Why You Should Visit The UNESCO World Heritage Sites Of Senegal

niokolo koba

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Niokolo-Koba National Park

With the Gambia River flowing right through it, this park is one of the most scenic in the country. It’s also one of the hardest to get to. The park is home to plenty of birdlife, along with 70 species of mammal such as antelopes, chimpanzees, and hippos. There have even been lion sightings within the park.

Why you should go: Birders love this park because they can see species like tree ducks, eagles, turacos, bateleurs and hornbills. You can also take a canoe down the river to get closer to the wildlife.

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