The Hadejia/Nguru wetlands provide shelter for various rare and migratory birds. They extend as far as Hadejia in neighbouring Jigawa State and are drained by the Yobe river which flows east towards the Lake Chad. The wetlands are listed on Ramser wetlands of international importance.
Dagona Birds Sanctuary in the evening
Located in Dagona village in the Bade LGA, the sanctuary serves as a winter roost for a number of bird species from across the globe. It was commissioned in 1990 by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and is part of the Chad Basin National Park.
Located in Yusufari, Tulo-Tulo Wa (also known as “The Desert Land of Hope”) is a valley oasis in the desert region of the state. ‘Tulo Tulo’ in the language of the Yusufari people, means a marshy land with abundant water.
Located within the Geidam LGA, Birnin Gazargamo was an ancient city and centre of Islamic learning, trade, commerce and diplomacy which was the capital of the ancient Borno Empire in the late fourteenth century. The remains of the palace of Mai Idris Alooma can be seen there today.
Yobe Mosque and Islamic Centre
The Yobe Mosque and Islamic Centre is located in Damaturu. It is home to the state's largest mosque and is an attraction for religious tourists.
Discovered in Dufuna, a village in the Fune LGA, by a Fulani herdsman in May 1987, the Dufuna canoe is over 8,000 years and is the oldest boat to be found in Africa and the third oldest in the world. Made of black African mahogany, it is housed in a museum complex in Damaturu.