Visitor tips

These guidelines seek to enhance visitor enjoyment, security and safety in Kakum Conservation Area whilst maintaining the values of the area and communities fringing it.

 

Restrictions within the Park

  • Firearms and weapons are strictly prohibited in Kakum Conservation Area. Declare (and surrender to park authorities) any firearm or weapon in your possession at the park entrance for safe keeping.
  • All tourist activity in the park should be accompanied by a guide/guard.
  • Pets and domestic animals are strictly prohibited in the Park and visitor centre.
  • Bush burning is strictly prohibited in the park and visitor centre.
  • Violation of any of these restrictions can result in sanctions and/or expulsion from the Park.
  • The park and visitor centre are designated no smoking areas.

Preservation of Park’s Resources

  • Littering is strictly prohibited in the park and visitor centre. Litter and leftover food don’t only spoil the beauty of the park; it can also be dangerous to wildlife.
  • Keep your food away from wild animals and store it properly. Never leave food unattended while camping and/or if you are close to wild animals.
  • Do not damage or remove animals, plants or any of their parts.
  • Observe wildlife (wild animals) from a distance of at least 50 meters. You shall be risking your life if you choose to stay closer than 50 meter from wild animals; especially the elephants. Not even when you are under the protection of an armed guard
  • Do not feed animals. Animals in the park are not tamed. Feeding them alters their natural behaviour and they can become dangerous to you.

 

  • Conserve water and energy as much as possible. Always switch off lights and electrical appliances when not needed. Ensure that taps are firmly closed.

Tourist Information

  • Seek information about Park’s tourism activities at only designated source the information desk located at Reception of the Visitor Centre or the park offices

 

  • Tourists are advised to wear appropriate outfit i.e. long trousers and close walking boots with firm grip. This outfit would protect you from the wild plants, brushes, reptiles and insects.
  • Arrange all tourism activities (canopy walk, hiking, bird watching, camping) at the reception located at Visitor Centre.
  • Customers can make their complaint on forms available at the visitor centre.
  • Management is not liable for any damage or loss of property at the park.
  • All payments should be made to the cashier at the visitor centre reception.

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