Okonni Wildlife Sanctuary
Okonni Wildlife Sanctuary
Okonni Wildlife Sanctuary


Game reserve
Things to do at Okonni Wildlife Sanctuary


Explore nature, Learn, See wildlife, Sightseeing,

History of Okonni Wildlife Sanctuary

This was built in 1985. It is notable as a conservation center for endangered primate species.

  • It is home to the rare white throat monkey.

Built by Nigerian Conservation Foundation and the Edo State Government. in 1985.

Jointly owned by the Edo government and the Nigerian conservation fund, the Okonni wild life sanctuary is home to a variety of endangered primates including chimpanzees and white-throated monkeys.Other animal attractions include bush-babies, buffaloes, porcupines and red river hogs.


This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Okonni Wildlife Sanctuary, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • A bottle of water in your backpack will go a long way.

  • Sun screen.

Things to do while at Okonni Wildlife Sanctuary

These are the following things you can do while you're here:

  • Take a landscape shot.

  • Enjoy the ambience.

  • Face cap or hat

Best Features

It is a natural habitat for the preservation of endangered primate species.

Most common visitors

Tourists, Wild life enthusiasts, Photographers are some of the people you can find here.

  • Okonni is a sanctuary for endangered primates- Afeez, a wildlife photographer.

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