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.


  1. Wow! Those are some amazing pictures. You both look great! The landscapes there are so beautiful and it looks like you are having fun. Love you both very much. Hugs, Big sis.
    P.S. Call me soon.

  2. Thank you for those amazing pictures! It is such a cool thing to know you guys! You were a fun find in Bulgaria. Keep up the adventures! We are expecting number 2 in April. Jefferson is two now and a total riot. Indiana is really fascinating. Look at my pictures. lol!

    We send out love and holiday wishes!
    The Coleman Family

  3. Dusty darlin' we love all the photo's you've posted. I'll drag Dad up here too .... you have some from last Summer!

    Have a wonderful holiday down there in S. Africa. We look forward to having you back in the States this Summer.

    love deb:-) becker

  4. wow. wonderful photos. i said "ahhhh" at several of the momma grooming baby pix.

    what adventures you are having.

    as usual, you are the gear woman par excellence, dust.

    merry christmas!

  5. Great photos! I bought a bug net like you have but no one has taken me up on wearing it yet. If Heidi ends up going to Uganda I think I'll pass on your recommendations. That spider looks huge; what kind is it? Poisonous to humans? Some of the monkeys look like the macaques I saw in Japan. Sure wish we had that warmth here today; we've got snow on Beaver Creek.

  6. Your pics are fantastic,i love it!Namaste.