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Dja Faunal Reserve

Founded in 1950, This is one of the largest and best-protected rainforests in Africa, with 90% of its area left undisturbed. Almost completely surrounded by the Dja River, which forms a natural boundary, the reserve is especially noted for its biodiversity and a wide variety of primates. It contains 107 mammal species, five of which are threatened.

The Dja Faunal Reserve is an integral part of the dense rain forests that form the Congo Basin. This vast range is one of the largest and best-protected of the African rainforests: 90% of its area remains undisturbed. Almost completely surrounded by the Dja River, which forms a natural boundary, the Reserve is especially noted for its biodiversity and a wide variety of primates.

The Dja Reserve is one of Africa’s most species-rich rainforests. It includes the habitat of numerous remarkable animal and plant species, many of which are globally threatened. It has over 100 species of mammals, of which at least 14 primates (including several endangered species such as the western lowland gorilla, chimpanzee, white-collared mangabey, mandrill and drill). In addition, flagship species are found in the Reserve, such as the endangered forest elephant, and the nearly extinct African grey parrot, bongo and leopard.

It is a great site for tourists, an amazing site for animal lovers and geography enthusiasts.

Dja Faunal Reserve is located in southeastern Cameroon, and is UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perfectly open for visitors.

Opens from Mon to Saturday; 8 am.

 

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