Mole National Park Fact Sheet


Mole National Park

Established over 50 years ago, Mole National Park is Ghana’s largest game reserve. Home to a wide range of animals, the park is most well known for its bird species and population of elephants. Protected by a staff of rangers, Mole is a wonderful place to explore the African Savannah and bush. Take a safari walk or drive and you’re sure to be swept away by the beauty of this park. Between Wa and Tamale, Mole National Park is located almost entirely in the Northern Region of Ghana. The park includes parts of West Gonja, Sawla, Tuna, Kalaba, Wa East and West Mamprusi districts. Access to Mole National Park is by road. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to drive from the city of Tamale where the closest regional airport is located. After heading west, turn at the Fulfuso Junction, drive past Damongo, turn right at Larabanga, and you will reach the entrance to Mole National Park!

Flying from Accra:

Three airlines provide direct regional jet service from Accra to Tamale, Ghana’s third largest city, located 600 km north of Accra. Flight time is approximately one hour. The Zaina Lodge experience begins at the Tamale Airport, where Zaina’s staff meets guests with one of our airconditioned lodge safari vehicles (which are stocked with refreshments). The 180-kilometer drive to Mole National Park takes approximately 2.5 hours. The main road from Tamale to the park was improved and paved in 2014, sharply reducing travel time and increasing comfort. Our Lodge is located inside the park, 3 kilometers north of the park entrance, along red dirt roads.

Driving from Accra:

It will take you approximately 10 hours to drive to Zaina Lodge at Mole National Park from Accra. The driving distance is 690 km. We are happy to share a number of recommended stops along the way for those who want to break up the journey, including the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary and Kintampo Waterfalls.

Driving from Kumasi:

Zaina Lodge is about 5 hours drive away. Interesting sites along the way to serve as rest stops are Kintampo water falls ,Fu la water falls and center of Ghana (Slave routes).

Flying from outside Ghana:

The capital city of Ghana, Accra, is served by direct flights from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Lebanon, the U.A.E., and across Africa. If you are arriving at Kokota International Airport and are planning to spend a night in Accra before travelling on to Zaina Lodge, there are a number of four- or five-star recommended hotels such as The Labadi Beach Hotel, Holiday Inn, Oak Plaza, Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City and numerous others within the Accra CBD or just outside Accra where you can secure bookings directly with the likes of The Royal Senchi Hotel.