Garamba National Park is one of Africa’s oldest national parks which was designated in 1938 and was declared a world heritage in 1980. The Park lies on the total area of about 5,133 square kilometers and besides the fact that is vast, it also has an intact wild landscape with a tragic past.
In the past the Park had over 22,000 elephants but since the place is situated in an hostile region poachers have decreased the population and they are now rare in the Park together with the White rhinos which once also lived in the Park but are also about to be extinct.
However though the place is so hostile, but due to the stiff security protecting both wildlife and people, there is now some peace in the place though still this (2018) tours in the Park are prohibited till further notice due to security issues and to ensure the place is fully peaceful.
Currently the present wildlife in the Park include; hartebeests, elephants, hippos, giraffes, and white rhinos though they have decreased in the Park due to excessive poaching.
The Park is also a habitant to over 300 bird species and visitors to the Park will stay in the Park’s good accommodation called Garamba safari lodge.