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Travel: The Best Tourist Attractions In Borno State

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Our travel today takes us to Borno, a state within the North-Eastern part of Nigeria, formed in 1976 from the split of the North-Eastern State. We will be looking at five of the most popular tourist attractions in the state:
Lake Chad:
Lake Chad occupies a strategic location serving not only Borno but also serving the three neighbouring countries of Niger, Cameroun and Chad. The lake apart from serving the agricultural and economic needs of the people, attracts a great number of tourists interested in boating and fishing.

Shehu of Borno Palace:
The palace is prominently located in Maiduguri metropolis and it reflects the grandeur, prestigious relics and modified architectural design of Arab civilization. It is built of burnt-bricks and was constructed by the artistry of four famous Kanuri Masons and Architects.

Sanda Kyarimi Park Zoo:
The Zoological Park is situated within the metropolis along Shehu Laminu way. Established in 1970 intially as communal forest reserve, it has developed tie into a 42 acre wildlife sanctuary as well as a botonical park. It houses a lot of the animal species of great beauty and serves as a leisure for people especially during festivities.

Jarry Falls:
Situated in Kwaya-Kusar local Government area, the fall drops from a plateau with a height of about 50ft into a valley that flows throughout the year, and it has a solitary and pleasant environment ideal for weekend excursion tours.

Rabeh’s Fort:
This fort was built in 1894 by Rabeh Ibn Fade-Allah as his headquarters after successful invasion of the Borno empire. The fort is now a national monument and it is of great historical importance in the remaking of present Borno. It is located in the town of Dikwa – approximately 80km north-east of Maiduguri.

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