10 Amazing Photos of the Skies and Sights in Katsina

Skies and Sights of Katsina_Boy Pushing Cart - [Photo Credit - Iweka Kingsley]

Katsina state is a beauty yet unexplored. Its vast lands that stretch far across the horizon, like an unending day, is but a little taste of what makes this place a tourist’s delight. Here are 10 amazing photos, all unfiltered nor edited, from my trip to Katsina in Nigeria.

Skies and Sights of Katsina_Vast Land - [Photo Credit - Iweka Kingsley]
Skies and Sights of Katsina_Vast Land – [Photo Credit – Iweka Kingsley]

I visited Katsina state in northwestern Nigeria recently to cover and write about the Mobile Science Laboratory project being piloted by VSO International in fifteen schools across the state.

Skies and Sights of Katsina_Government Day Secondary School, Muduru - [Photo Credit - Iweka Kingsley]
Skies and Sights of Katsina_Government Day Secondary School, Muduru – [Photo Credit – Iweka Kingsley]

I took some time to take in and capture a few sights and the beautiful skies of ‘the Home of Hospitality’, Katsina. I especially love this photo of a tree I found standing pretty between two classroom blocks of one of pilot schools, Government Day Secondary School, Muduru.

Skies and Sights of Katsina_Tree in the Ground - [Photo Credit - Iweka Kingsley]
Skies and Sights of Katsina_Tree in the Ground – [Photo Credit – Iweka Kingsley]

Nigeria has the most number of out-of-school children in the world (10.5 Million), and 60% of these children are in northern Nigeria. This photo of a school-age boy pushing a cart was taken from the entrance of the school I visited, and to think that education is completely free.

Skies and Sights of Katsina_Boy Pushing Cart - [Photo Credit - Iweka Kingsley]
Skies and Sights of Katsina_Boy Pushing Cart – [Photo Credit –
Iweka Kingsley]

The roads in Katsina are very free, something I know the Lagos folks will do anything to have. However, the drivers in this state are quite rough and reckless, a side-effect perhaps, of the traffic-free roads.

Skies and Sights of Katsina_Free Road - [Photo Credit - Iweka Kingsley]
Skies and Sights of Katsina_Free Road – [Photo Credit – Iweka Kingsley]
Skies and Sights of Katsina_fault in our skies - [Photo Credit - Iweka Kingsley]
Skies and Sights of Katsina_fault in our skies – [Photo Credit –
Iweka Kingsley]

There are not a lot of water bodies in Katsina state and I wondered where most of their drinking water came from. [P.S: The rest of the photos below were taken through a dirty window from the back of a vehicle moving at 130Km/hr from Katsina to Kano.]

Skies and Sights of Katsina_Wet Land - [Photo Credit - Iweka Kingsley]
Skies and Sights of Katsina_Wet Land – [Photo Credit – Iweka Kingsley]

It was also refreshing to see this lush green vegetation in Katsina as well.

Skies and Sights of Katsina_Lush Green Vegetation - [Photo Credit - Iweka Kingsley]
Skies and Sights of Katsina_Lush Green Vegetation – [Photo Credit – Iweka Kingsley]

As we drove through a town called “Charanchi” I asked what the name of the town meant and I was told of the legend of Charanchi. Apparently, the name doesn’t quite have a literal meaning in English, but was gotten from the legend about a caravan merchant long ago who visited the town and was given the town’s popular meal of baobab soup to eat. He loved it so much that he exclaimed “Chara-nchi”, and that was how the town got its name.

Skies and Sights of Katsina_Charanchi Town - [Photo Credit - Iweka Kingsley]
Skies and Sights of Katsina_Charanchi Town – [Photo Credit – Iweka Kingsley]

I hope to visit Katsina again, but until then, ‘Farewell to Katsina’.

Skies and Sights of Katsina_Goodbye to Katsina - [Photo Credit - Iweka Kingsley]
Skies and Sights of Katsina_Goodbye to Katsina – [Photo Credit – Iweka Kingsley]

AUTHOR: Iweka Kingsley is an award winning blogger and Founder/Editor of
Africa-OnTheRise.com

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