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About Mole National Park

Mole National Park budge travel is ideal for nature-loves who wish to visit Ghana's largest conservation area, with a wide range of wildlife, birdlife and plants to see throughout the park.

Airports

Mole National Park airport information includes:
•Accra International Airport

Birdlife

There are 344 listed species of Mole National Park birds to be found. These include species such as the martial eagle, the white-headed and palm-nut vultures, saddle-billed storks, herons, egrets, the Abyssinian roller, the violet turaco, various shrikes and the red-throated bee-eater.

Conservation

Mole National Park conservation is largely geared at preventing poaching, which is a problem in Ghana. The park's last remaining lion was killed many years ago, and today all settlements of people have been banned from living inside the park. The hunters living outside the park are still able to get to wildlife that roams the external areas of the park, but poaching in the interior has decreased.

Culture

Mole National Park cultures include the following:
•Festivals play an important role in surrounding villages
•Many local people work as tour guides in the park
•Most locals have a strong understanding of plants and animals
•Local music and dancing plays a big role in all Ghana cultures
•Hunting and poaching is sadly a way of life for many poverty stricken locals in the surrounding areas

Health

Mole National Park health information is as follows:
•The extreme heat during the day can cause sunstroke, so always wear hats, sunglasses and sunscreen
•Take plenty of bottled water to avoid dehydration
•Insect repellent is essential to avoid getting bitten
•Be wearing of snakes and dangerous wildlife to avoid any injury during your trip
•There are no medical facilities within the park

Languages

Mole National Park languages include:
•French
•English
•Ewe
•Ga
•Twi
•Fanti
•Dagbani
•Nzima
•Hausa

Money

Mole National Park money and banking information includes:
•There are no banks or any financial facilities within the park itself, so be prepared and withdraw cash in the nearest town or at the airport
•Foreign exchange facilities may be found at Ghana's International Airport
•Credit cards and debit cards may be accepted at some lodges and camps, but cash is usually the best option

People

Mole National Park people include the following groups:
•Fante
•Assin
•Akan

Phrase

Mole National Park local phrases in French include:
•Do you speak English? - Parlez-vous Anglais?
•I don't understand - Je ne comprends pas
•Hello - Bonjour
•Goodbye - Au revoir
•Thank you - Merci

Plants

A large diversity of Mole National Park plants can be found across the various habitats. Tree species found in the park include Burkea africana, Isoberlinia doka, and Terminalia macroptera. Savanna grasses are also found, including a large number of shrubs. Flowering plants can also be found in abundance, especially in the forested areas of the park.

Religion

Mole National Park religion includes the following:
•Traditional religions practiced by rural villages and forest dwelling tribes

Safety Tips

Mole National Park safety tips include:
•Walking and hiking in the park should be done carefully
•Sun protection is essential to prevent sunstroke or sunburn
•While there are no major safety risks, be aware that the area is remote so healthcare facilities may not be easily available
•Do not wander around the park alone, especially after dark
•Always drive or walk with an armed guide

Transport

Mole National Park local transport options include:
•Walking
•Game drives in 4x4 vehicles

Travel Books

Mole National Park recommended travel books include:
•Ghana, 5th (Bradt Travel Guide) by Philip Briggs
•Travels in Ghana by Marie McCarthy
•Ghana (Country Explorers) by Lyn Larson
•African protected area Introduction: Mole National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Douala Edéa Wildlife Reserve by Source: Wikipedia
•Lonely Planet West Africa (Multi Country Travel Guide) by Tim Bewer, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Paul Clammer and Emilie Filou

What To Buy

What to buy for Mole National Park travel:
•Any medication you may require
•Ghana travel guide
•Ghana bird guide
•Phrase book
•Insect repellent cream
•Camping gear if planning to camp in the park

What To Pack

What to pack for Mole National Park travel:
•Sunglasses, sunhat and sunscreen
•Comfortable clothing for hikes and nature walks, with t-shirts and shorts during the hot months and warm clothing in the winter months
•Comfortable hiking shoes with non-slip soles
•Binoculars for bird watching
•Personal items

When To Go

When to go to Mole National Park:
•The park is ideal to visit all year round
•The climate seldom changes per season

Wildlife

With over 94 game species to be found, Mole National Park wildlife is very diverse and abundant. Some of the species to be found in the park include elephant, hippo, buffalo, warthog, along with primates such as Olive baboons, black-and-white colobus monkeys, the green vervet, and patas monkeys. Antelope species are also found in abundance.

 

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