Cameroon National Parks
Cameroon has several protected areas spread over the entire country. They are home to many plants and animals species, and visitors can experience an unforgettable safari.
Benoue National Park
Located in the northern region, it was created in 1932 as a wildlife reserve and became a national park in 1968. It covers an area of 180,000 hectares and has been a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1981. It is the home of lions, buffaloes, hippos, hyenas, giraffes, leopards and primates and they can be visited year round.
BOUBA NDJIDA National Park
Located in the northern region near the Chadian border, it was created in 1932 as a wildlife reserve and became a national park in 1947. It covers an area of 220,000 hectares, it is home to lions, elephants, rhinos, hippos, buffaloes, giraffes, antelopes, panthers, hyenas and over 300 species of birds.
FARO National Park
Located in the northern region near the border with Nigeria, it was created in 1947 as a wildlife reserve and became a national park in 1980. It covers an area of 330,000 hectares and is rich in animal and plant species. There are black rhinos, lions, elephants, buffalo, giraffes, primates and nearly 300 species of birds scattered throughout the park.
WAZA National Park
Located in Far North Region, it was created in 1934 as a wildlife reserve and became a national park in 1968. It covers an area of 170,000 hectares and is also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It is home to lions, elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, gazelles, warthogs and hippos.
KALAMALOUE National Park
Located in the northernmost region, 70 km from Lake Chad, it was created in 1948 and covers an area of 45,000 hectares. The savannahs are in abundance here due to the desert climate. The fauna consists of hippos, elephants, various species of monkeys, gazelles and golden jackals.
LOBÉKÉ National Park
Located in the southern region, it was created in 1999 and covers an area of 217,854 ha. It consists mainly of rainforest and part of the Congo Basin. The National Park is the realm of many birds and other animals such as elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, reptiles, buffaloes, antelopes and over 300 species.
KORUP National Park
Unique, it covers an area of 1,260 km² and is considered one of the oldest rainforests in the world. He survived the Ice Age and today looks like a museum of more than 60 million years. It has a beautiful flora and fauna. More than 400 species of trees and many medicinal plants have been identified. It counts more than 300 species of birds, 174 species of reptiles and amphibians and 140 species of fish. Styled like a natural wildlife reserve, there are elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, leopards and chimpanzees and more
CAMPO MA’AN National Park
Located in the southern region, about 150 kilometers from the city of Kribi, it was created in 1932 as a wildlife reserve and became a national park in 1980. It covers an area of 264,000 hectares and is a biosphere reserve of UNESCO. Located in the Pygmy region, it is characterized by a dense tropical forest and is home to elephants, hippos, giant pangolins, and primates.
MEFOU National Park
Mefou National Park is located about one hour from the city of Yaoundé. It was created in 1999 as a cooperation project between the Cameroonian government and the NGO CWAF (Cameroon Wildlife Aid Foundation) with the aim to provide shelter to primates found in the region. It covers an area of 1,050 hectares and serves as a transition site, most of these animals are released into their original habitat. There are found many species of primates such as baboons, mandrills, mangabey, gorillas, chimpanzees, and talapoins which are among the smallest monkeys in Africa. The Mefou National Park is also indicated for bird watchers.
A visit to the Mefou National Park generates useful resources for the survival and the improvement of living conditions for animals.
In addition to national parks, Cameroon also has seven wildlife reserves, 27 hunting zones, a sanctuary and three zoos covering over 4,551,990 hectares where many animals and plant species are represented. Our guides will lead you on a world of discovery on the wonderful flora and fauna of Cameroon.