Bauchi is a city in northeast Nigeria, the capital of Bauchi State, of the Bauchi Local Government Area within that State, and of the traditional Bauchi Emirate. It is located on the northern edge of the Jos Plateau, at an elevation of 616 m.
Bauchi state is known for its arts and crafts which include beautiful embroidered caps and gowns (known as babbanriga), fibre craft, and decorated calabashes. It is also very versatile in the production of metal works (such as weaponry), agricultural tools, pottery, and leather works.
The Emir’s Palace
The Emir of Bauchi’s palace was built by the famed Babban Gwani, real name Muhammadu Durugu; a 19th century master builder from Zaria.
Tafawa Balewa Tomb
The tomb of Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa; the first and only Prime Minister of Nigeria, is located in the city of Bauchi and was declared a national monument on August 29, 1979 by the military administrator of the state at the time, Brigadier Garba Duba.
The construction of the tomb and the building enclosing the grave began in 1977 and it was commissioned in July 1979. The tomb also includes a reference library and a mosque. This majestic site contains the remains of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the first Prime Minister of newly independent Nigeria decades ago.
Experience the beauty of the Savannah in Unity Park, Bauchi. Unity Park also contains many fun facilities such a swimining pools, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, an open theater and a shopping complex.
Shehu Azare Park
The Shehu Azare Park is located along the Adamu Jumba road in Bauchi Town.
It has a scenic beauty, with is lovely well kept lawn, colourful flowers and cement benches for picnics.
It is a great place to take a book to, settle under a tree and enjoy a quiet, peaceful afternoon.
The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium
Abubarkar Tafawa Balewa Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Bauchi, Nigeria. It is currently used mostly for footballmatches and is the home stadium of the Wikki Tourists. The stadium has a capacity of 11,000 and was opened in 1985 and named after Nigeria’s first prime minister, Tafawa Balewa
Yankari National Park and Game Reserve.
Yankari National Park is a large wildlife park located in the south-central part of Bauchi State, in northeastern Nigeria. It covers an area of about 2,244 square kilometres and is home to several natural warm water springs, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna.