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.
It covers an area 4,840 km2
The vegetation is that of Guinea Savannah woodland, riverine forest, flooded depressions with about 740 different species of plants
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.
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.
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
Larabanga village; experience the unique architecture and way of life of the local people, Damago
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
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