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4 Places of Interest found in Borno

Biu Plateau
Biu Plateau

Biu Plateau

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Borno

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Sightseeing, See wildlife, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature

History of Biu Plateau Biu Plateau was discovered 66 million years ago by Natives in the Biu area. Very few people know that Nigeria used to have active volcanoes - and some of the great spewers can still be found, now dormant, in several parts of the country. One of these is the glorious, noble, Biu Plateau. Biu Plateau is a highland that consists of currently extinct volcanoes. Security/Safety of Biu Plateau This is a very safe location. Ensure you visit this plateau with a guide. It might be a bit disconcerting visiting here alone if you're going for the first time. If possible, go as part of a group of people. What To Bring Before heading to Biu Plateau, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Bring a pair of sunglasses A bottle of water in your knapsack will help! As always - come with a good digital camera with good battery life. Come along with someone. The company makes the appreciation of this plateau all the better. Things to do while at Biu Plateau Drink in the sheer beauty of this plateau! This is a really grand stretch of rock to see beyond your line of sight. Take photos. Lots of them. There are different shots I would suggest: try a daytime shot, when the sun is still coming out of the horizon. Take an evening shot, in low light, when the ISO values of your camera permit some really beautiful photos. The Biu P Best Features It is a great place for nature lovers and people who do not fancy the conventional definitions of tourism. It is really 'off the beaten path.' Writer's Review Whenever I visit the Biu Plateau, I always have a lump in my throat from the sheer beauty of nature. As Bukarusman puts it: "One thing I can never have too much of is the sheer pleasure of beholding the Biu landscape, especially the rock formations and the beautiful escarpments arising from the surrounding heights and surfaces of the plateau and plains. The landscape always has something new to offer to the viewer. It is not unusual for one piece of rock to call up different images at different times in the mind of the same onlooker. The landscape has an endless power of providing fresh viewing pleasure. The Biu plateau touches the ground in a rather steep precipitous fashion at the southern end of the "table". Its opposite end evens out less slopingly. The wider ends of the plateau, to the east and west, possess escarpments naturally calibrated in steps. Several feet beneath, as you climb down the steps over the long stretch of land, you emerge into a sub-plateau many miles wide, a western "footstool" to the main Biu plateau. Stretching further along basins and hills, the plateau merges sublimely into the Hawal river, which itself empties into the Gongola and then on to the Benue river, the main tributary of River Niger. Viewed aerially and against the background of the surrounding grandeur of the Adamawa environment and the watery expanse of the river Gongola, Biu lures every visitor with its somewhat Edenic appeal." Most common visitors Expatriates in the north looking for something new, adventurous Nigerians and anyone who is looking for a great story to tell over the holidays. 'Would you look at that beast!' - My tour guide, when we came in view of the plateau.

Mandara Mountains
Mandara Mountains

Mandara Mountains

Nature

Borno

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Sightseeing, See wildlife, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature

About Mandara Mountains Mandara Mountains is notable as one of the places of interest to visit while in Borno. Located between the Nigerian-Cameroon border is Mandara mountains where the view is said to be unrivaled.You are welcome to either climb, enjoy the view or take landscape shots. Security/Safety of Mandara Mountains This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Mandara Mountains, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Climbing gear. Face cap or hat. Camera with a change of batteries. Things to do while at Mandara Mountains Try these at Mandara Mountains: Throw a picnic. Take a landscape shot. Best Features The view from here is wonderful, the ambience is relaxing. Writer's Review To go appreciate the beauty of nature. Most common visitors Ethnohraphers, Rock climbers, Photographers. Mandara mountain has one of the best views i have ever seen- Ayo, a photographer.

Lake Alau
Lake Alau

Lake Alau

Nature

Borno

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About Lake Alau Lake Alau is notable as the source of livelihood for the surrounding Borno community. Lake Alau is the major source of water for irrigation, farming and also a fishing site for the Maiduguri community and nearby communities. Security/Safety of Lake Alau This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Lake Alau, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Fishing Rods. Things to do while at Lake Alau Try this at Lake Alau: Take a dip in the water. Best Features It is a source of livelihood for borno community and surrounding communities. Writer's Review To either enjoy the view or go fishing. Most common visitors Fishermen are a common sight here. Lake Alau dey help us well well- Musa, a resident of the nearby community.

Lake Tilla
Lake Tilla

Lake Tilla

Nature

Borno

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About Lake Tilla Lake Tilla is notable as a fishing and relaxation spot. Lake Tilla is a popular tourist destination for either fishing, relaxing or the appreciation of nature. Security/Safety of Lake Tilla This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Lake Tilla, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Fishing gear. A couple of friends. Things to do while at Lake Tilla Before heading to Lake Tilla, here are some helpful things to do that you may find interesting: Take a dip in the water. Enjoy the view. Take pictures. Best Features The environment is calm and the view priceless! Writer's Review To either go fishing or to just relax. Most common visitors Anybody interested in fishing can be found here. Lake Tilla, Nigeria's fishing crater- myfishmaps.com