5 Best National Parks Destinations to Visit in Nigeria - Discover Africa


We have Selected 5 best National Parks destinations to visit in Nigeria that our experts have discussed in-depth to guide you while planning your visit to Nigeria.

Nigeria is a country in the west of the African Continent, mostly known for its reach Oil exportation. It is among the big countries in Africa that have a high population of more than 100 million people. Being in the extended tropicals of the western countries, Nigeria has some beautiful waterfalls and amazing forest covers home to some indigenous wildlife species.

Apart from National Parks, Nigeria is well known for its beautiful and elephant cultural practices. Their diversity in culture and fashion has brought African people into terms that African fashion and lifestyle are the in thing into the current generation.


Below, Our Experts selected the following National Parks that would be great to visit:-

5 Best National Parks in Nigeria


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 kilometers and is home to several natural warm water springs, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna. Here you will spot Zebras, Elephants, Waterbucks, different bird species.

Zebras Grazings in Yankari National Park - GoogleZebras Grazings in Yankari National Park – Google


Kainji Lake National Park

Kainji Lake National Park is a premier park in Nigeria that is home to hippos, lions, and different bird species. The Park is a typical inselberg landscape with round hills wide pediments/plains separating them and incised river channels slopping down towards the River Niger valley. Some of the Rivers in the Park include. Oli Menei, Doro and Manyara Rivers etc.

Impalas in Kainji National Park Nigeria
Impalas in Kainji National Park Nigeria


Gashaka-Gumti National Park

Gashaka-Gumti National Park is a national park in Nigeria, It was gazetted from two game reserves in 1991 and is Nigeria’s largest national park with an area that covers more than 6,500 square kilometers. It is located in the mountainous eastern provinces of Taraba and Adamawa to the border with Cameroon. it is home to Columbus monkeys, hyenas, mountain bongo, baboons and many more.

Columbus Monkey - Gashaka Gumti National Park


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 northwest of Benin City. It’s one of the smallest National Parks in Nigeria, that’s home to elephants, buffalos, monkeys and many bird species.

Buffalos in Okumu National Park
Buffalos in Okumu National Park


Edumanom National Forest Reserve

The Edumanom Forest Reserve is an area in the Niger Delta region of southeast Nigeria that is home to some of the last chimpanzees in Nigeria. It covers part of the old Nembe Kingdom, now divided into the Nembe and Brass local government areas, in Bayelsa State. You can spot different numbers of bird species,

Edumanom Forest Reserve - Nigeria
Edumanom Forest Reserve – Nigeria


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