This 97,000-hectare wildlife reserve, about 40km southwest of Pô near the Ghanaian border, has become a highlight on many a wildlife-lover’s itinerary. The park has antelope, monkeys, warthogs, crocodiles and plenty of birds, but elephants are the stars of the show. The best time to see them is December to April, though your chances are pretty good year-round.
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The pond's reptiles, which are held sacred by the local people, are reputed to be the friendliest in Africa. Local women even do their laundry in the pond…