Kakum National Park is in the Central Region of Ghana, which covers an area of about 375 square kilometers (145 sq mi). The park was established in 1931 as a reserve, but became a national park in 1992 after an initial survey of avifauna was conducted. The area is covered with tropical rainforest. Kakum national park remains one of the only two 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 species in the park are Diana monkey, giant bongo antelope, yellow-backed duiker and the African elephant. The park is also recognized by the Bird Life International with the bird inventory confirmed 266 species in the park, including eight species of global conservation concern. Species such as the white-breasted guinea fowl, hornbill and the African grey parrot thought to be predominant in the park. Equally, the park is rich in butterflies as well, whiles new species continue to be discovered.