MUST-SEE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS, NIGERIA

MUST-SEE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS, NIGERIA

MUST-SEE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS, NIGERIA

If you visited Nigeria and you were ferried from airport to hotel to meeting venues and back to the airport, you left out the best parts. From the perspective of a local who is still in awe of the scenic splendors Nigeria has to offer, this is a collection of Nigeria’s most unforgettable:
Abuja
The Federal Capital Territory is a snapshot of today’s Nigeria: taking giant strides into the future while retaining the flavours of the past. The Millennium Park, Wonderland, Ushafa Pottery Village, Jabi Lake and Gosa Friday Market along Airport Road give you a true feel of Abuja’s essence.
Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort
Located near the Calabar Free Trade Zone, Tinapa is the crown jewel of Nigerian tourism. Nestled amidst virtually unspoilt natural splendor, it showcases world class leisure, lodging and business facilities to rival any exotic destination. A visit should be near the top of any tourist’s wishlist.
Obudu Cattle Ranch
This is a vacation spot centered around nature and ideal for the family. It features modern accommodation, a water park, swimming pool, golf course, night-time bonfires and horseback rides.
Olumo Rock
Situated in Abeokuta, Olumo Rock is a prehistoric granite outcrop. At its highest point, it reaches a height of 137 metres above sea level. There are several caves on the rock.
Yankari Game Reserve
For a walk on the wild side, visit Yankari Game Reserve in Bauchi State, northern Nigeria. Elephants, hippos, baboons and antelopes roam free, in addition to over 50 other species of wildlife, including birds and fishes. The Wikki warm springs is a natural swimming attraction.
Mambilla Plateau
To see nature at its untouched best, a visit to the Mambilla Plateau is obligatory. A continuation of the Bamenda Highlands in Cameroun, the Plateau is host to the highest point in northern Nigeria, approximately 2,419 metres above sea level. Attractions include the pleasant weather, rolling hills, exotic flora and fauna, caves and a waterfall. A selection of historic sites rounds out a visit to one of the most procductive agricultural zones in the country.
Idanre Hills
Located in Ondo State, the Oke Idanre holds the highest elevation in southwest Nigeria. The ancient city is surrounded on either side by inselbergs which rise as high as 3,000 metres above sea level.
Attractions include Owa’s Palace, Old Court, Belfry and the mysterious handwriting on the rock face. There is also the Arun River which is believed to have healing powers.
Ikogosi Springs
Located in Ogun State, the Ikogosi Springs features a geothermal warm spring reputed to have healing properties beside a cold spring. The natural beauty on display here is breathtaking.
The Sacred Osun Osogbo Grove
The Osun Osogbo grove is often regarded as the cradle of the Yoruba cultural tradition. The surrounding forest is one of the last remnants of primary high forest in southern Nigeria. It provides a close up look into the cultural foundations of the Yoruba ethnic group. It promises an unforgettable and educational experience.
Visit Nigeria, don’t be a stranger!

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