vegetation type in Kakum is the moist forest. Other vegetation types encountered in the park include swamp forests (permanent and periodic) and riverine forests. Also reported are the Boval vegetation of Hildegardia barteri-Polycarpaea tenuifolia community found in exposed granite rocks and in shallow soils. 105 species of vascular plants consisting of 57 trees, 10 shrubs, 9 climbers, 17 herbs and 12 grasses are reported from the park. Epiphytic plants are also reported to grow on the trees and shrubs are orchids and ferns and also figs.

Logging operations were prevalent in the park between 1975 and 1989. It is, however, noted that the logged areas have regenerated secondary forest consisting of a thick green mantle and vine tangles. This does not extend over the entire park, as much of the dense forest still remains conserved

Fauna

Kakum is Ghana's first protected area which has received major support for visitor facilities. The visitor center opened on Earth Day 1997 and the park received the Global Tourism for Tomorrow Award the following year. Tourism numbers have increased over the years: 2,000 in 1992; 27,000 in 1996; over 70,000 tourists in 1999; and it attracted 135,870 visitors during 2009.

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