Pendjari National Park, Tanguieta

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Pendjari National Park shelters some of the last populations of certain species, such as elephants, hippos, buffalos, and West African lions. Covering an area of 2,755 sq km (1,603 sq mi), the isolated reserve contains some of country's most scenic areas hidden amid its hills and cliffs. The lush vegetation thrives here thanks to the equatorial climate's annual rainfall. Go on a safari tour with a licensed guide to witness the majestic mammals, reptiles, birds, and fierce carnivore hunters as they roam freely in their natural habitat. During warm sunny days, remember to wear sunscreen or a hat. Work out when and for how long to visit Pendjari National Park and other Tanguieta attractions using our handy Tanguieta route builder tool .
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  • We had two fantastic days through the savanna and could see elephants, antelopes, hippos... but also, thanks to our excellent guide Florent, crocodiles and lions. Without his keen eye, we would have seen everything! I quote: the National Park is called Pendjari with the Pendjari River, which has its source between Natitingou and Tanguiéta and who strongly enriched in water park. It is a beautiful park in which wildlife is natural and 100% protected. There are four species belonging to the "Big Five", elephant of Africa, the West African lion, leopard and Buffalo. But that's not all, there is a great diversity of fauna (10 species of antelope: cob of buffon, majore cob redunca, cob faces, the harnessed bushbuck, the hippotrague, the hartebeest, Topi, the Oribi, the bambis on the red side, the duikers of grimm and) more than 405 species of birds...) and Flora (course, mythical trees: Baobab, Datier of the desert, Birch of Africa...) The landscape presents itself as a vast flat plain, bordered by the river Pendjari and the Atacora mountain range. He takes a ride on his facebook page: Doko I. Florent - Guide to Benin so, you can have access to all the wonderful photos that he could take in this park. Also, we stayed at the hotel Pendjari, pretty clean and with an air conditioned room.
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  • Pendjari Park is probably the most beautiful animal sanctuary in West Africa, however except the antelopes and Buffon visible from all cocks, the eye of the guide makes the difference. Thanks to Etienne our native guide of Batia and Alfred (Camp of Numi) driver, we could see all the species in the Park except leopard. The quality of our safari of 12 hours is largely related to these two men, a visit without rush, educational but not oblique and rich in emotions. That's Pendjari was for us a great experience in private tour without ruin us.
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  • Visit the Park on 24 hours to enjoy great sunset and sunrise. This huge park (480000 ha according to our guide) with several hundred km of tracks. Many animals. Only regrets, we have seen no cat. This Park has two hotels, including a high-end.
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  • Lion, cheetah, elefant.... great safari
  • I love Pendjari, am happy I am a citizen of Republic du Benin...
  • Brilliant park - good accomodation, varied landscapes and abundance of game. Awesome, will be back. We took a great guide, Salambere from Arli National Park, Burkina with us, and we stayed 1 night at Pendjari Lodge where food was really good. Rooms were air conditioned and all staff very helpful and friendly. We stayed at Arli Park for 1 night too.
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  • Very nice Park with a nice presence of animals. Must be 2-3 days minimum to enjoy and take the time to see a lot of animals. Accommodations in the Park are correct!
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