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Okomu Wildlife

"It lies 45km West of Benin City, South of Udo town, it can be linked from Lagos and Warri. Endowed with forest elephants Loxodants Africana, buffaloes, red river hogs, Chimpanzees, leopards, white throated guenos."


Okhomu Wildlife Sanctuary: It is located in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo State. It lies 45km West of Benin City and immediately South of Udo town, it can be linked from Lagos and Warri. This park is endowed with forest elephants Loxodants Africana, buffaloes, red river hogs, Chimpanzees, leopards, white throated guenos(a species endemic to the area) Okhomu is also rich in bird life.
Once inside the tropical rainforest, the almost continuous canopy creates a shaded light, while the sound of tropical fauna echoes through the huge sinewy trees

Okhomu wildlife Sanctuary
Okkomu Wildlife Sancturary is a true wilderness area, bounded by two rivers and containing a number of small lakes. Visitors may take any one of a number of short walks or longer hikes in the company of a knowledgeable guide, climb up to the two tree-houses to view the breathtaking spectacle of the rainforest from above, or simply sit at the Ecoresort and watch the w
ildlife from their own balconies.

Okhomu contains an abundance of endangered plants, animals and birds. The National Park in which the Ecoresort is situated, consists of more than 100 square kilometres of mahoganies and other trees, and is the largest and least disturbed remaining example of rain-forest in South-Western Nigeria.

Okhomu National Park

The Okhomu National Park is part of the the 1,082 square kilometer Okomu Forest Reserve, about 60km north-west of Benin City, capital of Edo State, midwest Nigeria. The area is in the Guinea-Congo lowland rainforest zone with heavy rain fall, about 2,100 mm per annum.

Over 200 bird species,700 species of butterflies and 33 species of mammals, including forest elephants and rare monkeys and chimps (as well as crocodile and elephant), its a nature-lovers treasure trove.

Okhomu Eco Resort, part of the National Park, is a favorite place for picnickers and tourists. It has comfortable air-conditioned accommodation for visitors. The resort also has conference and entertainment facilities.

Okhomu National Park is the largest of the remaining undisturbed rain-forests in Nigeria.


Location: Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
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Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2016

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These anti-Edo political organizations you folks went to join are the most anti-African - and Africans - in the world.

They're worse than anything; we obviously can't stop you though, even Ewuare II's manifest destiny lies in our own regional party.

We have egba Omo Oduduwa and so on, NPC, AG, the forerunner of them all NCNC and then now these cancers of today.

Stay "with them", but register for your most important election first: your local election, register Edo Political Front, and if you don't, vote the front.

No self respecting Edo will - in the future - find themselves the flag bearers and cheerleaders of foreign parties with indirect rule political and economic mandates, it just doesn't work.

No sane Edo person lives to "have the ear" of someone who doesn't have Edo at their heart.

The Supreme Court is the place to remove the frustration of these lethargic and "periodic" additions to the voting rolls; here - where I live - you can fill in the forms regarding changing your voter registration at the post office and other easy access places.

At the rate things are going we're going to find ourselves truly in decline as our populations suffer from simple things like protein deficiencies in children

" - Reggie Akpata

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