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20 Best Tourist Attractions in Nigeria and Their Locations

Are you a tourist interesting in sightseeing in Nigeria? If yes, see the 20 best tourist attractions in Nigeria and their locations. Visit these tourist sites and you will be glad you did.

Nigeria, the country with the highest population in Africa, is one of the untapped tourist nations in the world, known for her long stretches of exotic beaches, and lush mountains, and well preserved tradition / culture as well as, enchanting tourist attractions.

You can see from those spiritual shines of the forebears to the old cities in the northern part of the country, and from the Niger Delta rivers to the ancient kingdoms in Yoruba land, including the Igbo’s exotic environments as well as, many other simply pure and stunning sceneries; Nigeria is a country that leaves her visitors with stunning suspense and exotic excitement, when it comes to tourist attractions.

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20 Best Tourist Attractions in Nigeria and Their Locations
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20 Nigeria’s Best Attractions

Below are 20 best attractions in Nigeria;

1. Ibeno Beach

This is a blissful tourist destination for tourists, and the beach stretches over 245km. Here is the sand bank in Ibeno, which lies this exotic Beach, a little haven is Ibeno beach for leisure seekers.

The Ibeno Beach is characterized with roaring waves, and spots for sunbathing, and unpolluted foliage there at the mangrove forest, and cool wind coming from the ocean water, as well as a lush surrounding, all of these give Ibeno Beach an unimaginable allure for every tourist who visit the beach. It is located in Akwa Ibom State.

2. Obudu Cattle Ranch

This is located in Cross River State above the sea level. The Obudu Mountain Resort is here and it sit on the Oshie Ridge, which is the famous Sankwala Mountains.

The ranch is characterized with temperate climate, and breathtaking views, and idyllic tranquility, as well as, beautiful scenery. This features have has made Obudu Cattle Ranch a  famous tourists’ site for tourists.

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3. Ngwo Pine Forest

Ngwo Pine is one of the unique forest dynasties. The forest is in Ngwo Pine, and is attracted by tourists. It is a forest romantically biult by nature, it has sharp twists, which are desirable by adventure seekers.

The tourist center is built with beautifully set pine trees, including gently flowing stream for tourists and lovers, as well as, the loud splashing of the waters found inside a dark cleft and a cave, which actually blown oviditior’s imagination. Located in Enugu State

4. Awhum-Waterfalls

Awhum-Waterfalls is made up of various immaculate lakes, and waterfall as well as,  a monastery. Its beautiful scenery is as a result of the waterfalls, where the water actually cascades over its top, whereby forming a stream. Awhum, which is close to the Awhum Monastery, is a religious tourist site, and is located in Enugu State.

5. The Arochukwu Long Juju Slave Route

This is a sacred altar that has six foot gully which lead people to the temple and also the waterfall in Arochukwu Long Juju Slave route. Tourists usually explore the alter (shrine) called, Ibn Ukpabi as well as, the cult momument that are found in Kamula. It is located in Abia state.

6. Giant Foot of Ukhuse Oke

At the sacred grove, meet prehistory and the modern, and this is between a village named Ukhuse-oke and Ukhuseosi.

This is where this distinct footprints of a prehistoric giant lies, and they are embedded eternally on flat granite rocks, located in Edo state.

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7. The Port Harcourt Tourist Beach

Port Harcourt Tourist Beach is built on an artificial sand beach. This is a leisure center which is along Kolabi Creek in River state.

8. The Gashaki-Gumpti National Park

This park is located around the Chappal Wadi and Mountain and Chappal Hands and the Mountain of Wind, in Taraba state, and it offers a fascinating insight with regards to how life was during medieval times in Nigeria.

9. The Alok Ikom Monoliths

This is where you find 300 carved stones, which actually stand upright in a circle form. These stones faced each other, and are in groups with stunning images and with texts inscribed on it. Located in Cross River State.

10. The Isaac Boro Garden Park

This is a tourist site where games are played and it is a trade fairs and live entertainment center. Major Isaac Boro tomb, a soldier who was killed during Nigerian Civil War lies in this park.

11. Tinapa Free Zone And Resort

Tinapa Free Zone and Resort has a magnificent scenario. its exotic ambience usually mesmerizes tourists who visit there. It is 860,000 sq ft. Located in Cross River State.

12. The Osun-Osogbo Grove

This Grove has sacred shrines, and sanctuaries, and sculptures, as well as, art works created in the honour of a certain goddess of fertility. Located in Osun state.

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13. Emotan Statue

Emotan Statue is majestically erected, and it is  clad in her fine traditional wrapper, as well as, with a headgear, and is said to be associated with tthe Benin Kingdom royalty. Located in Edo State.

14. Royal Palace Of Oba Of Benin

This was listed by UNESCO as a heritage site, which is located near the Oba’s Square. A huge collection of sculptural pieces are found here. Location in Benin, Edo State

15. The Sukur Cultural Landscape

The Sukur cultural landscape is housed by Madageli, in Adamawa state. The landscape is made up of traditional cemeteries and also ritual terraced areas. One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

16. The Queen Amina’s Wall

This is Zazzau city found in Zaria, and here was where a well-fortified walls was built by Queen Amina of Zaria to protect the ancient city. In the modern city of Zaria is this majestic wall still standing. Location in Zaria, Kaduna State

17. The Surame Cultural Landscape

This is where you find wonders of human creativity, and ingenuity, including civilization. This is what makes Surame cultural landscape unique. Location in Surame, Sokoto State

18. The Oban Hills

Korup National Park found in Cameroon is one park that shares the same border with the Nigeria’s Oban Hills, located in Cross River State. It is known for  wildlife and some certain plants

19. The Oke-Idanre Hill

Here is known for its spectacular valleys, and these valeys actually interspersed with both inselbelgs and high plain almost at the sea level. Known as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, found in Ondo state.

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20. The Ogbunike Caves

This is one of the tourist attractions, considered an ideal tourist destination. The cave has historical and at the same time spiritual significance, and is one of the UNESCO Heritage Sites. Location in Ogbunike, Anambra State

Conclusion

Nigeria is a country that leaves her visitors with stunning suspense and exotic excitement, when it comes to tourist attractions.

 

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