The Pendjari National Park
The Pendjari National Park is the main component of the vast W-Arly-Pendjari (WAP) transnational complex of 32,250 km2 , which extends over Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger. It is the largest intact wild ecosystem in West Africa
The park covers 4,800 km2 and is the last refuge for the region’s 1,700 elephants and 25% of the 400 remaining critically endangered West African lions.
5 reasons to visit the National Pendjari Park
Unspoilt by mass tourism, Pendjari offers a crowd-free safari experience. Also,
Stunning landscapes and plentiful wildlife make Pendjari a dream for photographers and nature lovers alike.
Pendjari is the last remaining safari destination in West Africa that offers the chance to see both lions and elephants in the wild.
More than 360 bird species have been recorded in Pendjari, including rarities such as the Egyptian plover and black-crowned crane.
A Pendjari safari can be easily combined with a swim at the beautiful Tanongou waterfalls and cultural visits to traditional Tata Somba
When to visit
October – December
25° – 30°
Green and fertile.
Bird life plentiful.
January – February
Hazy harmattan skies.
Animals sightings more frequent.
March – April
35° – 42°
Best wildlife spotting.
May – July
30° – 38°
Animals still visible.
August – October
30° – 35°
(1st August-14th October).