Mole National Park
West of the regional capital of Tamale lies one of the most important national parks in west Africa, Mole National Park and Ghana’s largest wildlife refuge.
Home to over 93 mammals including elephant, hippos, warthogs, antelopes it also undoubtedly holds the largest birds population in Ghana.
Go on a safari or hiking with an armed guard early morning or late evening. With a guide on board a 4×4 you can go on your own. Enjoy also a paranoiac view on a platform and watch animals move closer to a dam as they are obliged to come near water bodies.
A tropical light wear is recommended for warm weather usually between mid-January and March. Hiking also requires sturdy sandals and shoes that ventilate the feet and protect them from heat and dirt.
The mole motel has a decent hotel where you can order your choice meal. It is also recommended you carry some drinks and biscuits with you.
How to get there
Travel on a tarmac route from the regional capital on your own car or other options available. Tro-tros run daily services from Tamale and Bole to Larabanga.
Additionally, you can get to the park from Tamale and Wa by catching a public transport bus (Metro-bus) at 2:30pm and 6:00pm daily respectively.
You can also arrange for a private car at Tamale.