Cape Coast Historical Overnight

Program Overview
Country: Ghana

VisitKakum National Park, one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rainforests. Extending over 360 square kilometers, the park is home to over forty large mammals and four hundred bird species, as well as numerous species of butterflies and other flora and fauna. Kakum’s most popular attraction is the canopy walkway, which consists of seven bridges extending 350 meters and hanging forty meters above the forest floor. Choose either a two-kilometer walk through the forest to discover the wide variety of exotic floral species and the medicinal value they offer, or a walk in the treetops via the canopy walkway. Tour the historic landmark of Elmina Castle, also known as St. George’s Castle, built by the Portuguese in 1482. This castle was the first European structure built in Sub-Saharan Africa. Then visit the infamous Cape Coast Castle and slave dungeons. The castle was built by the Swedes in 1653 and was later taken over by the British. Today it houses the West African Historical Museum.