The national park is situated in the West Gonja District which is 24 km from Damongo, the district capital, and 146km south east of Tamale, the Regional capital.
Mole National park is 700km from Accra and 430km from Kumasi. The tourist attraction is 4,577 square kilometres and allows tourists both locals and foreigners have a great experience with wild elephants which can be found near the mole national park hotel.
Mole national park history
The national park is blessed with amazing mammals, birds, reptiles and insects.
The Park is located in the Guinea Savanna zone. The dominant vegetation is open savanna woodland with grasses that can reach 3 meters high during the rainy season. There Bovals (open areas dominated by grass) found on areas with shallow soils and iron pans.
Narrow bands of riverine forest grow along most of the streams where birds like to stay in the daytime. Other plant communities, such as swamps and flood-plain grasslands, cover only small areas. 742 plant species occur in Mole of which four are endemic and 24 are rare or have very limited distribution.
In the below paragraph we will look at some of wildlife found at Mole national park, Ghana.
The park has a record of 94 mammal species, over 300 bird species, 9 amphibian species and 33 reptile species. The large and commonly seen mammals include elephant, kob, roan antelope, hartebeest, waterbuck, bushbuck, warthog, buffalo, several duikers, baboon, patas and green (vervet) monkeys.
There are also Predators such as the mole national park lions, leopard, spotted hyena, caracal, aardvark, genet, civet and mongoose. Occasionally, buffalo overrun the park headquarters and the lodge area.
Mole national park Birds
The large bird life includes kites and Bateleur eagles, rollers, kingfishers, Egyptian geese, egrets, pelicans and storks. Ground hornbills, flycatchers, malachite kingfishers, guinea fowls and rock partridges occur in large numbers at Mole.
Best time to visit mole national park,Ghana
Below you will get to know the best time to visit mole national park.
The average annual rainfall is about 1100 mm with more than 90% of the rain falling between April and October, and peaks in July and September.
The dry season lasts from November to March and is characterised by cold dry winds. The mean annual temperature of 28°C varies from 26°C in December to 31°C in March.
It gets very hot in March and April, with temperatures sometimes nearing the 40°s. The cold, dry Harmattan wind which blows between December and February can cause mean temperatures to fall sharply.
- Waterfall: The spectacular Konkori waterfalls is located about 100km north-east of the park headquarters. However, access to it is challenging and currently reserved for those out for adventure.
- Slave Caves: A number of caves located in the park are said to have served as hiding places for indigenes who fled the raid of the two notorious slave raiders; Samori and Babatu who used the current park headquarters location as their base during the of slave trade.
- Larabanga Mosque: The Larabanga village is famous for its 500 year-old mosque, reported to be the oldest in West Africa with a very interesting history on its origins. One kilometre from Larabanga is the revered sacred stone of the community. It is worth hearing the story behind this stone.
- Overnight accommodation: 90 bed motel with restaurant, bar and swimming pool
- Other Tourist Facilities (Viewing Hides and Platforms, Camping facilities, Car rental service)
- Experienced Tour Guides
- Conference facilities
- Mole Airstrip
Cost of visiting Mole National Park
Below is the mole national park cost and Payment is always made at the Park Entrance: