Biodiversity hotspot, Taï National Park
The Taï National Park received its name from the town of Taï, located between the park and the Cavally River, which forms the border between Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia. Taï National Park includes 5364 km² of primary tropical rainforest and constitutes by far the largest remaining rainforest block in West Africa.
Included by UNESCO into the Biosphere Reserve Network in 1978 and added to the World Heritage List in 1982, this park is simply a natural wonder.
The park has a high rate of flora and fauna endemism, with more than 200 plants endemic to West Africa found in the park. 24 bird and mammal species, such as forest elephants, pangolins, pygmy hippos and Jentink’s duikers are unique to the region.
The Taï National Park is one of the last strongholds for eleven primate species, such as the critically endangered western chimpanzees, western red colobus, Diana monkeys, sooty mangabeys, spot-nosed monkeys, and mona monkeys.
Chimpanzees in the Taï National Park display unique behaviours, such as nut cracking with tools, making the population interesting for observation by scientists and tourists alike.
Our visitors have the chance to encounter chimpanzees and other primates in the heart of this exceptional park.
Visiting Taï National Park is a great opportunity to discover unique species
in an exceptional ecosystem in the heart of West Africa.