Djurdjura National Park

This park also derives its name from the  Djurdjuran massif that is adjacent within its boundaries, the Djurdjura National Park in the North West Region of Algeria was set up in the three main sections and these includes the  eastern, western and central section extending to the districts of Bouira in the south, and Tizi-Ouizou to the north.

The park was established in September 1925 under the French colonial government of the time, and following the independence of Algeria it was re-established as a national park to protect this unique ecosystem for the people of Algeria, and for visitors to this fascinating country to enjoy.

The park has got a dense forest with deep gorges and unusual grottoes, it is also considered to be having some of the most beautiful scenery in Algeria. It also acts as a home to varied flora and fauna, plus the endangered Barbary Macaque which are the permanent residents for this park.

The most interesting physical features found within Djurdjura National Park entails the mountain peaks of the Djurdjuran massif of the Grande Kabylie, a portion of Tell Atlas Mountains of Algeria.  This lies at a height of 2,308 meters above sea level, travel to Lalla Khedidja which is the highest part of the Djurdjuran massif, and it’s included in the Algeria’s highest mountains with nice stunning features suitable for sightseeing.

In the north is the escarpment face of the massif which contains deep valleys, potholes, fissures and gorges. The ancient glacial action left its mark on a number of the cliff faces within the park. The park has got various streams and it is well watered with other springs plus a number of glacial lakes within its boundaries. To the south-eastern slopes of the Djurdjuran massif is the dense Atlas cedar forest groves and at lower altitudes there are endemic pine and juniper trees, all these offers to the visitors a reason as to why they should plan a tour to Algeria.

The Djurdjura National Park is a habitat  for a wide variety of fauna including hyena, wild boar, crested porcupine, hare, wild cat, jackal, mongoose, weasel, red fox and the Barbary Macaque, sometimes referred to as the Barbary Ape. Bird lovers can also appreciate the park’s variety of bird species; these include a number of raptors such as the black vulture, booted eagle, long-legged buzzard, kestrel, golden eagle and peregrine falcon and others which are endemic.

Visitors to Djurdjura National Park pass through the main visitors centre located at Tikjda which also entails a number of hotels and the camping sites. All this can be arranged to the visitors by Nature Adventure Africa Safaris Limited.