Ghana has a lot of national parks, perfect for silence and relaxing as well of a bit of exercising. If you like nature and getting out of the crowdy city, a national park is your place to be.
Mole National Park
We wrote about the elephants in Mole National Park earlier, but did you know the park is also very good for just relaxing and filling your battery? Inside the park you can choose to accommodate at Mole Motel (budget) or Zaina Lodge (luxurious), and at both places you will experience the calm vibe that Mole brings. Both have a terrace looking over the trees, water poles and if you are lucky elephants.
Kakum National Park
Kakum is located close to Cape Coast. You can easily take a taxi or trotro from there to Kakum. And also here you will experience such a calmness you can barely get in the cities. The most popular activity at Kakum is walking over the bridges, it makes you walking of the rain forest. Hopefully you are not afraid of heights, because this is something you don’t want to miss.
You can also spend the night in Kakum at their treehouse, or do a longer hike through the forest. We have been told there were recently elephants in Kakum, but they (obviously) never come to the bridges side so it is hard to believe.
Shai Hills is based north of Accra, near Dodowa. It is a perfect place for your getaway outside Accra, or pay it a visit on your way to Akosombo or Hohoe and Wli Waterfalls. Early in the morning you can go for wild viewing, and see baboons, birds, antelopes and bushbucks. The monkeys in this park are not like the monkeys in Boabeng Fiema or Tafi Atome, so don’t feed them and be careful with your belongings.
If you like to visit one of these parks, take a look at our private tours. Also check out our ebook with 40+ of our favourite spots (and discount codes!) for more recommendations.