Waza National Park
Elephants in Waza National Park © Amcaja
Waza National Park is one of Cameroon's greatest draws for tourists; it is the country's most famous wildlife reserve and the most easily accessible one. The park is in the Logone-et-Chari department in the far north of Cameroon. It is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and renowned for its wealth of wildlife. Visitors can expect to see elephants, giraffes, hippos, a variety of antelopes, monkeys and abundant birdlife, including ostriches. Although the park is known for its lions, poachers have sadly wiped out a large portion of the population. These majestic animals are still present but are now harder to find and sightings are considered lucky.