Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Yankari National Park
We took a four day weekend and went on a nice six hour drive to Yankari National Park, about 300 miles NE of Abuja. The park was established in the 1960's and is 2,244 square kilometers. In the center of Yankari National Park we found Wiki Warm Springs which is a constant 31 degrees Celsius, 200 meters long and about 10 meters wide. This is my trusty "bug bucket" by Outdoor Research that my mom insisted I bring, thanks mom! I am using it, regardless of its horrid appearance it is very practical. I also wore her much recommended Ex Officio Buzz Off Air Strip pants. I sprayed my shirt with permethrin and I never received one bug bite, while everyone else was being eaten alive by the tsetse flies! various modes of Nigerian transportation sharing the road in harmony the local bathing, swimming, drinking hole this is the nose of a hippopotamus The Marshall Caves are artificially made and were used to hide from conflicts by the locals.