Top 10 attractions to visit in and around Nigeria

Have you ever wanted to enjoy your holiday and you are thinking of saving big to travel outside the country then you don’t need to look further because we have gotten you 10 places that you can still enjoy yourself in Nigeria.

1. Get your Golf game on at the Le Méridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort

Le Meridien Ibom is a hotel with a world-class 18 hole golf course, the best place for you to practice your swing or polish your golfing skills. The golf resort is located in Uyo Nigeria, and provides you with just the right atmosphere to create memorable experiences. The hotel offers amazing accommodation which will leave you and your family feeling like royalty.

2. Explore the mountain ranges at Obudu Cattle Ranch

Take a few days and get in touch with nature at Obudu Cattle Ranch, which is located at Obudu Plateau in Cross River State. Seeing these beautiful sights in real life is a must, and will definitely make your holiday more fulfilled. The attraction is popular for its natural wonders, cable cars and amazing outdoor activities. Take a dip in the marvellous outdoor pool or enjoy the peace and quiet when hiking their famous Canopy walk way. This is definitely the place to be.

3. Appreciate the gift of nature at Yankari game reserve

Yankari National Park is a large wildlife park located in Bauchi State, Nigeria. If you love wildlife and adventure, this is a unique way to make your holiday remarkable. You and your family will definitely enjoy the safari where you will see a variety of wild animals in their natural habitat. This outdoor paradise offers a wide variety of accommodation and more than enough opportunity to relax after the long and hard year.

4. Enjoy a spring break at Ikogosi Warm Spring

A trip to this attraction is definitely a trip worth taking. At arrival, you can expect very friendly staff and high quality service. Ikogosi Warm Spring is a place to enjoy nature’s finest in a beautiful setting. Steeped in rich history that is enveloped by the meeting of hot and cold waters flowing side by side. According to experts, it is a geological wonder to have such an occurrence out of the same rock formation and one that is seen only in Nigeria.

5. Olumo Rock

For a good day out, visit the famous Olumo Rock which stands towering majestically over the city of Abeokuta. Visiting this famous tourist attraction, you are likely to meet the Rock guides who will tell you the history and the myths of Olumo Rock. The whole experience of climbing out the rock by yourself is truly thrilling. But not to worry if you are the lazy type, there is a lift and elevator that will take you to the top of the Rock. The view from the top is amazing, where you are able to look over the whole city. You can also visit the art gallery beneath the rock.

6. Tinapa Business Resort

Tinapa offers a great combination of both business and leisure. Tinapa has world class facilities providing the visitors with more than enough retail options. It has an open exhibition area for trade exhibitions and other events. The entertainment at Tinapa offers the best “break away from real life” opportunities. You can visit the casino if you feel lucky, relax in one of their movie theatres or party the night away in their nightclub. There are also several restaurants and pubs to enjoy a wonderful dinner with the family.

7. La Campagne Tropicana beach resort

This exciting tourist attraction is located in the commercial hub of Nigeria – Lagos. It is so popular because of the unique blend of natural environment, including fresh water lake, accessible mangrove forest, a savannah, an extensive sandy beach and the warm Atlantic sea. At this resort, you can really relax knowing that you and your personal belongings are safe as they provide 24 hour security. This resort offers a variety of activities including hiking, hunting, horse riding, canoeing, ocean water fishing, aqua aerobics, beach volley, beach soccer, spa treatments and many more. With the friendly staff, beautiful sea view and elegant restaurants – you simply just can’t give this place a skip.

8. Idanre Hills

Idanre Hills, which is said to be 800 years old, is a breath-taking landscape that also provides a window to the town’s colourful history. It is a long way to the top with about 640 steps and 5 resting points on your way, but is it definitely worth the walk.

The evergreen landscape surrounding the hills provides you with a peaceful atmosphere. The rigors of climbing and a refreshing swim in the crystal clear water of the Arun River, make the Idanre Hills a wonderful place to visit. If you are the adventurous type, a good challenge will be to climb the tallest of the hills which rises to about 300 feet above sea level, to enjoy a very rare panoramic view.

9. Ogbunike Cave

Ogbunike Cave can be described as the very wonder of nature. The Cave is segmented into sections, where each section has its own story. The stories are well told by the native tour guides. These caves are closely associated with historical and spiritual significance.

The main cave consists of a massive structure with a big open chamber. From this main chamber, there are 10 tunnels leading in different directions. These ten tunnels lead to other chambers and tunnels which vary in sizes and lengths. The caves are occupied by a large colony of bats and you will find streams and body of water at various places.

10. Mambilla Plateau

The Mambilla Plateau is well known for its rich scenic beauty. The sheer immensity of the rock formation or the twists and turns as one drives to the top is at the top reasons why you will definitely return for a second visit. You can expect cold temperatures when visiting the plateau, as daytime temperature hardly ever exceeds 25 °C. There is also a spectacular bridge suspended over the valley. The Plateau is one of the few places in the federation where temperate plants like Apples, Pears, Arabica Coffee, Strawberries, Tea and Irish Potatoes grow very well. The whole area is Tsetse fly and Mosquito free with more than 2 million herds of cattle.

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