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The national Pendjari Park

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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

14° -30°

Hazy harmattan skies.
Animals sightings more frequent.

March – April

35° – 42°

Hottest months.
Best wildlife spotting.

May – July

30° – 38°

Rains begin.
Animals still visible.

August – October

30° – 35°

Park closed.
(1st August-14th October).