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Mole National Park/Ghana

Introducing Mole National Park

With its swathes of saffron-coloured savannah, Mole National Park offers what must surely be the cheapest safaris in Africa. There are at least 300 species of bird and 94 species of mammal, including African elephants, kob antelopes, buffalos, baboons and warthogs.

The park organises walking and driving safaris. If you do not have your own vehicle, you can rent the park's for C100 for the two-hour safari; park rangers are happy to let you pool with other travellers.

The safaris are excellent and sightings of elephants are common from December to April. You're guaranteed to see other mammals year-round, however. Sturdy, covered footwear is a must; if you come without, the rangers will insist on lending you a pair of Wellington boots for a fee of C2.