Nigeria is a beautiful country! I say that again, Nigeria is such a beautiful country!
It is normal to get bogged down with the hustle and bustle of Lagos and want to jet off to another big city but there’s something else to consider…”Sometimes, the adventures you’re looking for far away are right there in your own backyard”
Join me on this journey…
in my very own backyard and let’s explore our National Parks
1. Cross River National Park
The National Park is divided into two sections; Oban Hills, established in 1988 and Okwangwo, established in 1991. The Park has one of the oldest tropical rainforests in Africa, with mangrove swamps on the coastal zones. Oban Hill has a beautiful waterfall and is home to chimpanzees, drills, gorillas, magabeys and (in Okwangwo) Cross River gorillas.
2. Yankari National Park
Located in Bauchi, Yankari National Park is one of the most popular National Parks in Nigeria. A large wildlife park, in the heartland of the West African savanna makes it a go-to for tourists to watch wildlife in their natural habitat. The Wikki spring and basin is found inside the Yankari Park.
3. Old Oyo National Park
This National Park is is home to buffaloes, bushbuck, a variety of birds and is rich in plant resources. Located in Northern Oyo and Southern Kwara state, the Park is easily accessible. The park has caves and shelters at the northern end. Ogun, Owe, Owu and Tessi rivers flow through the park. And the Ikore Gorge dam provides recreational activities for tourists.
4. Gashaka-Gumpti National Park
This is the largest National Park in Nigeria, established in 1991. Located in Adamawa and Taraba States and on the border with Cameroon, it is home to over a million birds and 103 species of mammals. The highest mountain in Nigeria, “Chappal Waddi”, which is also known as the Mountain of death as well as a waterfall, is found within its boundaries.
5. Kamuku National Park
The Kamuku National Park was upgraded from a Game reserve to a National in 1999. Located in the west of Kaduna State, it is adjacent to the Kwiambana Game Reserve. As well as animal watching; elephant, antelopes, warthogs and more, you get to see and experience the waterfall.
Don’t get left out, start your adventure now!