Pandam Game Reserve was established by the Benue- Plateau State Legal Notice number 1 of 1972 and commenced on 20th October, 1975. A natural animal habitat that has drawn tourists and researchers from foreign countries, It is a home to lots of animals and exotic birds.
The Park covers a land mass of about 224sq Km of untouched savanna, wetlands and forest and is home to many species of wild animals, including antelopes, shy duikers, warthogs and monkeys living in the natural environment.
Established in 1972 and located in a small community called Pandam in Qua’an Pan local government area, the game reserve is situated beside the Lafia-Shandam Road to the north of the Benue river and is barely a distance of 60 kilometres to Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State.
Hippopotamus and the rare African manatee are found in the lake Pandam. It also houses of brilliantly coloured parrots and tauracos , noisy hornbills and secretive herons.
Wildlife experts say Pandam Wildlife Park aims to provide a place for visitors to learn about and enjoy the natural environment and to ensure that future generations of Nigerians are able to experience for themselves their Country’s rich natural heritage.
According to the community, Pandam Lake Game Reserve an international importance is already been degraded and destroyed by a Chinese Company alleged to have been granted lumbering permit by the Plateau State government to harvest wetland resources contrary to Regulation 9(1) of National Environmental (Wetlands, River Banks and Lake Shores Protection) Regulations, 2009.
Panda Lake and Game Reserve now face years of neglect. The tourist village, which supposedly has chalets to accommodate tourists is in a deploring state.