Gashaka-Gumti, is the largest national park in Nigeria, covering an area of 6,402.48km2 of mountains and valleys in Adamawa and Taraba States. An intricate patchwork of woodland, rainforest and mountain grassland cloak this rugged wilderness, drained by a network of fast flowing rivers. Spectacular scenery is the hallmark of this park, with its magnificent mountain ranges and panoramic views. Check-list of animal species includes Buffalo, Hartebeest, Duiker, Giant Forest Hog, Lion, Leopard, Hippopotamus, Chimpanzee, Mona and White-Nosed Monkeys. The park harbors the best population of primates in West Africa, since the local people do not traditionally hunt these animals. An abundance of birdlife, butterflies, fish and flowers make this a naturalist’s paradise.
An eco-tourism expedition to the two major sectors of the Park offers an unparalleled experience to explore the remote wilderness areas of Nigeria and an opportunity to see unique birds, flowers, landscape and animals. You will discover indigenous people living in remote areas of the park with their colorful tradition; ruins of the pre-1918 German Fort and abandoned village sites; the eerie and mysterious Bat forest; the ‘Hippo pool’ natural habitat of hippopotamus; Hot springs; and climb Chappal Waddi ‘the mountain of death’ Nigeria’s highest peak at 2,419 meters. The expedition is designed for adventure and nature enthusiasts and ideal for small groups of 8-12 people led by professional Wildlife guides.