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Monday, July 22, 2013

Mole National Park


We decided to take full advantage of this weekend off and meet up with the other teams and venture to Mole National Park. Our journey began in Tamale where we met with everyone and all jumped on board the bus to Mole. I think it’s safe to say we will all appreciate a good solid road when we return home. By the time we arrived in Mole it was dark, so we grabbed a quick bite of Jollof rice and went to our rooms – with 9 mattresses on the floor it was very reminiscent of a 90s sleepover!
Baboons are often seen in Mole...just be careful they don't run off with your dinner!
We were up bright and early for the beginning of the safari at 7am. Before we departed, we were briefed by a member of staff about the history of Mole and the possible activities we could take part in (canoeing!) As this happened, a handful of warthogs were harmlessly sniffing around – we were definitely on safari!
The team receiving a briefing on Mole's activities
They call me Mister Pig!

During our sticky two hour trek we saw monkeys, antelopes, birds, crocodiles and some beautiful views. At the very end of our walk, we had the unbelievable privilege to see wild elephants in their natural habitats. We quietly followed them and watched them cool down in the waterhole – it was definitely a moment we’ll never forget.





After an afternoon of taking in the jaw dropping scenery, we restored our energy for the canoeing later on. We had a relaxing dip in the Mole park pool to cool down - this was definitely one of our hottest days we’ve had in Ghana so far.

Dan, Phil, and Ben looking out across Mole National Park


The canoeing was definitely an eye opener to the way African cultures live and survive. Our guide gave us an insight into the way this eco-community collaborated with the National Park so they could live in peace with the wildlife.


Overall this has been an experience we can all tick off our bucket list – although we won’t include the 3.15am get up to journey home to sunny Sandema!






Giving it beans from Ghana, Phil & Jen

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  1. By the time we arrived in Mole it was dark, so we grabbed a quick bite of Jollof rice and went to our rooms – with 9 mattresses on the floor it was very reminiscent of a 90s sleepover! dermatend

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