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Mole National Park

January 10

With its swathes of saffron-colored savannah, Mole National Park offers an inexpensive safari experience. There are at least 300 species of bird and 94 species of mammal, including African elephants, kob antelopes, buffaloes, baboons and warthogs.

Sightings of elephants are common from December to April, and you're guaranteed to see other mammals year-round.

The park headquarters offers excellent walking and driving safaris. You can arrange for an armed ranger to join you in your own 4WD, but you’re not allowed to explore the park unaccompanied.

If you tire of elephant spotting, ecotourism venture Mognori Eco Village, on the borders of the park, offers canoe safaris, village tours and the chance to learn about local culture.

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