Ghana, Northern region, Mole National Park. Elephants in Mole National Park drinking at water hole.

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Mole National Park

Top choice in Ghana

It's not everywhere you can get up close and personal with bus-sized elephants. Face-to-face encounters with these beasts, plus roving gangs of baboons, warthogs, water bucks and antelopes – 90 species of mammals in total – are possibilities at this national park, Ghana's largest at 4660 sq km and best as far as wildlife viewing goes. The park consists for the most part of flat savanna, with gallery forests along the rivers and streams. Walking and jeep safaris take place daily.

If you've come with your own 4WD, you need to pay for an armed guide to join you in your car.