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Korup National park

Korup National park was founded in 1986 and was inaugurated by Prince Charles of Wales; there is a sign not far from the entrance of the park which indicates the point where Prince Charles ended his trek inside the park. The park covers a surface area of 1260kn2. The main entrance to the park is the Mana suspension foot bridge which is a great attraction here. Korup is a rich lowland park and one of the most accessible parks in Cameroon. It survived the ice age and there is great evidence inside the park. Films like “the legend of Tarzan”, “Greystoke” and “Lord of the Apes” where all shot in the park in the 1980s before the park was created. There are many rivers; streams which drain the park and some are seasonal. This park has a well maintain trail of about 115km.

Benoue National park


Benoue National park is located in the northern region of Cameroon. It covers 1800 square kilometers and is a designated UNESCO Bio-sphere reserve on the banks of Benoue River from which it gets its name. Benoue River meanders more than 100km into the forest and forming an eastern border to the park.
1968 it gained status as a Cameroonian National park. In 1981, it was named a UNESCO Biosphere reserve.
The Vegetation in the park is largely savannah and savannah woodlands in some of parts of the park. The dense forest covers much of the banks of River Benoue and a few rocky massifs through which the river forms rapid.

Waza National Park


Located 180 miles north of Maroua, Waza National Park is the most amazing and spectacular wildlife reserve in Cameroon. Established in 1934, it covers 170,000 acres and it’s so huge that you need to take two to three days to explore it all.
The park looks different depending on the season, but for wildlife the best time to visit is during the dry season between December and March when all Waza’s residents gather around the few remaining waterholes to get shade and water. Don’t be put off by the extreme heat and the monotonous and parched landscape as this time is a rare opportunity to see herds of elephants, giraffes, gazelles, hyenas and if you’re lucky : lions.

The Campo-Ma’an National Park


Campo-Ma’an National Park
The Central African rainforest is quite famous, due mainly to its diversity in fauna and flora. It is of no doubt therefor tht it plays a major contribution to Cameroon being dubbed “Africa in Miniature”. The section of the rainforest found in Cameroon harbours the Campo Ma’an landscape which covers about 700,000 hectares. This particular area forms a miniature reflection of the rich diversity of plant and animal species of Central Africa’s rainforest.
A visit to this area should be nothing short of a real adventure. It holds the Campo-Ma’an national park, occupying up to 264,064 hectares, and made up of many different species of reptiles, mammals, birds and fishes. This rich biodiversity is a product of the Campo Wildlife Reserve created in 1932 and the Ma’an Production Reserve established in 1980. It has grown to have a wide range of plants and animal species including taxonomic endemics.
The rich biodiversity of this park is accompanied by 4 logging concessions, an agro-industrial belt made up of rubber and palm oil plantations and community agro-forestry zones. South of the Campo-Ma’an National park is another discoverable site; the Memve’ele falls on the Ntem River.
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Dja faunal National Park


This is one of the largest and best-protected rainforests in Africa, with 90% of its area left undisturbed. Almost completely surrounded by the Dja River, which forms a natural boundary, the reserve is especially noted for its biodiversity and a wide variety of primates. It contains 107 mammal species, five of which are threatened.
Founded in 1950, the Dja Faunal Reserve is an integral part of the dense rain forests that form the Congo Basin. This vast range is one of the largest and best-protected of the African rainforests: 90% of its area remains undisturbed. Almost completely surrounded by the Dja River, which forms a natural boundary, the Reserve is especially noted for its biodiversity and a wide variety of primates. Covering an area estimated at around 526,000 ha, the Reserve is home to many animal and plant species, several of which are globally threatened (western lowland gorilla, chimpanzee, forest elephant).
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