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Yankari National Park 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 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 was later designated as 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 National Park is an important refuge for over 50 mammal species including African bush elephant, olive baboon, patas monkey, Tantalus monkey, roan antelope, western hartebeest, West African lion, African buffalo, waterbuck, bushbuck and hippopotamus. The lion population is on the verge of extinction.
Although the national forest is not properly managed, there are some things you get to do when you visit Yankari National Park. This national treasure is known for game viewing, its wikki spring (man-made spring), natural warm springs and museum tours.
Yankari National park has a beautiful environment full of all kinds of animals around the forest. You get to see natural warm springs, beautiful trees and beautifully constructed huts.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Yankari National park can be visited at any time of the year. It is best to go there during the day.
WHO CAN VISIT
Yankari National park can be visited by Tourists, Historians and wildlife & nature lovers.
Yankari National park is not safe at night as there are no security agents around the forest and one needs to be extremely careful.
About Wikki warm springs
Wikki warm springs.
Wikki warm springs is the answer of mother nature to the cries of her children. At a constant temperature of 31°C, visitors are afforded the opportunity to relax in a tranquil environment while being serenaded by the sound of nature.
Security/Safety of Wikki warm springs
This is a very safe location.
What To Bring
Before heading to Wikki warm springs, here are some helpful things to take along with you:
Things to do while at Wikki warm springs
soak in the spring
About Abubakar Tafewa Balewa Stadium
Abubakar Tafewa Balewa Stadium was built by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1985.
This federally owned stadium has been upgraded with a state-of-art artificial turf, renovated main gallery, a fully equipped medical centre, and a newly constructed Presidential Stand.
Security/Safety of Abubakar Tafewa Balewa Stadium
This is a very safe location.
Distinguishing features of the stadium include the world-class FIFA standard scoreboard, LED display and energy-saving floodlights, electronic scoreboard, Close-Circuit Television (CCTV) for security surveillance, and an ultra-modern media centre. It also houses an Olympic-size 10-lane swimming pool.
It has a seating capacity of 15,000 and is the home stadium for the Nigerian Premier League team Wikki Tourists F.C.
The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium is one of the best among the over 143 stadia I have had cause to visit across the world in the more than 30 years I have been with FIFA-FIFA Vice President, Jack Warner
The main bowl of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium is fantastic and comparable to any in the world - Nigeria's Sports Minister, Sani Ndanusa
History of Tomb of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Tomb of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. This grand edifice contains the remains of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the first Prime Minister of newly independent Nigeria. This tomb was built as a monument to the man who was often referred to as the Golden Voice of Africa. Security/Safety of Tomb of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Tomb of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A camera Best Features This achitectural masterpiece, befitting of the former and pioneering leader of Nigeria, is breathtaking, to say the least. The gigantic walls tower up to 17ft, enclosing a modest marble sturcture which is the grave of the former leader Most common visitors Tourists
History of Emir of Bauchi Palace Emir of Bauchi Palace was built in 19th. It is notable as the palace with the beautiful arched balconies and windows which are complemented by the nave-like arches within the palace itself Built by Muhammadu Durugu in 19th.
This grand palace serves as the residence of the paramount ruler of Bauchi Emirate. It is situated in Bauchi state and plays host to a number of festivals and rites in the state. Security/Safety of Emir of Bauchi Palace This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Emir of Bauchi Palace, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Wide-brimmed hats Sunscreen A camera Best Features The Emir's palace is a historically rich location. The entirety of the Old Bauchi Emirate was ruled from this seat of power in the 18th Century Writer's Review Anyone curious about the history of the old emirates will have their curiosity slaked Most common visitors Traditional rulers, Dignitaries, Historians, Artists
History of Bauchi Polo Club Bauchi Polo Club was built. Enjoy a beautiful afternoon in Bauchi state with other polo enthusiasts. This venue attracts polo players and spectators alike. It hosts various tournaments all year round, with regular competitions with other polo clubs around the country. Security/Safety of Bauchi Polo Club This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Bauchi Polo Club, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Helmets and appropriate riding shoes. Polo stick/club for playing. Things to do while at Bauchi Polo Club Before heading to Bauchi Polo Club, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Enjoy a polo game Best Features Long established as one of the premier tourism attractions in the country and beyond, polo has been played here for decades now. Writer's Review The polo ground is surrounded by hills and rocks that is as amazing in sights as it is relaxing/ Most common visitors Polo players
History of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport was established in 2014. Built by Federal Government of Nigeria in 2014.
Named after Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, a former Prime Minister of Nigeria, the airport was constructed in a record 18 months. Security/Safety of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport This is a very safe location. Be cautious of your possessions as pick-pockets look for easy targets What To Bring Before heading to Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Your flight documents; passport, flight ticket, booking confirmation (in case of a problem) Your luggages Music player or a good book to keep you occupied as you await your flight Best Features The airport, with its modern aviation facility, was built at a cost of 13billion Naira. Commissioned by the then President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan, the airport serves people in Bauchi and North-Eastern region for national and international flights, which include those on pilgrimage. Writer's Review So far, the airport has been well managed and tourists from around the world now have an easy access to the Pearl of Tourism state. As tourism kicks up in Bauchi, the airport will see more users and hopefully its current standard will still be maintained. A close look at the arrival, departure, protocol and offices, gives you a sense of a small airport. But the parking lot and ample space housing the airport reminds you of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport-Adamu Ayuba
Experience the beauty of the Savannah in Unity Park, Bauchi. Unity Park also contains many fun facilities such a swimining pools, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, an open theater and a shopping complex.
History of Sumu Wildlife, Bauchi Sumu Wildlife, Bauchi was built in 2015. Built by Bauchi State Governiment in 2015.
Sumu Wildlife is one of the newest tourist sites being developed by the government as part of efforts at improving leisure, entertainment and terrorism in the state. The park has diverse flora and fauna riches that would interest the visitors. It also has many tourism support facilities such as accommodation lodges and restaurant showcasing the delicacies of Bauchi State. Security/Safety of Sumu Wildlife, Bauchi This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Sumu Wildlife, Bauchi, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A camera Wide-brimmed hat Sunscreen Sunscreen Things to do while at Sumu Wildlife, Bauchi Before heading to Sumu Wildlife, Bauchi, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Experience the safari experience here in West Africa Take beautiful pictures of the wildlife Best Features The wildlife at Sumu are people-friendly, and you're sure of a sighting of the majestic giraffes or the grazing zebras. It is one of the most underrated tourism spots in Nigeria. Writer's Review It is perfect for getaway spot for nature and wildlife lovers. Photographer will also have plenty of subjects to capture. Most common visitors Families, Wildlife enthusiasts, Photographers
History of Dukkey Wells Dukkey Wells was discovered. It is notable as having 139 wells, all of which have interconnecting shafts sank and are between 3-5 metres deep Dukke wells is an amazing proof of the ingenuity of prehistoric human settlers in Bauchi. Consisting of 139 wells which are connected to each other by underground shafts, these wells were used as a water storage system by the setrlers Security/Safety of Dukkey Wells This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Dukkey Wells, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A camera A hat and sunscreen Best Features The wells represent an elaborate water storage system devised by the early man. A disturbance in one of the 139 wells creates ripples in the remaining wells.