1. CROSS RIVER NATIONAL PARK
Cross River National Park established in 1991, is located in Cross River State, a state in South South Nigeria, bordering Cameroon to the east. It has two separate sections, Oban and Okwangwo.
2. OLD OYO NATIONAL PARK
The Old Oyo National Park is one of the Nigeria’s national parks, located across northern Oyo State and southern Kwara State, Nigeria. This national park is not just about historical sites, it has beautiful and amazing sceneries of captivating “rock formations like the Oke Agbele looking as though they world topple over the next minute.”
3. KAMUKU NATIONAL PARK
This national park is located in Kaduna State, Nigeria, with a total area of about 1,120 km². The park has a typical Sudanian Savanna ecology.
4. OKOMU NATIONAL PARK
The Okomu National Park, formerly the Okomu Wildlife Sanctuary, is a forest block within the 1,082 km² Okomu Forest Reserve in the Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State in Nigeria. The park is about 60 km north-west of Benin City. It was established in 1935.
5. GASHAKA-GUMTI NATIONAL PARK
The Gashaka-Gumti National Park is one of Nigeria’s national park. It was gazetted from two game reserves in 1991 and is Nigeria’s largest national park. It is located in the eastern provinces of Taraba and Adamawa to the border with Cameroon, north of Mambilla plateaus.The park covers 6,731sq km wilderness, it derives its name from two of the region’s oldest and most historic settlements: Gashaka village in Taraba State, and Gumti village in Adamawa State.
6. KAINJI NATIONAL PARK
Kainji National Park, established in 1978, is a national park in Niger State and Kwara State, northwest central part of Nigeria. It covers an area of about 5340.82sq/km² in total. Animals like Roan Antelope, Water Dog, Baboon, Patas, Monkey,Llion, Python, Nile Crocodile, Leopard, Hyena, Buffalo, Kob, Cobra, Green Snake, Bush Buck, Tilapia, Hippopotamus, Green Monkey, Genet, Doves, Guinea Fowl, Reed Buck and Ground Horn Bills can be found in Kainji Conservation Park. OtheR ANIMALS are Secretary Birds, Oribi, Grimms Duiker, Warthog, Mongoose, Stone Partridge, Snake Head, Hadada Ibis, Bee Eaters, Electric Cat Fish and others.
7. YANKARI NATIONAL PARK:
Yankari National Park is a large wildlife park located in the south-central part of Bauchi State, in northeastern Nigeria. It covers an area of about 2,244 square kilometres (866 sqm) and is home to several natural warm water springs, as well as a variety of flora and fauna. It’s location in the heartland of the West African savannah makes it a unique place for tourists and holidaymakers to watch wildlife in its natural habitat.
Yankari was originally created as a game reserve in 1956, but was later designated Nigeria’s biggest national park in 1991. It was one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Nigeria and, as such, played a crucial role in the development and promotion of tourism and ecotourism in Nigeria. It also used to be one of the most popular eco-destinations in West Africa.
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