Kakum National Park, In The Central Region Of Ghana

Tourists at Kakum National Park Cape CoastThe Kakum National Park is a semi-deciduous rain forest that covers 360 sqr km, north of Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.The park which is now a center of tourist attraction was formally managed by the Forestry Department for timber extraction.Thanks to the Scientific Research Group, that carried wildlife research and found the place quite satisfactorily for tourism. Hence, timber extraction came to an end.Beautiful fauna likely to be seen are elephants, bongos, duikers, antelopes, and a wide variety of birds. Natural scientists in the country counted close to four-hundred different species of butterfly, with the discovery of two, that can’t be found in any part of the world.Be part of those walking through the forest on the Kuntan trail. The trail leads one to the park of traditional medicines, trees, and plants. Some of the trees found are the Kuntan tree.The skin of the tree is used to treat fractured bones. Its biological name is “Uapacca Guiniensis”. Others are Kaku, the wood used for constructing railway lines and “Bediwunia”(incest) for pomade and fumigation.

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