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.
Did anyone visited the park? Please share any fresh information about.
Edited by jeremie, 21 December 2014 - 08:31 PM.