Gashaka Gumti National Park - Nigeria
Are you a business owner in Nigeria?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Nigeria.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to Gashaka Gumti National Park
Located in the mountainous north-east region of Nigeria and close to the Cameroon border, is the Gashaka Gumti National Park; the largest national park in Nigeria. The park can be divided into five distinct ecological zones, which range from scrub to lowland forest. These diverse and rich ecosystems support a vast array of both plantlife and wildlife.
The park is home to a variety of animals including rare and elusive leopards, endangered elephants, lions, wild dogs, antelope, forest hogs, golden cats, as well as eight species of primate, including the chimpanzee, and many more. The park is also abundant with bird life, insects, aquatic life and reptiles.
In 2000, University College London founded the Gashaka Primate Project which aims to better understand the way primates interact with their natural environment. The project has lead to park protection, eco-tourism development and community outreach as well as developing the park infrastructure and biological research.
The park is a popular destination for sport-fishing, mountaineering, wilderness trekking, primate watching and is also home to a museum of natural history exhibiting wildlife specimens, old hunting equipment and fishing gear.
Main image credit: Flickr Richard Toller
You may also like
Whispering Palms Beach Resort in Badagry Lagos
beach side hotel resort in Iworo, Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria............
Obudu Mountain Resort
Outstanding resort in a unique location with very beautiful scenery and comfortable weather conditions.............
POP Beach Club
Membership only beach club in Lagos with lots of fun activities all through the year................
Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos
The Lekki Conservation Centre is a Nigerian Conservation Foundation project site. The NCF is an organisation dedicated to sustainable development and nature conservation....
Eko Hotel Art and Craft Market
Eko Hotel Arts and Craft Market sell an array of quality, original indigenous pieces of Nigerian art, crafts, and souvenirs.................
Kayak Lagos is a perfect way to enjoy your Sunday with friends. Get on the water with a packed lunch and enjoy the views from another angle. Water Fun for all ages.....
The Palms Shopping Mall
Moderate sized shopping complex with many shops, and cinema, food court, and bar/club................
Grand, classy and premium bar for executives, business men and associates on the Island and Mainland.............
Venivici Health Club and Urban Spa
A warm relaxing and friendly Spa in Lagos.............
Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort
Captivating and intriguing Le Méridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort, the pride of Akwa Ibom State............