Mole National Park
Mole National Park
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ffrige
shanghai457 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
There isn't much to see in this park and I would only go there if you were already in the area. Safaris are a quick drive organized by the staff and the main entrance. They have walking options too, but I guess you see even less. Nothing compared to the real African parks down south.
Written 22 March 2024
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Gin_Be
Hamburg, Germany8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I traveled to the North exclusively to visit Mole National Park.
I loved Mole National Park. The Mole hotel is mediocre as well as the food and the pool, but the staff is extremely friendly. Still a very good place to be with the waterhole and the opportunity to see wildlife the whole day long.

I loved the safaris I took and saw so much wildlife I experienced before only in nature documentaries. For me it was a dream come true.

I took every driving safari there was and only wouldn't do the night time safari again. I saw a very impressive python, but I enjoyed the day-time safaris way more. At night it's -wonder oh wonder- dark, so day-time makes for wonderful views of magnitudes of animals.
I'm personally no big fan of birding, but even the birds had me impressed.
Highlight of course: Elephants and thieving baboons.

Before going to Mole, I found the website of Leclara Organisation: A small local organisation which offers guided trips to the Mosque, through Larabanga and the Ecovillage of Mognori as well as Damongo. You can find their website easily when searching for Leclara and Larabanga. The website prices are outdated, but everything is still very very inexpensive for european wallets.
On a whim I booked the transfer from Tamale to Mole Park, including the Larabanga and the Mognori Tour. It was one of the highlights of my visit.
Mr Abusco is a teacher at one of the local schools and started the organisation for the betterment of his and the surrounding villages. He is a very friendly and obviously well-known person who gives his best to let visitors have a well-rounded and interesting experience.
We chatted with villagers whilst going through Larabanga. He guided me towards the Shea Butter Production, we visited a school shortly, he told me about the programs to help education of girls and the implementation of health programs for women and children.
And of course: The Mosque.
The Mosque. A place to behold. Such a small, but gigantic building. I know - everyone says stuff like that- but to be seeing this still used building of such big significance for the people and knowing it has been here for hundreds of years... it really touched me.

I can highly recommend visiting this Mosque with Leclara, as you also get a feeling of village life, backgrounds on community living and also the possibility to be a small part of a great Community Organising effort.

Mole Hotel also hires guides and they are nice and all - I recommend going the extra click and calling Abusco.

10/10
Written 29 June 2023
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Carolyn S
Philadelphia, PA49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We had a great experience at Mole National Park! There is a lot of wildlife throughout the park. The guides were knowledgeable and excited about teaching us about the animals we encountered on safari. We saw Elephants, warthogs, baboons, Antelope (Kob), Buffalo, Water Buck, bushbuck, Patas monkey, velvet monkey, many different birds that I am not as knowledgeable about...I loved the colorful kingfishers. The safaris were very reasonably priced through the park.
Written 11 May 2023
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neiljf
Bath, UK130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I went on three safaris over two days in Mole National Park with the park rangers: a walking safari at 7 am and two jeep safaris at 11 am and 3.45 pm. It isn't necessary to book. Each safari lasted about two hours. The rangers made it clear that they couldn't guarantee what we'd see; but on all three occasions we saw elephants. I am not good at measuring distances, but on a couple of occasions we were less than 20 metres away from them. We saw them feeding on several occasions. Once we saw six elephants relaxing and playing in a nearby watering hole. Amazing experiences.

We also had a few glimpses of various varieties of antelope: bushbuck, kob and waterbuck. These encounters were more fleeting, though a family of bushbuck hang around Mole Motel feeding, so I saw quite a lot of them.

Strongly recommended.
Written 22 February 2023
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molly
Sidmouth, UK14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
It is a nice relaxing place. We did 3 safaris and saw some elephants with a few other smaller animals. The mole motel was ok but the wait time for food was very long. The thing that made it worth it was the pool overlooking the safari track.
There are cheaper and probably actually nicer places to stay in the local area as well.

If you go to Mole then make sure to visit Mognori Eco Village which is a 15 minute drive away from Mole. It is an incredible experience!!
Written 19 December 2022
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teddy508
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam64 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The park has limited wildlife but the elephants are beautiful. You can get up close to them as they cool down in the water holes. There are some nice birds in the park and it is worth taking a ranger who knows a lot about birds on a walking bird tour. It was very hot during February.
Written 26 February 2022
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Bigish713
Houston, TX9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
After being on safaris in East Africa, my expectations were a little high. Got to go with a park ranger on foot where we saw an elephant in the wild. It was cool
Written 28 October 2021
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Touristasaurus
Westwood, NJ428 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
West Africa is not the number 1 place to see tons of wild animals. But if you are going to Ghana and want to see wild animals this is the place to go. They offer car safaris and also on foot. You can use your own car as long as a ranger goes with you. The rangers all communicate and help each other find animals. I went in the rainy season and still saw elephants, monkeys, genet, crocodile, birds, warthogs.
Written 28 October 2021
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TFida
Europe5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
Had a fabulous visit. Very luxurious with lovely food and flexible meal options for young kids. Didn’t see as many elephants or wild animals as we had hoped and the pricing is typical for West Africa - extremely expensive!! However, with the limited holiday options due to the pandemic, and as residents in Ghana, this was a great option.
Written 6 July 2021
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904agnesc
Zoutleeuw, Belgium356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
When you visit the park, you're always accompanied (mandatory) by an armed guide. You can only visit the extreme southeast of the park - the rest is rather inaccessible.
I didn't see any large mammals though, except antelopes and monkeys, as they were deep inside the park for the mating season,. I was there for birdwatching and wasn't disappointed at all ! So so many bee-eaters, hornbills, parrots, songbirds,... I spent 2 full days in the park and I wouldn't have minded to stay another 2.
Written 23 November 2020
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