The North Region, with its 3 National parks, Bénoué, Boubandjida and Faro covering a total surface area of 730 thousand hectares, has the biggest concentration by far of the most representative species of African wildlife in Cameroon. These include large mammals, primates, reptiles and birds.
This great wildlife potential has given rise to the following forms of tourism:
• Animal watching or Photo safaris with over 600km of trails open every year;
• Controlled hunting: Sport hunting and recreational fishing in zones especially developed and spread out around the national parks, the majority of which are leased out to professional hunting guides.
The Lagdo dam with its wonderful hyrax island also provides one of the tourist attractions of this province. Boasting an international airport, Garoua, is one of the major entry ports into Cameroon, along with Douala and Yaoundé.