Mole National Park

Savannah region, Northern Ghana  >  Ghana

Mole National Park is Ghana's largest wildlife refuge. Situated in the northern part of the country in the Savannah regions it is home to over 350 bird species

Added* by Steven Schulting
Most recent update 21 February 2020


The diverse savanna and riparian ecosystems in the park host over 350 species of birds among which the Martial Eagle , White-headed Vulture and Palm-nut Vulture , Saddle-billed Stork, herons, egrets, rollers, Violet Turaco , various shrikes and the Red-throated Bee-eater.



Reaching Mole National Park requires some travel, the nearest airstrip is in Tamale (~150Km from the park) and will take approx. 3 hours drive. It is therefore advisable to stay overnight for at least one night (with the large number of species one can stay for days and see new species everyday). The main lodge is called Zaina lodge, situated on a hill overlooking a large waterhole with 2 excellent hides for observing wildlife. The lodge very knowledgeable guides who can take you on a safari on foor, car or canooing over the river.

Terrain and Habitat

River , Scattered trees and bushes , Forest


Hilly , Flat

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Car , Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform


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