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Damongo Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 62 photos

Damongo is a largish village on the main route to Mole National Park. It doesn?t differ greatly from many other north-western Ghana villages, and doesn?t really hold anything of interest for the tourist. We spent a bit of time walking through the village, checking out the little shops and immerse ourselves in the ambiance of the street life.

One the great things about Domongo, is its relative proximity to smaller, ethnic villages. We visited a couple of these and have detailed the visits on the Off the Beaten Track tips below.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots of nearby ethnic villages
  • Cons:Not a lot to see or do in the village itself
  • In a nutshell:The gateway to rural Ghana and Mole National Park
  • Last visit to Damongo: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    Thanks for sharing about local village life. Great observations and write ups. Good laugh about being chased out without visiting village chief first.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2007 at 9:45 PM

    Very much interesting insight into the small villages, Grete :-)) The kids are adorable, and I really like that car, the kids made :-)

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2007 at 10:39 AM

    Grete, I love it to look at your pages and pictures of these rural villages. In my mind I am back in Ghana of my early visits to the rural areas in the 80s, enjoying the hospitability and learning about the local customs in daily life.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2007 at 1:24 PM

    What an interesting glimpse into Ghana's culture, Grete! Thank you for the in-depth commentary and great pics...regards from Texas

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2007 at 5:19 AM

    Very interesting, Grete. I was surprised to see the women with sewing machines. Good that they welcomed you into their village.


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