Safari Like No Other: Visit Mole National Park, Tamale


Mole National Park protects an area of Savannah and forest in northern Ghana. It’s home to elephants, leopards and rare birds such as the white-backed vulture. In the western part of the park, the Konkori Escarpment has panoramic views and overlooks waterholes where animals drink. There are waterfalls along the Kparia and Polzen rivers. To the south, Larabanga village has a centuries-old, Sudanese-style mosque.

Mole National Park has the widest range of wildlife in Ghana and is the only place in Ghana where you can experience elephants in the wild. In addition to the elephants, you will see antelope, bushbucks, monkeys, warthogs, baboons and other smaller wildlife.

Mole National Park is reasonably well set up to cater for tourists. Although it is more expensive than many other parts of Ghana it is well worth a visit. A two-day drive or domestic flight is required to visit Mole. 

Because of the lack of predators, safaris can be done of foot – a unique experience that is quite different from the vehicle safaris in southern and eastern Africa. To actually walk so close to elephants is an exhilarating experience you will not ever forget!

The Mole Park Lodge has a viewing platform which overlooks a watering hole. Especially during the dry season (mid-December through mid-April), you will generally see herds of elephants grazing and bathing in the early morning or in the evening a couple hours before the sun sets.

Enjoy your trip and do not forget to share the hidden but yet awesome places you find while traveling the country!

 

Credit: www.easytrackghana.com

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