Mole National Park - A Wildlife Adventure in Ghana

By Madi Kh.
Originally published on 20 Nov 2020, latest update on 11 Apr 2023, viewed 2935 times
Category: Places to see
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Discover Ghana's Wild Side at Mole National Park

Nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts looking for a unique experience in Ghana, will love this one. Mole National Park is one of the country's most popular attractions and this is a marvellous destination to add to your travel bucket list.

A Brief History of Mole National Park

Mole National Park was established in 1958, and it was Ghana's first national park ever. The park covers an area of 4,577 square kilometres; it is home to a diverse range of wildlife, like elephants, antelopes, baboons, warthogs, and over 90 species of mammals. Besides wildlife, the park boasts stunningly beautiful natural scenery - hills, savannah grasslands, and entire network of streams and waterfalls.

Exploring Mole National Park

Take a guided walking safari with a knowledgeable ranger. They know what they are talking about, so listen to them! As you walk through the park, you may be lucky to observe wildlife up close and learn about their habits and behaviours. It is also possible to take a drive, during the dry season, when animals congregate around waterholes. Whether you are interested in walking safaris, road trips, or simply soaking up the atmosphere, this park has something for everyone.

If you are considering and exploring a little more, the Larabanga Mosque, located just outside the park, is a beautiful example of Sudanese-style mosque architecture and is considered one of the oldest mosques in entire West Africa.

Useful Travel Information

The best time to go to Mole National Park is anywhere between November and April, when the weather is dry and wildlife is easier to spot. It is also easily accessible by road from Tamale, the capital city of the Northern Region. There are few accommodation options available nearby the park.

Mole National Park is one of those unforgettable destinations. With its stunning wildlife, beautiful nature it offers an experience unlike any other in Ghana. So why not plan a trip to Mole National Park and experience the beauty and wonder of Ghana's natural world for yourself?

Interesting facts

  • Mole National Park is home to one of the largest populations of elephants in West Africa, with about 800-1,000 elephants living within the park. 
  • The park is also home to several other endangered species, including roan antelopes, hartebeests, and warthogs. 
  • The park is home to over 300 species of birds recorded within its boundaries. 
  • Mole National Park also has a rich cultural history. Evidence of human habitation dating back over 4,000 years, the park still is home to several ethnic groups. Gonja group, for example, has lived in the area for centuries.

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Madi Kh.
Hey, I’m Madi, a travel blogger and photographer based in Adelaide, Australia. I’ve been writing travel blogs for many years, sharing my experiences and traveling tips with the world. Of all the places I’ve been to, Istanbul has my heart <3