Yankari Game Reserve and Resort

Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort
Yankari Game Reserve and Resort

Yankari Game Reserve and Resort

Yankari Resort & Safari is a large wildlife park located in the south-central part of Bauchi State, in northeastern Nigeria. It covers an area of about 2,244 square kilometres (866 sq mi) and is home to several natural warm water springs, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna. Its location in the heartland of the West African savanna makes it a unique way for tourists and holidaymakers to watch wildlife in its natural habitat. Yankari was originally created as a game reserve in 1956, but later designated Nigeria’s biggest national park in 1991. It is the most popular destination for tourists in Nigeria and, as such, plays a crucial role in the development and promotion of tourism and ecotourism in Nigeria. It is also one of the most popular eco-destinations in West Africa.


Yankari has rich wildlife resources. The park is an important refuge for over 50 species of mammal including African bush elephant, olive baboon, patas monkey, Tantalus monkey, roan antelope, western hartebeest, lion, African buffalo, waterbuck, bushbuck and hippopotamus. It also has a large and diverse freshwater ecosystem around its freshwater springs and the Raji River.


There are also over 350 species of bird found in the park. Of these, 130 are resident, 50 are Palearctic migrants and the rest are intra-African migrants that move locally within Nigeria. These birds include the saddle-billed stork, white-rumped vulture, guinea fowl, grey hornbill, and the cattle egret.


Yankari is recognized as having one of the largest populations of elephants in West Africa, estimated at more than 300 in 2005. The growth of the elephant population has become a problem for surrounding villages at times as the animals enter local farms during the rainy season. The elephants have also stripped the park of many of its baobab trees.


The “Wikki Camp” is the tourist centre of the park. Located about 42 kilometres from the main entrance gate, the camp is built beside, and named after, the Wikki warm spring, which is open for swimming 24 hours a day. There are 110 furnished chalets with varying size and quality, ranging from the ‘’presidential’’ suites to the youth hostel, all of which are being upgraded in phases. The camp also provides a restaurant, bar and conference centre. Daily safari trips depart at least twice from the camp.


The museum in the camp is well stocked with a variety of skins, tusks, bones and fully mounted stuffed game from the park. It is educational while also acting as a conservation centre, displaying hunting gear and traps taken from poachers.


 


Yankari Game Reserve and Resort is an affordable hotel in Bauchi, Bauchi.

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Restaurant(s)
Bar/Lounge
Security
DSTV
Adequate Parking
24 Electricity
Air Conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Laundry
Family Rooms
Pets Allowed
Clothing Iron
Bush Bar
Children's Playground
CCTV camera
Kitchen
Swimming Pool
Daily newspaper
Wi-fi Internet Access

6.3 out of 10

overall guest score

Cleanliness

57.143% Complete
5.71/10

Comfort

60% Complete
6/10

Service Quality

54.286% Complete
5.43/10

Security

71.429% Complete
7.14/10

Location

71.429% Complete
7.14/10
7 customer reviews about Yankari Game Reserve and Resort

6.4 out of 10

by Mr. Abubakar

"Poor stay"

The place had intercom facilities that did not work. Internet facilities, while present were impractical to use because of the poor speed. The power fluctuated. Sometimes it went of and the hotel couldn't be bothered about it. My wife and kids all agree our stay could be better.

Posted April 30, 2017

7.6 out of 10

by Mr. Abubakar

"Mixed stay"

I really liked the place but must concede that they could improve in many ways. The intercom for example, was not working. It was impossible to use the internet because of the slow speed. The power fluctuated too. The hotel didn't bother to put on the generator sometimes when the power went off, it wasn't nice. I stayed with my wife and 2 kids and we all agree our stay could have been better.

Posted April 28, 2017

6 out of 10

by Mr. Eimantas

"Manageable"

My stay at the hotel was manageable. The management of the hotel needs to improve on the services rendered especially the customer services. The staff do not care about the welfare of their guests. The room was okay and clean.

Posted April 21, 2017

2 out of 10

by Bernices Andy

"What a mess"

You will love the warm spring.But terrible customer service, no light and water. The WiFi was not working. Furthermore, no toiletries and the food was terrible and expensive with no variety to select from. We were given stale meat and the room provided had no privacy as such you could hear the occupant in the next room. The intercom was also not functional.

Posted April 21, 2017

9.2 out of 10

by Mr Abubakar

"Good stay"

I had the perfect experience throughout my stay at the hotel. I liked every single thing about the hotel while I stayed there. The hotel was beautiful, my room was very comfortable and food from the restaurant was very tasty and affordable. They also have excellent customer service, I love this hotel.

Posted February 25, 2017

7.6 out of 10

by Mr. Oyeola

"Fine"

I had a good stay at the hotel. Although I got to the hotel late and the hotel receptionist was a bit cranky. However, he was a little friendly later the next morning. The environment was comfortable and my room was very clean and properly arranged. There was constant power supply and the meal was okay too.

Posted February 22, 2017

5.2 out of 10

by Mr osahan

"Good stay but can be better,"

My stay was okay at the hotel, the environment is serene and neat. There was constant supply of power and water throughout my stay at the hotel. The rooms were spacious and well furnished and clean towel was provided also but they need to work more on cleanliness because there was empty cans in the trash bin when I checked in.

Posted December 12, 2016