YANKARI GAME RESERVE
The Yankari Game Reserve located in Bauchi State is arguably West Africa's best known wildlife area... Its prominence as a wildlife destination of choice dates back to the 60s, and since then Yankari has gained global recognition as a great destination for classic West African wildlife.
Amongst the more prominent wildlife species found at the reserve include buffalo, elephant, lion, baboon, hippo, Nile crocodile, spotted hyena, striped hyena, martial eagle, secretary bird, and a plethora of others.
In addition to the wildlife, there are several crystal-clear and infection-free natural warm springs at Yankari, most prominent of which is the Wikki Warm springs. The Wikki Warm Spring is very popular amongst visitors, and is a good place to relax after a long safari.
Yankari is also called Nigeria's Garden of Eden, it covers an area of about 2,244 km˛ (870 mi˛) and is home to several natural warm water springs, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Wikki Warm Spring a famous attraction in the Yankari Game Reserve is particularly prized 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 degrees all year round.