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M&J Travel and Tours Office at the Centre for National Culture, Tamale

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Tamale Airport/Bus Terminal

NOTE:

Departure Dates For This Trip is the FIRST (1 ST) Wednesday And the LAST Saturday Of Every Month.

The minimum number of participants is 4, the maximum number is 20.

Booking notes

Departure Dates For This Trip is the FIRST (1 ST) Wednesday And the LAST Saturday Of Every Month.

The minimum number of participants is 4, the maximum number is 20.

Discover wild animals and friendly people with a rich cultural heritage

This tour gives you the chance to discover Mole National Park with a private vehicle. This means a comfortable and hassle-free drive to the park and the possibility to stay deep in the park at campsites that cannot be accessed on foot. You will have ample time to explore eco-villages, waterfalls and other attractions without needing to worry about how to get to these off the beaten path places. In Mole National Park you can watch elephants, birds, antelopes, buffalos and many more.

This tour is very flexible so you can see this itinerary as a suggestion. We are always happy to make special arrangements that suit your needs. Please note that a change in the itinerary might mean a change in price. This tour can also be combined with exploring other parts of Ghana. If you wish, we can make this tour part of a package that includes a whole trip from you arrival at Kotoka International Airport in Accra until your return to your home country.

  • Group size: from 4 to 20 people
  • Pickup location: 

    M&J Travel and Tours Office at the Centre for National Culture, Tamale

    OR

    Tamale Airport/Bus Terminal

    NOTE:

    Departure Dates For This Trip is the FIRST (1 ST) Wednesday And the LAST Saturday Of Every Month.

    The minimum number of participants is 4, the maximum number is 20.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Airport, Bus Ternimal or at a hotel in Tamale or Wa (In case you choose to extend your tour)

  • Pickup time: (9.00 AM - 9.30 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (12.00 PM - 3.00 PM)

Itinerary

TOUR DATE: 1st January, 2015- 31st December, 2016.

Day 1 - Upon arrival you will be met by  M&J Travel and Tours staff member who will transfer you to Mole National Park.You will depart from Tamale, with clients being transported in their own vehicle to Mole National Park.

You will have a driving safari into the park to have the best view of the untamed but friendly elephants, antelopes, warthogs, baboons and other monkeys.

Mole offers you a premium site for birding with over 300 identified bird species. Delight yourself as you watch egrets, flycatchers, and many more.

Reptile enthusiasts can watch for a variety of snakes, crocodiles, etc. Enjoy the beauty of these magnificent reptiles.

While on safari, you will see Giant Termite Hill, stunning butterflies and moths. Amuse and educate yourself as you watch a dung beetle rolling its prize away.

You spend the night at a campsite of your choice (with the advise your tour guide), please see below for details of campsites. We will provide you with a tent and at our private campsite at Brugbani you get the opportunity of having the whole campsite to yourself, only accompanied by a park ranger. Staying out in the wild means you are surrounded by nature and you will be amazed by the many sounds you hear at night.

Day 2 –  You will have a 2 hours walk safari in the morning.There is the possibility to have breakfast at your campsite on request or have breakfast at the mole motel restaurant. Visit to Mognori Eco Village with your vehicle. You will have dinner there. In Mognori, you get the possibility of having a one (1) hour canoe safari into the national park. The Safari is excellent to view bird-life along the river. You will as well experience a cultural dance performance

You will spend the night in a traditional home in Mognori

Day 3 – In the morning, you will have your breakfast and check-out from Mognori Community back to Tamale. On your way from Mognori, you will stop to visit the Larabanga mosque, after this you will depart to Tamale and then straight to the Airport or bus terminal or at a hotel in Tamale or Wa (In case you choose to extend your tour)

 

Cancellation Policy

We advise that should you need to cancel, you must notify us on time. However, your cancellation must be in writing by email. It will be effective on the date of receipt of the mail. Cancellation charges, per person, based upon the date of the cancellation, are as follows

 

90 – 30 days: 20% of tour cost

29 – 10 days: 50% of tour cost

Less than 10 days and no show: 100% of tour cost.

Participant Guidelines

This tour is designed to promote cultural interaction with the local people and this start with your tour. Before you start your trip you will be given the travelers code of conduct so that you will know how to behave at a particular destination. Please respect local culture and ask permission from your tour guide before you do anything.

It is recommended that visitors bring along good hiking boots (there are wellington boots available for rent).

Some parts of the park will be inaccessible during the rainy season.

These guidelines seek to enhance visitor enjoyment, security and safety in Mole National Park whilst maintaining the values of the park and communities fringing it.

Restrictions within the Park

Firearms are strictly prohibited in Mole National Park. Declare any firearm in your possession at the park entrance for safe keeping.

All tourist activity in the pack should be accompanied by an armed guide.

Pets are strictly prohibited in the Park.

Bush burning is strictly prohibited in Mole.

For drive safaris the speed limit is 30 Km/h. Respect the right of way of all animals and watch out for speed bumps.

Violation of any of these restrictions can result in sanctions and/or expulsion from the Park.

Preservation of Park’s Resources

Littering is strictly prohibited in the park. Litter and leftover food doesn't not only spoil the beauty of the park, it can also be dangerous to wildlife.

Keep your food away from wildlife and store it properly. Never leave food unattended while camping and/or if you are close to wildlife.

Do not damage or remove animals, plants, or any of their parts.

Observe wildlife from a distance of at least 50 meters. Do not follow or approach wildlife neither encourage your local guide to get closer than 50 meters.

Do not feed animals. Animals in the park are not tamed. Feeding them alters their natural behavior and they can become dangerous to you.

Conserve water and energy as much as possible. Always switch off air conditioners, lights and electrical appliances when not needed. Ensure that taps are firmly closed.

It is advised you wear appropriate outfit i.e. long trousers and close walking boots with firm grip. This outfit would protect you from the wild plants, thorns, reptiles and insects.

Other Disclosures

Inclusive:

  • 2 Nights Accommodation as stated
  • Meals:2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Transportation
  • All activities mentioned
  • Entrance fees to sites mentioned

Camping Possibilities

At Mole there are a few possibilities for camping and you can select your choice. The following are the options:

Tree Hide camping site, which is 2.5km from the Mole information center and there is a high probability of observing some of the native wildlife, such as spotted hyena.

Brugbani campsite is 9km from headquarters and one can also camp there (M&J).

Lovi is also 29km from Park Headquarters and is a preferred place for camping (a lion was seen on May 22, 2009)

A public area campsite opposite Mole information center with ablution facilities and electricity.

For those who will like to experience more nature during their stay, we recommend:

A drive to Kanato, this is a new stretch developed recently in 2010 to Nyange which is about 80km and Ducie about 50kms. You are not likely to see much wildlife, but it is nice to enjoy the drive in the wilderness.

At Kparia and Polzen waterfalls there are newly identified falls. From the Park Headquarters to Polzen is about 100km and to Kparia is 120km. At Kparia Falls, one can swim; there is no swimming at Polzen. It is unlikely to see wildlife here, but you can visit Murugu spring water and also visit Murugu and Kparia communities which are fringe communities of the park.

Konkori cave; this was a hideout for people fleeing from the slave trade and is about 100km from the Park Headquarters.

The following sites can be accessed during the dry season only: Konkori cave, Murugu, Polzen waterfall.