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My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Dpsychologist: 12:16am On Aug 07, 2020
After my Trip to Federal College Of Wildlife Management for my research. See thread HERE
I went back to lodge in the hotel to jot down my result and freshen up.
The next day i visited the Kainji Lake National Park and the Kainji hydroelectric power plant.

My Trip to Kainji Lake National Park
Kainji Lake National Park (KLNP) was the first National Park to be established among the eight that are currently present in Nigeria. The Park covers an area of 5,340.82 square km and is comprised of two sectors, Borgu and Zugurma, in Niger State.
The establishment of KLNP in 1976 marked the first attempt at managing wildlife for recreation in Nigeria. KLNP harbours diverse flora, fauna, hydrological, cultural and human resources.

The Park houses a lot of wildlife like: elephants, lions, buffaloes, antelope, hunting dogs, hippos, monkey, lion, python, Nile crocodile, leopard, hyena, buffalo, kob, cobra, green snake, bush buck, tilapia, mongoose, stone partridge, hadada ibis, Bee eaters, turtles, manatees, baboons, pringhorn antelopes, crocodile and so many others.

In addition, approximately 180 species of birds have been recorded to be housed by the park.
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In the park, there are noticeable warning sign that states “No hunting in the park”This inscription is to inform visitors of the dangers the wildlife is exposed to by poaching activities of local hunters in the region. At Kainji Lake, there is also a “No fishing policy” and “No littering policy”.

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Dpsychologist: 12:23am On Aug 07, 2020
In Kainji Lake National Park some of the animals are allowed to roam about such as the Ostrich unlike some like the baboon

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Dpsychologist: 12:25am On Aug 07, 2020
Wildlife Museum
In the museum, skins of wild animals are on display(these skins are from animal that either died of natural causes or killed by poachers) such as skin of a big python that stretches from the floor to the ceiling of the building, a huge glutted crocodile, a big egg of an ostrich, snakes and large spiders.

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Dpsychologist: 12:29am On Aug 07, 2020
My Tour to Kainji Hydropower station
After i was done with the Kainji Lake National Park i decided to go on a tour to Kainji dam. As i was about to enter i was told i cannot enter until i was given a permit. I was directed to the administrative office which was a little bit far. After obtain permission i was allowed to enter.

Even at that i was given laid down rules including no snapping, but i manouver to snap some pics

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Dpsychologist: 12:35am On Aug 07, 2020
I was given a brief lecture about the Kainji hydroelectric power plant. This was what i was able to jot down:

Kainji dam is the largest dam on the river Niger – the third

longest river in Africa and the principal river in western Africa. Kainji Dam is a 7.2km long gravity dam on the River Niger. Kainji dam is located in Borgu LGA of Niger State.

The dam's hydroelectric plant was designed to have a generating capacity of 960MW. Its eventual capacity was lower as only 8 of the planned 12 turbines were installed. The plant currently has a capacity of 760MW. I kept wondering how comes in 2020 there are still only 8 active turbines.

Kainji Lake – the largest ( 1,300km²) man-made lake in Nigeria – was created when the dam was built. It provides water for irrigation and fishing, an important industry in the area.


P. S

The employees there do no allow snapping i wonder why.
They specifically told me not to snap inside and only permit me to snap the outside, maybe its for security reasons

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Blackbelly(m): 12:48am On Aug 07, 2020
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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Dpsychologist: 12:50am On Aug 07, 2020
Contrary to popular belief it is not the water that directly produces Electricity.

Electricity is produced by a device called a turbine. Turbines contain metal coils surrounded by magnets. When the magnets spin over the metal coils, electricity is produced. Turbines are located inside dams. The falling water spins the magnets.

Thus, the water only spin the turbines which in turn generates electricity.

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Naijasurveys(f): 1:49am On Aug 07, 2020
Good job sir but I was hoping to see the dam and lake in their full glory. kindly include these close shot pictures too. Gracias

If you experienced loss of smell or taste or both between Jan & June this year and you live in Nigeria, kindly check on my signature

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by PrinceOfEast(m): 2:22am On Aug 07, 2020
Buba won't fix our dam..he is busy releasing terrorist and keeping mum over incessant, barbaric and outragious killings in north..las las na 3 yrs remain.

