Waza National Park

Waza National Park
Photo by: javdalen , Creative Commons

Seeing elephants and lions in photos bring pleasure to many, but how much more if you’re given the opportunity to meet and greet these wild animals in person? The Waza National Park in Cameroon is one of the most visited places in this far north side of Africa. The animal population is so great that it also houses endangered species with the likes of the giraffe family, antelopes, bird species and jackals among others.

The Waza National Park was founded in the year 1934 and was originally meant for hunting reserves. However, in the year 1968, it was converted into a National Park with a land area of about 1,700 km and even became a UNESCO biosphere reserve. This National Park is said to be a special place and the most visited one due to the following reasons:

1. It’s the most important wildlife park in the city of Cameroon and one of the most significant in the country of Africa. This is the only park where you can see animals in danger of extinction. Since majority of them were reduced in numbers in the past years all due to too much hunting and dreadful conditions, the Waza National Park brings to the public some of the animals that survived the threats of starvation and severe drought.

2. It’s one of the living evidences of the country’s living resources. Seeing elephants in the waterholes, giraffes bending down for their babies, and some 370 bird species all over the place is paradise in itself. Here, you’re allowed to roam around the entirety of the park with a roving and fully protected vehicle. The grasses may be a little tall hampering a full view of wandering animals, but there are also areas in the place where grasses are burned for a close-up and more vivid view.

2 responses to “Waza National Park”

  1. Butthole says:

    look at the giraffffffffffe!!!

  2. Cameroon has been independent since January I, 1960 and is surely
    one of the most beautiful African countries, thanks to its varied landscapes of plains, volcanic mountains, hills, rocky plateaus and Atlantic beaches. Its vegetation goes from precious wood equatorial forests in the South to savannah with cattle and food crops and then desert plains in the North.

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