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
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.
Abubakar Tafewa Balewa Stadium
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.
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.
Emir of Bauchi Palace
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.
Bauchi Polo Club
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.
Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport
Named after Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, a former Prime Minister of Nigeria, the airport was constructed in a record 18 months.
Professor Iya Abubakar Community Resource Centre
Unity Park, Bauchi
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.
Shehu Azare Park, Bauchi
It has a scenic beauty, with is lovely well kept lawn, colourful flowers and concrete benches for picnics. It is perfect for a quiet afternoon away from the state capital, with a lover or just a book.
Sumu Wildlife, Bauchi
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.
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
Tunga Dutse Rock Paintings
Tunga Dutse is further proof of human settlement in the Bauchi area. Legible writings (whose meanings are unknown) cover an area on the sandstone rock embarkment of about 4m in length in Dwall River. The writings are legible.
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
Named after the first Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, this is a premier federal university of technology.
Bauchi State Library
The Bauchi State Library offers free library services to the public, with a wide range of quality books and learning materials in stock.
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