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Waza National Park

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Waza National Park is the Northernmost big national park of the Far north province of Cameroon clos to Lake Chad. The 1700 km2 protects one of the main stronghold for the Kordofan Giraffe (which was formerly considered to be western sse), lions and elephants that migrate between Chad National Park in Nigeria to the small Kalamoue National Park. Cheetahs and wild dogs have been extirpated from Cameroon in the last deceny acording to the literature.

 

This park transforms in a huge floodplain part of the Waza Logone floodplain. The creation of the Maga dam on the Logone river dried up the park in the 80's, since then a project rehabilitaded the floodplain and animals populations increased again.

 

The park is today highly endengered again by poaching and Boko Haram terrorists that kidnapped some french tourists a couple of year ago.

 

This is an old french documentary about the park.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Auxp1sGjhwI

 

 

Did anyone visited the park? Please share any fresh information about.

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Thanks for posting this great video. The footage of the Red-fronted Gazelle mating is quite unique, I think (actually, I have seen very little of this species in documentaries).

 

It is interesting that the giraffes were identified as Western, whilst now it is widely acknowledged that the giraffes living in Waza are Kordofan (like those in Chad and CAR).

 

Such a tragedy that a lot of the wildlife shown has been in all likelihood exterminated in recent years.

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Park currently not safe for tourism. Boko haram operating waza to garoua.

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