Mungo Park Monument, Kwara.

Hill side, Along Niger Bridge, Gungu, Jebba

Mungo Park Monument Description

About Mungo Park Monument

Mungo Park Monument.

Mungo Park is known as the one who discovered River Niger and this site was used to commemorate him.

Security/Safety of Mungo Park Monument

This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Mungo Park Monument, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with
  • Sun shades
  • A casual attire
  • Bottle of water

Best Features

The monument stands proud and tall on a hill on an island encircled by the rushing powerful current of the River Niger. Erected in honor of the Mungo Park voyage which saw him trace the River Niger to its origins, it is a tourist center that attracts locals and foreigners alike to view and try to grasp the life of the famous explorer.

Writer's Review

Although called the 'Mungo Park Monument', it is jointly dedicated to Mungo Park and Richard Lander; the man who later finished the work Mungo Park started.


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Hill side, Along Niger Bridge, Gungu, Jebba

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