Mole National Park Safari (2 nights)

ACR 306-201
Highlights
  • Mongnori village
  • View West Africa’s big game on a Safari
  • Damongo volunteer opportunities
  • Cultural performance
Program Overview
Country: Ghana
Depart: 04/01/2017 0600
Return: 04/03/2017 1700
Duration: Overnight
Difficulty: Strenuous
Capacity: Min 15 / Max 30

IMPACT Opportunity

Program Fee
$1068 (early booking: $1008)

Field Work Conflicts
  • PHIL: 366 Philosophy of Aging
  • D 110: Understanding Dance
  • AM 250: Clothing, Adornment and Human Behavior

Head to the airport for this incredible chance to visit the Northern part of Ghana. Upon arrival at the Tamale airport, transfer to the Mole Game Lodge to re-fresh and enjoy lunch. Afterward, head to the Mognori Eco Village for a tour to gain unique insight into the culture of the people and their rich cultural heritage. The visit will offer you the opportunity to see how the villagers organize their households, process shea butter, and prepare their staple foods. Sit back and watch with admiration or actively partake in the cultural performance conducted by the dance assemble. Later, return to the hotel for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

The next morning, depart to Damongo, the small capital of the West Gonja district. Spend the morning volunteering at their local clinic and school – a unique opportunity to lend a hand and further understand the people and way of life in a rural community in Northern Ghana. No doubt this will be a rich opportunity to connect and share with the people and an experience that informs your own outlook on life. After lunch, get your camera ready for an afternoon safari and game drive – your chance to spot some of Africa’s “Big 5.”

On the final day, start by heading out into the Park again for one last chance to see the wildlife (such as elephants, antelopes, waterbucks, warthogs, baboons, monkeys, and more). Return to the hotel for breakfast and then transfer to the airport for a return flight to Accra.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Transfer to the airport and fly to Tamale airport
  • Check in at Mole Game Lodge and enjoy lunch (~2 hours in transit)
  • Tour Mognori Eco Village
  • Dance performance
  • Dinner at the hotel

Day 2

  • Transfer to Damongo
  • Volunteer at their local clinic and school
  • Afternoon safari and game drive

Day 3

  • Early morning safari
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Tamale  (~2 hours in transit)
  • Return flight to Accra

Meals Included

  • Breakfast x 2
  • Lunch x 3
  • Dinner x 2