Ankasa National Park


Established in 1976 the 490 sq. km Park incorporates the former Nini-Suhien National Park and was opened to the public in March 2000. The vegetation is virgin evergreen rain forest having exceptional botanical species, which include the newly discovered “psychosis ankasensis”.. Mammals include forest elephant, bongo antelope, duiker, leopard, civet cat, chimpanzee and several monkeys. The bird life abounds. The parrot, eagle and the white-breasted guinea fowl rediscovered since 1963, the olive green bill and glossy starling are some of the birds found here. The bongo is proposed as the Park’s symbol.