Other places of interest
Bauchi State is located in the Northeastern part of Nigeria and is an agricultural State . Its vast fertile soil is an advantage for agricultural products which includes maize, rice, millet, groundnut and guines corn. Cattles and other livestock are also reared in the State. Bauch State is a heterogenous State with predominant tribes like Hausa, Fulani, Jarawa, Tangale, Waja, Balewa, Sayawa and Tarewa.
YANKARI NATIONAL PARK
Yankari national park has become the most developed wildlife park in Nigeria with a lot of attractions for visitors with a wide variety of flora fauna. The park is famous for its variety of animals available for viewing around the year, though the animals are better watched between November and May period of the dry season when the animals converge around the Gaji River in the park .. Baboons, Waterbucks, Elephants, Crocodiles, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Hippopothamus, Gazelles,
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Aside cultural festivities, bauchi state is known for its arts and crafts which include beautiful embroidered caps and gowns (known as babbanriga), fibre craft, and decorated calabashes. It is also very versatile in the production of metal works (such as weaponry), agricultural tools, pottery, and leather works. The leather works include the production of sitting poufs, bags, footwaers, footballs. Mat weaving is also a common craft in several Local Government Areas like Zaki, Ningi, Misau, etc.
The outstanding festivals include Durbar whose main feature is horse racing. The durbar features the parade of horses from the Eid-prayer ground to the palace of the traditional rulers where the horse-racing and other display of horse manship takes place.
Other festivals are the Kyaro war dance performed by the Warji ethnic groups, Afizere dance a traditional dance of the Jarawa people of Toro Local Government, Takai dance which is popular among the Hausa-Fulanis, Ngat-al-Bajar dance popular among the people of Dass Local Government, Lawurba dance peculiar to Sayawa people of Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Local Governments, and Amanya, a naming ceremony festival among the Badawa people in Zaki Local Government.
The people of Bauchi State are know for their traditional wrestling and boxing dexterity, which attracts participants even from neighbouring countries of Niger, Chad and Cameroon Republics. The traditional wrestling is know as Kokowa while the traditional boxing is called Dambe.
Aside these festivals, the state also holds the Bauchi State Festival of Arts and Culture (BAFEST). This annual event is held among Local governments. It includes a display of various traditions of the people of the state in the fields of traditional dances, music, arts, crafts, and fashion designs, as well as inventions and innovations.
Lions, Tigers, Cheetah, Wild hunting dogs, Girraffes are among the animals commonly seen at the park. Daily safari trips depart at least twice from the camp in Yankari.
WIKKI WARM SPRING
A famous attraction in the Yankari national park. It is particularly prized for for its warm water. It is available for both night and day for tourists who cherish swimming. Wikki Warm spring, which has a constant temperature of 31 call year round. The spring gushes water out from underneath a limestone escapement surrounded by vegetation that boosts the ecology of the warm spring. The standard of the Reserve is being upgraded to world-class status, comparable to other
Reserves elsewhere in the World. The sole aim is to make it a pleasurable delight to visitors, both foreign and local, thus boosting the tourism industry, the economy and the level of social interaction in the state.
Park in Ganjuwa Local Government. Other places of interest that abound in the state are the palaces in the six emirates.
EVIDENCE OF EARLY HUMAN SETTLERS
139 wells with interconnecting shafts representing an elaborate water storage system.
59 dwelling caves dug into sandstone escarpments which were discovered by P.J Marshall in 1980. There are rock painting and engraving in zig-zag form and in straight lines.
A rock with more elaborate engravings than the Marshall caves. Legible writings cover an area on the sandstone rock embarkment of about 4m in length in Dwall river. The writings are legible, however, their age and meanings have not yet been determined.
THE LAME/BURRA GAME RESERVE
THE 1ST MINING BEACON IN NIGERIA, located at Tilden Fulani in Toro Local Government BABBAN GWANI at Kafin Madaki in Ganjuwa Local Government,
PANSHANU STONE HEAPS (Kwandon Kaya) in Toro Local Government
SHADAWANKA ROCK PAINTINGS, located in Bauchi Local Government
GEJI ROCK PAINTINGS, located in Toro Local Government,
SHIRA ROCK PAINTINGS (Dutsen Damisa), located in Shira Local Government
SIR ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA TOMB MONUMENT (Tomb of Nigeria’s first Prime Min.)
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Tafawa Balewa Road, P.M.B. 12, Bauchi.
Tel: 077-42156, 42580
Murtala Muhammed Way, Baya Gari, Bauchi.
Yankari National Park Lodges
Wikki Camp, Yankari, Bauchi.
Tel: 077-43674Zaranda Hotel
Jos Road, Bauchi.
Protea Hotel Bauchi VIP Suites
Elegantly standing in the picturesque city of Bauchi, the hotel offers visitors unique treatments and services that make it stands out amongst the rest.
Zaranda Hotel has many spacious rooms offering comfort to all guests. Their rooms are all equipped with air conditioning for those hot summer days, satellite television, laundry service etc.
Awalah Hotel Ltd
A multi-million naira hotel located in Bauchi state. They offer hospitality services. The maintenance of their computers and supply of stationeries and consumables are all under our service.
Maiduguri Road, P.O. Box 552, Bauchi,
Tel: 077-42377, 42344, 42851
Horizontal Hotel offers peace of mind, spacious garden and beautiful surrounding views. The hotel guests can enjoy profound security and as well, the hotel's many amenities and facilities.
Yandoka Road, P.O. Box 52, Bauchi.
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HOTELS IN BAUCHI STATE