The Bandia Reserve is a reserve for wild animals living in semi-liberty in Senegal. It's named after the village where it's located, inhabited by the Serer people (one of Senegal's ethnic groups). Located in a protected forest, it is one of the first private reserves in the country. Covering 3,500 hectares, the Bandia Reserve is a natural park of which 2,000 hectares is a reserve. The 1,500 ha that are exploited contain a wide range of animal species. In addition to wild animals, there are many plant species, such as baobabs and thorn trees.