Day six of the Ghana road trip: we arrive at Mole National Park.
From the Sawla junction to the main entrance of Mole (pronounced MO-leh, not like the creature that makes holes in your lawn) National Park, the red dirt road bumps and grinds you. Even though it’s a main artery between Wa and Tamale (pronounced Tama-LEH, does not sound like the delicious Mexican dish), two regional capitals, and it’s frequently traveled by busloads of people, it’s in terrible condition. No one knows if or when it will ever be paved. It would be two hours of rough riding from the Sawla junction to Mole.
Driving on smooth, blacktopped roads in comfortable cars with good shock absorbers and air conditioning is highly overrated. This was FUN!!!
This sign was certainly a welcome sight: only one more kilometer of bouncing to go!
Here’s where you pay the entrance fee.
We arrived at Mole National Park around 3:30 pm. I was really looking forward to this.