CAMEROON NATURAL PARKS

THE WAZA NATIONAL PARK

Waza National Park is a national park situated in the Far North Province of CAMEROON. It was founded in 1934, albeit as a hunting reserve and covers a total of 1,700 sq km. The Park instituted a National Park in 1968 and a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 1979. The untouched beauty of Waza National Park is stunningly remarkable as this park boasts a wealthy array of flora and fauna.
Wildlife

Waza is home for elephants, antelopes, Western giraffes and lions.

Kob-antelopes are now common and their population has been boosted to over 5000 after their existence in the park had been threatened in the 1980s.

Other commonly seen animals in the jungle of Waza include wart hog, roan, red-fronted gazelle and korrigum.

Seeing elephants and lions in photos bring pleasure to many, but how much more if you’re given the opportunity to meet and greet these wild

animals in person? The Waza

National Park in Cameroon is one of the most visited places in this far north side of Africa. The animal population is so great that it also houses endangered species with the likes of the giraffe family, antelopes, bird species and jackals among others.

The Waza National Park was founded in the year 1934 and was originally meant for hunting reserves. However, in the year 1968, it was converted into a National Park with a land area of about 1,700 km and even became a UNESCO biosphere reserve. This National Park is said to be a special place and the most visited one due to the following reasons:

1. It’s the most important wildlife park in the city of Cameroon and one of the most significant in the country of Africa. This is the only park where you can see animals in danger of extinction. Since majority of them were reduced in numbers in the past years all due to too much hunting and dreadful conditions, the Waza National Park brings to the public some of the animals that survived the threats of starvation and severe drought.

The amazing species of birds constitutes an important part of the national park. Over 379 species of birds have been recorded in the park and they include the Damaliscus, Water buck plus a variety of other species.
Safaris and Best Time to Visit

The Waza National Park is a natural

paradise and is one of the most

popular and rich wildlife sanctuaries in Cameroon.

Waza is home for elephants, antelopes, Western giraffes and lions. Kob-antelopes are now common and their population has been boosted to over 5000 after their existence in the park had been threatened in the 1980s. Other commonly seen animals in the jungle of Waza include wart hog, roan, red-fronted gazelle and korrigum.

This is “the king” in he Waza National Park in North Cameroon.

At that time I was supervising local village water program projects around the park to fix the population (i.e. to avoid them going in the park).

Going through the park early morning and before the night I had the chance to see some animals. This is one of them.

This is “the queen” in he Waza National Park in North Cameroon.

At that time I was supervising local village water program projects around the park to fix the population (i.e. to avoid them going in the park).

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wetland hooded vultures knob-billed ducks white-faced

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TIGER

he Leopard is a big, powerfully built cat with a very elegant shape. The body is long with comparatively short, stout legs and a long tail. The head-body length is up to 171 cm, tail length is up to 100 cm and the height at the shoulder is 50-70 cm. It weighs 30-80 kg. The head is rather small, with a convex profile. The ears are rounded, black at the backside and with a conspicuous median white spot. The tail has a black tip and no terminal tuft. The coat is dense, soft and rather short (somewhat tuftier in some subspecies from Asia) and marked with numerous black spots in the form of “rosettes” on a buff or yellowish-tawny ground colour. The Rosettes in most individuals are without central spots. The under parts and inner side of limbs are white

This is a Cob de

Buffon we met very close from a huge Elephant group made of about 200 units in the Waza Nationalpark This antelope  is about

70kg and is curious but quite shy. It was attracted by our pick up but we never could get really close without frightening it. It was about 10:00 AM when we met him. It was part of a group of ten roughly and he was themore curious.

THE KORUP   PARK

Ecological Attractions

Korup is one of the oldest, richest and unique rainforest national parks in the World. Korup is home of 25% of Africa’s primate species and more than 90 medicinal plants. There are more than 400 tree species and 327 bird species. An additional 100 bird species are found within the support zone. There are 174 species of reptiles and amphibians and 140 species of fish.

Korup is Africa’s oldest and most diverse rainforest. Established in 1986, Korup National Park covers an area of 1,260 km² between Mundemba and Eyumojock in the South West Province of Cameroon. More than 620 species of trees and shrubs and at least 480 species of herbs and climbers have so far been recorded. Korup is the single richest lowland site in Africa for birds (more than 400 species),

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Korup is renowned for its wide range of unusual and colourful primates including a number of rare and endangered species such as the Mandrill, Chimpanzee and Red Colobus Monkey.  We know that you will agree that  Simba Korup is a very special place, and undoubtably raises the standard of luxurious accommodation in Cameroon. Call or Email us now to experience an unforgettable adventure in this wonderful jungle paradise.

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