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TOUR AFRICA  



MOLE NATIONAL PARK

Mole Park, the largest eco-tourism site in the country, is located 170 kilometers west of Tamale in the West Gonja District. It is home to 93 mammalian species, 33 reptiles, nine amphibians and an estimated 300 birds species.

The mammals include some 600 elephants, 2,000 roam antelopes, 3,000 hartebeests, 4,000 waterbucks, 5,000 buffalo and some 6,000 warthogs. Uncounted lions, leopards, hyenas and various primates can also be seen in Mole.
A total of 600km of game protection and viewing roads have been developed within the Park.

KAKUM NATIONAL PARK

Kakum National Park protects plant and animal treasures of the African tropical forest and is a haven for the casual visitor, birdwatcher, amateur botanist and colorist alike. Thirty kilometers north of Cape Coast via a paved road, you will find rare plant species in a spectacular environment where some trees reach heights of over fifty meters. After viewing the exhibits at the Visitor's Center, the drama of the jungle comes alive as park guides provide insight into this complex ecosystem. You will learn about traditional forest product uses for medicine and daily village life. The flora at ground level may be familiar to you as houseplants, and be sure to watch for one of the estimated 550 butterfly species. A beautiful butterfly, new to science, was discovered in Kakum in 1993, and has been appropriately named Diopetes kakumiu. Looking carefully, you will see signs of life, much of which thrives well overhead in the forest canopy. Trails provide self-guided day hiking opportunities where you may sight some of the over 200 bird species represented: the parrot, bee-eaters, blue plantain-eaters, hornbills, and kingfishers. The dense vegetation provides cover for globally endangered species such as the forest elephant and bongo - the largest forest antelope, as well as various types of monkeys. Chances of viewing wildlife are increased by allowing time to sit quietly in the forest staying at one of the free-standing camps, or by taking advantage of some upcoming attractions such as the canopy walkways, viewing stations and blinds.

BOABENG-FIEMA MONKEY SANCTUARY

This small sanctuary of 4.4km2 was established in 1974 to help the local communities protect the resident black and white Colobus and Mona monkeys which are important to their cultural belief.
The monkeys are habituated to humans and large groups are seen easily in the forest and within Boabeng village itself. The butterfly fauna is unusually rich.

BUI NATIONAL PARK

This 1,821km2 park, gazetted in 1971, covers the catchments of the Black Volta River. The vegetation is typical savannah woodland with gallery forest along river courses.
It is particularly notable for the resident hippo population in the Black Volta River though a number of primates and antelope species are present along with a great variety of birds.

OTHER TOURIST CENTRES IN GHANA

 

The Oldest Man made lake in the world

 

Lake Volta (Volta Region)

 

Paga crocodile Pond (Northern Region)

 

Larabanga Mosque Northern Region)

 

Aburi Botenical Garden (Eastern Region)

 

Salaga Slave Market (Northern Region)

 

National museum (Accra)

 

National Art center (Kumasi)

 

Bui Water Falls (Eastern Region)

 

Kintanpo Water falls (Brong Ahanfo)