10 Places to Visit in Nigeria 2020

 Tourist centres are a great place for having fun and also a great way of generating funds into the national purse. Are you a tourist looking for great places to visit in Nigeria? I have for you 7 great places to visit in Nigeria.

1. Olumo Rock

Olumo rock is one of the most popular destination for tourists in Nigeria. Reason for this is not far-fetched.

Olumo rock is very appealing and full of nature appealing things. Olumo rock is located in Abeokuta, in Ogun State. Abeokuta was named after Olumo rock as it name implies Abeokuta which means “Under the rock”.

Olumo rock has long served as a fortress for the Egba land people from their enemies. There are many other things to see in Olumo rock that you would not love to miss.

 2. Yankari Game Reserve

 Yankari game reserve is one of the most popular destination for tourists in Nigeria.

 You can visit Yankari game reserve without having days to wonder about the wonders you saw there. All roads in Bauchi state leads to Yankari game reserve. This is not film, it is real. Yankari game reserve is a large wildlife park located in the South central part of Bauchi state, in northeastern, Nigeria.

3. Obudu Mountain Resort

This is a great place for vacation, you would really fall in love with nature when you get to the Obudu Mountain Resort. The Obudu Mountain resort was formerly known as Obudu cattle ranch, located on Obudu plateau in Cross River state, Nigeria.

There are many things to get you thinking after your visit such as and not limited to the cable car (this takes tourists up the mountain in order to have a view from the peak of the mountain), outdoor games, Obudu mountain race, waterfalls, and other pleasant things to see.

Visiting the Obudu Mountain resort during the festive season will make your visit to the Obudu Mountain resort awesome, that being said; visit Obudu mountain resort anytime and you will always find it interesting.

But during the festive season, you will get to see a lot of fun things and enjoy your vacation. You would not want to miss this.

4. Zuma Rock

Zuma rock is a large monolith, an igneous intrusion composed of gabbro and grandiorite, that is located in Niger state, Nigeria. If you are opportune to visit Niger state, then make it a point to visit the Zuma rock. And if you are looking for a place to go for a vacation or sightseeing, then you should also consider Zuma rock. Why, I think you should ask me? The thing is there are many fun things that you might either find funny or questionable.

The Zuma rock is known as the rock with a human face. You read that right. The Zuma rock among all fun things has a human face with a prominent eyes, nose and mouth. The Zuma is bigger than the Olumo rock and the Aso rock put together, it is believed by the people of Niger state, that when they die, their spirit goes into the rock. Many other things that you haven’t seen not until you visit Zuma rock.

5. Aso rock

Aso rock is a large outcrop of granitic of Abuja, the captal of Nigeria. It is a 400-metre prominent monolith with a peak height of 9360meter above sea level. The Aso rock is yet another wonderful place to visit in Nigeria for vacation.

 It is one of the most popular destination for tourists in Nigeria especially those on business functions and took the opportunity to check out the rock that gave the Nigeria capital its glory.

There are so many special and unique things that you will find only in Aso rock. Pretty sights of the Supreme court, Aso rock presidential villa, Mountain is something you would not want to miss. And after your visit, you will be left pondering on your happy moments at the Aso rock.

6. Afi Mountain Wildlife

The Afi Mountain wildlife sanctuary is situated in southern Nigeria. This is a reserve where you can find wild animals which you never thought existed. Endangered wildlife can still be found in Afi mountain sanctuary.

It is home to the host of primates which include wonderful species of gorilla and chimpanzee population. And one more thing when travelling to places like this, your camera is the most important gadget to go along with.

7. Kajura castle

Kajura castle is a luxury villa built between the years of 1981 to 1989 at Kaajura village in Kaduna state, Nigeria. It was built by a German expatriate in Nigeria, living in Kaduna at the time. This is also one of the popular destinations of tourists in Nigeria, and the reason is not far-fetched.

There are so many amazing things that cannot be put down in words and only experience can buy that for you. The Kajura castle has a capacity to contain 150 guests. This is a perfect location for honeymoons, pool parties, etc.

8. Eleko beach

Eleko beach opened in 198 as a serene and private beach in the lekki Peninsula, about 30 miles east of the lagos Island. This is a wonderful place to have your vacation, have fun. This is away from the hustles and bustles of Lagos so you can be sure of enjoying your vacation. One of the best time to visit is during the weekday when it is not crowded, unlike weekends. That being said, you would always enjoy the serene environment of the Eleko beach during weekends also.

9. Nike art gallery

Nike Art Gallery is an art gallery in Lags owned by Nike Davies Okundaye. The gallery is the largest of its kind in west Africa. It boasts a collection of about 8,000 diverse artworks from various Nigerian artists.

And this means many art collections waiting for you at the Nite Art Gallery. Whether you are a specialist in the arts, an enthusiast of African arts or merely interested in a brief immersion in a new culture, you will find satisfaction when you visit Nike Art Gallery.

Nike Art Gallery guides and teachers will help make the most of your visit to the Nike Art Gallery, you get a guest house to stay, a guide to help you out and have sight loving art works to see and comment on.

Not taking a camera means you are setting yourself up for regrets, because there are many things and moments that needs to captured on your visit to the Nike Art Gallery. Do not take my word for it, experience will tell this to you better.

10. Erin Ijesha Waterfall

Erin Ijesha waterfalls also known as Olumirin waterfalls is a tourist attraction located in Oriade local government area, Osun State, Nigeria. The waterfalls was discovered in 1140 AD by one of the daughters of Oduduwa.

The walls of the massive rock cleft through which the water flows although in daytime is as dark as the night. Another great attraction at the waterfalls is the Abake village, a rustic enclave located at the top of the collosal ridge. There are many other things to see at the Erin Ijesha water falls, and many exciting things that you would not want to miss. Here you have it. The best ten places to visit in Nigeria.

There are various places to visit in Nigeria, and one might begin to wonder if such places ever existed on earth not to talk of in Nigeria. Yes, the ten places listed in this post are places that will leave you with lasting experience and you might spend days pondering on how wonderful the nature is.

Akinduyo Eniola is a freelance writer and blogger that writes about Nigeria stuffs, from Nigeria current affairs,and other general stuffs. When he is not writing, he is either reading, listening to songs or watching movies.

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