Kanji dam = Fraud avenue for govt

Abeg who get pin mouth charger?

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by VickyRotex(f): 2:22am On Aug 07, 2020
Wildlife has truly suffered in Nigeria. sad Look at those poor animals.

Memories! I was at Kainji, Shirororo dam, and Gurara falls about 15 years ago. They were great sights to behold especially Gurara falls.

From the images looks like not much has changed. sad sad

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by PrinceOfEast(m): 2:26am On Aug 07, 2020
VickyRotex:
Wildlife has truly suffered in Nigeria. sad Look at those poor animals.

Memories! I was at Kainji, Shirororo dam, and Gurara falls about 15 years ago. Those were great sights to behold especially Gurara falls.

From the image looks like not much has changed. sad sad

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by VickyRotex(f): 2:31am On Aug 07, 2020
Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by PrinceOfEast(m): 2:35am On Aug 07, 2020

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by layzie: 2:36am On Aug 07, 2020
Dpsychologist:
My Tour to Kainji Hydropower station
After i was done with the Kainji Lake National Park i decided to go on a tour to Kainji dam. As i was about to enter i was told i cannot enter until i was given a permit. I was directed to the administrative office which was a little bit far. After obtain permission i was allowed to enter.

Even at that i was given laid down rules including no snapping, but i manouver to snap some pics


Is there a good hotel close to the park and dam for tourists? In your estimation, how safe is Niger state and the area for a non native tourist? Are there flights into the state? I'm asking as a prospective visitor to kainji.

I think irrigation via the dam should boost agric activities in that area, pls confirm.

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Emilokoiyawon: 2:38am On Aug 07, 2020
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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by PrinceOfEast(m): 2:38am On Aug 07, 2020
Emilokoiyawon:
cheesy cheesy cheesy
Wetin dey funny you?

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Nobody: 6:18am On Aug 07, 2020
Dpsychologist:
In Kainji Lake National Park some of the animals are allowed to roam about such as the Ostrich unlike some like the baboon

You don't want to let a baboon go roaming freely. smiley


I have had the rare privilege of seeing that creature upclose(the one I saw was restrained by a chain around the waist region) and to be honest, it can be highly unpredictable.

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Nobody: 6:28am On Aug 07, 2020
Dpsychologist:
Contrary to popular belief it is not the water that directly produces Electricity.

Electricity is produced by a device called a turbine. Turbines contain metal coils surrounded by magnets. When the magnets spin over the metal coils, electricity is produced. Turbines are located inside dams. The falling water spins the magnets.

Thus, the water only spin the turbines which in turn generates electricity.

Cc
Lalasticlala

This is very true about hydropower. The water only serves to spin the turbine and nothing more.

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Dpsychologist: 6:52am On Aug 07, 2020
layzie:


Is there a good hotel close to the park and dam for tourists? In your estimation, how safe is Niger state and the area for a non native tourist? Are there flights into the state? I'm asking as a prospective visitor to kainji.

I think irrigation via the dam should boost agric activities in that area, pls confirm.

The closest hotel to the park and dam is hydrohotel.

As of when i went there, i didn't Encounter any terrorist attack, or insurgency it is quite safe. I think they have more steady light than other places i have been to.

For irrigation yea there are alot of farm activities going on but the little problem is that when there is overflow of water it tends to flood the farms and other area within the locality. Although not always.

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Dpsychologist: 7:50am On Aug 07, 2020
VickyRotex:
Wildlife has truly suffered in Nigeria. sad Look at those poor animals.

Memories! I was at Kainji, Shirororo dam, and Gurara falls about 15 years ago. They were great sights to behold especially Gurara falls.

From the images looks like not much has changed. sad sad
I don't think much has changed

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by SpaceX: 11:16am On Aug 07, 2020
Dpsychologist:
After my Trip to Federal College Of Wildlife Management for my research. See thread HERE
I went back to lodge in the hotel to jot down my result and freshen up.
The next day i visited the Kainji Lake National Park and the Kainji hydroelectric power plant.

please nobody should take this idiot seriously, these are two different distance that can not be accomplished in a day.

