Nigeria, is definitely one of the most popular and populated country in Africa! A country known for its natural landmarks and wildlife reserves.
The natural beauty endowed on Nigeria is undeniable, untapped tourist attractions like the beaches, mountains, waterfalls and well preserved traditions and cultures attracts thousands of people both within and outside the country.
As summer is already here, schools are closed for the long holiday, many of us would like to take some time off work to go on vacations, reunite with our extended family and obviously take our kids to some fabulous destinations like we have in Paris and London.
There are several attraction in Nigeria, each with its own uniqueness, nature, structure and historical background, here are the most amazing attractions in Nigeria.
YANKARI NATIONAL PARK – BAUCHI
Yankari national park is Nigeria’s biggest and richest wildlife retreat located in Bauchi. It is a wildlife park considered one of the most developed in the country because you can find over 50 species of mammal including African bush elephant, olive baboon, patas monkey, Tantalus monkey, roan antelope, western hartebeest, West African lion, Africanbuffalo, waterbuck, bushbuck and hippopotamus there.
It also has a large and diverse freshwater ecosystem around its freshwater springs and the Raji River.
Yankari gives tourist the opportunity to view wild animals in their natural habitat and I’m sure children will love these, it’s one of the most popular tourist’s destination in Nigeria.
OBUDU MOUNTAIN RESORT – CALABAR
Obudu mountain resort is a refined blend of tradition, trend and tourist attraction!
The temperate climate, extravagant pool, wonderful meals, very comfortable cabin, the cable car system, breathtaking views and beautiful scenery has made this resort one of the best tourist’s sites in Nigeria.
Obudu is located in obanliku, the northern part of cross river state
KAJURU CASTLE – KADUNA
Kajuru castle is another amazing place, located in Kaduna. The atmosphere is quite relaxing and conducive and fully equipped for luxury self-service. If you live in the north or hope to visit the northern part of Nigeria, it’s a wonderful place to camp.
THE MARINA RESORT – CALABAR
Marina resort located in the heart of Calabar sits on a great historical site, It stands near old slave trade sites, where an estimated 30% of the slaves that left the shores of Africa were deported. Today, the Marina Resort is a preserved historical site and recreation center. Here you will find the iconic slave history museum, restaurant, a carousel for the children and extraordinary views of the Calabar River.
MILLENNIUM PARK – ABUJA
The Millennium Park is the largest public park and a delight for nature lovers! Millennium Park is situated in maitama district of the capital city, Abuja. 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 in 2003.
TINAPA RESORT – CALABAR
Just like the Bahamas of the United States, Tinapa is a great business and leisure resort Situated in Calabar.
Tinapa Free Zone has world class facilities that enable visitors to engage in retail and wholesale activities as well as leisure and entertainment. I’m sure with all these facilities, your family will surely enjoy a world class vacation.
LE MERIDIEN – AKWA IBOM
Le Meridien goes for golf lovers! The lush greens of the world class 18-hole golf course create the right atmosphere for the most memorable golfing experience.
Le Meridien is also one of the most popular tourist attraction in Nigeria, its located in uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State.
ELEGUSHI BEACH – LAGOS
Beaches are some of the greatest and most enjoyable natural features this earth has to offer us. Elegushi beach is certainly the most popular seashore in Lagos, located along Lekki-Epe Express way.
A little haven for relaxation. The roaring waves, cool breeze from the water and a lush surrounding give this destination an unimaginable charm for tourists. The sun and the waves combined, work completely in relaxing the body.
Samuel Igbomiye, one of the tourist that recently visited Yankari Games Reserve said “I won’t forget the experience of visiting the Yankari Games Reserve in a long time. I felt the natural breath of fresh air for a couple of hours at a stretch. The reserve is one of Africa’s finest tropical forests; within it there is a museum, which consists of preserved remains of wildlife (elephant, leopard, crocodile, lion, tiger to mention but a few); it was the first time I saw some of the wild animals in their natural habitats, roaming freely in search of prey”.
He also said “There are also shackles used by the colonial masters on our forefathers during the slave trade era. The Wiki Warm Spring was another pleasant experience, because I had never set my eyes on a spring before. It was pure and clean, a fine specimen of the finest of waters. It’s impossible to describe the allure of the reserve to those who have not been there; but I can say that you’ll be thrilled when you visit.
Also, visiting tourist Adeniyi Philip said “Going to Yankari Game Reserve was a dream come true. For so many years, I wanted to visit tourist attractions in Nigeria. Apart from seeing these places, it’s an opportunity to identify with the hidden treasures embedded in Nigeria, which have not been tapped into by the various state governments”.