Okomu National Park –is the smallest of the seven National Parks in Nigeria situated in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State in Nigeria
Afi Wild Life Sanctuary – is located in the highlands of Cross River State
Lekki Conservation Centre – situated at Km 19 Lekki – Epe Expressway, Lagos.
Ososo Tourist Centre –located atop the rocky area of Ososo in Akoko-Edo local government, north of Edo state.
Gashaka Gumti National Park –located in the eastern provinces of Taraba and Adamawa to the border with Cameroon.
Kainji Lake National Park –located in Niger State and Kwara State, Nigeria
Drill Ranch -located in Atekong, Calabar
Lekki Urban Forest and Animal Sanctuary Initiative(LUFASI)– Eti-Osa, Lagos
Omo Forest Reserve -It is located about 135 km northeast of Lagos and 80km East of Ijebu Ode.
Okonni wildlife Sanctuary – is located at Okonni, Edo.
Yankari Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in Nigeria. It is
situated in Bauchi State in North-Eastern Nigeria, Yankari Game Reserve is the country’s richest wildlife oasis and covers a total area of 2,244 km. Yankari contains the largest surviving elephant population in Nigeria, one of the largest remaining in West Africa.
Yankari was established as a game reserve in 1956 and designated a national park in 1991. The most popular tourist destination in Nigeria, it is rich in animal life, including baboons, crocodiles, elephants, giraffes, hippopotamuses, hyenas, leopards, lions, and several species of antelopes. It is also one of the most popular eco-destinations in West Africa.
The park features four warm water springs and one cool water spring. Special features include ancient sandstone cisterns carved by former inhabitants for water storage, as well as cave dwellings and rock paintings.
Yankari National Park is an area of great natural beauty, providing crucial habitat to both animal and bird life. Its designation as a national park serves to protect the environment and provide for recreational pleasure, at the same time contributing to the nation’s economy as its largest tourist draw. It is an example of a symbiotic relationship where both man and creation benefit.