The Kakum National Park protects an undisturbed virgin rainforest in Ghana and is located approximately 33 km north of Cape Coast. The park is a haven for nature lovers with a wide variety of flora and wildlife, including seven primate species, over 500 species of butterflies, and around 250 bird species. The Diana monkey, giant bongo antelope, yellow-backed duiker, and African elephant are the most notable endangered species protected by the park. Visitors will especially enjoy the 3-km-long stretch of sandy beach which provides an excellent site for swimming, sunbathing, and bird watching. The park is open Monday through Saturday from 6 am to dusk, and trained guides are available to provide interesting information about the plants and animals.