"NIOKOLO KOBA National Park" Parc National du Niokolo Koba by Wafro

Niokolo Koba National Park is one of the biggest national parks located in West Africa, if not the biggest. Niokolo Koba is located in the South-east of Senegal along the banks of the Gambia River and has a surface of 9130 square km. In the south the park integrates the Park of Badiar and the listed Forest of Ndama located in Guinea. The gallery forests and savannahs of Niokolo-Badiar have a very rich fauna. There are about 80 species of mammal, 330 species of bird and 30 reptiles

Guinea baboon
Red colobus
Giant eland
Roan antelope
Wild dog
Buffalo
Lion
Patas monkey
Hyena
Leopard
Hippopotamus
Green monkey
and so on

The highest point in the park is Mont Assirik with a height of 311 meter. In the area of Mont Assirik lives an estimated population of 150 chimpanzees.
You can find them in the gallery forest and in the valley near the river.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful scenery
  • Cons:Difficult to spot animals
  • In a nutshell:World heritage site worthy
  • Intro Updated Aug 23, 2005
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2012 at 4:30 AM

    Nice photos!

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Bon Anniversaire Ian. This looks like a nice park. All the best.

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2005 at 5:14 AM

    dank je wel to visit my banjarmasin page, ia :) yes, lovely-humble-nice life by the rivers. want to be there again [bloody hot and sweating there >> close to the equator line!]. now i am preparing another trek to krakatoa. wish me luck!

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