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Old 15 Jan 2009
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W National Park, Benin, Niger, Burkina

Is it worth going? What's the best entry point? Can u get in from Burkina Faso come out on Benin side, or Niger side? All appreciated. Thanks Manfred, in Bamako
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Didn't visit that park, but can recommend the Ranch de Gi de Nazinga in Burkina, about 50 click west of Po.

Elephant viewing is terrific ... actually a little too close for comfort if you're not careful!

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Thanks for reply
Ur the first in 1 month
94 views at the same time
shows there is not much interest in it.
Will however go check it out myself
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Manfred, in Ouaga
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Never managed to get into the park, but as far as I know you can't cross the borders whilst inside.

We went Ouaga - Fada N'Gourma (Belle Etoile is a great auberge, Ouaga side of Fada on the left as you enter just after the service station (which is on the right). From Fada we crossed into Benin at Nadiagouo (BF) - Porga (Benin) which had the greatest immigration police I've ever met in W.Africa, really friendly.

Tanguieta was where we were intending to get up to the park but didn't. Again, fantastic auberge, Le Baobab on the left as you enter Tanguieta ...

Sorry can't help with actual park details but both auberges will be able to assist!

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According to the guide book you can cross the borders inside with no restrictions. I'm guessing formalities would be on exit of the park. We're going to the park in the next couple of days, going into other countries within the park but entering and exiting from Burkina... will update then.
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