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Omo Forest Reserve, Ogun State. A Place To View Forest Elephants etc by mrsage(m): 2:09am On Jun 12, 2015
This is a relatively unknown tourist site.

Located about 135 kilometers from Lagos. About 2 hours drive from Berger in Lagos.

The Omo Forest Reserve contains over 200 types of tree, 125 species of bird and several mammals, including many endangered species such as Chimpanzees, Elephants and White-throated Guenon Monkeys. This makes it not only an area of outstanding natural beauty, but also an area of great conservation importance.

The reserve contains an elephant camp where guests can enjoy the beautiful elephants, nature trails, stay in clean but basic cabins or tents and enjoy an evening campfire and BBQ.

To get the best view of the reserve visitors can climb Beetle Hill. Organised trips include a 45 minute drive to the hill's base, or a two and a half hour walk, and a 25 minute climb to the top. Trips usually include a picnic lunch, so don't worry about bringing your own food and weighing down your backpack.

The forest's biodiversity is threatened by poaching, logging and uncontrolled farming.

Erin Camp:
This is located within the Forest Reserve
Shortly after, visitors arrive at ‘Erin’ camp (named after the Yoruba word for elephant) before setting out along one of the camp’s nature trails. Signs of elephants are normally abundant if you look carefully, and if you are extremely lucky you may even see a group.
After relaxing and chatting, guests can retire into one of three basic but clean and screened wooden cabins, each of which is equipped with two beds covered by good mosquito nets. Alternatively, guests can choose to sleep in their own tent or the ones provided by the camp management.

Camp in brief
– 6 Beds with pillows
– Mosquito nets
– Closed off bucket Shower
– Kitchen with stove
– Clean stored rainwater
– Campfire / bbq
– Benches and seating for 10 people
– Covered seating area

This is a place you should visit. A perfect blend of relaxation and adventure
Re: Omo Forest Reserve, Ogun State. A Place To View Forest Elephants etc by HungerBAD: 2:43am On Jun 12, 2015
Just because i am not as intelligent as the poster, i read the post 5 times and pretty much sure the location of this delight was not mentioned.

What city is this ERIN?

What State?

What is the security level?

Is Erin a Private entity or public?

Answers and a little history of the place please, so curious tourist like us can visit.

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Re: Omo Forest Reserve, Ogun State. A Place To View Forest Elephants etc by mrsage(m): 2:50am On Jun 12, 2015
HungerBAD:
Just because i am not as intelligent as the poster, i read the post 5 times and pretty much sure the location of this delight was not mentioned.

What city is this ERIN?

What State?

What is the security level?

Is Erin a Private entity or public?

Answers and a little history of the place please, so curious tourist like us can visit.

Erin is a camp with accommodation within the Forest Reserve. It is within Ijebu Ode axis in Ogun State. FYI. The current edition of Gulder Ultimate Search is taking place within the reserve
Re: Omo Forest Reserve, Ogun State. A Place To View Forest Elephants etc by olusegunbob: 8:54am On Nov 10, 2015
mrsage:
This is a relatively unknown tourist site.

Located about 135 kilometers from Lagos. About 2 hours drive from Berger in Lagos.

The Omo Forest Reserve contains over 200 types of tree, 125 species of bird and several mammals, including many endangered species such as Chimpanzees, Elephants and White-throated Guenon Monkeys. This makes it not only an area of outstanding natural beauty, but also an area of great conservation importance.

The reserve contains an elephant camp where guests can enjoy the beautiful elephants, nature trails, stay in clean but basic cabins or tents and enjoy an evening campfire and BBQ.

To get the best view of the reserve visitors can climb Beetle Hill. Organised trips include a 45 minute drive to the hill's base, or a two and a half hour walk, and a 25 minute climb to the top. Trips usually include a picnic lunch, so don't worry about bringing your own food and weighing down your backpack.

The forest's biodiversity is threatened by poaching, logging and uncontrolled farming.

Erin Camp:
This is located within the Forest Reserve
Shortly after, visitors arrive at ‘Erin’ camp (named after the Yoruba word for elephant) before setting out along one of the camp’s nature trails. Signs of elephants are normally abundant if you look carefully, and if you are extremely lucky you may even see a group.
After relaxing and chatting, guests can retire into one of three basic but clean and screened wooden cabins, each of which is equipped with two beds covered by good mosquito nets. Alternatively, guests can choose to sleep in their own tent or the ones provided by the camp management.

Camp in brief
– 6 Beds with pillows
– Mosquito nets
– Closed off bucket Shower
– Kitchen with stove
– Clean stored rainwater
– Campfire / bbq
– Benches and seating for 10 people
– Covered seating area

This is a place you should visit. A perfect blend of relaxation and adventure
Thanks for d post. But pls how can we get there.. how much is d gate fee. Do we bring our food or they sell. . ..
thanks

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