We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pendjari National Park

Features Animals
Book In Advance
All photos (93)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“national park”(4 reviews)
“animals”(10 reviews)
“hotel”(12 reviews)
32 Pb, Tanguieta, Benin
Ways to Experience Pendjari National Park
from US$ 2,857.75
More Info
Reviews (55)
Filter reviews
22 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews national park animals hotel lions guide africa safari lodge west season nature road half tourists terms tons
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in mid October. The park closes August and September and only reopens 15th October. This meant we visited right at the beginning of the season. We saw, in terms of animals, nothing of any particular note. Therefore in terms of my safari experiences, it...More

Thank James J
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Having a few days off while I was in Cotonou, I decided to go on a two-day safari with a friend. The way to get to the park is as beautiful as the park itself: you cross one of the Atakora valleys, where everything is...More

1  Thank Luca R
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Alright, we did not see the famous elephants here. And half the park was in ashes, black soils. We saw dozens of impala. We did also see two lions. The park is definitely not the standard safari park. But for that we did only see...More

3  Thank gerson v
Reviewed 20 August 2017

As always in Africa, especially West Africa, just getting there is quite the adventure. The road leading up to the park bumpy, but gives a really nice view to all the little villages with the little round houses with straw rooftops. The locals are friendly...More

Thank MarinaS4
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Bordering Burkina Faso and accessible via rough tracks, the park is inhabited by many wild animals you may not be used to see often in Western Africa. Due to the lack of funding and state support, the park sometimes looks a bit abandoned and the...More

1  Thank Paccaud F
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I was there for three days in the dry season so shouldve seen a lot more animals than we did. Not up to par with anything in east africa or southern africa at all in terms of facilities. Some of the animals I did see...More

1  Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Pendjari in mid November. It was mid-dry season and the park administration was doing the annual controlled burn of the dry grasslands. We were told that the burn was done to prevent an uncontrollable wildfire that would likely occur later in the season,...More

4  Thank Randy H
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The biggest park of the West Africa. It was an amazing experience. Our guide, Karim, an wonderful human being and a lovely father, managed to visit all the ares during two days at the park. Great souvenir. If you are near Benin, you should definitely...More

3  Thank Anu P
Reviewed 2 April 2016

very nice area. this is the biggest Safri in west afrika. must visit location if you travel to benin. there are many more options to do around this area. i spent 3 days in this area. easy to arrive with bus from cotonu. you can...More

2  Thank Gleb P
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Contrary to South Africa the park here is less organized. But the guide we took was quite good and experienced. We travelled in the morning from Naititingou to the park (approx. 5h). This part of the trip should not be underestimated and make sure your...More

4  Thank chrischi000007
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
14 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Luca R | Reviewed this property |
The park is closed from July to December. I'd say the best moment would be February/March/April.
Google Translation
13 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Randy H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jackie, Sorry for the slow response. A safari in Pendjari is very affordable. I'd even guess that it's the cheapest African safari you can find. That being said, it's not something that can be booked through... More
Dahn K
4 March 2017|
Response from Luca R | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't even think there is an airport in the north of Benin!
Google Translation