Visit Pendjari

When to Visit

When to visit the Park

The National Park is open to tourist throughout the year even during the rainy season. Practical information can also be found in the brochure which contains more details and answers to common questions. The discounted season of the park is between August and October. The park is open year around but during the months of August to October one can periodically expect heavy water on the roads due to heavy rain.

Water attractions

Water is one of nature’s most vital resources to all life on earth. To satisfy the need of thirst animals periodically assemble near different seasonal or permanent water sources in the Park. Many visitors observe animals by water sources where instinctively each animal comes to drink at roughly fixed time intervals, without conflict of other species except when it is a predator.

How to get to the Park

From Cotonou, meet at Pendjari The Pendjari National Park is 630 kilometers from Cotonou (Benin, 8 hours driving), 450 kilometers from Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso, 5 hours driving) and 500 kilometers from Niamey (Niger, 6 hours driving).