By Renee Hall, Semester at Sea, Spring 2017

My friends and I decided to go to Kakum National Park and experience the canopy bridges high up in the trees. These canopy bridges were the first ones in Africa. The views were breathtaking and the height was a little scary. I would say it’s a good place to go for mild thrill seekers, like me. It was kind of far to get to but I felt like it was worth it. They kept the place very clean and had souvenir shops that sold shirts that said “I Survived the Canopy Bridge”. They also had a little restaurant available. If you’re a hiker, then this is the place for you. They have a lot of trails that go all over the park. They provided tour guides that took us up to the canopy. You actually couldn’t even go into the forest to the canopy without a tour guide. I thought that this was a good idea because it made sure the tourists didn’t break any rules and it made us tourists feel safe and not get lost. It was also nice to see that there weren’t many tourists at all, it was mostly local people who were with us. Most of the tourists were from Semester at Sea. Overall, I loved it and would highly recommend it.