Monday, March 28, 2011

Photo of Dinder national park

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dinder national park

Dinder National Park,  park, eastern Sudan. The park lies in the clayish flood plain of the Nahr (river) ad-Dindar and Nahr ar-Rahad, at an elevation of 2,300 to 2,600 ft (700 to 800 m). Established in 1935, it covers an area of 2,750 sq mi (7,123 sq km). Vegetation in the park consists of thornbush savannah in the north and woodland in the south; along the riverbanks there are palm or gallery forests and swampy areas. Wildlife includes giraffe, hartebeest, reedbuck, roan antelope, bushbuck, oribi, waterbuck, greater kudu, gazelle, dik-dik, buffalo, lion, and ostrich. Black rhinoceros, leopard, cheetah, elephant, hyena, and jackal are also occasionally found. The park can be reached by road from Khartoum, a distance of 290 mi (470 km). Its headquarter