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national parks in ghana

Ghana has a rich natural treasure of  National Parks, Resources Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuaries, which are opened throughout the year. Among them are: 

Mole National Park Digya National Park
Ankasa National Park Bia National Park
Kakum National Park Bui National Park
Gyabobo Range National Park Nini-Suhien National Park

 

Mole National Park:

Mole covers an area of 4,912 sq. km and is the largest, oldest and most developed park in Ghana.
Links to information on this park: Ghana Wildlife Department, Ghana Tourism Board, Ghana Wildlife Society, UNEP-WCMC. 

Digya National Park:

Digya was created in 1971 and covers an area of 3,478 sq. km. Mammals found here include; elephant, buffalo, water buck, hartebeest, bush pig, baboons and five other species of monkeys. Crocodiles and the clawless otter are also found here.  
Links to information on this park: Ghana Wildlife Department, Ghana Tourism Board, Ghana Wildlife Society, UNEP-WCMC

 

Ankasa National Park:

This was established in 1976, it covers an area of 490 sq. km. The vegetation of this place is evergreen rain forest and contains some exceptional botanical species like psychosis ankasensis which was discovered recently. Mammals found her include: forest elephant, bongo antelope, duiker, leopard civet cat, chimpanzee and several monkeys and a large number of birds. 
Links to information on this park: Ghana Wildlife Society.  

Bia National Park

The park was created in 1935 and named after the Bia river which drains the area. This area is made up of untouched rain forest and has some of the tallest trees in West Africa.
Links to information on this park:   Ghana Wildlife Department, UNEP-WCMC
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