The long history of conservation of the area made the park to be a home for a large pool of fauna resources among which are, Lion (panthera leo),Hunting dogs(Lycaon pictus),Pangolin(Maris gigantean), Avardvark (Orycteropus after),Kob (Kobus kob), Hippopotamus (Hippotamus amphibius), buffalos(Syncerus cafer), hyena(Crocuta crocuta) , Baboon(Papio anubis), Roan antelopes(Hippotragus equinus),Warthhog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus), Oribi (Ourabia ourebi), Western hartebeest(Acelaphus buselaphus), leopard (Panthera padus), crocodiles(corodalius niletucus) etc.
Birds like Secretary bird (Saggittarius serpentarius), White egret (Egratta alba), Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus abyssinicus), Kingfishers (Alcedinidea spp), Barbary Shrike (Laniidea barbarous), Guinea fowl (Guttera edouardi), Senegal Bustard (Eupodotis senegalensis) Lily-trotter (Actophilornis Africana) etc.
The parks vegetation is that of Northern Guinea savannah, displaying a variety of vegetation type with distinct complex:Burkea/Detarium woodland,Afzelia/Isoberlinia wood land,Acacia/Anogeissus/Detarium woodland which is interspersed with patches of riparian forests along its major water courses namely Oil,Timo, Menai and Doro in Borgu sector while Manayara and Nuwa Zorugi are located in Zugurma sectorof the Park
The Kainji Lake National Park’s poaching have no doubt created adequate security for its wildlife, consequently contribution to increase in the number of animals, plants and even tourists that visit the most protected conservation enclave in Nigeria. Interestingly, the utmost desire of tourists is signing as many animals as possible, safety, comfort, and enjoyable holiday. Kainji Lake is therefore your ideal destination.
Conservation and Support Zone Programme
The Management of Kainji Lake National Park recognizes the role of youths and the community in conserving and protecting the natural environment. It has therefore embarked on series of awareness programmes to encourage the community in supporting government efforts on conservation. These programmes include organizing conservation education, quiz competition and formation of conservation clubs in post-primary schools, encouraging students’ conservation education visits to the Park, etc.
The 191 sustainable livelihood micro projects that were financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in 40 support Zone Communities of the Park (SZCs) (2004-2009) are sustained by the management through continues funding of monitoring and sensitization activities .This is done to enhance participatory management of the park resources. Also local advisory committee (LAC) was constituted with members drawn among the stakeholders of the Park. The committee meets quarterly to discuss Park management /conservation issues and resolve arising conflicts.