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Do We Have Safari Animals In Nigeria? by ghettochyk(f): 7:13pm On Mar 17, 2007
y'all know like the giraffes and zebras and stuff like they show on t.v. people ask me if i've ever seen 'em in nigeria but i never did. i know they prolly got some in the zoos but is there like an open ground where they roam around like you see on the animal network? or are they just in eastern/southern africa?
Re: Do We Have Safari Animals In Nigeria? by naijacutee(f): 7:48pm On Mar 17, 2007
Yes, we have them in Yankari Gamer Reserve.
Re: Do We Have Safari Animals In Nigeria? by babasin(m): 11:47pm On Mar 17, 2007
and Gumpti Ghasaka Park.

www.nigeriatourism.net
Re: Do We Have Safari Animals In Nigeria? by iice(f): 8:46am On Mar 18, 2007
naijacutee:

Yes, we have them in Yankari Gamer Reserve.

Yeah that!
Re: Do We Have Safari Animals In Nigeria? by ghettochyk(f): 12:08am On Mar 19, 2007
thanks y'all. i know there's ZOO's. but aint y'all seen on t.v. where there's a big ol' empty land just for the animals to roam or wateva. a kenyan told me they have it like that in their country and a lady that travelled to south africa said that they also have an area with giraffes and other animals like that.
Re: Do We Have Safari Animals In Nigeria? by LoverBwoy(m): 12:30am On Mar 19, 2007
yea, thats the Yankari Games Reserve. It's plain open land like the Serengeti only drier
Re: Do We Have Safari Animals In Nigeria? by ghettochyk(f): 3:35am On Mar 19, 2007
oh. kool. i thot it was a zoo with animals "imported" from other countries.
Re: Do We Have Safari Animals In Nigeria? by dblock(m): 6:12am On Mar 19, 2007
Yankari is a nice place.
Re: Do We Have Safari Animals In Nigeria? by ghettochyk(f): 8:11am On Mar 19, 2007
where in Naija is yankari? and have any of y'all been there?
Re: Do We Have Safari Animals In Nigeria? by babasin(m): 6:15pm On Mar 20, 2007
70km from Jos. about 360km from Abuja. Better have your own 4*4 to really enjoy the place and go in dry season to see the game
Re: Do We Have Safari Animals In Nigeria? by Nobody: 7:21pm On Mar 20, 2007
yes I've been there.Long ago though as a kid,what lovely memories for me.
I remember the journey from the east being unending
I think it's in Bauchi state (maybe somewhere else now due to all the state creations) It was beautiful with lots and lots of elephants.I remember the elephants and giraffes and different types of Monkeys.
We were escorted by a tour guide in this big open vehicle and I remember being so terrified that a snake or leopard could drop into the vehicle.

They also have beautiful resort style huts for lodging and restaurants with foods we could not pronounce as kids.
There were a lot of Oyibo people and I remember swimming in a natural pool,very cool and clear water the biggest scare for my siblings and I were the many baboons in the areas sorrounding the pool,staring at us.
Hopefully someday,I'll be able to take my kids there (when they arrive) and show them what fun I had as a kid.
Nigeria is truly beautiful unfortunately many will never know this due to the crime rate and corruption.
Re: Do We Have Safari Animals In Nigeria? by ghettochyk(f): 11:43pm On Mar 20, 2007
cool. tnx for sharing @ osisi. i wish i went there when i went to Naija. cry

anyone got any pix of the Yankari reserve?
Re: Do We Have Safari Animals In Nigeria? by bluespice(f): 2:16pm On May 11, 2008
no kidding! Yankari? i am going there next time i am in 9ja
Re: Do We Have Safari Animals In Nigeria? by reindeer: 12:37am On May 20, 2008
why go all the way to yankari?
just take a trip to oshodi in the heart of lagos and you see all the wildlife you want! grin
Re: Do We Have Safari Animals In Nigeria? by dav704(m): 11:36am On Feb 24, 2020
The word Safari is from the Swahili and it means “journey“. Originally, it’s from the Arabic adjective “Safar” which means “journey, travel, tour or voyaging”.

https://roundtripholidays.com.ng/african-safari/

African safari
African Safari
According to history, safari refers to the long journey people had for migration, trade purposes and so on but now, the game has changed, the experience has gone from the former underdeveloped experience to what we can term ” an evolutionary voyage i.e to describe a holiday tour to Africa in order to experience the wildlife parade and culture of the continent.

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