Gashaka Gumti National Park

Gashaka Gumti National Park Description

ABOUT

Gashaka-Gumti National Park (GGNP) is a national park in Nigeria, It was gazetted from two game reserves in 1991 and is Nigeria’s largest national park. It is located in the eastern provinces of Taraba and Adamawa to the border with Cameroon. The total area covers about 6,402 km2, much of the northern GGNP is savannah grassland, while the southern GGNP sector of the park has a rugged terrain characterized by very mountainous, steep slopes as well as deep valleys and gorges, and is home to montane forests. Altitude ranges from ranging from about 457 metres (1,499 ft) in the northern flatter corner of the park, up to 2,419 metres (7,936 ft) at Chappal Waddi, Nigeria’s highest mountain in the park's southern sections. It is an important water catchment area for the Benue River. There is abundant river flow even during the markedly dry season. Enclaves for local Fulani pastoralists exist within the park boundary that allow for farming and grazing

SERVICES

There are no services rendered here as the national forest is not properly managed.

BEST FEATURES

Gashaka-Gumti National Park has it beautiful environment full with all kinds of animals around the forest

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Gashaka-Gumti National Park can be visited at any time of the year

WHO CAN VISIT

Historians, Photographers, couples, tourists, and fun lovers

SAFETY

Gashaka-Gumti National Park is not safe at night as there are no security agents around the forest and one needs to be extremely careful







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