Fosse aux Lions National Park is a national park in the Savanes Region of Northern Togo. The park is approximately 16.5 square kilometres in size. At one point, the park was home to a significant number of African elephants in the 1970s and 1980s, but their numbers have declined to nearly zero.
This Togo reserve protects a population of about 60 elephants on the Dapaong plain besides other species of mammals like a warthog, duiker, Vervet monkeys, patas monkeys and several species of antelopes.
Size of Fosse aux lions national park
The park is approximately 16.5 square kilometres (6.4 sq mi) in size and was first established as a reserved forest in 1954.
Location of Fosse aux lions national park
Fosse aux Lions National Park is a national park in the Savanes Region of Northern Togo.
How to get to Fosse aux lions national park
Tandjouaré is a small town in northern Togo. It is the capital of the Tandjouaré prefecture and lies approximately 20 kilometres from the regional capital of Dapaong. The town lies in a heavily protected area of Togo in the southern part of Fosse aux Lions National Park
Fosse aux lions national park is located 630 km from the main capital Lome and using a 4×4 safari vehicle a two-day transfer may be recommended as the road network is poor.
Things to do in Fosse aux lions national park
Located around 20 km south of the heart of Dapaong, the Fosse aux Lions National Park is a great safari destination, home to a wide range of animals, elephants, warthog, duiker, vervet monkeys and pata monkeys.
Birding can be perfect in the small national park and it’s a key avifauna destination in Togo protecting important bird areas.
The traditional market of Dapaong is a perfect hangout place for all age people, where local specialities like handicraft products, traditional clothes, artworks, jewellery and food items can be bagged for reasonable prices.
When to visit Fosse aux lions national park
The ideal time to visit Fosse aux lions national park is from November to February when the weather remains pleasant and supportive for outdoor activities and spotting the wildlife.
Where to stay in Fosse aux lions national park
Clients can stay at Dapaong is a thriving city, home to many modernized hotels with all basic and upgraded facilities to provide utmost comfort for tourists visiting the city from time to time.