Close your eyes and dream of seeing yourself on the African savanna surrounded by beautiful wild animals, clear springs, rivers and breathing fresh air. Your dreams can come true on Yankari national park.
Close your eyes and dream of seeing yourself on the African savanna surrounded by beautiful wild animals, clear springs, rivers and breathing fresh air.
Your dreams can come true on Yankari national park. This national park which is situated in north eastern Nigeria was created in 1956. It is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Nigeria and West Africa as a whole. It is one of the few places left in West Africa where wild animals are protected in their natural habitat. Yankari national park should be your next holiday destination. Here are the 7 things to do in Yankari national park:
Daily trips are organized by guides twice daily. So you have the chance to see over 50 different animals on the savanna. These animals include African bush elephant, olive baboons, patas monkeys, Tantalus monkeys, roan antelopes, lions, African buffalos, hippopotamus, western wildebeest, leopards and bush bucks.
There are also 350 species of birds found in the park. Make sure you have a camera with you to capture memories.
- Go Hiking.
There are a lot of hills present on the national park for who fancy getting active. So put on your hiking boots and take along walk up the Kalban hill .this hill is one of the hills on the national park and it stands at 200m above sea level. It gives tourists a view of the entire park .you can also take a hike to the Tonlong gorge. This scenic gorge is mixed with hills, buttes and escarpments. It is located in the west of the park.
- Go Swimming.
Another fantastic feature to explore on Yankari national park is the Wikki warm spring. It is the largest spring on the park. It is 13.0 metres wide and 1.9 metres deep. The spring has a constant temperature is 31.1 centigrade and is open for swimming 24 hours a day.
- Visit the Museum. Another feature of the park is the museum which has a variety of skins from lions and leopards, elephant tusks, bones and fully mounted stuffed games from the park.it is also a conservation centre exhibiting hunting traps and hunting gear seized from poachers.
- Go on a Picnic. Pack your picnic basket and head over to Kariyo hill. This hill which is 600 metres above sea level is a beautiful place ideal for picnics and sightseeing. So you get to burn off calories from your hike up and down the hill
Lodge in the Hotel.
The game reserve has a fantastic hotel which caters to the wallet of all visitors ranging from students to the luxury tourist. The hotel can boast of a restaurant that serves local and international dishes, an outdoor swimming pool, well trained security personnel, 24 hours electricity and much more. Visit this national park and get an experience of a lifetime.