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Speaking of Friday, our plans to go to Mole National Park have been thwarted it seems. Last we we received clearance to go from Henry. This week, the woman I had originally be corresponding with prior to my arrival in Ghana, Ms. Gifty, had returned from a trip to Europe for part vacation, part business. We had to get approval from her, and then once more from Prof. I met with Henry yesterday, and he told us that Prof did not want us to go to Mole due to it being too far away from Accra (12+ hours on rough terrain roads). We thought this made sense because they would be liable if anything should happen to us, and if anything did happen to us, they would be too far away to help us. This morning, Ms. Gifty came in and spoke with us, and it seems there IS more to the story.
Apparently, there is a lot of disagreement (to put it lightly) over the land in Northern Ghana. As a result, she said some people have died as a result of it (I believe some tourists as well), and that it just wasn't safe for us to go up there and see the Elephants. We were a little bummed about not going yesterday, but this morning we feel as if it is DEFINITELY a good thing that we are no longer going.
On the plus side, I think we have some backup plans for Saturday though! A few people in Henry's office said that there is a really cool place near Accra where we could see monkeys and baboons, and other animals (no elephants) called Shai Hills. To make things even better, they offered to come along with us! Now we just need to figure out a few things to do on Friday and Sunday for my last weekend in Ghana.