Nigeria’s geographical location is as diverse as the people who live in it. The country which is wide and varied has tropical rain forests, highlands, islands and deserts in it.
Here are the national parks and nature reserves Nigeria’s various regions have to offer. All of them are a sight to behold and fun to visit.
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- Old Oyo National Park: This National Park is abundant in landmass and has a diverse range of wildlife, which includes elephants, buffalo and a wide variety of birds, it also has a rich cultural and historical background emanating from the Old Oyo Empire. It opens from Sun-Sat and is located at Iseyin – Oyo Road, Isokun, Oyo State.
- The Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve: The Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve in Taraba State is home to a population of the endangered Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee. It is home to 158 bird species and has been classified as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area by BirdLife International.
- Lekki Conservation Centre: This Conservation Centre is an urban park, literally a jungle within a bustling city. The park boasts of the longest canopy walkway in Africa and is home to animals such as monkeys, crocodiles, snakes and different species of birds. The park is especially suitable for bird watching. It opens on Sunday to Saturday from 8:30AM-5PM. It is located at 19 Lekki – Epe Expressway, Lekki Penninsula II, Lekki, Lagos.