Nigeria as the giant of Africa is blessed with both natural and man-made pleasant views. Tourism does not have to happen in the beach or the museum always but also in other structures and naturally crafted objects found around us.
There are some pretty great places around the 36 states in Nigeria but out of this 36 states and the numerous sight soothing views they would offer, we’ve decided to pick few from some states. Let’s have some fun by checking them out.
1. Ibeno Beach
In Akwa Ibom state lies the longest sand beach in West Africa; a perfect scene called the Ibeno beach. The beach extends across 30 km along the Atlantic Ocean from the beach all the way down to Jamestown.
Location: the beach is located in Akwa Ibom State, Southeastern Nigeria.
2. Obudu Mountain Resort
The Obudu mountain resort which was famously and formerly known as the Obudu cattle ranch has always found its seat within the top 10 when tourism is involved. It is a ranch and resort situated in the Obudu Plateau in cross river state.
It has a semi-temperate mountain climate which is the general climate experienced in the Obudu Plateau due to its altitude.
Location: it is found on the Obudu plateau close to the Cameroon Border in the northeastern part of cross rivers state.
3. Oke-Idanre Hill
Laying in Idanre town is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Nigeria. A visit to the Oke-Idanre Hill gives a tourist access to a lot of spectacular valleys that are interspersed with inselbelgs and high plain about the sea level. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has Omi Aopara; the thunder water, Agbooogun foot print, burial grounds, shrines and the Owa’s, Belfry etc.
Location: Idanre town, Ondo state, Southwestern Nigeria.
4. Isaac Boro Garden Park
Isaac Boro Garden Park is situated opposite the Mile One Bridge along the Old GRA in Port Harcourt. Today, it has become a tourist location where baseball and softball are played and a center for trade fairs and live entertainment. The tomb of Major Isaac Boro, a soldier killed in the Nigeria Civil War lies here.
Location: Old GRA, Rivers state
5. The Tinapa Free Zone & Resort
The charm of Calabar mingled with the taste of its rich culture gives Tinapa Free Zone & Resort that magnificent scenario that mesmerizes tourists. It has 860,000 sq ft lettable retail space, an entertainment strip that houses a digital cinema, restaurants, a mini amphitheater, casino, and children’s arcade, a Studio Tinapa for Nollywood, a night club and pubs.
Location: Near Calabar, Cross Rivers State.
6. Coconut Beach
The beautiful beach surrounded by coconut trees is about 20 miles towards Nigerian border and the Republic of Benin. It is an ideal destination for lovers of fun and holidaymakers.
Location: Badagry, Lagos State
7. The Ancient Nok Settlement
All over the world, the antiquities from the Ancient Nok Settlement are seen in galleries and museums. This little archaeologists’ haven is located in Jaba Local government. It was here that the Terracotta figurine was discovered in the world.
Location: Jaba, Kaduna State
8. Millennium Park
The Millennium Park is the largest public park in the capital city of Abuja. It is situated in the Maitama district. 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.
Location: Maitama, Abuja
9. Kainji National Park
Kainji National Park was established in1978 which has 3 distinct sectors, 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
10. Ancient Kano City Walls
There are much more to the beautiful medieval city of Kano when you see the impressive ancient Kano walls (listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ tentative list) . This 14km radius earth monument has a spiritual, cultural and historical significance. It is associated with the Emir’s Palace.
Location: Kano, Kano State
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