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Yankari National Park

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Yankari National Park has been around since 1954. The animals much longer than that. And the natural hot springs have always been there. When people started to figure out that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Kitchener
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89 reviews 89 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Yankari National Park has been around since 1954. The animals much longer than that. And the natural hot springs have always been there. When people started to figure out that these natural things existed, they "tamed" the place so people could come. I visited in 1992 and saw lions, elephants and many other animals. This time we saw one hippo,... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Yankari is a place that will surely leave you in awe! Breathtaking natural spring with water at around body temperature all year through, which is known for its healing powers. You and your family will definitely enjoy the safari where you will see a variety of wild animals in their natural habitat. Elephants, Hippos and Lions are some of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was an awesome visit and tourist attraction and will be recommended for couples to visit for their honey moon...

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Gurgaon, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The place is beautiful ,safari was good but the visibility of animals was rare due to the season we visited but the huts arrangement to stay is good,,,no phone connectivity

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Very nice place, rooms recently renovated but underutilized. New management making assn effort to get people to visit.

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Abuja, Nigeria
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I wanted a place to relax. I don't want any disturbance, except from the baboons and elephant noise. I wanted to lay flat in a pool of natural warm spring. I got all these plus more at Yankari National Park. I spent a week. Had baboons (attack) entered my room once and broke my bottle of wine (very painful but... More 

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Ibadan, Nigeria
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My Nigerians friends used to tell of Yankari and Obubu national parks in Nigeria. But this time it was my own, personal experience and a wonderful one of these parks. it is really a paradise on earth! there are a lot of animals: bamboons, elephants, lions and many of them also birds and plants. Places are so beautiful and natural.... More 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My parents use to take me there in the late 80's to early 90's.. I remember the bamboons and the Lions.. I remembered being warned not toe feed the bamboos and also not swimming with ring in one's finger. My question for anyone who has been there recently: Do they still have Lions? Thanks. Btw, the date I selected( Feb... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
64 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

It is a beautiful game preserve with the possibility to stay overnight. It has lots of wild life in the area, and you can take the road car trip around the preserve to see all the animals and the nature as well. Personally, my favorites were the monkeys that were everywhere around the houses and huts. Even saw a mother... More 

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Bauchi
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

a wonderful experience of ones life time,and am encouraging people to come to yankari and see things for themselves and appreciate the gift of nature.till we see again

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