HISTORICAL SITES AROUND KAMUKU NATIONAL PARK

Birnin Gwari Kingdom/emirate is believed to have been established over 1000 years ago. The Gwari (Gbagi) were the original inhabitants and rulers of the entity.

The present dynasty of Birnin Gwari is believed to have come to existence between 120 – 1250 AD. Today, the Emirate has sixteen districts in the Birnin Gwari Local Government area. The Park is surrounded by the Gwaris, Kamukus and the Hausa/Fulanis. The area is very rich in historical sites and spread over the major towns and settlements, the research findings carried out by the Birnin Gwari unity forum, in collaboration with Kamuku National Park had identified many historical sites in and around the park. The abundance of these historical features and various cultural festivals has now formed a very good basic to package the park as natural/cultural destinations for visitors.

200 year old Jummat Mosque at Dawaki

200 year old Jummat Mosque at Dawaki

Pot grave of a dead chief more than 100 years old

Pot grave of a dead chief more than 100 years old

Remains of Kungi Dye Pits, reputed to be 300 years old

Remains of Kungi Dye Pits, reputed to be 300 years old

 

Bugai Mountain Pond

Bugai Mountain Pond

Remains of Shiri North-West Town

Remains of Shiri North-West Town