Amazing Tourists Sites In Nigeria To Visit This Season

Most times Nigerians travel out to see the world, visiting beautiful, breathtaking places in other countries and continents, forgetting that the country also boosts of amazing sites.

It is incredibly hard to limit our list to a particular number, as they are thousands of beautiful tourism sites in Nigeria for your consideration to pay a visit during the fast approaching Yuletide.

In no particular order, they are listed below with their locations.

Yankari National Park Bauchi State
This park, otherwise known as the Yankari Game Reserve, is on an area of more than 2,000 square kilometres where you can watch animals in their natural environment, enjoy the wonderful nature of the savannah or simply relax after long months of work. Yankari National Park would be a great destination for people who enjoy ecotourism.
Visitors of the park can climb the many hills or watch elephants, lions, monkeys and many other animals, who are able to live freely. You can find the park in the Bauchi State, 225 km east of Jos.

Ikogosi Warm Springs in Ekiti State
This place is one of the most peculiar spots in Nigeria. The small town of Ikogosi located in Ekiti state became famous because of this natural phenomenon. It has a place where a warm spring meets a cold spring, but the two springs manage to somehow maintain their respective temperatures. You and your loved one or family members can stay at a resort near the spring, which will allow you to enjoy the scenery for longer than just one day.

Ogbunike Caves in Anambra State
Located in Ogbunike, Anambra State, the site consists of numerous caves. Local people have always considered this location to have a deep spiritual significance. Thus, visitors of the caves have to take their shoes off before entering. The cave system is strewn with streams, rivers and small lakes.
The area surrounding the caves is covered with thick rainforests. The whole site is absolutely fantastic and definitely worth the visit.

Zuma Rock in Abuja

The Rock ranks high as one of the choice tourist attractions in the Country.
Zuma Rock, the monolithic Inselberg with a human face, is located in Madalla, Niger State, to the North of Abuja.
It was once described as the unquestionable watchman of the F.C.T. It is the sandy concealment that hangs like a haze over Zuba Town. The other mountains in and around it stay a considerable distance from it, which the Zuba people see as a form of respect being paid by the other mountains to Zuma Rock for its royal presence in the locality.

Kajuru Castle in Kaduna State
Kajuru Castle is a luxury Medieval-German style villa, built over 3 decades ago located in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

The villa is designed with bedrooms modelled after dungeons and several towers with crenellated walls.
There’s also an outdoor swimming pool for cooling off on hot days. From the pool area and most of the castle windows, you will enjoy a fascinating view of the surrounding mountains and inselbergs. The Castle also has its own Sauna!

Tarkwa Bay Beach in Lagos State
Tarkwa Bay, a sheltered beach located near the Lagos Harbour. It’s a popular with swimmers and water-sports enthusiasts, also home to a welcoming resident community. You’ll love this beautiful island that far removed from the hustle and bustle of Lagos. Tarkwa Bay Beach, unlike most public beaches in Lagos, isn’t often noisy or overcrowded. This makes it a great place for some alone time with your significant other or perhaps a fun day out with your friends.

If you are looking for a quiet romantic time, you should visit Tarkwa Bay Beach on a weekday. Though Tarkwa Bay Beach is a small and lesser visited beach, many fun seekers visit it during the weekends, public holidays and festive season.

Obudu Cattle Ranch in Cross Rivers State
Obudu Mountain Resort, formerly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch, is one of the most beautiful and pleasant tourist centre destinations in Nigeria. Located on the Obudu Plateau, close to the Cameroon border, in the Northeastern part of Cross Rivers State. This resort centre has grown to become a major destination choice for tourists.

The rooms in Obudu Mountain Resort are made up of chalets, standard room, executive room, huts to presidential suites.
Although this resort is open to visitors throughout the year, the period between October and February is the best time to visit, as it is the time when the sky is very bright and the air is frosty.

The New Afrika Shrine in Lagos State
This is an open-air entertainment center located in Ikeja, Lagos State.
It serves as the host location of the annual Felabration music festival. Currently managed by Femi Kuti and Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti.
The New Afrika Shrine serves as a replacement of the old Afrika Shrine created in 1970 by Fela Kuti until it was burnt down in 1977.
It also showcases photo galleries of Fela and musical performances by Femi Kuti and Seun Kuti.
Lovers of Art and Entertainment should pay a visit to this Shrine.

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