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Reserve de Nazinga

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The wildlife protection policies of this game park, run by Canadian environmentalists, directly contribute to the healthy elephant population of... more » Owner description: The wildlife protection policies of this game park, run by Canadian environmentalists, directly contribute to the healthy elephant population of Burkina Faso. « less
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Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The road from Ouagadougou is in good condition and there is not much traffic (3 hours drive). Once you get to Nazinga you'll se the elephants in and around a little lake just next to the reserve's HQ and the main accommodation and restaurants. In two days I saw 60 or so elephants, large numbers of baboons, some antelopes, guinea... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The drive is 3.5 hours from OUA so we decided to arrive late afternoon and spend the night. Our cost for travel, food, lodging, and park entrance was $80 per person. However, there is nothing luxurious about this adventure! Once you leave the paved road be prepared to be jostled around and eat lots of dust! It seems like a... More

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were initially booked fora night at their Campement de l’éléphant which was rather disappointing in terms of infrastructure - the pool was dry, doors had no keys and the entire place had an un-kept look to it. This however was off set by friendly staff and the sight of elephants just 500m of the hotel. We then moved to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Its 200km frm OUA. 3hrs drive. If u go for rent a car frm OUA it will be Cost 35000 to 40000FCFA u hav 2 buy fuel. Fuel cost around 20000FCFA.Food n other cost dpnd on u. If u want 2 come back OUA same day then u hav to start frm OUA at 5.30 to 6am. But aftr all... More

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Ede, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

In the dry season you can not miss the elephants. The huts in the camp are very basic but the nature and animals are a very good compensation. The park is a paradise for bird watchers.

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Nazinga Ranch is quite a long drive from Ouagadougou. The paved portion of the trip is easy and uneventful, but once you make the turn in Po, that all changes. The dirt roads are half the journey but take 80% of the travel time. Once you make it to the entrance of the Park you must pay a fee to... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Comfortable cases, nothing fancy, basic food at the restaurant - but the chance to see elephants in large quantity! There is other wild life there but the elephants are the reasons why one goes there!

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Nazinga was a one of a kind experience. The elephants came right up to our bungalows. I loved that it was secluded, but very comfortable. We also saw baboons, Koba, warthogs, and crocodiles. We woke up to the elephants bathing in the lake. Very lovely.

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Park: First of all, when you think of an African safari most people picture the kind of safari seen in East or South Africa. Burkina Faso does have great wildlife, but it is not as abundant and there is far less diversity in the kinds of animals. Elephants are the largest animals that you can see and the best time... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

You can see elephants, it's a very interesting view, especially when they are drinking at the water pool

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