Northern Ghana is very different from its southern counterpart: dry, dusty, and very, hot but also filled with life and some great off the beaten track surprises. Here we show you a few of them.
Unlike in the south, two wheels are the norm—bicycles, mopeds, and motorcycles, for both men and women.
These beautiful stark villages are from somewhere lost in time.
The Larabanga Mosque is one of the oldest of its kind in West Africa.
Flowers of the Dawadwa tree hang like lanterns in the trees.
During the harmattan, the North is enveloped in the dust of the Sahara and the sun strains to get through the mist in the middle of the day, creating all sorts of colors in the sky.
Elephants regularly bathe at Mole National park.
An Egyptian thorn, native to the sahel, is used as fencing to keep livestock away from young trees in orchards.
A baboon relaxes on his perch.
A perfectly kept barbershop stands proud.
Spotted in a small village, this striking ancient mosque speaks of a forgotten time and history.
The Tamale chief sits atop a horse in a tribal procession.
Sunset over the savannah at Mole National park.
Giant striated boulders known as whistling rocks, due to the ghostly sound they make during the harmattan winds, sit at Tongo hills.
Scores of the preferred transport of the region sit under a striking red tree.
Bolgatanga market has some of the most reasonable produce in the region due to the high proportion of farmers.
Bolgatanga is known for its basket weaving in bright colors.
These “tame” crocodiles at Paga allow you to get closer than you’d ever imagine.
A warthog at Mole is just one of the interesting fauna encountered there.
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