4 Days Wildlife Safari Cycling And Hiking Adventure Holiday - Accra

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airports
    Kotoka Airport, Accra Ghana
  • Return Details :
    Accra Airport/Accommodation
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take a Short 4 days Safe Adventure Safari and Sporty Activities in Savannah Area in Ghana. You will have close up view of elephants, and hippos at eye level. Cycle a total distance of not less than 60kms, 3 hours of paddling during canoe safari on both Mole River and Black Volta River. Enjoy walking through an African jungle to learn about flora and fauna.



Highlights

Close encounter with wildlife

Led by a local guide

Breakfast included

All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Day 1: Accra-Tamale-Mognori-Mole (B/L/D)
Your driver will pick you up from your location in Accra at 7.00am for your 9am flight to Tamale. Upon arrival in Tamale you will be picked by a driver who will take you to our office for a brief orientation. Afterwards, you continue towards Mole National Park in a private vehicle. Mole is located in the Northern region of Ghana; an area of 4,849 Sq-km. It is the largest and most developed protected area for Eco-tourism and nature conservation in Ghana. It is a journey of about 146km from Tamale. You will check in at the Mole Motel, have lunch and afterwards cycle a total of 22 km on dirt flat terrain to Mognori-Eco Village, a community-based ecotourism project. Upon arrival at Mognori and a brief introduction, paddle a canoe safari on the calm waters on the Mole River which is truly excellent for bird viewing along the river. Return to Mole Motel for overnight stay

Day 2: Mole National Park (B)

In the morning you will take a 2 hour walking safari into the park to have the best view of the untamed but friendly elephants, antelopes, warthogs, baboons and other monkeys. After this you have free time to relax by the pool. Go on a late afternoon a cycling safari at 3pm. Mole offers you a premium site for birding with over 300 identified bird species. Delight yourself as you watch egrets, flycatchers and many more. Reptile enthusiasts can watch out for a variety of snakes, crocodiles, etc. Enjoy the beauty of these magnificent reptiles. While on safari, you will see Giant Termite Hill, stunning butterflies and moths. Amuse and educate yourself as you watch a dung beetle rolling its prize away. After 2 hours of cycling, you can relax by the pool and have dinner at the motel restaurant.

Day 3: Mole - Wechiau - Mole (B)
After breakfast at 7.30am, you will visit Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary in Wa, the regional capital of Upper West Region of Ghana. The journey from Mole to Wechiau is approximately 164km. Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary is a unique community-based project which is a protected wildlife area consisting of a 40km stretch of the Black Volta River. You will have the opportunity to cycle for a distance of 18kms (one way and back totaling 36kms) to the Hippo Sanctuary. Take an hour canoe safari trip joining in paddling on the Black Volta River to view hippopotamus and a wide variety of birds with the assistance of a knowledgeable guide. You will have a botany walk of an hour to discover the beauty of nature. The walk aims at identifying local plants, their uses and if possible clients get to taste edible fruits of some plants. Return back to Mole Motel for your overnight stay

Day 4: Mole-Tamale-Accra (B)
After breakfast, you will check-out at 10am and head to Tamale Airport for your onward flight at 1.35pm to Accra Airport. You are met and transferred to your location in Accra.

Inclusions

4x Breakfast

3x Dinner

Accommodation included: 3 nights

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entrance and activities fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary

3 nights' accommodation

Professional Tour guide

Bicycle and helmat

Bottled drinking water (3litres per day per person)

Nose masks and hand sanitizer

Entry/Admission - Mole National Park

Exclusions

International Visas and flights

Vaccinations and Medical/Travel Insurance

Lunch and Drinks (both alcoholic and non alcoholic)

Tips and gratuities

All other activities not listed on itinerary

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Bring good shoes (preferably hiking/trekking boots, but good sneakers are usually okay, too), a small backpack for your personal belongings and drinking water for the hike, as well as Insect Repellent.

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-Apr-2019

    My daughter (14) and I booked the four-day cycle and walking tour in Mole National Park. The whole tour was booked and arranged completely by email, which presented few challenges. With Larmi at M&J Travel & Tours could not have been more helpful and patient in answering all my questions. The only glitch in booking was that Visa (not my bank) initially blocked my credit card payment, presumably because I was paying a large amount of money to business in Ghana. I would really like to see M&J Travel and Tours develop an online portal for making credit card payments. The current arrangements are not acceptable. We were collected from our accommodation in Accra, delivered to the airport and met by our driver (George) and our guide (Baffoe) when we stepped off the plane in Tamale. George and Baffoe were very friendly and looked after us over the next four days and three nights. We booked the “cycling” tour, which in hindsight was not the best. Unless you absolutely love cycling, it is a challenge to cycle in the heat of the day on the roads/tracks in Mole National Park. We cycled on two of the four days and dropped the cycling on the third and fourth days. In part, because it added nothing to the tour and the heat of the day would have made the activity no fun at all. On the second day, for example, we went on a safari cycle through Mole National Park. We undertook this at 3 pm in the afternoon, which was pretty pointless as no sensible animal was going to be out and about during the heat of the day. We saw no animals, though the cycle through the park was relatively straight-forward, if not rather hot. Our tour was very well organised and everything went to plan, We travelled in a small air-conditioned van, which had seat belts, and stayed the three nights at the Mole Hotel (see separate review) in the Mole National Park. Air-conditioning and seatbelts are important, as the roads deteriorate badly the further north you travel, especially when you visit the hippos at Wa. George was a very safe driver and Baffoe was always alert to our needs, especially ensuring we had enough water (included in the price of the tour). On the final day as we travelled back to Tamale we arranged with Baffoe and George to visit the Larabanga Mosque (the oldest in West Africa) in the village of Larabanga. This is a must see and I am surprised it is not included as part of the tour. Overall, I would have no hesitation in booking again with M&J Travel & Tours. I found the tour I booked via the TripAdvisor website, but contacted M&J Travel and Tours direct and saved a few hundred US dollars in the process. I asked lots of questions before booking and all of them were answered directly and promptly. If you are travelling to Ghana, M&J Travel & Tours are a good option.