Explore Beautiful Nigeria Travel Destinations


Nigeria is located in western part of Africa. Mother nature manifests herself in Nigeria’s rain forests, natural waterfalls and savannas. Nigeria also has many beautiful beaches. This country is rich in culture and heritage. Wildlife lovers will definitely enjoy their visit to Nigeria.

Here is a list of tourist attractions in Nigeria:

1) Yankari Game Reserve : This national park is biggest and most popular in Nigeria. It is located around the Gagi river. You can reach here by road in less than 2 hours from Bauchi town. It is open 365 days a year. You can find majestic African elephants, hippopotamus, crocodiles, baboons, roan antelope, buffalo, water bucks and bush bucks. If you are lucky, you can also spot lions. Wikki Warm Springs is one of the main attractions. The water here is approximately 6 feet deep and is warm. Here you can also find many types of birds like Goliath heron, kingfishers, vultures etc. The accommodation available is very basic. The department of tourism recommends that you visit between November and May. Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Cross River National Park and Kainji National Park are other popular national parks of Nigeria.

2) Coconut beach : This beach is located in the town of Bagadry. It is surrounded by coconut trees and looks beautiful. Bar beach, Ibeno beach, Eleko beach, Lekki beach and Calabar beach holidays are other beaches which are worth a visit.

3) Obudu Ranch : Adventure holiday tourists must visit this ranch. Here you can find deep wooded valleys and amazing waterfalls. Gorilla camp is one of the main attractions here. You can see a lot of gorillas in their natural habitat. You can also go for hiking trips on horseback. Best time to visit would be between October to December. After December thunderstorms make it impossible for you to go out and explore.

4) Long JuJu Shrine of Arochukwu : Here you can find the cave of Long JuJu oracle. Nigerian tradition believes that God speaks to the people through a long metal pipe in this cave.

5) Ogbunike Cave : This cave is segmented into various sections. There are many stories about this cave.

6) Igbo-Ukwu : This ancient town is famous for bronze artifacts.

7) Lake Chad : Boating is one of the main attractions here. You can also see many Nigerian fishing villages.

8) Azumini Blue River Rose : Canoe rides and sandy river banks are the main attractions. The very view of blue waters of this river brings in peace and relaxation.

9) Agbokim Waterfalls : This beautiful waterfalls is surrounded by raw nature and it one of the most popular tourist destinations of Nigeria.

10) Birnin Kudu Rock Painting : Here you can find ancient rock paintings.

You should make sure that you vaccinate yourself against Yellow Fever 10 days before arrival. Nigeria will linger in your memory for a long time.



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    Nigeria should curtail the intake of tourist allowed to his tourist attractions, because where maintenance is not consistent then it may result to degradation of it prestigious tourist attraction sites.

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