Garamba National Park -Congo

garambo national park-congo

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Garamba National park is among the oldest national parks in Africa protecting the largest population of African elephants and the last left Kordofan giraffes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Garamba national park covers about 5133 square kilometers. Garamba national park is nearly bordered by South Sudan. Garamba national park was created in 1938, which makes it one of the oldest African national parks. 

 

Garamba national park protects the rare Kordofan giraffe’s subspecies that former originated mainly from Sudan. Kordofan giraffes are also known as the Nubian Reticulated Giraffe. Kordofan giraffes can also be spotted in chad and Zakouma. Garamba national park was established to protect this unique species

 

Flora & Fauna

Garamba national park’s landscape is occupied by rolling grasslands, dense tropical rainforest, and savanna grassland, and savannah woodland. The southern part of Garamba national park is mainly covered by the savannah grassland with scattered trees while the northern part of the park is occupied by, mixed forests, vegetation, dry forests, rivers,s and swamp forests.

 

Garamba national park also protects other animals besides African elephants and giraffes such as buffalo, hippos, kob, and roan antelope. Rare chance animals include bushbucks, spotted hyenas, warthogs, spotted hyenas, sitatunga, hartebeests, and maybe even a lion. Garamba national park also protects unique Monkey species include chimpanzees, Brazza monkeys, velvet monkeys, and Bird watching.

 

Best time to Visit Park National Garamba

Garamba national park is visited throughout the year but it's best visited in the long dry season from January to June every year. when the grass is dry or even shorter hence offering the best chances of spotting rare animals during either morning or evening game drives in this wonderful national park while during the rainy season's roads leading to Garamba national park is slippery, muddy making it mostly impassable for travelers.