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26 Places of Interest found in Borno

Sambisa Game Reserve
Sambisa Game Reserve
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Sightseeing, Relaxation, Play, Explore nature, Eat, Drink, Dance

History of Sambisa game reserve Sambisa game reserve was built in 1970 to serve as a safari. It is notable as a conservation center for wildlife. It was built by Colonial masters. However, from the early 2000s, Boko Haram took over Sambisa forest and all activities in Sambisa Game Reserve died down. As expected, this led to the abandonment of the Sambisa game reserve's management. There was a gradual disappearance of animals, lodges collapsed or were destroyed, vegetation invaded roads, and rivers dried up. Security/Safety of Sambisa game reserve Sambisa Game Reserve is not a place to be. This area has been covered by terrorists.  

Biu Plateau
Biu Plateau

Biu Plateau

Nature

Borno

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Sightseeing, See wildlife, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature

History of Biu Plateau Biu Plateau was discovered 66 million years ago by Natives in the Biu area. Very few people know that Nigeria used to have active volcanoes - and some of the great spewers can still be found, now dormant, in several parts of the country. One of these is the glorious, noble, Biu Plateau. Biu Plateau is a highland that consists of currently extinct volcanoes. Security/Safety of Biu Plateau This is a very safe location. Ensure you visit this plateau with a guide. It might be a bit disconcerting visiting here alone if you're going for the first time. If possible, go as part of a group of people. What To Bring Before heading to Biu Plateau, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Bring a pair of sunglasses A bottle of water in your knapsack will help! As always - come with a good digital camera with good battery life. Come along with someone. The company makes the appreciation of this plateau all the better. Things to do while at Biu Plateau Drink in the sheer beauty of this plateau! This is a really grand stretch of rock to see beyond your line of sight. Take photos. Lots of them. There are different shots I would suggest: try a daytime shot, when the sun is still coming out of the horizon. Take an evening shot, in low light, when the ISO values of your camera permit some really beautiful photos. The Biu P Best Features It is a great place for nature lovers and people who do not fancy the conventional definitions of tourism. It is really 'off the beaten path.' Writer's Review Whenever I visit the Biu Plateau, I always have a lump in my throat from the sheer beauty of nature. As Bukarusman puts it: "One thing I can never have too much of is the sheer pleasure of beholding the Biu landscape, especially the rock formations and the beautiful escarpments arising from the surrounding heights and surfaces of the plateau and plains. The landscape always has something new to offer to the viewer. It is not unusual for one piece of rock to call up different images at different times in the mind of the same onlooker. The landscape has an endless power of providing fresh viewing pleasure. The Biu plateau touches the ground in a rather steep precipitous fashion at the southern end of the "table". Its opposite end evens out less slopingly. The wider ends of the plateau, to the east and west, possess escarpments naturally calibrated in steps. Several feet beneath, as you climb down the steps over the long stretch of land, you emerge into a sub-plateau many miles wide, a western "footstool" to the main Biu plateau. Stretching further along basins and hills, the plateau merges sublimely into the Hawal river, which itself empties into the Gongola and then on to the Benue river, the main tributary of River Niger. Viewed aerially and against the background of the surrounding grandeur of the Adamawa environment and the watery expanse of the river Gongola, Biu lures every visitor with its somewhat Edenic appeal." Most common visitors Expatriates in the north looking for something new, adventurous Nigerians and anyone who is looking for a great story to tell over the holidays. 'Would you look at that beast!' - My tour guide, when we came in view of the plateau.

Chad Basin National Park
Chad Basin National Park

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Play, Explore nature, Eat, Drink, Dance

History of Chad Basin National Park Chad Basin National Park is a wildlife haven. The result of the combination of the Chingurmi-Dugoma game reserve, Gorgoram and Zurgun Baneri forest reserves, and Bulature oasis, the Chad Basin national park is a top spot for bird watching, picnics, wildlife observation or talking a walk with nature. Security/Safety of Chad Basin National Park This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Chad Basin National Park, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Mosquito repellant. Face cap or hat. A camera or good camera phone. Things to do while at Chad Basin National Park You can try these exciting activities at Chad Basin National Park: Take pictures of the wildlife. Enjoy the ambience. Best Features The opportunity it affords you to converse with nature. Most common visitors Historians, Tourists, Ecologists.

Mandara Mountains
Mandara Mountains

Mandara Mountains

Nature

Borno

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Sightseeing, See wildlife, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature

About Mandara Mountains Mandara Mountains is notable as one of the places of interest to visit while in Borno. Located between the Nigerian-Cameroon border is Mandara mountains where the view is said to be unrivaled.You are welcome to either climb, enjoy the view or take landscape shots. Security/Safety of Mandara Mountains This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Mandara Mountains, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Climbing gear. Face cap or hat. Camera with a change of batteries. Things to do while at Mandara Mountains Try these at Mandara Mountains: Throw a picnic. Take a landscape shot. Best Features The view from here is wonderful, the ambience is relaxing. Writer's Review To go appreciate the beauty of nature. Most common visitors Ethnohraphers, Rock climbers, Photographers. Mandara mountain has one of the best views i have ever seen- Ayo, a photographer.

Lake Alau
Lake Alau

Lake Alau

Nature

Borno

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Sightseeing, See wildlife, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature

About Lake Alau Lake Alau is notable as the source of livelihood for the surrounding Borno community. Lake Alau is the major source of water for irrigation, farming and also a fishing site for the Maiduguri community and nearby communities. Security/Safety of Lake Alau This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Lake Alau, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Fishing Rods. Things to do while at Lake Alau Try this at Lake Alau: Take a dip in the water. Best Features It is a source of livelihood for borno community and surrounding communities. Writer's Review To either enjoy the view or go fishing. Most common visitors Fishermen are a common sight here. Lake Alau dey help us well well- Musa, a resident of the nearby community.

