Name: Zaina Lodge
Taking a safari in a more unusual destination is a great way to gain a really genuine safari experience; to really feel your environment and, of course, to get up close and personal with the wildlife. This can certainly be said for Zaina Lodge which is located in Mole National Park in Ghana.
Zaina Lodge is tucked on a ridge overlooking the endless African Savanna with a marvellous view of two busy watering holes in Mole National Park in Ghana. Established over 50 years ago, Mole National Park is Ghana’s largest game reserve, situated in the northwest corner of the country. It is home to a huge range of animals and is infamous for its bird species and its population of elephants. Over 90 mammal species have been identified within the park including: waterbuck, kob, bushbuck, hippo, warthog, water buffalo, hyenas and baboon.
Kokota International Airport in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, is served by direct flights from many International Airports. From there it’s a one hour regional flight transfer to Tamale, Ghana’s third largest city, where you will be met from the airport in an air-conditioned lodge safari vehicle for the 2.5 hour transfer to Mole National Park.
Style & Character
Zaina offers luxury accommodation in an exclusive location. The lodge is beautiful inside and out and fits harmoniously within its surroundings with natural colours and lots of exposed raw materials; local grass, stone and teak are used for roofing, walls, paths and furnishings.
Service & Facilities
As well as the traditional vehicle safaris which are available twice a day, departing first thing and mid afternoon to ensure optimum wildlife viewing, you can always take a guided walking tour. Due to the rather special location, you have the opportunity to encounter elephants and other big game on foot and up close. Your wildlife experience continues back at the chalet too, the watering holes are frequented by a wide variety of wildlife and you never know who will be popping by! When you want to cool off after your safari, head to the stunning infinity pool, relax and soak up the views.
The service here is unparalleled, everything is made as easy for you as possible and the guides are extremely knowledgeable and very helpful.
Your accommodation will be one of 25 very spacious, luxury tented chalets. The chalets are gorgeous; rustic chic and very luxurious. You have your own private balcony and indoor and outdoor showers for those who like to bathe under the stars.
Food & Drink
Start your day with a delicious breakfast of muffins, croissants and breads fresh from the oven with homemade preserves, fresh fruit juice, homemade cereal and eggs to accompany your feast. Lunch and dinner are prepared by the excellent, creative chefs who serve International cuisines with influence from Ghana, Asia, India and Europe among others. Don’t miss the very popular grill nights when the barbecue does the hard work! Drinks don’t miss out on the fun either, a fabulous range of safari-themed speciality cocktails is available at the funky outdoor bar which ensures you have something special in hand to watch the sun setting.
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