Description:
Ghana’s largest national park, situated in the heart of the pristine Guinea Savannah Woodland ecosystem with low hills and escarpments. The scenic drive to Mole, though rough, will leave you, an adventurous visitor, nothing but an experience to always cherish and remember.
Location: Mole National Park is located in the northern part of Damongo, the Northern region of Ghana. It is 670km from the Accra, the regional capital and about 170km of West Tamale in the West Gonja distance.

Size:
It covers an area 4,840 km2

Vegetation:
The vegetation is that of Guinea Savannah woodland, riverine forest, flooded depressions with about 740 different species of plants

Key fauna:
Mole being the largest national park in Ghana prides itself with a wide range of wildlife comprising of about 93 species of mammals (elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard, kob, hartebeest, bushbuck, waterbuck, baboons, hyena, etc), over 344 species of birds and about 33 species of reptiles.

Other Features:
Famous “Onipa Nua”, the elephant who doesn’t mind posing with him for picture. “Action”, also an elephant doesn’t mind posing for pictures with visitors but has a little bit of mischief in him. He sometimes raises his trumpet shrilly, a sign that an elephant is angry or nervous. Action does this for fun and actually start coming at you or your vehicle just for the fun of seeing you running before he stops.
Polzen waterfall
Go on a Safari with experienced and equipped guides
A museum on the Park near the motel

Tourist Sites nearby:
Bui National Park, Gbele National Park, Paga Crocodile Pond, Larabanga Mosque (unique architecture), the Kraal buildings, Larabanga Mystery Stone, Nalerigu Defense wall built in the 16th century to protect the people from raiders

Communities:
Larabanga village; experience the unique architecture and way of life of the local people, Damago

Festivals:
Jintigi Fire Festivals: celebrated April yearly by the chiefs and people of Gonjaland

Tourist Activities: Game viewing, Savannah Drive can be requested, bird-watching, informative walk, camping

Access:
By primary road from Accra, Kumasi and Tamale via Fulfulso junction, then by secondary road via Damongo and Larabanga to the Mole National Park entrance gate
By air from Accra to Tamale or direct to the Mole National Park airstrip

Time for Visit: Throughout the year

Accommodation: Mole Motel (inside the park)
Lovi camp is 30km from Mole Motel

Safety Tips: Light clothing is recommended Visitors should not approach any animal without a Wildlife Division guard

Health Facility: Clinic (inside the park)
Tamale Government Hospital
Health Facility at Damongo

 

 

 

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