Kamuku National Park

The park is found in Kaduna State with a total land of 1120km² with a typical Savannah ecology. The park is adjacent to Kwiambana Game Reserve the North- west. It was gazetted in 1936 but by then as a Native Authority Forest reserve of Birnin Gwari and it was upgraded to a full national park in 1999 and river Mariga bisects through the park.

The park has got a flat terrain with a great biodiversity profile consisting of a wonderful flora and fauna with a number of birds, animals, reptiles and amphibians. The park receives an annual rainfall of1250mm and it has got two seasons ranging from November to April and the second one from May to November. The park’s hottest months are March and April and the coldest period is in between December to January where temperatures are said to drop to the freezing point both in the morning and evening.  The most attractions within the park includes the,

Dogon Ruwa Waterfall

Before leaving Kamuku national park, a tour to this natural feature is ideal and of a great importance for a great experience, it’s located in the northern end of the park. It can be accessed through Birnin Gwari-Funtua road, water bodies such as Gugama stream and Birnin Gwari are the true sources of the waterfall since they flow directly to the park all the way from Kurazo village. This is very attractive and it can also be used for education purposes, camping, diving, canoeing and fishing among others.

Mai’lawa Dam

This is also of a great importance and the dam is found in the centre of the park, this flows from Kufaki water streams within the park, since this is found within the park, it’s a true source of water to the great number of animals and hence this is place with attraction due to the concentration of many animals around the point most especially during the dry season. Crocodiles are true residents around the dam.


Visiting the park’s museum is the true pleasure experienced by the visitors and visitors to the museum enjoy seeing the artistic, cultural, scientific and historical details are kept. This is open for public seeing, wildlife trophies, animal’s specimen such as skins and hides, heads of roan antelopes and legs, ostrich and bush bucks are all seen from here. The museum is very informative due to its educational values.

Fauna & Flora

The park’s flora and fauna leaves visitors nodding their heads due to the abundance of animals attracting a number of tourists to the park. The park is a home to the duikers with other 177 bird species both migrant and residents to the park. Animals such as leopards, lions, hippopotamus, roan antelopes, kobs, warthogs, baboons and the Tantalus monkey.

Besides animals, the park has got a number of cultural features which are some recognized as sacred places such as Parnomo Shrine, rocky outcrops, Perennial Streams and Scenic hills.