According to the ExploreBauchi Website, the Yankari National Park is regarded as Nigeria’s biggest national park and also one of the most popular destinations for tourists in West Africa. Located in the South-central part of Bauchi State, Yankari National Park is home to several natural warm water springs, coupled with a large diversity of flora and fauna.
The beautiful and large wildlife park which covers about 2,200 square kilometers is strategically situated to meet the valuable and exquisite needs of tourists and to afford them the opportunities to see a beautiful scenery of wildlife in their purest and most unique form. The Yankari National park offers visitors a rare chance to see animals like baboons, elephants, lions, buffaloes, patas monkeys, tantalus monkeys, waterbucks, bushbucks, hippopotamuses, and over three hundred different species of birds, each one of them with it’s own distinct appearance, behavior and habit.
The Kalban Hill in the wildlife park gives a graceful and complete view of the park from it’s hilltop. Another unique feature Yankari offers is the Tonlong Gorge which is a perfect and beautiful piece of Nature. One more popular and exciting attraction is the Wikki Warm Spring which is open for swimming 24 hours a day. Yankari National Park also boasts of world class accommodation ranging from single rooms to executive chalets; it also has a bar, restaurant and a Conference Centre.
Looking for a place to relax, have fun, build new relationships, strengthen existing bonds, reinforce family ties, ask for her hand in marriage, take amazing selfies, experience nature in the most diverse form, shoot spectacular movie scenes and award winning music videos, surely Yankari National Park is the place to be.
If you’re bothered about how to get there, not to worry because you can get there either by road or by air. There are bus shuttles going to Yankari from anywhere in Bauchi State and Overland Airlines presently operates daily flights from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, Bauchi, Bauchi State. You can check here for flight ticket prices.
Yankari National Park, a wonderful experience one can discover, feel and enjoy.