The Kakum National ParkÂ is made up of mostly undisturbed virgin rainforest and is one of the famous national parks in Ghana. Kakum National Park is situated about 33km north of Cape Coast, Central Regional capital and about 170km from Accra. The vegetation type is Moist evergreen rainforest with tall hardwood trees up 65m in height.
It covers an area of 375 square kilometres (145Â sqÂ mi). Established in 1931 as a reserve, it was gazetted as a national park only in 1992 after an initial survey of avifauna was conducted. The area is covered with tropical forest.