The Chad Basin National Park, Abuja.

P.M.B 1026, Maiduguri, Borno State.

The Chad Basin National Park Description

About Chad Basin National Park

The Chad Basin National Park is a conservation centre, one of the most popular national parks in Nigeria. It is located in the northeastern part of Nigeria between Borno state and Yobe state. Famous among the farmers, fishermen and herdsmen in the area, the Chad Basin national park spans a total area of 2,258km². It is a combination of the following reserves: the Chingurmi-Dugoma Game Reserve, Gorgoram and Zurgun Baneri Forest Reserves, and Bulature Oasis.

Some of the animals seen in Chad Basin National Park include; the resident black-crowned crane (Balearica pavonina) which is plentiful but is considered vulnerable, rare desert wildlife like red-fronted gazelle, ostrich, giraffes and many other species of mammals. The helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris) is also plentiful. Demoiselle cranes (Grus virgo) visit in the winter, as well as large numbers of white storks (Ciconia ciconia).


This is a very safe location but guests are advised not to feed the animals alone.

Things to Do/What to Bring

Enjoy the tropical sun and the spectacular view of the animals moving about freely in the park. Cameras and a picnic set can be taken along to the park.

Best features

A show of the variety of wildlife that makes for spectacular viewing.

Most Common Visitors

Tourists, Fun seekers, Nature enthusiasts, researchers.

Why You Should Visit

Its closeness to nature, the cosy ambience and for your relaxation.




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P.M.B 1026, Maiduguri, Borno State.

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