Kano Things to Do
The old city walls
The walls sorrounded once the entire city, now they are in different stages of decay, but the have an opeing for the cars to pass through
Kano is a very attractive and busy place in the North of Nigeria.
The Durbar festival which take place twice a year during the Muslim celebration of Id-el-fitr and Id-el-kebir is a very good opportunity to go and visit Kano.Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Work Abroad
Not the greatest looking mosque but a very important one that gathers up to 50,000 people for prayers. Right in the same area there is a good museum and the Emir's Palace.
These are a fun way to get around the city. The drivers are nuts. It was a blast going down the wrong way of the street dodging traffic. They are all over the city and are cheap to hire. Becareful though, accidents do happen. A car hit us when I was on one of these motorcycle taxi. It wasn't that bad but the danger still remains.
Kano Local Customs
Kano has a fairly strict Muslim society. When I was there I saw a lot of Osama Bin Ladin propaganda posters and I was talking with some shadier characters as in the more fundalmentalist type. I had no problems and you should not have any also if you respect the Islamic ways.
Favorite thing: There are a couple of big flat hills in Kano. It is possible to go to the top of these hills and get a good panoramic view of the city. Great for taking pictures.