Adventure

Old Oyo National Park

Make a visit to the old Yoruba Empire, and admire Yoruba empire's old Portuguese-style houses

Make a visit to the old Yoruba Empire, and admire Yoruba empire’s old Portuguese-style houses. It is rich in fauna and flora resources, significant species of which are the Buffoon, Buffaloes, and wide variety of birds.

It is also in the middle of a vibrant community rich in tradition and cultural heritage. It has chalets, tourist camps, restaurant, boating and fishing facilities.

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Aso Rock

From mountain climbing, hikking, trekking, and sightseeing to canoe riding, Nigeria is indeed a veritable heaven of adventure where visitors are spoilt with activities.

The rock is the largest rock out crop within the Abuja metropolis, dominating the landscape of the capital city and overlooking residential quarters and office buildings like.

Aso people used to take refuge in the cave during tribal wars and the caves can be visited by tourists. The rock is a sight worth seeing for everyone visiting the city of Abuja.

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Cross River National Park

The park presents you the opportunity to see wildlife animals in their natural abode

This is a wildlife park with hundreds of animals and birds. The park is known for its naturally preserved inhabitants that offers so many activities to get  the visitors engaged.

The park has many localised species of plants and animals such as gorilla, drill chimpanzee, gwantibo or golden potto forest elephant, saleginella etc..

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Yankari Game Reserve

With about 550 elephants, this park has the largest elephant population in West Africa.

Yankari is a top destination for wildlife and eco-tourism. It is a place to see some of the Africa’s greatest animals such as elephants, lions, tigers etc.

Another feature at Yankari is Wikki Warm Springs with flood-lit at night and lovely warm water to bath in. An ideal place for bird watchers, because the variety of birds here is astounding

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Idanre Hills

Idanre Hill is one of the most awesome and beautiful natural landscapes in Ondo State and Nigeria.

Located in Idanre town, the hills are unique tourist haven that attracts mystery lovers, spiritualists and lovers of adventure from all parts of the world.

Idanre Hill is a cluster of intimidating and imposing hills that houses some wonderful things which confound the senses. The hills surround the town, envelopes it and dominates life in the town.

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Awhum Waterfall

The beautiful Awhum Waterfall is more than 30 meters high

Located in Enugu, a city known for natural features likes, caves, waterfalls, galleries, springs, hills and monumental or archeological collections, Awhum Waterfall is more than 30 meters high.

The fall is closely located to a monastery. The water is said to be curative and capable of dispelling evil or satanic forces if and wherever sprinkled.

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Gashaka Gumti National Park

Explore the amazing landscape of Gashaka Gumti and enjoy the amazingly beautiful sceneries of the park

Covering about 6600 sq km, Gashaka Gumti is the Nigeria’s largest national park. This area is important not only as a major watershed but also as a haven for a rich and exotic assemblage of wildlife, given its strategic location at the interface between the moist Cameroonian Highland and the dry Sub-Saharan Guinea Savannah.

The Northern Gumti sector is flat and home to large savannah animals such as elephant, hyena, wild dog, lion, roan antelope, waterbuck, monkeys, baboons and the giant eland.

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Kamuku National Park

There are viable populations of elephants; game animals like roan antelope, reedbuck and western hartebeest as well as a small number of lions.

This park has a land area of about 1,120sq km of typical savanna woodland vegetation and a wide variety of birds and other animals like elephants, antelopes, oribi, waterbuck, wet cat, green monkey, side stripped hyena and jackal.

Kamuku can be accessed either through Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road or Lagos–Ilorin–Mokwa to Birnin Gwari town. The Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius), Denhams Bustard (Neotis denhami) and Abyssinian Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus abyssinicus) are all found here.

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Okomu National Park

Okomu Eco Resort is a favorite place for picnickers and tourists. It has comfortable air-conditioned accommodation for visitors.

Located in Ovia South LGA, Okomu park which lies 45km west of Benin City is a home of forest elephants, buffaloes, red river hogs, chimpanzees, leopards, bush baby, putty nosed guenon, porcupine, antelopes etc . The white throated monkey which is
one of the rarest monkeys in the world today is found in the park. Butterflies and birds are abundant, making it one of the best places for bird watching in Nigeria.

Over 150 bird species and 33 species of mammals, including forest elephants and the Nigerian White Throated Monkey, thrive in the area.

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Chad Basin National Park

The park is full of wildlife excitement.

Located in the Sudano-sahelian ecological zone of the north-eastern part of Nigeria, Chad Basin is in between Borno and Yobe states. The wetland of Bade and Nguru are internationally recognised as congregation site for migrant birds coming all the way from Europe.

The park is a refurbished tourist attraction and it has played host to Prince Bernhard of Netherlands (1987) and Prince Philip of Britain (1989). It has some rare desert wildlife like giraffe, ostrich, red fronted gazelle and others.

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Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary

Afi mountain is listed as an IBA (Important Bird Area) for Nigeria and hosts one of the largest migratory swallow roosts in Africa.

Afi Mountains is the home to the drill and other endangered primates including the Nigerian chimpanzee Pan troglodytes vellerosus, and the most endangered gorilla subspecies, the Cross River gorilla diehli.

Afi sanctuary is also host to the Afi Mountain Canopy Walkway which are a series of suspension bridges linked to platforms on trees. They start-off from a hillside slope through flat ground using inclined bridges.

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IITA Forest, Ibadan

IITA forest is a top destination for nature lovers as well as the food researchers

Thickest of climbers grow in openings where the secondary nature of the forest is most apparent, with clumps of bamboo Bambusa vulgaris etc. The forest is a good place for bird-watching because it has numerous species of tropical birds.

IITA offers recreational facilities such as swimming pool which is adjacent to the Snack Bar, just relax and soak up the rays or take a cool dip. It also has a pool table available for use inside the I-House. Cue sticks and cue chalk is obtainable from the reception desk.

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