There are times when you fancy a bit of extra sparkle. Enjoy the natural ambience, while you watch the wildlife in their natural habitat, especially the baboons (popularly called "area boys"), on an exciting safari. It is always a memorable experience in the wild. This package does so much to you, so much so that you want to learn more about the wild.
We have carefully crafted this tour package with you in the center of the experience from the beginning to the end. It is a great way to domesticate your foreign travel appetite. Wildlife in the reserve include, Elephant, Wildebeest, Giraffes, Zebra, Warthog, Bush buck, Water buck and many more, to make you enjoy your stay. You also get to dive into the beautiful Wikki warm spring after the days game viewing. There are lots to see when you explore the museum with a short clip of what to expect when you go for the safari. It is always a memorable experience in the wild.
We pick you up from the hotel or from our office where the tour starts. Departure is usually scheduled for early hours so you can arrive in good time and start with some experience for the day on arrival. The trip to Bauchi is expected to take about 7 hours if you are doing the road trip, but if you are flying into Bauchi, your departure is subject to the flight schedule which we may have no control over.
As you drive through the busy roads in Keffi and leading through the beautiful plateau as you approach Jos, you will be shown some attractions along the road which include the Assop waterfalls situated just along the road. You will have the opportunity to get some lunch in Jos while you are on a short drive break.
Your first point of call when you arrive Bauchi is the Emirs' palace. The palace houses some interesting artefacts as well as you get to take a tour of the palace where you are shown and taken through the rich culture and heritage of the people of Bauchi state.
After the tour of the palace, the day is far spent and you are then checked in to the hotel in Bauchi, the capital city of Bauchi state. Take some time to familiarize with the environment as you enjoy the warm hospitality of the well structured and secured hotel.
Dinner is served and you may have to retire early enough so you can have an early start the next day for the first Safari. However, if you are the night type, the hotel gives you an opportunity to swim and lounge at the bar with some great taste of balangu (barbeque) and other forms of entertainment available.
After breakfast, your transportation would be waiting for you to proceed to the Sumu wildlife park where you will have your first safari experience. Sumu wildlife Park is about 60km away from the hotel along the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa international airport. You will enjoy the beautiful mountainous view as you drive along the gentle meandering road crossing a couple of settlements. The drive would give you an insight into the culture and way of life of the people.
Upon arrival at the park, you will get a brief introduction and subsequently commence the safari. The park has mainly herbivorous animals which include Giraffes, Wildebeest, Zebra and other interesting wildlife. Be sure to have enough battery on your phone or camera to take beautiful shots while on the safari.
After the safari, it will be time to say goodbye and proceed to the Yankari Game Reserve. The drive to the Yankari Game Reserve is about 113km. There are protocols you will have to follow before you gain access into the reserve especially if you are a foreign national.
Enjoy the welcoming environment as you access the reserve, checked-in and familiarize with the chalets. Be sure to have an encounter with the "area boys" (Baboons). Such an interesting engagement especially if you are carrying anything with a semblance of food or drink. You are initially warned to avoid moving around with food within the reserve.
You might want to (always the case) have a refreshing time at the Wikki warm spring. The spring is warm all year round and it flows continuously, taking its source from the rock.
Wake up a warm morning in the reserve and catch the view of the baboons jumping from one roof top to the other or taking a stroll just by your window. Some may even be waiting for you to open your doors with the expectation of getting crumbs. Various displays by the baboons adorn the morning and you definitely want to capture the memories in pictures.
Your second safari is scheduled early before the sun gets intense. You should be set for the experience once breakfast is sorted. Your guide will give you an introduction into the species and the kind of wildlife present in the reserve. Be sure to have your battery fully charged because there are lots of pictures to take in the wild.
When you return to the accommodation, there is no better activity than to take a dive into the Wikki warm spring for a soothing swim. The charm of the spring is so deep that you are likely to be there till its lunch time. Not to worry, you have the whole day to relax and recreate at the spring.
There are other games you can engage in within the resort like volleyball, board games and others. You may also want to take a walk to explore the resort at your own pace or convenience.
You may choose to spend the time at the bar in the evening with a bottle of drink and more. (Note: Alcohol is not sold in the resort, you should plan to have yours if you must take alcohol.
After dinner, you may want to retire or review your pictures or even head back to the Wikki warm spring.
Its been a wonderful experience at the reserve and all memories captured to last you a lifetime. Ensure to have your bag packed with nothing essential left behind. After breakfast, it will be time to depart as the tour comes t an end.
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