by Eniola Arowosegbe/April 02 12:53 AMLast updated on Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, has continued to live up to its reputation of being an African giant as it is known to have the largest economy on the continent. Home to various hotels and grand resorts, leisure and relaxation is of utmost priority. Whether you are coming for vacation, business or you are just taking a holiday, comfort and luxury is guaranteed. With a booming hospitality industry and world class services, Nigeria has got the best of five star luxury accommodations with state-of-the-art facilities. At any time you find yourself in the country and you need a lodge that offers ultimate luxury then the following five star hotels are available for you to pick. Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja Transcorp Hilton is one of the biggest hotels in Nigeria. Located at the heart of the capital city, it?s is arguably the best hotel in Abuja. Transcorp Hilton continues to set in the standards in hospitality with its top-notch services and state-of-the-art facilities. Highly spacious and well-decorated rooms generally categorized into guest rooms, suites and executive rooms. Facilities at Transcorp Hilton consist of well-furnished rooms with city views including free Wi-Fi, TVs, minifridges and marble bathrooms, seven restaurants and bars, 24 multi-purpose meeting rooms accommodating up to 1,200 people, On-site casino and arcade, outdoor pool, 24-hour Business Centre, Extensive recreational facilities such as a gym, basketball, tennis, and squash courts and complimentary parking. Transcorp Hilton puts your comfort above everything. Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos Eko hotels and suites is well distinguished amongst the top hotels in Nigeria. It?s known as the centre of Nigerian entertainment as most concerts, shows and numerous other events are held here. Located at Victoria Island in Lagos, the exotic hotel offers one of the best services. Whether it?s business o leisure, Eko Hotel and suites ticks every box. Set in a tranquil environment overlooking the Eko Atlantic city and ocean. Eko Hotel and suites has over 800 fully furnished rooms and suites. The rooms are categorized into standard room, classic superior room, deluxe room, club suite, executive suite and diplomatic suite. Amenities at the hotel include 24-hour room service, a swimming pool, several restaurants and lounges, a world-class gym, steam rooms, a massage parlour, a medical clinic, the Art21 Gallery, a bookstore, business centre and grand conferencing and banqueting facilities, the hotel has the largest convention centre. Eko hotel continues to stand out in hospitality with world class services. Swiss International Hotel, Port Harcourt Swiss international hotel is an exotic
hotel located in the commercial city of Port Harcourt. The hotel prides itself
in its excellent customer relations and ultra-modern facilities ensuring utmost
satisfaction. Facilities include well-furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi, satellite
TVs, safes and minifridges, plus tea and coffeemakers, an outdoor pool,
restaurant and bars, a gym and complimentary parking space. Swiss International
Hotel has core values revolving around integrity, prestige and service. Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort,
Uyo Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort is a world class hotel situated in the city of Uyo. Surrounded by rich palm fonds and vegetation in a beautiful serene environment. The ultra-modern leisure and business centre features fully furnished air-conditioned rooms with in-room safe, flat screen TVs, sofas and wall paintings, 24 hours room service, a world-class onsite restaurant that serves local and continental dishes and an onsite bar stocked with a wide variety of wines, chilled beers, liquors, and beverages, conference/events facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available for all checked in guests and private parking is available on site. Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort ensures utmost comfort and convenience. Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos Located in the heart of Victoria Island, the Federal Palace Hotel breeds luxury and elegance. A historical site known for the signing of Nigeria?s declaration of independence, it remains a trademark of pride and honour. An architectural masterpiece overlooking the Atlantic Ocean offering 146 rooms, a tennis court, mini golf course, a casino, restaurants and bars, gym facilities, an outdoor swimming pool and an aqua park. Amenities include well-furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi, satellite TVs, safes and 24 hours room service, garden area, business centre and banqueting facilities. The Federal Palace prides itself on its rich heritage and legacy. Park Inn by Radisson, Abeokuta Park Inn by Radisson remains one of the best in the city of Abeokuta offering comfortable accommodation in a refined environment. The hotel features 173 rooms for business or leisure travellers with free Wi-Fi, Satellite TV and in-room safe, coffee and tea facilities, an elegant ballroom, meeting facilities, restaurant and bar, swimming pool, spa, gym and fitness centre and complimentary parking space. Park Inn by Radisson thrives on its gracious hospitality and world class services. Sheraton Hotel, Abuja Located 40km away from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, it is arguably one of the best hotels in the capital city. Sheraton Hotel offers 12 floors comprising of 540 rooms fully fitted with air-conditioners, private bathrooms, refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV providing 24-hour room service. Amenities include a ballroom and banquet hall, an outdoor pool, several restaurants serving local and continental cuisines, a bar/lounge, tennis courts, a 24-hour health club, and a sauna. Sheraton hotel carries on the heritage of being one of the best in the hospitality business. The Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos The Wheatbaker hotel is situated in the high-class
zone of Ikoyi, it is a classy hotel offering comfort and convenience in a serene
ambience. A luxurious hotel with state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding
customer relations. Facilities include well-decorated rooms with 24-hour room
service and complimentary parking space, a swimming pool, several restaurants and
lounges, a gym, spa and wellness centre, shuttle services, business centre and banqueting
facilities. The Wheatbaker sits at the top of Lagos? luxury hotels. Oriental Hotel, Lagos Oriental Hotel, one of the top hotels in Lagos.
