It is reasonably well set up to cater for tourists and although it is more expensive than many other parts of Ghana it is well worth a visit. It is also said that the Park has a unique breed of elephant, which are not hostile, not aggressive or insecure, compared to other elephant populations in the rest of Africa. Mole National Park is the largest and most frequently visited national park in Ghana. The Mole National Park is Ghana’s largest wildlife conservation that hosts elephants, antelopes, some spotted Hyenas, among other animals. You can enjoy elefants and other beautiful animals. Effective law enforcement and protection of the Park is ensured through the establishment of the range system, and collaboration with fringe communities. Archaeology & Architecture of Fringe Communities, MARCA CORONA 1741, Virginia VICARIO, Pierluigi VALSECCHI. In Mole, elephants have a greater tendency to seriously injure economically important species such as Burkea africana, an important tropical hardwood, and Butyrospermum paradoxum, the source of shea butter, over the less important Terminalia spp. The park has very rich flora and fauna. [13] Of the 33 known species of reptiles slender-snouted and dwarf crocodile are found in the park. [4][5], The park is an important study area for scientists because of the removal of the human population from within the park allowing for some long-term studies, in particular, of relatively undisturbed sites compared to similar areas of densely populated equatorial West Africa. Mole Creek Karst is a national park situated in the North of Tasmania, Australia, 168 km northwest of Hobart.It is located on the slopes of the Great Western Tiers to the east of the town of Mole Creek. The Park has the most viable elephant population in Ghana, and as such, is a hotspot for elephant conservation. Mole National Park Mole National Park is located in northern Ghana and is the biggest National Park in Ghana. Zaina Lodge, Mole National Park, Northen Region, Ghana +233 540 111 504 | +233 540 111 505 | +233 540 111 506 | +233 540 111 511 | +233 303 938 736 | +233 (0) 552 570 149 Mole National Park is the largest and most frequently visited national park in Ghana. Mole National Park, Ghana’s Wildlife Travel Hotspot for Tourists Call it the safe haven for wildlife in Ghana, Mole National Park is the notable wildlife sanctuary in the Northern Region of Ghana. It's not everywhere you can get up close and personal with bus-sized elephants. The Park’s mission is to sustainably manage the wildlife resources of Mole National Park, increase revenue, and generate economic activities around the Park with a view to contribute towards local socio-economic development. [1][13][14] Sightings of hyenas, lions and leopards are unusual, but these carnivores were once more common in the park. The park as a protective area is underfunded and national and international concerns exist about poaching and sustainability in the park, but its protection of important resident antelope species has improved since its initial founding as a preserve. Mole shares its borders with 33 fringe communities in two of Ghana’s regions: the Northern Region and the Upper West Region. The Mole National Park could become a World Heritage Site by July next year if Ghana passes the evaluation test to list it. The park covers an estimated 4,577 square kilometers and is home to several species of mammals and birds. It is the only national park in Tasmania created specifically to protect karst landforms. We are located within Mole National Park, the largest and most developed of Ghana’s seven recognized National Parks and 21 protected areas. Mole National Park is Ghana's largest national park, situated in the heart of the pristine Guinea Savannah Woodland ecosystem with low hills and escarpments. March 30, 2019. A long-term study has been done on Mole National Park to understand the impact of human hunters on the animals in the preserve. It is 24 km from Damongo, the district capital, 146km south east of Tamale, the Regional capital. The park's entrance is reached through the nearby town of Larabanga. Larabanga is home to Mole National Park Headquarters. Mole National Park Mole National Park is the largest and most frequently visited national park in Ghana.It is reasonably well set up to cater for tourists and although it is more expensive than many other parts of Ghana it is well worth a visit. Mole National Park is the largest and most prestigious protected area in Ghana, in the north-west of the country, is Ghana’s largest wildlife refuge, measuring 4,849 sq km. It is best known for its elephants (a population of about 600) as well as many other primates. Nevertheless, the fauna of the park is guarded by professional rangers,[17] and the poachers are at real risk to be put under arrest. The park is 700km from Accra and 430km from Kumasi. These students also visit the Park on the same day and return, compared to the foreigners who spend more days to view the Park well” [18], "Human demography and reserve size predict wildlife extinction in West Africa", "The Impact of Elephants on the Woody Vegetation of Mole National Park, Ghana", "Utah company's honey business changes lives in Africa", "Made In Ghana, Sold In U.S.A: Honey Co-Op Provides Jobs In Africa", "Mole National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Centre", "Photographs of Mole National Park, April 2016",,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 December 2020, at 06:38.