Guide to Ghana’s Best Wildlife Parks
Ghana boasts a large number of enchanting wildlife parks that are just waiting to be discovered by nature and animal lovers. According to the map, virtually every national park in Ghana is situated close to the city of Kumasi. However, returning to Kumasi at the end of a day exploring one of these national parks can be rather tiring and time consuming, so a great way to explore Ghana’s national parks is by renting an accommodation nearby. You will be able to find many accommodation options through out Ghana via local free classifieds websites like adepafie.com. With this in mind, here is a selection of some of Ghana’s leading national parks and an overview of what they have to offer.
Kakum National Park
This area of intense natural beauty can be found in the Coastal Plain region of Ghana and boasts the country’s best preserved area of virgin rainforest. The park’s impressive canopy walkway takes visitors up some forty metres into the rainforest canopy, giving them a real bird’s eye view of this stunning national park. Among the animals that can be spotted here are the elusive Mona monkey and a large collection of colourful bird species.
Mole National Park
This is the largest and most popular national park in Ghana. Visitors to Mole National Park can expect to meet a wide range of different types of wildlife including elephants, lions, antelope, buffalo and monkeys. Both walking and driving safaris are available here, while visitors can also choose to camp overnight on the park’s lush savannah.
Bia National Park
Covering an area of 563 square kilometres, Bia National Park is located in Ghana’s Western Region. A full diversity of wildlife can be found here, including the rare white breasted guinea fowl. Nature lovers will also find relatively untouched forest here, which comes complete with some of West Africa’s tallest trees.
Digya National Park
This is Ghana’s second largest national park and is home to the enchanting Lake Volva, which is the country’s largest man-made body of water. Digya National Park is also home to a large elephant population as well as more than two hundred different species of birds, clawless otters and manatees. Guided tours are available of the park and local guides are available to provide information on the local flora and fauna.
Ghana is a great place to discover and enjoy African wildlife, however it is important that people who are planning an adventurous trip to explore Ghana’s national parks, travel in a group to maximise safety, there are also many special guided tours available.