Welcome to Parc National de Niokolo-Koba
This biologically rich national park is home to a spectacular array of flora and fauna, with some 350 bird species and 80 mammal species spread across a vast reserve in southeastern Senegal. Lions, leopards, baboons, hippos and antelope are all found (though not always easily spotted) here. Its terrain encompasses dry savannah, riparian forest and various waterways, including the Gambia River. Sadly, a lack of resources have left the park poorly maintained, so you'll have to anticipate bad access roads and rustic facilities.
The park is inaccessible in the wet months (June to October). The entrance fee gives you access for 24 hours. You get your obligatory guide (CFA10,000) at the entrance gate.