The most populated country in Africa, Nigeria has become an untapped tourist paradise with long stretches of exotic beaches, lush mountains, well preserved tradition and culture and enchanting tourist attractions.
From the spiritual shines to the ancient cities of the north, from the river deltas to the Yoruba kingdoms, the Ibo’s stunning environments and among many simply pure sceneries; Nigeria leaves every visitor breathing hard with suspense and excitement
Below are top 10 places in Nigeria you need to see before you die.
1. Olumo Rock (Ogun state)
Visit Olumo rock and you\\’ll be left with numerous days considering over the miracles pampered on the earth that we are living in.
Olumo rock is situated in Abeokuta town of Ogun state.\\’ Abeokuta\\’ is a name which signifies \\’Under the Rock\\’. The town itself has an extensive store of tremendous rough mountains, however the most exciting of everything is that of Olumo. Try not to miss it!
2. Obudu Mountain Resort (Cross River state)
With regards to locales deserving of seeing, the Obudu Mountain Resort Ranks top on the rundown.
The beneficial thing about this visitor site is the assortment you find there. The wonderful scene see from the link vehicle, the cascades, the extraordinarily cool temperature, the shelter walkway… It\\’s such a stunning encounter, that you\\’ll lament missing it even while in the grave!
3. Yankari National Park (Bauchi state)
Yankari is one of the most famous goals for vacationers in Nigeria. Try not to permit the present weakness or insecurity in the Northern Nigeria to dissuade you from getting the chance to see this uncommon game park.
A great deal of the jeopardized types of creatures barely discovered anyplace in the nation are in reality still in presence at Yankari National Park. You will get the chance to see a few creatures you never envisioned were even in presence. The superb thing about the whole story is the manner in which these creatures are kept and dealt with in enormous numbers like they\\’ve never been wild creatures.
This is only a hint of something larger; don\\’t remain back, you have to see with your own eyes.
4. Arochukwu Waterfall (Abia state)
The ancient town of Arochukwu may be the last place to ever cross your mind when it comes to touring, but I tell you that you’ve missed something great for so long and should not continue to.
If you are someone who values and cherishes nature and rich culture, Arochukwu is one of the best places for you to see. There are caves, waterfalls, and lots of mind-blowing nature wonders and structures of our cultural heritage there.
5. Idanre Hills (Ondo state)
Here is another place worthy of visiting before one says farewell to this world. The Oke Idanre hill consists of high plains with spectacular valleys interspersed with inselbergs (isolated hills and mountains) of about 3,000 ft above sea level. Its physical attributes include Owa’s Palace, Shrines, Old Court, Belfry, Agbooogun footprint, thunder water (Omi Aopara) and burial mounds and grounds.
It also has diverse and variegated eco-systems of flora and fauna. One of the most significant sites that will surely catch your fancy is the unreadable letters, believed to be a mysterious handwriting inscribed on the rock, which could not be deciphered or read and interpreted by anyone since it was noticed conspicuously on the rock.
Also, there is the Arun River, which is believed to have the natural power to heal all kinds and manners of ailments and diseases, and it has been visited by many people over the years.
6. Chad Basin National Park (Yobe/Borno states)
As I said earlier, the present terrorist issues in Nigeria should never be an excuse for you not to be at the Chad Basin National Park, Yobe state, “The Haven of Various Species of Pale Arctic”.
Why? Because you haven’t seen it all until you see the range of species that this site boasts. Myriads of tourists from foreign tourists troop to this side from time to time. They could not just stay back at home to be told the story of this rare site, and so you shouldn’t too.
7. Old Oyo National Park
If you love and cherish archaeology and the ancients, then visit the Old Oyo National Park, a place where history blended with culture in the most captivating manner.
The park harbours high forest and dense savannah mosaic woodland that characterized the ecosystem and also offer the best atmosphere for relaxation, adventure and sightseeing. There are animals like baboons, bush dogs, buffaloes, etc. It is also the best place for bird watching.
8. NOK Village (Kaduna state)
If you have heard about the Nok culture and art, then you are close to knowing what The Nok Village looks like. It is the home of extraordinary artworks like figurines, sculpture, paintings, stone works, etc.
You may not just understand how some of the works there were fashioned by humans like you. The site is really a stunning one and you need to be there to see for yourself.
9. Osun Sacred Grove (Osun state)
Some refer to this grove as the cradle of the Yoruba cultural traditions. The dense forest of the Osun Sacred Grove is one of the last remnants of primary high forest in southern Nigeria.
Wondering why it should be listed as one of the top places you should visit before joining your ancestors? A traveller is ten times well-informed than a reader! It contains the most extraordinary wood carvings that will blow your mind and leave you stunned.
10. Ikoogosi Warm Spring Resort (Ekiti State)
Being the last on our list doesn’t make this the least of all. The Ikoogosi warm spring is a natural wonder. A natural combination of cool and warm water in this sparkling spring is really awesome.
When you get cold from the cool waters, there are spots that give out naturally warm and soothing waters. Your mind is sure to be drawn to the love of God toward Mankind at this place. It is also surrounded by natural beauty such as hills and lush grounds. And as such, it is a home away from home!
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