Kano city wall
Kano city wall
Kano city wall


Things to do at Kano city wall


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History of Kano city wall

This was built in 1095 AD–1134 AD. It is notable as a site that once protected citizens and inhabitants of Kano against external attack.

  • In his 1903 report, the Governor-General of the Nigeria protectorate Lord Frederick Lugard said he had never seen anything like the wall of Kano in Africa.

  • As at 2007, it was on the tentative UNESCO world heritage site list.

Built by Sakri Gijimasu in 1095 AD–1134 AD.

Once described as the 'most impressive monument in West Africa', the ancient wall of Kano was built to serve as a source of defense for citizens and inhabitants of Kano.


This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Kano city wall, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • A digital camera with solid batteries.

  • A tour guide or translator.

Things to do while at Kano city wall

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

  • Take pictures of the wall.

  • Learn about the history of the wall.

  • Take a tour of the city of Kano.

Best Features

It is a monument to the resilence and innovation of the Kano people.

Writer's Review

To go and appreciate history.

Most common visitors

Archaelogists, Curators, Historians are common visitors here.

  • Ancient wall of Kano, a sight to behold- Muhammed, a musuem curator.

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