Welcome to Ghana’s largest and most prestigious protected area in the northern part of the country. Mole National Park is the first Wildlife Protected area to be established that covers an area of 4,577 km² of fairly undisturbed Guinea savannah in the northern part of Ghana.
The Park is managed mainly for its outstanding natural, physical, historical and cultural values. Rich in biodiversity home to 90 mammalian species (including five types of primates), 734 species of flower plants, 56 butterfly species, and enough bird species to attract avid birders—at least 300 species, including the white-backed vulture and Senegal parrot. The most viable elephant population in Ghana can be found in this park.
Enjoy jeep safari tours around the park’s rust red dirt roads, where you are able to get right up close to the elephants (there are over 500 total) and possibly pass by antelopes, hippos, hartebeests, buffalo and monkeys.
Driving to Mole takes about 10 hours (690 km) from Accra, about 6 hours (422 km) from Kumasi and about 2 hours and 30 minutes (146 km) from Tamale. There is the option to go by air with a domestic (inter-city) flight to Tamale from Accra and Kumasi.