by Oluwatomwa Ogoni
July 24, 2022 | 11:00 am
Although Nigeria is not known for its beaches, it is blessed with an abundance of them. There are plenty of amazing tourist attractions to be enjoyed at any time of the year with your family, especially this summer period (although from June to August it can be a little humid). if I were …
Although Nigeria is not known for its beaches, it is blessed with an abundance of them. There are plenty of amazing tourist attractions to be enjoyed at any time of the year with your family, especially this summer period (although from June to August it can be a little humid).
If you are someone who loves to travel, there are many travel destinations in the country and you are sure to find many places worth visiting. We have compiled a list of the 5 best travel destinations in Nigeria today; The tourist spots listed here are sure to pique your interest and leave great memories with you and your family.
Badagry, which is also spelled, Badagry, is a port city and Local Government Area (LGA) in Lagos State, Nigeria. It is very close to the city of Lagos and is located on the north bank of Porto Novo Creek, an inland waterway that connects Lagos with Benin. During the transatlantic slave trade, the city was an intermediary between European merchants on the coast and merchants from the hinterland.
Badagry is one of the best places to travel with your family during this period when the kids are on vacation. It is also a great tourist destination as it is known for its historical background which includes Badagry Slave Museum, Black History Museum, Gberefu Island also known as Point of No Return, Badagry Building which is the first story building in Nigeria, Agia Tree Monument where Christmas was first celebrated in Nigeria, and the Royal Palace at Mobee.
Other attractions include Coconut Beach, which is surrounded by coconut trees, local delicacies along with a chance to learn about Nigeria’s history.
Cross River State
Cross River is a state in the southern geopolitical region of Nigeria and is the 19th largest by area among Nigeria’s 36 states. The state is mostly divided between Guinean forests and Cross-Sanaga-Bioko in most of the state’s interior.
Cross River gets revenue from attracting tourists around wildlife reserves such as Cross River National Park, Ikom Monoliths sites, Obudu Mountain Resort, and the popular Calabar Festival that takes place during Christmas. From Calabar delicacies to the canopy of Mt Ave Walk, Tinapa Business Resort, Koa Falls, Calabar Marina, Calabar Beach, Calabar Residency Museum, Marie Solesor Cemetery and Calabar Slave Park, there’s always an exciting adventure waiting for you and your family when you visit.
Lagos, a Portuguese word meaning “lakes”, is the largest city in Nigeria and the second most populous city in Africa. The city has been described as the cultural, financial, and entertainment capital of Africa and has a significant impact on commerce, entertainment, technology, education, politics, tourism, art and fashion in Nigeria.
The City of Excellence is one of the most visited cities in Nigeria due to it being the headquarters of almost all industries in Nigeria. When it comes to tourism, Lagos has a lot of attractions that can offer to tourists like the National Museum of Nigeria, Tinubu Square, Echo Beach, Lekki Conservation Center, Lekki Free Trade Zone, New Africa Shrine, Freedom Park, La Campan Tropicana, among others. other things . If you are talking about nightlife and entertainment, Lagos State has you covered.
Calabar Festival. nomad africa pictures
Photo of Obudu Hills – HotelsNg
Ekiti State is located in the southwestern geopolitical region of Nigeria; It is one of the six major Yoruba states in Nigeria and is known for its hills and the gift of nature. Among the state’s nature are pseudo-acraya, Mona monkey, forest buffalo and gray parrot, along with one of the last remaining Nigerian and Cameroonian chimpanzee populations with a group of about 20 chimpanzees in the critically threatened Ise Forest Reserve.
A variety of tourist attractions thrive in the state, namely Ikogosi Warm Springs, Fajuyi Memorial Park, Osun River Source, Esa Cave, Orole Hills, Erin Ayonigba Sacred Fish River, and ArintaWaterFalls.
The name Niger is derived from the Niger River, the third longest river in Africa. It is one of the richest tourist spots in Nigeria and is also the largest state in the country. The state has three major hydroelectric power stations in Nigeria, namely: Kainji, Jebba and Shiroro stations.
Some of the tourist attractions include: the famous Gorara Falls, Zuma Rock, Lord Lugard Colonial Ruins, Kinji Lake National Park, The Moving Rock, Naguamtsi Well, Bida Brasworks, Shaguno Beach, Batigi Beach, among others.