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Parc National de la Pendjari

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Address: Parc National de la Pendjari, Benin
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A wonderful safari

The biggest park of the West Africa. It was an amazing experience. Our guide, Karim, an wonderful human being and a lovely father, managed to visit all the ares during two days... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 6, 2016
Anu P
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We visited Pendjari in mid November. It was mid-dry season and the park administration was doing the annual controlled burn of the dry grasslands. We were told that the burn was done to prevent an uncontrollable wildfire that would likely occur later in the season, as well as to promote new growth for the animals to eat during the coming... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

The biggest park of the West Africa. It was an amazing experience. Our guide, Karim, an wonderful human being and a lovely father, managed to visit all the ares during two days at the park. Great souvenir. If you are near Benin, you should definitely go visit the park.

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1 Thank Anu P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

very nice area. this is the biggest Safri in west afrika. must visit location if you travel to benin. there are many more options to do around this area. i spent 3 days in this area. easy to arrive with bus from cotonu. you can also get information from the safri tourism website. just send them an email and they... More 

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Fehraltorf, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015

Contrary to South Africa the park here is less organized. But the guide we took was quite good and experienced. We travelled in the morning from Naititingou to the park (approx. 5h). This part of the trip should not be underestimated and make sure your car has 2 extra tyres. The road into the park can also be very bad.... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

We stayed there only 2 days. The visit was very good. We had the chance to see also some lions. Many elephants, buffalo, Hippopotamus, baboons and many birds I don't even know the name. The camp was good and well maintained. Food decent and overall very good experience.

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Lyon France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2015

Pendjari Park in Benin was my first visit to Africa. As a respite from the rigors of The Peace Corps, my son accompanied me. We stayed one night in Nati at the Tata Samba hotel. However, if one wants easy access to the park, stay at the rather shabby but acceptable hotel (not the lodge) and you are right there... More 

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our experience in the Pendjari National Park was absolutely fantastic! However, we believe the key to a really good experience is by obtaining a really good guide! We feel we would not have seen half of the animals without our guide. Alfred, the owner of Camp Numi outside of the Park, recommended a couple of guides and helped us secure... More 

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Tanguieta, Benin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

A true gem in an area where wildlife and natural areas are rapidly disappearing. I've been twice, and both times have been wonderful - tons of elephants and ruminants, hippos, crocs, baboons and monkeys, warthogs, a honey badger, an small cat whose name I forget, 2 hyenas, and 11 lions (4 lionesses the first time, and 2 males, 4 females,... More 

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Natitingou, Benin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

I have been on several safaris in Africa (S. Africa, Uganda) and never have I been able to get as close to lions as at Parc Pendjari. For over an hour we watched them mate, eat a buffalo they had killed and then sit nuzzling each other, nose to nose. It was amazing! In all, there were eight lions circling... More 

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Binfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is our first safari experience, hence we might be overexcited about Pendjari, but I think it is really worth a visit. Even during Christmas holidays there were not too many tourists, so it is very tranquil and quiet with lots of opportunities to see the wildlife. we managed to spot lions, elephants, crocodiles, monkeys, countless "gazelles" and a lot... More 

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