Kiyawa is situated in the eastern plains of Zamfara State. Once a mighty city, the walls which still stand today are more than 250 years old.
The Kalale Hippopotami Pond
Located in Dangulbi area of Maru LGA, the Kalale pond is a large pond that houses hippopotami.
Kwartarkwashi Rock/Water Spring
This is a massive rock that is about 350 meters above sea level. It is located in Kotarkoshi town about twelve kilometres from Gusau. It was the site of a powerful spirit who accepts the Ishoki (spirit) worship and inspires the Daukar Maiki (catching the eagle) in which a live eagle was caught annually from the top of the rock and presented to the leader of the community.
Kuyambana Game Reserve
The game reserve is a vast forest area that extends from the Dajin Rugu to the Kontagora forest. It houses different kinds of animals including elephants, lions and hyena. The site is located about a hundred kilometers from Gusau.
Zamfara State History Bureau Museum
This is owned by the Zamfara State History Bureau and is located in the home of J. B Yakubu Secretariat, Gusau. The museum features some of the relics and artefacts of ancient Zamfara Kingdom.
Sambo dan Ashafa’s Tomb
Sambo dan Ashafa was one of the companions of Shehu Usman da Fodio who received a flag to rule the entire Katsina-West. He founded the town of Gusau and Wonaka, where he was buried in 1827. Wonaka is a village located about forty-five kilometers east of Gusau.
Emir of Anka’s Palace
All fifty-nine kings of Zamfara Kingdom have ruled from Anka. The palace has two gates located at the western part facing the central mosque. The palace also houses a museum in which artefacts and materials used in warfare in the old kingdom are kept.
Ruins Of Yargoje’s Court At Kuyambana
Yargoje was the first and only queen that ever ruled Zamfara Kingdom, and reigned from 1310 to 1350. The Queen was also responsible for moving the capital of the kingdom from Dutsi to Kuyambana. Part of the ruins of her palace can still be seen today.
The Durbar Festival dates back hundreds of years to the time when the Emirate (state) in the North used horses in warfare. During this period, each town, district, and nobility household was expected to contribute a regiment to the defence of the Emirate. Once or twice a year, the Emirate military chiefs invites the various regiments for a Durbar (military parade) for the Emir and his chiefs.