Kwiambana Forest Reserve
About Kwiambana Forest Reserve Kwiambana Forest Reserve was submitted the site to UNESCO as a potential World Heritage Center in November 1995 by the Nigerian government. The Kwiambana ruins were built on and around a granite inselberg with two peaks. They were protected by a ditch and a bank between five and seven meters high, topped by a rubble wall. In areas where the wall passes over bare rock, it is built of mud block with loopholes. Around the hillside there are some low free-stone walls. Within the enclosed area are several well-preserved mud structures, and several level sites where buildings may once have stood.The walls were constructed of natural coursed rubble, with alternating layers of stone and subsoil, and have resisted erosion. Kwiambana Forest Reserve is located in Zamfara, Nigeria. SERVICES There are no services rendered here as the forest is not properly managed. BEST FEATURES It has a very beautiful green environment BEST TIME TO VISIT It can be visited at any time of the year WHO CAN VISIT Historians, tourists SAFETY It is not safe at night as there are no security agents around the forest and one needs to be extremely careful
Kalale Hippopotamus Pond
About Kalale Hippopotamus Pond Kalale Hippopotamus Pond is located in the Dangulbi area of Maru Local Government, Zamfara. It is about 120km from Gusau. The Kalale Hippopotamus pond is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Zamfara state. The Kalale pond is a large one and it’s the habitat of several hippopotamuses. Kalale Hippopotamus Pond can be visited by tourists, nature/wild life lovers and researchers. Hippopotamuses spend most of the day in water and come out at night to feed. Hippos secrete an oily red substance, which gave rise to the myth that they sweat blood. The liquid is actually a skin moistener and sun block that may also provide protection against germs. This natural behavior has proved to be most unfortunate for the Kalale locals, though, as the Hippos steal food and destroy farms. Kalale hippopotamus pond is located in the North-West region of the country. This region experience two seasons which are the rainy and dry season. The rainy season come heavily from the month of May, June, July. While the dry season usually comes between the month of October up until April. Services Hippos are unique animals. They are the third largest land living mammals in the world. To be able to observe them in their natural habitat is an awesome and quite a beautiful sight. Best Features The best feature by far at Kalale pond are the Hippos. They are magnificent creatures. Many nature lovers wait patiently for hours just to see them come out of the water. Who Can Visit? Kalale Hippopotamus Pond can be visited by tourists, nature/wild life lovers and researchers. Best Time to Visit The best time to visit is between 9am and 7pm. Don't be anywhere near the pond when the animals come out at night to feed. Safety It is a very safe location but guests are advised not to be to close to the animals.
Kuyambana Game Reserve
About Kuyambana Game Reserve Kuyambana Game Reserve is a vast forest area located in Zamfara State, Nigeria. Kuyambana Game Reserve was set aside by the government for the preservation of plants and animals, especially the endangered species. This area stretches from the Dajin Rugu to the Kontagora forest. Kuyambana Game Reserve is a safe haven for animals like elephants, lions, and hyenas as the government has restricted hunting and human activities in this area. It is about 100km from Gusau. Kuyambana Game Reserve can be visited by nature enthusiasts, zoologists, fun lovers and class groups. Kuyambana game reserve is located in the North-West region of the country. This region experiences two seasons which are the rainy and dry seasons. The rainy season come heavily from the month of May, June, July. While the dry season usually comes between the month of October up until April. Services Kuyambana Game Reserve is open to the public with access to observe the wildlife. Best Features Animals on show like elephants, lions and hyenas make for exciting viewing. Who Can Visit? Kuyambana Game Reserve can be visited by nature enthusiasts, zoologists, fun lovers and class groups. Best Time to Visit The best time to visit kuyambana game reserve is during the day when the reserve will be open for all and sundry. Safety This is a relatively safe location as tour guards are available but guests are advised not to move to close to the animals.
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