Fazao-Malfakassa National Park

Fazao-Malfakassa National Park is located in western parts of Togo and is near, and at one point against, the international border with Ghana. The park was established in 1975 and stretches to include forest reserves of Fazao and Mlafakassa. Covering 1920sq km. it is one of the largest protected areas in Togo.

This UNESCO Heritage Site boasts the largest pristine forest region in Togo stretching on the foot hills of Mont de Malfakassa in the north to Monts du Fazao in the central. The park’s habitat is savannah grasslands, woodlands and dense forests growing are a rugged mountainous area.Some of the rivers draining the park include Kpaza and Koué rivers.

Wildlife

Some of the mammals in the park include elephants, chimpanzees and other small mammal species. The birds in Fazao-Malfakassa National Park include Francolins, Hawk eagles, grey parrot, heron, Senegal Parrot, hornbill, swamp greenbul, Senegal Eremomela, Firefinch and sunbirds among others.

The Park is open for Togo Holidays and safaris from November to April during the dry season. the rainy season is April to October. Although it is good for bird watching, the rains make the park impassable and more since it is in rugged terrain.

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