Borno State Museum
Borno State Museum

Borno State Museum

Museum

Borno

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Sightseeing, Relaxation, Learn, Explore art

About Borno State Museum Borno State Museum is notable as a historical site. Borno state museum is a haven for artifacts and relics that re-tell the historic past of the Borno people. Security/Safety of Borno State Museum This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Borno State Museum, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A couple of friends. Things to do while at Borno State Museum Visit the various sections. Take pictures. Learn about Borno's history. Best Features It is a place that holds the rich history of Borno. Writer's Review To go learn about Borno history. Most common visitors Curators, Photographers can be found here.

University of Maiduguri
University of Maiduguri

University of Maiduguri

University

Borno

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Work, Sightseeing, Read, Meet friends, Learn, Attend public lectures

History of University of Maiduguri The University of Maiduguri was built in 1975. It is notable as an institution of higher learning built by Federal Government of Nigeria. Unimaid as it is called for short is a top-flight tertiary institution renowned for both its academic and non-academic prowess. With its wide range of local and international awards and notable alumni, it is indeed a top-choice institution. Security/Safety of University of Maiduguri This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to the University of Maiduguri, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Books, Ipads, Laptops. Things to do while at the University of Maiduguri Before heading to the University of Maiduguri, here are some helpful things to you can plan to do: Attend a social event here. Worship at one of the numerous worship centers. Make use of the library for research. Get a degree or two. Best Features It is a great place to meet new people. Writer's Review To go get a degree and basic skills to help them in future. Most common visitors Students, Researchers, and Lecturers can be found here. Unimaid releases post-utme result- Afrobeats blog in 2015.

Lake Tilla
Lake Tilla

Lake Tilla

Nature

Borno

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Sightseeing, See wildlife, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature

About Lake Tilla Lake Tilla is notable as a fishing and relaxation spot. Lake Tilla is a popular tourist destination for either fishing, relaxing or the appreciation of nature. Security/Safety of Lake Tilla This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Lake Tilla, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Fishing gear. A couple of friends. Things to do while at Lake Tilla Before heading to Lake Tilla, here are some helpful things to do that you may find interesting: Take a dip in the water. Enjoy the view. Take pictures. Best Features The environment is calm and the view priceless! Writer's Review To either go fishing or to just relax. Most common visitors Anybody interested in fishing can be found here. Lake Tilla, Nigeria's fishing crater- myfishmaps.com

Rabeh's Fort
Rabeh's Fort

Rabeh's Fort

Monument

Borno

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Sightseeing, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature, Explore art

About Rabeh's Fort Rabeh's Fort was built in 1849 by Rabeh Ibn Fade-Allah. It is notable as a monument depicting the rich history of the people of Borno. Rabeh Ibn Fade-Allah built Rabeh's Fort after his successful invasion of the Bornu Empire and served as both his home and headquarters during his life time. Security/Safety of Rabeh's Fort This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Rabeh's Fort, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera with a change of batteries. Things to do while at Rabeh's Fort Try these at Rabeh's Fort: Take pictures. Learn about the history. Best Features It is an historical monument. Writer's Review To go and learn about the life and struggle of Rabeh Ibn Fade-Allah Most common visitors Curators, Photographers, Archaelogists can be found here. Rabeh's fort is an historical monument- Somto, a curator.

Shehu of Borno's Palace
Shehu of Borno's Palace
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Sightseeing, Explore art, Ceremony

About Shehu of Borno's Palace Shehu of Borno's palace is notable as the home of the traditional ruler of Borno. Reflecting the grandeur and prestigious architecture of the modern Arab civilization, the Shehu of Borno's palace is home to the traditional ruler of Borno state. Security/Safety of Shehu of Borno's Palace This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Shehu of Borno's Palace, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera or a good camera phone. Face cap or hat. Things to do while at Shehu of Borno's Palace Take a tour of the palace. Take pictures of the palace. Admire the architecture. Best Features It is a beautiful place with beautiful architecture. Writer's Review To go pay the Shehu a courtesy visit. Most common visitors Tourists, Photographers, and Curators are common here. The palace is so so beautiful!- Jane, a European tourist.

Sanda Kyarimi Park
Sanda Kyarimi Park
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Sightseeing, Relaxation, Play, Explore nature, Eat, Drink

About Sanda Kyarimi Park Sanda Kyarimi Park was built in 1970. It is notable as a sanctuary for plants and animals. The Sanda Kyarimi park is a large wildlife sanctuary that is home to a variety of wildlife and plant species. Visitors are welcome to come see some of their favorite animals. Security/Safety of Sanda Kyarimi Park This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Sanda Kyarimi Park, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Mosquito repellant. Sunscreen. Walking gear. Face cap or hat. Things to do while at Sanda Kyarimi Park Before heading to Sanda Kyarimi Park, here are some things you plan to do: Take a tour of the park. Take pictures of animals. Best Features It is a haven for various species of plants and animals. Writer's Review To either go and appreciate nature, see their favorite animals or simply go on an adventure. Most common visitors Anybody that loves nature can be found here. Oh, look, an elephant!- Paul, our photographer.

National Gallery of Art, Maiduguri
National Gallery of Art, Maiduguri

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Learn, Explore art, Buy/Sell