Places to visit in Bauchi

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Yankari National Park

Yankari National Park

ABOUT 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 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 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. SERVICES There are no services rendered here as the national forest is not properly managed. BEST FEATURES Yankari National park has it beautiful environment full with all kinds of animals around the forest BEST TIME TO VISIT Yankari National park can be visited at any time of the year... WHO CAN VISIT Yankari National park can be visited by Tourist, Historian SAFETY Yankari National park is not safe at night as there are no security agents around the forest and one needs to be extremely careful

Category : Game reserve

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