Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Nigeria

The most populated country in Africa, Nigeria has become a tourist paradise in recent year with long exotic beaches, mountains among others.

There are several tourist attractions in Nigeria, each with its own uniqueness, nature, structure and historical background.

This is a list of Top 10 Tourist Center in Nigeria

 

Obudu Mountain Resort

obudu resort

Obudu Mountain Resort (formerly known as the Obudu Cattle Ranch) is a ranch and resort on the Obudu Plateau in Cross River State, Nigeria. It was developed in 1951 by Mr. McCaughley. The ranch temperate climate, breathtaking views, tranquility and beautiful views has made this resort one of the famous tourists’ sites in Nigeria and even in Africa.

A recently added cable car from the base to the top of the plateau gives visitors a scenic view while bypassing the extremely winding road to the top.

Location: Obudu, Cross River State

 

The Idanre Hill or Oke Idanre

Oke Idanre - The Hills of Idanre

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houses a unique ecosystem upon which the cultural landscape has integrated and is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Nigeria. It includes such cultural sites as “Owa’s Palace, Shrines, Old Court, Belfry, Agbooogun footprint, thunder water (Omi Apaara) and burial mounds and grounds”.It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Location: Oke-Idanre, Ondo State

 

 

 

Coconut Beach, Badagry

coconut beach, lagos

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Popularly know and called “Badagry Beach”. It has breathtaking and beautiful ocean views, its a perfect place for relaxation and fun. it is surrounded by a lot of coconut trees.

Location: Badagry, Lagos State

 

Kainji National Park

Kainji Lake national park

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Kainji National Park was established in 1978 and it has three different part, the Borgu Game Reserve, the Zugurma Game Reserve and the Kainji Lake where fishing is prohibited. It is situated in Kwara and Niger State.

Location: Niger State

 

 

Erin Ijesha Water Fall

Olumirin Waterfall - Erin Ijesha

Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls also known as Olumirin waterfalls, is located in Erin-Ijesha. The waterfall forms beautiful scenery and It is one of the Most attractive tourist center in Nigeria in Nigeria.

Location: Erin-Ijesha, Osun State

 

Ikogosi Warm Springs

ikogosi warm spring

The Ikogosi Warm Springs is a tourist attraction located at Ikogosi, a town in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Flowing closely to the warm spring is another cold spring which meets the warm spring at a confluence, each maintaining its thermal properties. These strange  attributes make the spring a tourist attraction in Nigeria. 

Location: Ikogosi, Ekiti State

 

 

Olumo Rock

olumo rock

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Oluma Rock is a popular tourist center in the city of Abeokuta, Nigeria. It was used as a fortress by the Egba people in the early 19th century. Olumo rock, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria,  sits in the ancient city center of Abeokuta. Hotels in Abeokuta are within minutes drive from the rock include Gateway Hotel and Olumo Guest House.

Location: Abeokuta, Ogun State

 

 

Yankari National Park

yankari game reserve

Yankari National Park is a large wildlife park located in Bauchi State, Nigeria. It is home to several natural warm water springs, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna. Its location in the heartland of the West African savanna makes it a unique way for tourists and holidaymakers to watch wildlife in its natural habitat. Yankari was originally created as a game reserve in 1956, but later designated Nigeria’s biggest national park in 1991. It is the most popular destination for tourists in Nigeria and also one of the most popular eco-destinations in West Africa.

The “Wikki Camp” is the tourist centre of the park. Located about 42 kilometres from the main entrance gate, the camp is built beside, and named after, the Wikki warm spring, which is open for swimming 24 hours a day. There are 110 furnished chalets with varying size and quality, ranging from the ‘’presidential’’ suites to the youth hostel, all of which are being upgraded in phases. The camp also provides a restaurant, bar and conference centre. Daily safari trips depart at least twice from the camp.

 

Location: Bauchi State

 

 

Bar Beach

The Bar Beach was a beach on the Atlantic Ocean along the shorelines of Lagos and situated at Victoria Island. It is the most popular beach in Nigeria.

Location: Victoria Island, Lagos State

 

 

Ogbunike Caves

Located in a valley blanketed by tropical rain forest, Ogbunike Caves make an idea tourists destination. These caves are closely associated with historical and spiritual significance. There are 317 steps that need to be used to descend down to the caves. It is a UNESCO Heritage Site.

Location: Ogbunike, Anambra State

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