Mole national park and Tango Hills

24-30 December2021


Head north to explore the Mole National Park and surrounding area for almost a week. The landscape and even the general atmosphere change as you go up north. Forests are replaced by savannah trees and two wheels become the main transport for both men and women. An impression of Burkina Faso?

Mole is considered the largest wildlife reserve in the country with a large population of Elephants, one of the last in West Africa.

The large predators and their prey (ungulates and other medium sized mammals) are very rare due to poaching but the only advantage is that the park can be visited on foot.

The different environments of the park, riverside forests, wetlands, grassy plains and savannahs make it a very rich and beautiful place.

We spent a lot of time walking along streams in search of the Pel's Fishing Owl which was seen several times but in no luck...

Tango Hills are hills located south of Bolgatanga, a town to the north. Its unique geological landscape, huge rock formations and caves are home to a many species of birds that are difficult to see elsewhere in Ghana. The combination of its natural beauty and cultural diversity has led to it being shortlisted by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. Unfortunately we only spent a few hours there due to time restrictions. Still, we saw three new species of birds and a very rare species in Ghana, the Cut-throat Finch.


Visited areas


1. Shai Hills and Kalakpa forest

2. Atewa range forest

3. Bobiri forest reserve

4. Mole national park and Tango Hills

5. Kakum national park

6. Ankasa Conservation Area and Accra botanic garden