Take advantage of the search to browse through the World Heritage Centre information.

Wadi Howar National Park

Date of Submission: 28/09/2004
Criteria: (vii)(viii)(ix)(x)
Category: Natural
Submitted by:
Délégation permanente du Soudan auprès de l'UNESCO
Coordinates: /
Ref.: 1951

The Tentative Lists of States Parties are published by the World Heritage Centre at its website and/or in working documents in order to ensure transparency, access to information and to facilitate harmonization of Tentative Lists at regional and thematic levels.

The sole responsibility for the content of each Tentative List lies with the State Party concerned. The publication of the Tentative Lists does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever of the World Heritage Committee or of the World Heritage Centre or of the Secretariat of UNESCO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its boundaries.

Property names are listed in the language in which they have been submitted by the State Party


Wadi Howar is one of the most remarkable natural features of the south Eastern Sahars. It was proclaimed on the 18th of July 2001, with an area of 100 thousand km sq. as one of the largest national park in the world, with diverse flora and outstanding geological features including the volcanic and crater landscape of Meidob Hills, Jebel Rahib complex .... etc. Numerous paleo lakes and large active barachen done fields also exist. Dorcas gazelle, barberg shepp, ostrich and others also exist. The wadi was the largest Nile's tributary from the Sahara between 9500 -3000 years before present.