Are you looking for the best places to visit in Nigeria? Then, you need to read this post as it will unveil the top 10 places to visit in Nigeria anytime you’re in the country. While when most people think about tourism, they think of East and Central Africa, it is worth of mention that other part of the country, Nigeria specifically has many tourist attractions to blow your mind off. Some of these places are discussed below.
OBUDU MOUNTAIN RESORT
Formerly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch, this tourist hub is a place to visit in Nigeria. It is located on Obudu plateau in Cross River state. It has a semi-temperate mountain climatewhich is appealing to many. This place is a resort as well as a ranch. Anytime you are here, don’t forget to make use of the cable car which is the longest in the world. This place is also the host to the popular Obudu Mountain Race which brings many people from different part of the world to the plateau.
Also known as Oke-Idanre, this place is located in Idanre, Akure in Ondo state. It has one of the most beautiful landscapes with it intimidating mountain heoght and valleys. The mountain Idanre hill stands spectacularly at a height of about 3000ft. to get to the top, one need to use the 660 steps and the few resting spots. In this places, important cultural stuffs like the Owa’s Palace, Shrines, Old Court, Belfry, Agbooogun footprint, thunder water (Omi Apaara) and burial mounds and grounds can be found here. This place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
ISAAC BORO GARDEN PARK
Isaac Boro Garden Park is situated opposite the Mile One Bridge along the Old GRA in Port Harcourt. This garden park today has become a tourist location where baseball and softball are played and a center for trade fairs and live entertainment. In this place, the tomb of Major Isaac Boro lays here. He is a soldier killed in the Nigeria Civil War.
ANCIENT KANO CITY WALLS
This place just like the Idanre Hill is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list, it is located in Kano and depict a defence system built by the ancient people of Kano to protect themselves from invaders. It is a 14km radius fence that has a spiritual, cultural and historical significance.
TINAPA FREE ZONE & RESORT
Located in Cross Rivers, Calabar to be precise, this place is a place to visit if you are in the country. The charm of Calabar mingled with the taste of its rich culture gives Tinapa Free Zone & Resort that magnificent scenario that wow tourists. This place has 860,000 sqftlettable retail space and an entertainment strip that houses a digital cinema, a restaurants, mini amphitheater, a casino and children’s arcade as well asa Studio Tinapa for Nollywood, the night club and pubs.
ANCIENT NOK SETTLEMENT
The Nok culture and it arts are very popular historical facts in Nigeria and beyond. Are you interested in knowing about this ancient civilization, then a trip to Jaba in Kaduna where the ancient Nok settlement is will give you a peep into what it looks like.
In AkwaIbom state lays the longest sand beach in West Africa;Ibeno beach. The beach extends across 30 km along the Atlantic and from the beach all the way down to Jamestown.
The coconut beach located at Badagry in Lagos is an ideal place for catching fun. The beautiful beach is surrounded by coconut trees and stretch for about 20 miles around the Nigerian-Benin Republic border.
KAINJI NATIONAL PARK
The Kainji National Park is the largest national park in Nigeria, it spans through Niger statee and Kwara. The park is made of 3 sectors; the Kainji lake section, Borgu Game Reserve and the Zugurma Game Reserve.
THE MILLENNIUM PARK
This millennium Park is the last on our list of the top 10 places to visit in Nigeria. It is located in Maitama, Abuja. The Millennium Park is the largest public park in the count. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom was the one who inaugurated the park that has become kids’ paradise and a relaxation haven.