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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We travelled 5 hours from Kano State to Bauchi State and then another 1 hour to Bauchi State to Yankari. Don't get excited when you see the gate because you have to travel 42 km more before where you will lodge. Check your fuel level and be sure you have enough to come back because there is almost nothing available... More 

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1 Thank Rahmi T
Kitchener
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105 reviews
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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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7 Thank Ndoy
Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 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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3 Thank Usman N
Gurgaon, India
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

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

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1 Thank Mohammed M
Abuja, Nigeria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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3 Thank Teehigh
Ibadan, Nigeria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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4 Thank Bampembe N
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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4 Thank Red W
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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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