Mole National Park
One hundred seventy kilometres west of Tamale in the West Gonja District, is the Mole National Park. The scenic ride to Mole, though rough, is ideal for adventurous visitor.
The largest of Ghana's National Parks and situated in the heart of the Guinea savannah woodland ecosystem, it is home to 93 mammalian species, 33 reptiles nine amphibians and an estimated 300 birds species. The mammals include some 600 elephants, 2,000 roam antelopes, 3,000 hartebeests, 4,000 waterbucks, 5,000 buffalo and some 6,000 warthogs. Uncounted lions, leopards, hyenas and various primates can also be seen in Mole. A total of 600km of game protection and viewing roads have been developed within the park. A basic 33-bed, no frills hotel facility, which overlooks an elephant bath, offers overnight accommodation and restaurant facilities. Additionally, composite facilities are available for visitors. A landing strip for small aircraft provides the option of air access to Mole.
By bus and starting from Accra, it is best to take the STC to Kumasi, which costs 8 New Ghana Cedis. For the six hour ride, the STC has stable seats and most have air conditioning, it is worth the extra money to avoid the back ache later. By STC bus from Kumasi you'll go first to Tamale for approximately 5 New Ghana Cedis, then to Mole for about 3 Cedis.