Camping in Mole National Park, Ghana

This tour gives you the chance to discover Mole National Park; you will hopefully see many mammals, reptiles, birds and plants dwelling in their ecosystem. Over 94 mammalian species have been identified so far in park such as elephants, buffalos, lions, and various kinds of monkeys to name a few. Even the great African antelope herds make their way across these lands in search of abundant resources and ideal mating spots.

Elephants around a watering hole

The most prominent population is made up of the 335 currently identified bird species that soar through the air and clear skies of Western Africa, making Mole the perfect destination for bird watching. Wildlife population is at an exciting level, and game-viewers will not be disappointed. Without a doubt, this national park will guarantee the sights of a full-scale safari, and the close-up scenes of the famous elephant herds in Africa.

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrive at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. After you clear passport control and customs, you will be greeted by a staff member of our Ghanaian partner who will transfer you to your hotel in Accra.

Day 2 – Depart after breakfast for a half day city tour of the old part of Accra and the rest of the day is free.

Day 3 to 5 РCheck out from your accommodation for an early morning transfer at 5.00 am to the Kotoka International Airport. Check in at the domestic desk of the domestic departure hall for departure formalities for your onward flight to Tamale. Flight time is 1 hr 45 minutes. Upon arrival in Tamale, you will be met by another staff person of our Ghanaian partner who will welcome you and transfer you from the airport for your breakfast at the local restaurant downtown.  Thereafter, you will have a 2 hour City Tour of Tamale.

Then you will, depart at 1:00pm with a shuttle to Mole National Park. Upon arrival you will be met by a staff member who will transfer you to Mole National Park.

Magnori Eco-village ghana

Kwame the guide at Magnori Eco-village giving a tour

Things to do:

  • You will have a walking and driving safari into the park to have the best view of the untamed but friendly elephants, antelopes, warthogs, baboons and other monkeys.
  • Mole offers you a premium site for birding with over 300 identified bird species. Delight yourself as you watch egrets, flycatchers, and many more.
  • Reptile enthusiasts can watch for a variety of snakes, crocodiles, etc. Enjoy the beauty of these magnificent reptiles.
  • While on safari, you will see Giant Termite Hill, stunning butterflies and moths. Amuse and educate yourself as you watch a dung beetle rolling its prize away.
  • Visit the local communities in our local vehicles or bicycle- You can visit Larabanga, Sonyo or Mognori Eco Village.

This tour is very flexible.

Day 6 – Depart from Mole to Tamale. A free day for personal exploration.

Day 7 – Depart to Accra by road from Tamale for some last minute shopping and personal exploration.

Day 8 – Transfer to the airport for your outward flight with lots of wonderful memories about Ghana and the thought of returning soon.

Participant guidelines

This tour is designed to promote cultural interaction with the local people. Before you start your trip, you will be given the traveller’s code of conduct to ensure that all our guests are aware of how to behave at a particular destination. Please respect the local culture and ask permission from your tour guide before you do anything questionable.

Camping Possibilities

At Mole there are a few possibilities for camping and you can select your choice. The following are the options:

  • Tree Hide camping site, which is 2.5km from the Mole information center and there is a high probability of observing some of the native wildlife, such as spotted hyena.
  • Brugbani campsite is 9km from headquarters and one can also camp there.
  • Lovi is also 29km from Park Headquarters and is a preferred place for camping (a lion was seen on May 22, 2009)
  • A public area campsite opposite Mole information center with ablution facilities and electricity.

For those who will like to experience more nature during their stay, we recommend:

A drive to Kanato, this is a new stretch developed recently in 2010 to Nyange which is about 80km and Ducie about 50kms. You are not likely to see much wildlife, but it is nice to enjoy the drive in the wilderness.

At Kparia and Polzen waterfalls there are newly identified falls. From the Park Headquarters to Polzen is about 100km and to Kparia is 120km. At Kparia Falls, one can swim; there is no swimming at Polzen. It is unlikely to see wildlife here, but you can visit Murugu spring water and also visit Murugu and Kparia communities which are fringe communities of the park.

Konkori cave; this was a hideout for people fleeing from the slave trade and is about 100km from the Park Headquarters.

All the new sites can be accessed during the dry season.

Price Includes:

  • Entrance fees
  • Local tour guide
  • Fuel
  • Vehicle
  • Locally owned Accommodation (Bed and Breakfast)
  • Bottle water per day
  • Tents
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
  • Domestic Flight

Price does not include:

  • Flight Cost to Ghana
  • Telephone cost
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Immigration and custom fees
  • Cost of passport and visa

Cost of this trip $924/ person for at least two travelers.

 

 

 

 

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