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Mole National Park is Ghana‘s largest wildlife refuge on savanna and riparian ecosystems with a sharp escarpment forming the southern boundary of the park. Honey made from flowers in the Molé National Forest is one of the benefits aside its scientific use.

Northern Region

Ghana: Northern Region
Population: 2,310,939

One of Ghana’s ten administrative regions is the Northern Region, which is located on the coast of West Africa at latitude 0°. The Northern Region is no exception to the famed Ghanaian hospitality.  

13 of the 110 districts in the nation are located in the Northern Region. Except for the northeastern corner with the Gambaga escarpment and along the western corridor, most of its geographic features are low lying. The Volta Lake and its tributaries, which include the rivers Nasia, Daka, Oti, the Black and White Volta and cover more than a third of the country’s total area of 70,390 km2, are responsible for draining the land. This area is so large that it could swallow the combined areas of Volta, Ashanti, Western, and Greater Accra.   

The native tongues that the population speaks differ from district to district. East Gonja, West Gonja, and Bole are the three districts where the Gonja language is most commonly heard. Nine of the thirteen districts speak Dagbani, the native tongue of the Dagomba people. 

The capital, Tamale, is the fourth-largest city in the nation. It serves as the hub of all commercial activity in Ghana’s whole Northern Sector. Tamale is a fantastic example of how old and new can coexist. It is impressive to witness the round houses with conical thatched roofs that make up the local architecture. 

The dry season, which peaks in December and January with the dry Harmattan winds from the Sahara Desert, follows the rains, which occur between May and October. The Guinea Savanna’s vegetation, which consists of grassland, groups of shrubs, small trees, and a scattering of tall trees like mahogany and baobab, is supported by this tropical environment. March through April sees average maximum temperatures of 38°C while January sees average minimum temperatures of 19°C. 

Traditional environmental preserves built around shrines include sacred groves. The Jaagbo and Malshegu Sacred Graves stand out among them. About 25 acres of maintained and conserved vegetation of therapeutic herbs and nearly extinct and strange plants surround the Jaagbo fetish at the Jaagbo Shrine, which is located 30 kilometers from Tamale. The “mystery tree” with horse hoof prints is among the grove’s greenery. About 12 kilometers from Tamale is where you’ll find the Malshegu Sacred Grove in Katalga.