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Welcome to Ogba Zoo and Nature Park Website

You are welcome to visit and explore Ogba Zoo and Nature Park, an extensive multi-purpose recreational centre in 750 Acres of Urban Park with Biological Garden and tourist resort development

 

ABOUT US / HISTORY:

A botanical garden and arboretum created from Ogba Forest reserve in 1966. A zoological garden was added in 1971, retaining the features of a nature park in an urban setting and owned by Edo State Government, Ministry of Environment, under Management (PPP).  Ogba Zoo and Nature Park is managed by BENZOPA a Non Governmental Organization which is into Bio-diversity conservation and Eco-tourism

 

ATTRACTIONS:

See different interesting animals in the Zoo  Majestic Lions, Chimpanzees, Giant Tortoises, Rock Python, Pea fowls, etc. with extensive landscaped grounds, picnic areas, children's playground with diverse new equipment and pristine forest trails, river beach, etc; all good for relaxing, social events and learning about the environment as well as its conservation.

It is an Ideal place for scientific research in biology. (Field Work), Meditation, shooting films/ musical videos, physical exercises or just fitness walk with plenty of fresh air,  horse, camel and donkey rides for that perfect instant photos. 

 

VISITOR FACILITIES:

These include: Refreshment Centers, Function Halls, Restaurant, Outdoor Event Grounds, Picnic Areas, Large Car Park, Conveniences, In-door and Out-door Games, Camping, Etc.

Visitor shelter of various sizes distributed at strategic locations for over 700 persons. Group facilities with Chairs/tables, Storage, Cooling, Music/PA System, Standby Power. Etc.

 

ZOO GARDENS / EVENT CENTER:

An exclusive event ground with own access and robust facilities that takes up to 1,500 Guests with free spaces for side activities. Ideal for Wedding Receptions, Anniversaries, Birthday Parties, Product Launch, Etc. (Day and Night).

Tight Security provided with backups on request. Clean environment, running water, kitchens with dedicated staff

It's an ideal place for family outings, School Excursions, Retreats, Seminars, Receptions, Parties and other Social Events, Guided  Tours,  Zoo Education Programs,

Come and Unwind, Recreate Entertain, Revive, Educate, and Inspire and lots more.

 

GETTING THERE:

Going from Ring Road (City Center) in Benin, proceed on Airport Road for about 5 km and the Zoo is right on the main Road, between Oko and Ogba. The Oba Akenzua International Scout Camp is next door. Proposed NPDC HQ site is directly opposite.

 

ZOO OPENING HOURS:

From 9am to 6pm.

Added value at public festivals with special events: music, comedians, competitions with prizes.

Advance booking provides for special discounts and added amenities.

 

PROPOSED PROJECTS:

BENZOPA Village Resort: A 50 Room Eco-lodge, Amusement Park, Multipurpose Event Center, Shopping Complex, Upgraded Zoo Infrastructure, etc.

Photo of the day

  • Management of OgbaZoo meet with Edo State Governor on The Issue of Land grabbers
    Management of OgbaZoo meet with Edo State Governor on The Issue of  Land grabbers The Management of Ogba Zoo led by the Chairman, Chief EU Emovon (first Minister of Science and Tech) and Mr. Andy Ehanire - Director of the Zoo, in a meeting with the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, in Council, concerning the prolonged incursions by land grabbers into the Zoo.   There were positive outcomes including the setting up of high-powered Government Committee to bring up intervention strategies and other recommendations within two weeks.   Watch out for the news coverage soon.   Many thanks for your concern and prayers.
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