A bustling regional capital located 600 kilometers to the north of Accra, Tamale is predominantly Islamic, and which is widely reflected by a multitude of mosques dominating the city skyline. More like a conglomeration of villages, Tamale displays a unique architectural blend comprising of traditional mud houses and modern buildings. Due to its strategic location and recent transformation, Tamale doubling up as an important regional political, economic and financial center is reputed as the fastest growing city within West Africa.
An overnight bus journey from the capital city of Accra will conveniently bring tourists to Tamale. Situated close to the Mole National Park, Tamale provides several hotel accommodation options for travelers suiting a wide range of tastes and budgets. Tamale also acts as a convenient base for tourists desiring to visit Bongo, Tongo and Congo, or heading further to Burkina Faso. Don’t forget to go through the traditional markets at Tamale which are quite capable of surprising you with some cultural artifacts.