Nigeria is a beautiful country with great people,great weather, wonderful places to visit and delicious foods. I will be sharing some wonderful tourist site to visit to enjoy yourself during holidays, weekends.
Obudu Mountain Resort is a ranch and resort on the Obudu Plateau close to the Cameroon border in the north eastern part of Cross River State, Nigeria. It was developed in 1951 by M. McCaughey, a Scot who first explored the mountain in 1949. With a cable car climbing 870 metres from the base to the top of the plateau gives visitors a scenic view while bypassing the extremely winding road to the top. The resort has a helipad for access by air. At the base of the hills on which the ranch is located lies a newly built world-class water park with state-of-art swimming facilities and water slides, outdoor tennis courts, Golf Course. This nature reserve is home to 250 different species of migratory birds that have been observed at the ranch at different times throughout the year. Tourists can trek on the 60KM canopy walkway built in the form of a ladder tree house unhindered, for breathtaking view.
Olumo Rock Abeokuta
Olumo rock is a massive outcrop of granite rocks of primitive formation from which Abeokuta the capital of the state derived its name. The rock is a historical monument which served as shelter and fortress for the Egba people who at 1830 had settled under the rock during the intercity wars. The rock is a monument of Faith, Unity source of strength and unfailing protection. The highest point of the rock is 137 meters above sea level with existence of a muster tree growing for over 200 years and surrounding caves. Olumo rock tourist complex has modern infrastructures of a heavy duty glass escalator running through the different levels of the rock with a well-constructed stair way for visitors with phobia for climbing mountains.
Yankari Game Reserve
Yankari National Park lies in the southern part of the SudanSavannah. It is also a region of rolling hills, the Park is an important refuge for over 50 mammal’s species including African Bush elephant, olive baboon, Tantalus monkey, roan antelope, West African lion, African buffalo etc.
The “Wikki Camp” is the tourist centre of the park. It was located about 42 kilometres from the main entrance gate, the camp is built beside and named after the Wikki warm spring, which is open for swimming 24 hours a day. There are 110 furnished chalets with varying size and quality, ranging from the ‘’presidential’’ suites to the youth hostel, all of which are being upgraded in phases. The camp also provides a restaurant, bar and conference centre, museum. Daily safari trips depart at least twice from the camp.
Welcome to Oguta Lake, Imo’s state largest natural lake. Surrounded by a thick forest of oil palm plantations, Oguta Lake retains a prime spot in tourism destinations in the state. A spectacular spot on this lake is the confluence of the Blue water and the Muddy Urashi River. This is a point where two distinct colours of water “meet”. The sight of this magnificent ecological wonder is simply mind-blowing and awe-inspiring. This spot is far from shore, so tourists need to board a speedboat for a 15-minute ride into the creeks to experience this wonder of creation. As you approach this magical spot on the lake, the water splits into two distinct brown and blue colours as they flow side by side without mixing. The beauty of it is that they are not separated by either natural or man-made barriers. This stunning experience is simply the climax of the Oguta lake experience and no one gets to this spot and comes back the same again. The Oguta Lake Motel and Golf resort, a 3-star hotel, is located within the vicinity for tourists who’ll like to lodge within the area during their visit
Osun Osogbo Grove
The dense forest of the Osun Sacred Grove, on the outskirts of the city of Osogbo, is one of the last remnants of primary high forest in southern Nigeria. Regarded as the abode of the goddess of fertility Osun, one of the pantheon of Yoruba gods, the landscape of the grove and its meandering river is dotted with sanctuaries and shrines, sculptures and art works in honour of Osun and other deities. The sacred grove, which is now seen as a symbol of identity for all Yoruba people, is probably the last in Yoruba culture. It testifies to the once widespread practice of establishing sacred groves outside all settlements. The new art installed in the grove has also differentiated it from other groves: Osogbo is now unique in having a large component of 20th century sculpture created to reinforce the links between people and the Yoruba pantheon, and the way in which Yoruba towns linked their establishment and growth to the spirits of the forest.
Ngwo Pine Forest
Ngwo Pine Forest is located in Old Enugu-Onitsha Rd, Ngwo-Asaa, Nigeria. The forest is a treat to watch as it is considered a great scenic beauty. There is a dozen of fascinating caves built from limestone, which are nothing but god gifted to the local people of the region.
It attracts many local as well as international tourists. There is also a pool formed at the base of the caves through the natural waterfall. The tourists come here to enjoy and relax. If you have a hectic schedule and tired of doing a lot of work then you can visit here. It will remove all the stress and make your body super light. There are a bunch of pine trees which further add to the beauty of the forest. People gather here to picnic, party whole night, be it, friends or families.
Ibeno Beach, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Is the longest beach in Africa, with peaceful and safe surrounding. Ibeno was the landing site for one of the most successful Christian mission in Nigeria in the early 20th century. Tourist can enjoy play beach soccer, water sports and boating.
Find out time to explore some of this sites, with friends, families and loved ones. And don't forget to share your experience. Much love