Yankari game reserve is one of Nigeria’s best parks for observing wildlife. With some luck you one can encounter elephants, waterbucks, bushbucks, hippos, crocodiles and the occasional lion. This Premier Game Reserve is spread across 2,058 sq km of Savanna woodland. The best time for tourists is between November and May.
Started in 1956 and opened to the public in 1962, the main game-viewing areas are open all year round. The Wikki Warm Springs is one of the reserve’s great features. Flood-lit at night with lovely warm water to bath in at night, the spring comes out form under a cliff and the water is about 6ft deep, extending to a 600ft open area. There are Tennis Courts, squash courts, gas stations and a small museum aswell inside the reserve