Located in Victoria Island, an elegant
hotel offering spectacular views of the Lagos lagoon. Renowned for its
exquisite restaurants, Oriental hotel continually lives up to its reputation.
Hotel facilities include standard and exotic rooms, restaurants offering local
and continental cuisines, bar/lounge, fitness centre, outdoor pool and barbeque
facilities and a grand ballroom. Oriental hotel redefines hospitality with its
magnificent services. The George Hotel, Lagos The George Hotel offers luxury in high quality. Set in a serene environment in the classy Ikoyi district, George hotel is dedicated to providing customers with undiluted comfort and luxury. Whether business or leisure, George hotel offers excellence in all aspects. Rooms are generally grouped into classic rooms, executive rooms and penthouses well-equipped with quality amenities and 24-hour room service. Other facilities include restaurants and bars, a swimming pool, shuttle services, fitness centre and complimentary parking space. The George hotel breeds sophistication and luxury in its purest form.
by Eniola Arowosegbe/February 28 08:30 PMLast updated on Located in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria, Imo State. The Oguta Lake is the largest natural lake in the state also, in South-Eastern Nigeria. It has its width 2.41 kilometer and a length of 8.05 kilometre. The Njaba River is the major source
inflow of the Oguta Lake, while its other three sources are Awhana, Utu and Orashi.
The lake is surrounded by green trees of the rain forest. The uniqueness of this lake is a
mysteriously beautiful one. Giving that there is a confluence in the lake, it
is expected that the two rivers mix, but shockingly they do not mix together.
Like how is that possible? Who knows maybe scientists have an explanation for
this. There are three historical stories about the Oguta Lake. Firstly, the story based on traditional belief is that the two rivers, Urashi and Ogbuide, having the colors brown and green respectively. It is held that the Urashi river is male, while the Ogbuide is female, the traditional story behind them not being able to mix is that the two rivers were once married and later a quarrel ensued between them which made them separate and never to mix again. The
second historical story is that the lake was one of the territories which the
British used in penetrating into the Igbo hinterland. The
last is that the lake was used as a base by the Nigerian Navy during the
Biafran war, which is why there is a bunker in the bushes surrounding the lake.
There are also accounts of the former Biafran war boots to be found in various
areas surrounding the lake. There are two shrines in both sides of the lake, this is because over the years, the indigenes have adapted a traditional worship to the two rivers as a god and goddess. The indigenes reverence the lake as an integral part of their lives because it serves as a means of transportation, food, and source of income for them. Things to do at Oguta Lake Have a boat or canoe ride and ensure you get to see the unique confluence. since it is the most striking feature that welcomes tourists to Oguta Lake.If you have the audacity, swim at the shallow edges of the lake.Capture images of the confluence and other photographs to keep memory.Eat a bowl of pounded yam and ofe nsala, also known as white soup, since it is the traditional food of the Oguta people.
by Eniola Arowosegbe/February 28 04:12 PMLast updated on Address: Plot 1, Fate Road, G.R.A, Ilorin South Local
Government Area, Ilorin Plot 1, Fate Road, G.R.A, Ilorin South Local Government
Area, Ilorin. Email: [email protected] Website: www.thepalmshoppingmall.com/Ilorin Palms shopping mall is am ultra-modern shopping centre
covering about 12,000 square metre of land. Palms shopping mall is designed to give the ultimate
shopping experience with its highly spacious and modern facilities all in a
beautiful environment. modelled after the American strip mall, the mall
features ShopRite, a cinema, gaming centre, bars, several food courts and
shopping outlets. It has a private parking space with the capacity to house 400
cars. Palms shopping mall is the biggest shopping centre in the
city of Ilorin housing some of the top shots in fashion, tech, cosmetics,
electronics amongst others. Some of the big names include KFC, Dominos,
Coldstone, Lifemate, Ruff n Tumble, and The Hub. The palms shopping mall is
ever ready to give you a good time. How to get to Palms Shopping Mall The closest Airport to Kwara shopping mall is the Ilorin
International Airport. Airlines such as Arik Air and Overland Airways offer
direct flights into and out of the Airport. It?s a 26 minutes drive from the
airport to the shopping mall. There are taxis at the Airport available to
transport you to the mall. When is the Best time to Visit Kwara Mall The best time to visit Kwara mall is during the weekends as
the place will be bubbling with lots of people all with a common goal to have
fun Things to do at Palms Shopping Mall See a movie at Viva cinemas The cinema at the mall is viva cinemas, well-equipped and
exquisite cinema showing the latest blockbusters. You don?t have to break the
bank as it is really affordable. On weekdays, movies cost 700 naira and during
the weekends it costs about 1,500 naira. Also, for new movies, it?s at a flat
rate of 2,000 naira. Viva cinemas promises to be a thrilling experience. Window shopping at the Palms You want to keep in touch with prices of the latest trends?
