Yola is a noticeably different city. If you are touring Northern Nigeria, a visit to Yola should be on your calendar. There is a chance to see a distinct Fulani culture, fantastic tourist attractions and fun places to be, among others. It is the capital city and administrative center of Adamawa State, Nigeria. Majority of people are involved in farming and agricultural activities. Villages located on the banks of the Benue River also engage in fishing with the Fulani people taking part in cattle rearing.
Yola is an interesting place and if you want to spend a vacation or just a stay without having to spend so much, we have helped to provide a list of free things to do in Yola City:
Stay Over at Jimeta Town
Jimeta is a town in Adamawa State, Nigeria. The town’s population was 73,080 as of 1991. The elevation of Jimeta is 135 m, and it lies along the Benue River. Jimeta and nearby Yola have interconnected histories, and, between 1935 and 1955, were unified as one town; Jimeta also serves as Yola’s port. Some refer to the two as “Jimeta Yola.”
Visit the Only Serving Airport in Yola
Yola Airport is an airport serving in Yola in the Adamawa State of Nigeria. The airport is not the busiest of airports in Nigeria, but it does have its fair share of air traffic and transported 46,489 passengers in 2007. There are regular scheduled domestic flights to Abuja, Lagos and Maiduguri. The airlines operating there are Arik Air and IRS Airlines. However, the most popular airline for direct flights to Yola is Arik Air. Getting back from Yola, there is a direct flight at Yola Airport. Visit places at the airport such as the terminal, the tarmac, the runway, the control tower, access roads, as well as the arrival and departure sections.
Go Mountain Climbing
There are beautiful mountains of the Yola region in Nigeria. The city lies close to one of the highest plateaus and escarpments in Nigeria with it having some of the highest mountain ranges in Nigeria. There are the Mandara Mountains which lie to the north of the city, the Shebshi Mountains which lie to the south and hold the title of the second highest point in Nigeria. Generally, the area is a mountainous area and if mountains are what you are looking for then you will definitely find them here. It is best to go climbing in the early mornings before the sun comes too hot and after a light breakfast for ease.
Have a Quick Snack at the Yola café
Yola’s Café is an unconventional cafe that provides an oasis of calm in your busy life. Whether you stay for two minutes or two hours, the aim is to give you more than just great coffee, homemade baked goods, and fresh food. It is a good spot for relaxation as well for nice hangouts with friends, families or basically to meet the lovely residents.
Stop by the Yola Bronze
Yola Bronze is a reasonable place to start for anyone who wants to experiment with website creation and finally the coffee shop of Madison. For tourists interested in learning or an expert in website creation and content activities, it would be great to visit and more so, Yola Bronze is a wonderful place to enjoy mocha and have a conversation.
Check out the largest Reserve in Nigeria: Gashaka Gumpti National Park
Are you curious to find out the largest Park in Nigeria? Proudly holding the title of Nigeria’s largest Park/Reserve, Gashaka Gumpti Park is a definite must-see. The Park is partly located in Cameroon and one walk along the footpaths into Cameroonian territory. The park is divided into two sections, the Gashaka part and the Gumpti part with the Gashaka part being the noticeably larger section. The park has over 360 species of butterfly which account for 90% of Africa’s butterflies. Chappel Wadi, the highest mountain in Nigeria, also lies in the park. Imaginations wouldn’t create a perfect picture. A visit would do!
Relax at the Mubi and Durbar village
During Islamic celebrations or national holidays, Mubi and Durbar village is also so exciting and crowded as the people of Yola gather at the Mubi is a village/town not too far from Yola, to enjoy great wonderful moments. The village is home to the Nuhu Wakili family which is the ruling family of the town. Previously Yola was a subordinate of the Sultan of Sokoto and thus has its very own Emir. On your journey to Yola make sure you visit Nuhu Auwalu Wakilis Palace or make a turn at the Emir’s palace during the Durbar celebrating Eid-El-Fitri. A visit during these celebrations or holidays would be ideal.
Take a Quick Look at the Sukur World Heritage Site
Sukur, located in the Mandara Mountains, was deemed a World Heritage Site in 1999 due to it being an exceptional landscape that marks a critical stage in human settlement and its relationship with the environment through its form of land use. Little to nothing is known about Sukur yet is still one of the many must-see wonders of the Yola region.
A Walk around the Beautiful City and Stroll to the City Zoo
In the early mornings or towards evenings, a walk around the beautiful city of Yola would be an exciting thing to do. Fill your eyes with its surroundings and breathe fresh air. The city market would be a great place to start off, this helps to reveal part of the culture of the people; the food they eat dresses they wear, and every other thing precious in the market. As you do so, you could go along with a pen or a jotter or do well to ask lots of questions about things you do not understand.
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