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by SpaceX: 11:27am On Aug 07, 2020
layzie:


Is there a good hotel close to the park and dam for tourists? In your estimation, how safe is Niger state and the area for a non native tourist? Are there flights into the state? I'm asking as a prospective visitor to kainji.

I think irrigation via the dam should boost agric activities in that area, pls confirm.
don't mind the idiot, he has no idea about the place. Kanji national park has two places; their office and the park itself( mind you it's located in two different regions, I mean long distance apart. Also the dam is located at another region different from the other two. Niger state is Damn big.

No flight except you charter a jet, they have an air force base for landing.

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Kalatium(m): 12:02pm On Aug 07, 2020
SpaceX:
please nobody should take this idiot seriously, these are two different distance that can not be accomplished in a day.
Guy you must be high or something.
Have you gone there before.

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Kalatium(m): 12:04pm On Aug 07, 2020
SpaceX:
don't mind the idiot, he has no idea about the place. Kanji national park has two places; their office and the park itself( mind you it's located in two different regions, I mean long distance apart. Also the dam is located at another region different from the other two. Niger state is Damn big.

No flight except you charter a jet, they have an air force base for landing.

Are you sure about that
Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Dpsychologist: 12:08pm On Aug 07, 2020
SpaceX:
please nobody should take this idiot seriously, these are two different distance that can not be accomplished in a day.
Guy, i don't think you know what you are actually saying. Cos i literally went there.
Nairalanders pls ignore this guy

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by SpaceX: 12:10pm On Aug 07, 2020
Kalatium:

Guy you must be high or something.
Havr you gone there before.
I grew up there, had my primary and secondary education there.
Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by SpaceX: 12:11pm On Aug 07, 2020
Dpsychologist:

Guy, i don't think you know what you are actually saying. Cos i literally went there.
man, I spent good 18 years of my life there. Don't talk what you don't know.
Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Dpsychologist: 12:11pm On Aug 07, 2020
SpaceX:
don't mind the idiot, he has no idea about the place. Kanji national park has two places; their office and the park itself( mind you it's located in two different regions, I mean long distance apart. Also the dam is located at another region different from the other two. Niger state is Damn big.

No flight except you charter a jet, they have an air force base for landing.
SpaceX why cant you comment without an insult.

If you don't understand something just ask, Don't just think you have the right to look down on someone with such condescending tone.

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Dpsychologist: 12:14pm On Aug 07, 2020
SpaceX:
man, I spent good 18 years of my life there. Don't talk what you don't know.
Yes and so

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by SpaceX: 12:18pm On Aug 07, 2020
Dpsychologist:

SpaceX why cant you comment without an insult.

If you don't understand something just ask, Don't just think you have the right to look down on someone with such condescending tone.
man, the dam and park can not be covered in a day, they are two different distance apart. I mean very far apart. The dam was formerly owned by nepa and due to the dam, school and hospital were built for the workers, I had the privilege of attending the school. I literally lived my whole life there. Stop talking nonsense.

And you didn't mention about the parks having two different locations.

Don't play with me bro. Bloody liar

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by SpaceX: 12:24pm On Aug 07, 2020
Dpsychologist:

Yes and so
I know the place like the back of my hand.

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Re: My Trip To Kainji Lake National Park And Kainji Dam by Dpsychologist: 12:28pm On Aug 07, 2020
SpaceX:
man, the dam and park can not be covered in a day, they are two different distance apart. I mean very far apart. The dam was formerly owned by nepa and due to the dam, school and hospital were built for the workers, I had the privilege of attending the school. I literally lived my whole life there. Stop talking nonsense.

And you didn't mention about the parks having two different locations.

[s] Don't play with me bro. Bloody liar[s]
Thanks for the insult, even though i know i am right.

Dude i think you misunderstood me.
I literally was in the kainji hydroelectric and also
Kainji Lake administrative office .

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