BORNO STATE
Agriculture and livestock farming which are the main State's economy have vast developmental potentials. The State is rich in Millet, Rice, Cassava, Date palms, Fruits, Vegetables, Sorghum, Wheat, Sweet potato, Cowpies, Sugarcane, Groundnut, Cotton, Gum Arabic and many others
Attractions
LAKE ALAU

Situated off Maiduguri -Bama Road, some fourteen (14) kilometers away from Maiduguri, the Lake is a natural water storage formed by River Ngada - characterized by a charming, undulating landscape, which is further beautified by savannah vegetation with sparking shores around it. Legend has it that the basin is the spot where Idris Aloma, one of the
famous warriors, hero and charismatic leader of the ancient Kanem Bornu Empire was buried, hence, the name ‘Alau’. Lake Alau is now a site for intensive farming, especially irrigation during the dry season where spinch, onions and. tomatoes are being cultivated by individuals. Fishing is another Economic activity that takes place on the Lake’s shores. It also provides water to Maiduguri Metropolis through the water treatment plant.
THE GWOZA HILLS

The Gwoza Hills, with height of about 1300 meters above the sea level provides scenery is beauty and is made up of ranges of mountains/hills known as the ‘Mandara Mountains’. These Mountains/hills form a natural barrier between Nigeria and Republic of the Cameroun, starting from pulka meandering towards Mubi and beyond. The mountains, with promenade-like paths along Gwoza dugi vicinity is conducive for mounatineering, trekking and picnicking - it has several streams, ponds, springs and is dotted with
settlement by various tribes. This mountain has varieties of attractive animal - species which can be spotted during feeding times, mostly in the mornings, afternoons and evenings - including nights for night breeding species. The Government also uses this hill as training ground for Mobile Police, members of the Man-O-War-Bay and various National Orientation courses.
BORNO STATE MUSEUM

The museum is situated at the premises of the Open Theatre within the sate capital. It is an epitome of Borno’s famous history and cultural heritage which was collectively enriched by its heterogeneous ethnic groups. It is established primarily for the preservation, exhibition, promotion and research of the antiquities as well as the contemporary art works, crafts and other historical artifacts of the people of Borno State.
SAMBISA GAME RESERVE

The game reserve is located 14 kilometers off Kawuri Village, along Maiduguri - Bama Road. It has an area of approximately 518 square kilometers. It harbours a sizeable population of wildlife, typical of Savannah habitat  or environment, like monkeys, antelopes, lions, elephants, as well as bird species such as : Ostrich, Bustard, etc. The Game Reserve has been handed ever to the Federal Government through the National Park.
LAKE TILLA

It is a crater lake, some seven (7) kilometer south west of Biu in Hawul Local Government. The Lake varies in size according to season. Government is currently developing the lake as a holiday resort and already chalets and restaurants have been provided for the comfort of guests.
JARRY FALLS

This fall is situated in Kwaya- Kusar local Government area. It has a solitary and pleasant environment ideal for weekend excursion tours. The fall drops from a plateau with a height of about fifty feet (50ft) into a valley that flows throughout the year.
LAKE CHAD GAME SANCTUARY

This is a sanctuary for endangered wildlife. It stretches from kala Balge, Ngala, Marte, Kukawa to Mobbar and Abadam Local Governments of the State. The habitat harbours about 400 elephants moving in herds, mostly roaming near the Lake’s water.
FAMILY RECREATION & AMMUSEMENT PARK

The park is situated within the Sanda Kyarimi Zoological Park. it is an ultra-modern park which attracts many families, especially during weekends and public holidays. It has eleven (11) different rides and the outfit provides the much needed recreation and amusement facilities for the people, especially children and youths.
LAKE CHAD

Lake Chad occupies a strategic location serving not only Borno but also serving the three neighbouring countries of Niger, Cameroun and Chad. The lake apart from serving the agricultural and economic needs of the people, attracts a great number of tourists interested in boating and fishing.
SHEHU OF BORNO PALACE

The palace is prominently located in Maiduguri metropolis and it reflects the grandeur, prestigious relics and modified architectural design of Arab civilization. It is built of burnt-bricks and was constructed by the artistry of four famous Kanuri Masons and Architects.
SANDA KYARIMI PARK ZOO
The Zoological Park is situated within the metropolis along Shehu Laminu way Established in 1970 intially as communal forest reserve, it has developed tie into a 42 acre wildlife sanctuary as well as a botonical park. It houses a lot of the animal species of great beauty and serves as a leisure for people especially during festivities.
DURBAR AND FESTIVALS

The Durbar reflects the state’s cultural and historical dignity. It is a significant royal display of horsemanship mainly organized to mark important occasions and Sallah festivities. The Durbar is characterized by royal horsemen, dances and gorgeous - horses, trumpeters led by the Shehu, Emirs, District heads and other traditional title holders as the case may be. Other remarkable festivals which attract tourists from far and near are DDA, MDA and the Menwara Festivals. The DERA people of Shani Emirate
celebrate the Menwara festival
and it offers an opportunity for the Emir of Shani to consult with his people on matters of peace, security, unity and progress. The Menwara also serves as a period for initiation of age groups and appreciation of the year’s harvest. It also marks the beginning of the New year. While the Dikwa and Marte Development Associations usually organize cultural activities annnually towards the end of year to mainly preach peace, unity and harmonious co-existence amongst the generality of the populace.
RABEH'S FORT AT DIKWA

This fort was built in 1894 by Rabeh Ibn Fade-Allah, as his headquarters after successful invasion of the Bomb Empire. The fort is now a National Monument and it is of great historical importance in the remaking of present Borno. It is located in the town of Dikwa - approximately 80 kilometers North - East of Maiduguri.
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BORNO STATE

Borno State known as 'Home of Peace' occupies the greater part of the Chad Basin and is located in the Northeastern corner of Nigeria. The State is dominated by the Kanuri ethnic tribes. The State is known for its peaceful and hospitable nature despite its diverse differences in terms of history, religion, culture and languages amongst others. A brief on the State is all that is required to make a visitor to Borno State feel at home .
Maiduguri Gate
The Gwoza Hills
Durbar & Festivals
Borno State Museum
Rabeh's Fort At Dikwa
Lake Chad
Shehu of Borno Palace
Sambisa Game Reserve
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Borno State Hotel
Near Government House
Maiduguri

Aceta International Hotel
Bolori Layout, Baga Road,
Maiduguri.
Tel: 076-23247

Beach Guest House
332, Galadima Kyari Drive Road,
P.O. Box 32.

Deribe Motel
Airport Road, Buluntu, Tel: 076-232445, 231268

Maiduguri International Airport Hotel
Opposite Umar Ali Motors Limited
Off Airport Road, Maidguri.
Tel: 076-232513

Safari Hotel
2, Shehu Laminu Way,
Opposite Kyarini Park (Zoo),
Maiduguri
Tel: 076-232155

CHZ Loan Hotel
Behind Federal Low Cost Housing Estate, P.O. Box 2220, Maiduguri.
Tel: 079-23005, 079-234205


Lake Chad Hotel
Sir Kashiru Ibrahim Road, Maiduguri.
Tel: 076-232453

Liberty Hotel
Bankibam L.G.A.

New Liberty Hotel
Butabulin, Maiduguri.
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