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Mandara Mountains tourist site in Maiduguri
« on: November 20, 2016, 03:16:03 PM »
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Maiduguri is the capital of Borno State in the far north-east of the country and served by an airport. It is at the end of the railway line from Port Harcourt and has 5 main roads leading from it. It is also a base for visit to northern Cameroon, but remember to get your visas in lagos or Calabar, as there is no Consular Office for the Cameroons in Maidugri. It is a pleasant city with wide roads, tree-lined avenues and interesting roundabouts.

      The main tourist attraction is the Kyarimi Park
which has one of the best zoos in Nigeria and is a pleasant, shady place to visit. The animals include a small herd of eland, several elephants, a hippopotamus and a large number of crocodiles. The zoo is frequented by many wild birds, attracted by the food for the animals. This is an added bonus. About 200 m from the entrance to the zoo, there is a row of handicraft stalls selling leather goods and other local crafts.

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2016, 03:17:16 PM »
Borno State Museum. The museum was commissioned in 1984. It is quite small, but laid out and interesting. It has display of arms, amour, pottery, baskets, mats, jewellery and household items. It is very much a museum for those interested in the local culture and people. The museum is close to the customs roundabout, Maiduguri, near the junction of Sir Kashim Ibrahim Road, Gambaru Road and Bama Road, and signed. There are several places of interest to visit nearby, including Dikwa, (see page 98) and the Sambisa Game Reserve (see page 111). Many of the local people are Kanuris, who are unique in their mode of dressing, hairstyles and tradition a further example of the fascinating diversity of cultures in Nigeria.

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