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15 Most Amazing Places to Spend Christmas Vacation in Nigeria with Pictures (Updated)

Christmas is a special bonding time for most families, lovers and friends. However, the environment you spend such a precious occasion matters a lot, as one cannot remember an occasion, or vacation if the environment where it took place isn’t worth remembering.

With only few days remaining to Christmas, every loving being should be thinking of an amazing place to spend the Christmas with his loved ones aside the traditional traveling to the village.

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Here, we present you with a list of the 15 most amazing places to spend Christmas vacation in Nigeria.


1.Obudu Ranch Resort

Top on list is the amazing Obudu Ranch Resort. Situated in Cross River State; one of the country’s most beautiful state.

The Obudu ranch resort is one of the wonders of Nigeria and arguably the best vacation spot for anyone seeking to enjoy his or her holiday in an environment that offers a perfect blend of nature and modernity.

The resort features a water park, a golf course and horse riding, night club as well as bonfires. A walk through the forest of Obudu brings one closer to nature as you listen to beautiful birds singing melodiously to your delight.

If you are looking for a vacation spot to help you establish a lasting bond between you and your spouse or family, then Obudu is the perfect choice.


2.Tinapa Resort

Tinapa is a business and leisure resort located in the beautiful capital of cross river state; Calabar.

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The resort offers amazing features like a casino, children’s arcade, an amphitheater, retail and wholesale outlets for your shopping needs and an 8-screen digital cinema.

Located at the Calabar Free Trade Zone, you can equally seize the opportunity and buy electronic items at very cheap prices as well as check out some business opportunities within the zone.

Finally, don’t forget to attend the colourful Calabar festival.


3.Marina Resort and Cercopan

These two amazing places are located in the tourist city of Calabar.

The Marina resort features an audio-visual slave trade museum, a cinema, circus ring horse ride,jet ski rides and boat rides on the Calabar River creek.

Cercopan on the other hand is a haven for rare and estranged species of monkeys and apes especially the ” blue bottom monkey” with over 100 species of them jumping around. It’s a sight to behold.


4.Abraka Turf and Country Club

The Abraka turf and country club is situated along the bank of the serenic Ethiope River in Abraka, Delta State.

The first thing that hits one on entering the Abraka Turf and Country Club is the expansive and well manicured hue of green with horses grazing on the lawn which provides every visitor to the resort with a feeling of calmness and tranquility.

The resort features first class accommodation and catering services for people of different budgets, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and swimming in the mysteriously clear river Ethiope; the river is so clear that one can see fishes swimming in it.
If you are a lover of nature and serenity, the Abraka resort is the place to spend your Christmas.

5.Millennium park, Abuja

Located in the beautiful Maitama district of Abuja. The Millennium Park offers a perfect blend of a nature and science knowledge.

On entrance into the park for the first time, your eyes would be thrilled by the expansive well manicured and stylish hue that covers the entire park.

One part of the park is naturally preserved and dedicated to maintaining mountain vegetation, rainforest, deciduous forest, brushwood and green houses for different species of birds and butterflies.


6.Wonderland Amusement Park

This 330,000 square meters ultra modern park located in country’s capital is unarguably the biggest and most equipped park in Nigeria.

The park offers leisure gardens for visitors recreation and rides as well as an amazing arcade. A visit to the millennium park would not be complete until one enters the popular Fulani Ranch that offers an variety of tasty local and intercontinental cuisines.

A host of other restaurants and shops are also on ground at the park to cater for your needs while at the park. The park also boasts of a clinic for treatment of minor injuries.

With all these in place, you would be right to call the millennium park a safe haven.

So, if you are planning a family picnic, a group get together or wants to spend quality time bonding with your lover, then I recommend this park.


7.Yankari Game Reserve

This large wildlife park located in Bauchi State came into being in 1956 as a game Reserve but later turned into a national park in 1991.

The park covers an area of about 2244 square kilometers and is home to about 50 species of wildlife such as lion, leopard, hippopotamus, antelope, elephant, and waterbuck as well as accommodates over 350 species of colourful birds.

The reserve equally boasts of a decent and affordable accommodation for visitors. If you visit Yankari this Xmas, don’t forget to take a deep in the warm spring and guard your belongings from the baboons.


8.Oguta Lake Resort

Also known as the lake of treasure, us located in Oguta a quiet town that is about 30 minutes drive from the ever busy town of Owerri.

The most striking part of this park is the confluence of the Oguta lake which is blue in colour and the Ulasi River is muddy with both maintaining its unique colour.

Even an attempt to mix the two by scooping water from one to another will only leave a short while stain on it; this is better seen than read or imagined.

A deep into the Oguta Lake is also refreshing and safe as the lake is fresh water and doesn’t harbor dangerous creatures.

For your pleasure, the resort equally features a Golf Course with 18 standard international holes, cruise boat services for that exciting sail you have always imagined, recreational park, standard lodging accommodation and excellent restaurant and also allows you to enrich your knowledge of history by by visiting relic of war constructed by the defunct Biafran Navy during Civil war.


9. Rojenny Tourist Village

If you plan spending your Xmas in the ever busy city of Onitsha or you find yourself around the eastern states in the country during this festive period, Rojenny tourist village is one of the beautiful places you need to visit.

The resort Is located in a serene village called Oba in Anambra state. This amazing resort features a zoo, restaurant hotel and suites, sporting facilities and so on.

However, the most striking feature of this resort Is the presence of a church, a mosque and a traditional worship center in the resort meaning that even when on a vacation at the resort, you can maintain your relationship with God.


10. Olumo Rock

This amazing granite rock used to be a place of refuge for the people of Egba land during intertribal wars in the olden days.

It has several spot caves some of which about 20 feet long and 25 feet wide. However, this rock has been modernized with elevator, eateries, and many more to serve as a tourist destination.

One can ask well choose to take the staircase instead of the elevator to the top of rock. This serenity at the top of this rock is better experienced than told.


11. Port Harcourt Tourist Beach

Planning on a family vacation or picnic this Christmas, this amazing and scenic beach is the place to go.

The live performances of Cultural entertainers add to the fun.

The resort also offers restaurants and accommodation for all classes as well as sunbathing sites.


12.Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort

Named after the town where this mysterious spring is located; Ikogosi in Elitist state.

This natural wonder flows side by side with another cold spring with each maintaining its temperature.

The resort equally offers recreational facilities as well as accommodation for visitors who wish to spend the night in the serene environment that the resort offers.


13. Jos Wildlife Park


This 8 square kilometers park is arguably the most developed man made wildlife park in Nigeria.

It is a home to various wildlife species like lions, buffalos, crocodiles, hippopotamus, horses, ostriches etc.

The park equally features various attractions like a superb restaurant, picnic pine forest, video viewing Centre and so on.

14. Ikeja Shopping Mall

This world class is located at Alausa in Ikeja, Lagos State.

The mall is home to various brands like KFC, chicken republic and so on.

The mall boasts of a 5-screen cinema Centre managed by silverbird and even shoprite.


15. Palm Shopping Mall

Located in the Lekki peninsula, the mall boasts of a 6-screen cinema and a parking space of about 1000 cars. It is also home to different brands for your shopping as well as first class restaurants. With the cinema culture gradually returning back, some hours at the cinema takes you off the boredom of the regular TV you have at home. And if you are going with your lover, a romantic movie would be the perfect choice.






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