Ghana is among the top Tourist destinations in Africa. The country is blessed with many natural treasures, including popular national parks. Tourism in Ghana is growing rapidly due to the peace in the country and the friendly nature of the Ghanaians. Ghana has many national parks and visiting one can be a challenge. In this article, we highlighted the top three national parks for safari driving in Ghana.
Kakum National Park
The Kakum National Park is one of the most popular national parks in Ghana. It is located in the coastal region of Ghana. Kakum was established as a reserve in 1931 before becoming a national park in 1992. When you visit Kakum you will have a fantastic experience as it is one of the only three places in Africa where you can get a tree top walk. The Kakum National Park is famous for rare animals such as forest buffalo, forest elephant, red river pigs, forest squirrels and many other animals. The national park is also famous for over 260 species of birds. Main activities in Kakum National Park include bird watching tours, treetop walks, medicinal plant tours, and forest walks.
Mole National Park
Mole National Park is the largest national park in Ghana. The drive from Accra to Mole National Park takes about 10 hours. However, you can fly to Tamale Airport, which is closer to the national park. Mole has many popular animals such as hippos, elephants, buffalo, warthogs, and many others. Enjoy the fantastic game drives, bird watching and walking safaris in Mole National Park.
Bui National Park
Bui National Park is a nature reserve. Bui is located in the savannah forest zone and has gallery forests along the river sources. This national park was established in 1971 and is famous for hippos in the Black Volta River. When you visit this park you will have an amazing baboon experience. The ideal time to visit this national park is during the dry season, when the water level is low, to make it easier to spot hippos. Many activities take place in this park, including wildlife viewing, hiking, canoe safaris, and village interactions.