The park is an undisturbed rain forest, extending over an area of 357km square with some of the trees as high as 65 meters.
The parks fauna includes over 550 butterfly species, over 200 birds species (such as the Frazer-eagle owl, African grey, parrot, bee-eaters, hornbills, and knight-fishers), over 40 mammal species (e.g. includes different monkey species, red river hog and the threatened bongo and forest elephant species) and about 7 primates.
Activities at the park includes walking tours, and canopy walkway through the forest and self guided hiking, which provides an opportunity to see the indigenous plant life of Ghana and the various fauna. Walking trails, viewing platforms and a visitor centre are established. For bird watchers, botanist and eco-tourist Kakum would be a delight place to visit.