Sports

The Most Adventurous Places in Nigeria

Would you like to feel new and unexpected emotions? Then you can visit an amusement park, bet live in Nigeria, or visit these places. Here are the best places for Nigerian citizens and tourists.

Yankari

Yankari National Park is located in the state of Bauchi. It is one of the best parks in West Africa with remnants of wildlife.

Due to the park’s location in the middle of the West African savannah, tourists can see wild animals in their natural habitat. Yankari is the largest National Park in Nigeria and the most popular tourist attraction. It plays an important role in the development and promotion of ecotourism in Nigeria.

Car and bus tours, or walking tours, can be arranged for those who wish to visit this place. The reserve offers a rich fauna. It is home to over 50 species of mammals and 350 species of birds.  Elephants, horned water goats, buffalo, hippos, lions, monkeys, warthogs, crocodiles, antelopes, and baboons can meet you in the park. Moreover, it has the largest elephant population in West Africa. The park is populated by great storks, herons, eagles, vultures, and kingfishers.

Yet, seeing the animals is not easy, as the vegetation in the reserve is quite dense. The best time to see the animals is from late February to late April.

Gashaka Gumti

Gashaka Gumti National Park with its unique flora and fauna is the largest and one of the most scenic parks in Nigeria. 

Gashaka Gumti National Park was established in 1991. The northern part of the park is made up of savannahs and the southern part of Gashaka Gumti contains high mountains with many water streams flowing into the turbulent Benue River.

The park is a biosphere reserve with about 150 representatives of exotic wildlife (leopards, cheetahs, antelopes, and monkeys). Most of the Gashaka Gumti is restricted to visitors. There are specially marked trails and viewing platforms for guided tours. Here you can enjoy dense forests, broad meadows, a cool high mountain plateau, rocky mountains, rich wildlife, and fascinating national culture.

Cross River

Cross River is Nigeria’s national park, home to the oldest rainforest on the African continent, believed to be the richest in Africa. 

It has the greatest biodiversity in the entire continent, with nearly every species found in Africa, as well as many endemics. About twenty percent of the world’s known butterflies are found in Cross River, an impressive statistic for ecotourism and wildlife enthusiasts.

The park is home to many plant and animal species. Baboons, leopards, red foxes, and buffalo reside here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
Close