31 August 2016
Are you visiting Nigeria for the first time? Or you are in Nigeria as an expatriate worker or as a student and you are wondering if there are interesting places to visit in Nigeria, then you should read on. If you are a Nigerian, but do not know the tourists attraction places, you should also read on.
Nigeria is a country that is blessed with diverse cultures and abundant landmarks that have their respective places in the history of this country.
There are many appealing places in Nigeria you can visit for leisure. A few of them are highlighted below:
Millennium Park, Abuja
The Millennium Park is the largest public park in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. It is located in the Maitama District of the city. It has a nice walkway with fountains and night lights. Millennium Park was conceived and designed by an Italian architect Manfredi Nicoletti, and it has become one of the main attractions of Abuja.
Millennium Park offers visitors the opportunity to savour the freedom and freshness that nature offers. A side of the Millennium Park consists of unspoilt nature, brushwood as well as greenhouses for butterflies and tropical birds. The other side is dedicated to the scientific knowledge of the natural environment with its very traditional and rigid Italian Style Garden Layout.
The Le Méridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort
Le Meridien Ibom is a hotel with a world class 18-hole golf course. If you are a golfer, it is 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.
Obudu Cattle Ranch
Obudu Cattle Ranch is located at Obudu Plateau in Cross River State. 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 on the famous Canopy walkway. This is definitely the place to be.
Yankari Games Reserve
Yankari National Park is a large wildlife park located in Bauchi State, Nigeria. It is a natural wildlife setting with adventure; you 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.
Ikogosi Warm Spring
Ikogosi Warm Spring is located in Ekiti West Local Government area of Ekiti State in a valley from the surrounding hills at the warm spring. Known for its 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. This such wonder is seen only in Nigeria.
Olumo Rock stands towering majestically over the city of Abeokuta. Visiting this famous tourist attraction, the tourist guides beaming with smiles are always eager to tell you the myths surrounding this majestic Olumo Rock. The rock has a rich history among the dwellers of Abeokuta. The whole experience of climbing out of the rock by yourself is truly enthralling.
Tinapa Business Resort
Tinapa Calabar offers a great combination of both business and leisure. It has an open exhibition area for trade exhibitions and other events. It offers a casino, a movie theatre and a nightclub. There are also several restaurants and pubs to enjoy a wonderful dinner with the family.
We hope you have a fun filled stay in Nigeria and tell others about these wonderful places; even as Nigerians.
Author: Dotun Obatuyi
My name is Dotun Obatuyi (Dotunoba), I hail from Osun state, a public health scientist (monitoring and evaluation specialist), my keen interests are researching, critiquing and writing feature articles on health, science and technology as well as issues around the globe.