Animals wander freely through Mognoori village. They have to forage for most of their food.
Animal houses look just like people houses.
At the end of the village walk, I asked about the drum and dance performance. The performance is done by request only, and they need one day’s advance notice to prepare. If I had known, I could have arranged that through the Mole Visitor Center.
I don’t remember exactly how it came up, but something was said about the older gentleman who had accompanied me on the guided walk. I mentioned how he had stayed with me and answered questions about the village.
“We call him Lion Man,” the guide told me. “It is said he once fought with a lion.”
I pulled out a one cedi note and pressed it into the old man’s hand as I shook hands to say good bye.
“Thank you, Lion Man.”
I was blessed by the Lion Man.
He was totally taken by surprise, then his face creased into a beautiful smile. “God bless you,” he said.
I wished I had more time to spend at Mognoori village, but we had a long drive ahead of us to Sirigu village.
If you go to Mole National Park, you should visit Mognoori village. It’s definitely worthwhile.