National Parks

National Parks

Mole National Park(Largest)     
This Park was established in 1958 and re-designated a National Park in 1971. It covers an area of 4,840 km2of undulating terrain with steep scarps. The vegetation is pristine Guinea savannah with gallery forests along the rivers and streams. The Park has over 90 mammal species notably elephants, buffalo, roan, kob, hartebeest, waterbuck and 4 primate species. Lion, leopard and hyena also occur and over 300 bird species have been recorded.

Kakum National Park
Kakum constitutes a twin National Park and Resource Reserve. It was gazetted in 1991 and covers an area of about 350 km2 of the moist evergreen forest zone. The emergent trees are exceptionally high with some reaching 65 meters. The reserve has a varied wildlife with some 40 species of larger mammals, including elephants, bongo, red riverhog, seven primates and four squirrels. Bird life is also varied. About 200 species are known to occur in the reserve and include 5 hornbil species, frazer-eagle owl, African grey and Senegal parrots. To date, over 400 species butterflies have been recorded. The Kakum National Park is about the most developed and subscribed eco-tourism site among the wildlife conservation areas.

Digya National Park
The Digya National Park was created in 1971 and it occupies over 312,600 hectares of land. Bordered on the north, east and south by Lake Volta, the park can only be accessed by boat. Wildlife is somewhat scarce, but spectacular. Elephants, buffalo, various species of antelope, panthers etc. can be seen.

Bui National Park
Located near Wenchi, between the Northern provinces and the Brong-Ahafo Region, the 207,360 hectares park run parallel to the Cote d’ Ivoire. Bui offers visitors the opportunity of viewing the largest hippo population in Ghana.

Bia National Park
The Park is accessible from Kumasi. It was enlarged to 7,780 hectares in 1977. Largely comprised of secondary-growth forest after intensive farming destroyed much of the original vegetation. Bia is a haven for elephants, monkeys, leopards and birds. The only way of exploring the park is by foot.

Nini Suhien National Park
Nini Suhien National Park is a twin Wildlife Protected Areas that are located in the wet evergreen forest area of the Western Region of Ghana. These areas are so rich in biodiversity that about 300 species of plants have been recorded in a single hectare. The areas are largely unexplored but 43 mammal species including the bongo, forest elephant, 10 primate species including the endangered Dina monkey and the West African chimpanzee have been recorded. Bird fauna is also rich. The reserves offer very good example of the west evergreen forest to the prospective tourist.

Kyabobo National Park
Kyabobo National Park, a newly created Park in the Atwode traditional area, is located in the Nkwanta district of the Northern Volta Region. This park which covers an area of 359.8 km² is found in the Dry semi-deciduous forest zone and has both forest and savanna species of plants and animals. Its forests contain the nationally endangered endemic tree Talbotiella gendtii.

Animals common to the Park include Buffalo, Kob, Warthog, Aardvark and Baboon. Threatened species of animals, which with adequate protection may recover, include Lion, Elephant, Bongo, Reedbuck and Hartebeest, which may recolonise the Park from the adjacent Fazao National Park in Togo. Tourist infrastructures are vigorously being developed in Fazaso. Kyabobo will be an attraction from Fazao.

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