Meet Kenneth Akufo Asare, innovator behind Ghana’s canopy walkways

Stories and facts

Kenneth Akufo Asare is a name synonymous with innovation and eco-tourism in Ghana. As the mastermind behind Ghana’s most famous canopy walkways, he has left an indelible mark on the country’s tourism industry.

Kenneth Akufo Asare is a key figure in Ghana's eco-tourism, renowned for creating the country's famous canopy walkways. His innovative vision and dedication to environmental conservation have revolutionized how visitors experience Ghana’s forests. Initially a parrot trapper, Asare learned the craft of building canopy walkways from Canadian experts and constructed the first one in Kakum National Park in 1994.

His work extends to the Legon Botanical Gardens, Kintampo Waterfalls, and beyond Ghana to Nigeria. These walkways have significantly boosted tourism and conservation efforts. Asare's contributions continue to inspire future environmentalists and promote sustainable tourism.

Explore the life of Kenneth Akufo Asare below.



Be the first to leave a comment!