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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Waza National Park

Situated among wetlands and savannah land in northern CAMEROON and preserving habitat for lions, various bird species, elephants, antelopes, and giraffes, Waza National Park (French: Parc National de Waza) is wedged in Cameroon’s “head” between Chad to the east and Nigeria to the west. This reserve land is located about 150 kilometers south of Lake Chad and 100 kilometers south of Chad’s capital, N’Djamena. A rural park considered to be Cameroon’s most significant natural reserve, Waza National Park is much closer to N’Djamena than Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon. Unfortunately, the Boko Haram terror group kidnapped Chinese workers and murdered a Cameroonian soldier in May 2014, and tourists were and still are leery of visiting the park. Regardless, this park has been known for its safari adventures. Communities surrounding Waza National Park include Ndiguina, Pété, Waza, and Zina.

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