This past weekend we went to visit Mole National Park, which is West of Tamale. It was a very exciting trip! We went on a safari the first day and we were able to spot warthogs, baboons, deer and even an elephant. One of the most interesting animals we saw was called a waterbock, which was close in size to an elk. We only caught one glimpse, because they seem to be less curious that the smaller kob deer.
From the hotel, we there was a lookout from which we could see the animals moving about the park and swimming in the water hole.
We also went on a hiking tour the next morning. We had torrential rains overnight, so the ground was all mud, but we were able to rent some boots so we stayed clean and dry. My favorite part was that we were able to be within 25 feet of an elephant. They are amazingly powerful creatures, and we watched as it ripped a small tree out of the ground right in front of us.
While walking around the motel, we could see some monkeys and baboons. They are mischievous little rascals. A baboon even tried to steal some food out of a bag I was carrying!
|The view from the motel|
|Baboon looking for trouble|