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Social Media Video Of The Week: A View Of The Gashaka Gumti National Park


Stretching over a staggering 6,402 sqkm, Gashaka Gumti National Park is the biggest of Nigeria’s national parks. It is part lowland Savannah, part mountainous terrain, a contrast that unfolds from North to South.

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This park holds more impressive sights and sounds within it than the devoted aesthete can take in at once. This is true for the spread-out vegetation of the savannah-like segments, the heavily forested ascents and valleys in its southern reaches, its rugged towering mountains, the incredibly diverse wildlife that it harbours, and the tranquillity it enjoys due to its remoteness.

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Some of these qualities are captured in a video about the Gashaka Gumti National Park, posted on YouTube by the Discover Nigeria Magazine. The narrator is Richard Barnwell, former Head of Africa Programmes at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), UK.

Here’s the video:

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Ikenna Nwachukwu

Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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