The fact that Nigeria wasn’t mentioned on our list of top travel and holiday destinations in Africa doesn’t mean there are no exotic travel and holiday destinations in Nigeria. As a populous country with 36 states that are home to people of different tribal and cultural affiliation, Nigeria bubbles with unique historical edifices and dynamic natural beauties that are tourism-worthy.
Whether you’re feeling adventurous or need a cool spot to spend your holiday, you will find in Nigeria an abundance of enchanting environments and pure sceneries—from long stretches of pristine beaches to lush mountains and breathtaking landscapes. Here are the top 8 travel and holiday destinations in Nigeria that will leave you feeling awesome and satisfied when you visit them.
Obudu Mountain Resort
Obudu mountain resort is a prominent travel and holiday situation situated in Cross River state, Nigeria. The calming ambience and attractive landscape of this resort draw tourists and natives like flies to this spot on a regular basis. It is a perfect spot for family vacation, honeymoon or just pure adventure. You have various room options for your stay in this resort: chalets, huts, presidential suites, executive room and standard room. Visit whenever you wish to, the resort is always open.
The Ibeno Beach
Are you in search of a blissful beach experience? The Ibeno Beach is the ultimate destination for you. Located in Akwa Ibom State, stretching over 245km of land, featuring sunbathing spots, roaring waves, mangrove forest, and lush surroundings, the Ibeno Beach is a little paradise for leisure seekers.
Yankari Game Reserve
In the Northern part of Nigeria, Bauchi state to be precise, you will find this reserve that’s home different species of animals: from olive baboon, large herd of elephants, western hartebeest, roan antelope to patas monkey. It’s best to explore the tropical forests through a guided safari tour. Yankari Game Reserve is the best place to have a wildlife retreat in Nigeria.
Abuja Arts and Craft Village
Also in the Northern part of Nigeria but in Abuja this time, is Abuja Arts and Craft Village. Here, you can feast your eyes on or buy wonderful artefacts and handicrafts. The hut-like structures and thatch houses that line this part of Abuja gives it a rustic setting that is really cool to behold. If you’d like to travel down to Abuja for the sake of seeing the extraordinary exhibition of art in Abuja Arts and Crafts Village, you can spend the night in the nearby highbrow Sheraton Hotel.
Millenium Park is a large serene public park located in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, Abuja. The park which was inaugurated by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has evolved to become a relaxation haven and a kid’s paradise.
Ado-Awaye Suspended Lake
It should interest you to know that Oyo state in Nigeria is an abode to the only other suspended lake in the world. The suspended lake which nestles amidst crests of rocks and maintains the same level of water whatever the season is one of the most visited spots in Nigeria. Visitors often take along supplies with them to camp or picnic in this spot, you can too.
Oguta Lake Holiday Complex
Think there isn’t an exotic place in Nigeria that you can run to when the bustle of city life becomes too difficult to bear? Think again. The Oguta Lake Holiday Complex located in Imo state is a must-visit for those who seek a retreat or get-away spot. If you live in Nigeria, you don’t need to spend an excessive amount of money traveling out of the country for vacation when there is a spot like this in Nigeria. The colonial kingpins were the ones who established this complex for the sole purpose of relaxation.
Ikogosi Warm Springs Resort
This is another top travel and holiday destination in Nigeria that you’ve got to visit to satisfy your adventure cravings or see nature at its best. From natural warm springs, lush hills to standard resort facilities, Ikogosi Warm Springs Resort situated in a serene part of Ekiti state, is a beautiful tourist destination to visit.
There’s literally no part of Nigeria where you won’t find one amazing holiday destination or the other, it’s just about you being ready to explore. Have you been to any of these top 8 holiday destinations listed above? What was your experience like?