The Asagny National Park
This park is in the department of Grand-Lahou at the mouth of the river Bandama and covers 19,400 hectares. Around 60% of the park is surrounded by water and its relatively flat terrain consists largely of marshy grassland with raffia and mangrove trees. As it is permanently underwater it acts as a refuge for a wide variety of animals such as elephants, pygmy hippos, crocodiles, royal antelopes and panthers. The park can be reached by road or by air, and there are many places for visitors to stay, including the hotels in Grand-Lahou and Dabou.