On the evening of Wednesday, May 1st, the park management of Pendjari National Park in Benin was informed that two French nationals staying at Pendjari Lodge, with their privately contracted tour guide, had not returned from an afternoon safari in the northeast of the park. They were last seen driving a rented Ford SUV.

They have since been actively sought after, with the support of the Beninese authorities and in coordination with French authorities.

To support these search efforts over the past two days, a call for witnesses has been launched. If you have seen them or if you have any information about them, please contact us immediately at the email or telephone number below:

Local Benin Representative: Marie Angelo Amoussou, Email : angeloeslie@yahoo.frTel : +229 97 77 7055                                                                              

African Parks: Fran Read, Email : franr@africanparks.org, Tel: +27 60 561 6047


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