Special Features of the Park

Dogon Ruwa Water Falls

Dogon Ruwa Water Falls

Dogon Ruwa Falls: a seasonal waterfall (July-October) spreading over many strata of polished rock outcrops before being deposited into a gorge several maters down depicting a natural swimming pool. This site is ideal for bird watching. Dogon Ruwa is an exciting expanse of naturally occurring igneous rocks that spans over four (4) hectares. The undulating slopes and ingeniously arranged crevices are a delight to watch both in the wet and dry season. During the wet season, a film layer of water mass flows over the rock surfaces and cascades into the innumerable gorges and rock receptacles in a surreal waterfall regimen.

In the dry season, the vista is spectacularly awesome, revealing the luminousity of the multistrata formation of the rocks, while the ebbing sands at the base of the rocks inadvertently create an almost endless stretch of breathtaking seasonal beach of fine white sand that is ideal for outdoor camping and recreation. The Dogon Ruwa is indeed “tourist’s treasure” that a visitor to Kamuku must endeavour to experience.

Tsaunin Rema: Rock boulders occurring in layers (one on top of the other) which is a good spot for risk adventure and mountain climbing. Its also a dwelling place for Rock Hyrax.

Goron Dutse Inselberg: A rock outcrop that could be used for risk adventure. This is a single large Inselberg with smooth surface stratified into square patterns in black and white. It is reputed to be a relic of Zagi-zagi settlement.

Ethno-Historical/Cultural Features

Besides its natural endowments, Kamuku National Park has some cultural affiliation and significant interaction with two major tribes that form its host community; the Gwaris and the Kamukus. It is believed that towards the end of the first and second world wars mass migration of various tribes occurred around Kamukus which impacted negatively on the ecosystem leading to massive exploitation of the woodlands, verdant grasses and other natural resources for human habitation and agrarian activities.
Traditionally the Kamukus and the Gwaris are mainly farmers although they also engage in hunting, pastoral farming, crafting, weaving, blacksmithing and pottery.

Museum under construction

Museum under construction

Museum

The Park is in the process of developing a mini-museum where animal skin, elephant skulls, varieties of animal bones and skulls, cultural artifacts and other relics are to be displayed.

Restaurant/Bar

The Kada Motel, a concession from the Kaduna State Government which is managed by Kamuku National Park, has a thriving modest restaurant and bar which serve visitors and the community.

Accommodation:
The Kada motel is an assortment of round chalets reminiscent of typical African hut architecture, with comfortable rooms and suites for the convenience of visitors to the Park. The motel is located at a scenic and picturesque spot in Birnin Gwari and charges moderately for her services. Equally, primitive camping sites exist for visitors who desire to be one with nature.

Visiting Period:

All year round visiting to the Park is encouraged. The Park viewing vehicles (with armed ranger escort and interpreters attached for guided tours) are available on request at moderate charges.