Top 10 Tourist Attractions In Nigeria
Top 10 tourist attractions In Nigeria. Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. let’s walk you through the top 10 tourist attraction sites in Nigeria.
1. IBENO BEACH
Topping our list of the top 10 tourist attractions in Nigeria is Ibeno Beach. Ibeno Beach is one of the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean along the shorelines of Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State. Ibeno beach, which stretches 45km from Ibeno to James Town, is the longest sand beach in West Africa. The beach is one of the most popular tourist attraction centres in Nigeria. In June 2010, there was a report of an oil spill on the beach. The roaring waves, spots for sunbathing, unpolluted foliage of the mangrove forest, cool breeze from the water, and lush surrounding gives this destination an unimaginable allure to visiting tourists.
Location: Akwa Ibom State.
2. COCONUT BEACH
Coconut Beach is located in the coastal town of Badagry, west of Lagos State. The beautiful beach surrounded by coconut trees is about twenty miles towards the Nigerian Border and the Republic of Benin. Accessible through the Lagos-Badagry Expressway. Coconut Beach is surrounded by holiday resorts where revellers could refresh while visiting the beach, with the kind of tropical sun that could be enjoyed within the environment.
Coconut Beach is an ideal destination for lovers of fun and holidaymakers. tourists are often left with options of enjoying the ocean breeze or watch the ocean as it rages and roils. Waves race and rise against the pebbled sands of the beach at any time of the day. Tall coconut trees form bewitching scenery. The sun seems to be resting on the edge of the horizon where the sky and water meet, creating a kind of colourful contrast. The beach is attractively set in an area surrounded by beautiful coconut trees.
Location: Badagry, Lagos State.
3. NGURO PINE FOREST
The unique forest dynasty that is found in Nguro pine is a huge draw for visitors, romantically set by mother earth with sharp twists for adventure seekers. beautifully set pine trees and gently flowing stream for lovers and the loud splashing of the waters inside the dark cleft of the caves would blow off one’s imagination.
Location: Nguro, Enugu State.
4. ANCIENT KANO CITY WALL
The Ancient Kano City Walls were ancient defensive walls built to protect the inhabitants of the ancient city of Kano. The wall was built between 1095 through 1134 and completed in the middle of the 14th century. The Ancient Kano City Walls were described as “‘the most impressive monument in West Africa”
This 14km radius earth monument has spiritual, cultural, and historical significance.
Location: Kano State
5. OBUDU MOUNTAIN RESORT
Obudu Mountain Resort, formerly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch, makes it at number five (5) of the top 10 tourist attractions in Nigeria. Obudu Mountain Resort is one of the most beautiful and pleasant tourist centres in Nigeria. It is located on the Obudu Plateau, close to the Cameroon border, in the Northeastern part of Cross Rivers State, approximately 110 kilometres (68 mi) east of the town of Ogoja and 65 kilometres (40 minutes) from the town of Obudu in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State. It is about 30 minutes drive from Obudu town and about a 332 kilometres (206 minutes) drive from Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
It was developed in 1951 by M. McCaughey, a Scot who first explored the mountain ranges in 1949. He camped on the mountain top of the Oshie Ridge on the Sankwala Mountains for a month before returning with Mr Hugh Jones, a fellow rancher, in 1951. Together with Dr Crawfeild, they developed the Obudu Cattle Ranch. It is currently managed by Zedici Capital Limited.
Since 2005, a cable car climbing 870 meters (2,850 ft) from the base to the top of the plateau gives visitors a scenic view while bypassing the extremely winding road to the top.
Location: Cross River State
6. ABUJA ARTS AND CRAFT VILLAGE
The Abuja Arts and Craft Village is a centre for arts and crafts. It is located in the Central Business District, behind the Silverbird Cinema. There are lots of artefacts, art materials, art paintings, interior art, and handicraft here for tourists to see and buy as well.
7. OBAN HILLS
The Oban Hills was established in 1988, it constitutes important wildlife and natural habitat for many species of animals and plants. The Oban Hills lie within the Division of the Cross River National Park.
Oban Hills is one of the few places on earth you can find the likes of Xavier’s green bull, the Cassin’s hawk-eagle, crested guinea fowl, and bat hawk, with over 600 chimpanzees living here, it is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Nigeria.
Location: Cross River State
8. ELEGUSHI BEACH
Elegushi Beach is a private beach located at Lekki, Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria. The beach is owned by the Elegushi royal family in Lekki, Lagos state. So, if you’re looking for a beach without plants or trees, then the Elegushi beach should be your choice.
Location: Lagos State
9. MILLENNIUM PARK
Millennium Park is the largest public park of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria its located in the Maitama district of the city. Millenium park Abuja presents a soothing experience with its beautiful designs and serene environment. Explore and get in touch with mother nature. A beautifully designed walkway, flanked on each side by glimmering green grass, leading down to a refreshing fountain, the evening breeze brushing you softly under the illuminating night-lights. Conceived and designed by an Italian architect Manfredi Nicoletti; the park remains one of the major centres of attraction in the capital city, It offers you the opportunity to enjoy the freedom and freshness that nature offers. Especially during the weekend after the hustle and bustle of the week. winks
10. The Giant Footprint of Ukhuse Oke
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In a sacred forest where prehistory meets modernity, this remarkable trail of a prehistoric giant is located between the villages of Ukhuse-Oke and Ukhuseos, permanently anchored in flat granite rocks.
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