Be it fashion, gadgets, household appliances or anything that tickles your
fancy. Well, the mall is big enough for all, you are free to feed your eyes. The city of Ilorin is a fast-growing metropolis filled with lots of attractive places, if you really want to have a nice time, then you should visit the Palms shopping mall.
by Eniola Arowosegbe/February 28 03:59 PMLast updated on Pandam Game
Reserve and Wildlife Park is the largest game reserve in Nigeria. The
magnificent park is a 224 square kilometer natural habitat for animals. There
are iron boards at the park giving a description of the park and the various
species of animals available at the park. It is home to
some rare species, wildlife, exotic birds, and a diverse range of vegetation
promoting ecotourism. Pandam Game Reserve and Wildlife Park affords visitors
the opportunity to appreciate nature and learn about conservation of the
environment History of
Pandam Game Reserve and Wildlife Park Pandam Game Reserve and Wildlife Park was established in 1972, it commenced operations on October 20, 1975. The wildlife park is a renowned tourist site in Jos, it?s also a centre of research. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA How to get
to Pandam Game Reserve The closest
Airport to Pandam Game Reserve is the Yakubu Gowon Airport. There are Airlines
such as Arik Air that offer local flights into and out of the Airport. At the
Airport, there are taxis available to transport you to the Game Reserve. Things to do
at Pandam Game Reserve Picnic with
family and friends If you?re one
who loves to have a chill time staring at the beauty of nature with friends and
family, then you definitely should visit Pandam Game Reserve. It has a
beautiful, serene park is one thing every human should experience in their
lifetime. Game viewing Take a walk
around the park and observe wildlife in their natural habitat. The monkeys are
especially entertaining as they display various skills and acrobatics. You can
also find Antelopes, hippopotamus, African manatee, various species of birds
and other animals scattered all over the park. Canoeing One of the
interesting features of Pandam Game Reserve is the fact that there?s a lake
with natural flowing water. You can book a canoe for a ride on the lake. Also,
you can engage in water sports activities.
by Eniola Arowosegbe/February 25 11:24 AMLast updated on Ezeagu Tourist Complex is located southern central pan of Enugu State. The complex is known for being a premium destination for tourists and travellers. It is graced with a beautiful atmosphere as a result of its natural state. Measuring about 22 hectares, it is made up of a combination of a waterfall, a lake, and a three kilometres cave full with tunnels and chambers with natural spring. The waterfall locally named Ezeagu Waterfall or Heneke Waterfall is a site that receives many pilgrims, as a result of the belief of it having a curative power. Ezeagu Waterfall?s height is about 23meters high, and therefore the waters rush from a cliff with a thunderous sound that can be heard from a distance. One marvellous wonder of Ezeagu Waterfall is its ability to signal the beginning of the harmattan season through an extraordinary thunderous sound from the fall. Its brilliance is expressed in its about 5-kilometer long Obinofia Cave whose sheer size, compartments and tunnels branching out into several directions is naturally a beauty to behold. Be sure to walk deep in the cave into utter darkness; as scary and creepy as this may seem, its sure to be a lot of fun. How to get to Ezeagu Tourist Complex The closest Airport to the Ezeagu Tourist complex is the Akanu Ibiam International Airport. Airlines such as Air Peace, Arik Air, Aero contractors, Med view Airlines offer direct flight into and out of the Airport. There are shuttles at the Airport available to transport you to Ezeagu tourist complex Things to do at Ezeagu Tourist Complex Visit the caves: the Obinofia Cave has many tunnels that lead to utter darkness, ensure that you have a touch with you so that you do not get too freaked out. It is definitely a fun place to check out at the complex, especially when you?re with friends or you happen to bond with your fellow tourists.Take a dip in the spring: having to feel the cool water on your skin is one you should not miss. Imagine you being in a safe water body surrounded by earth and vegetation? what a beautiful feeling!Take pictures: capture unaware and aware photographs for the Gram, for memories, and of course for the love of photography.Documentation: document your experience during your visit to the complex and if possible write an article on it. Things to take to Ezeagu Tourist Complex CameraSwimming
bootsFlashlight Ezeagu Tourist Complex is a bundle of natural beauties.
by Eniola Arowosegbe/February 25 11:15 AMLast updated on Entry: free Open: 8am-6pm Address: 1161, Sanni Abacha way, Wuse, Abuja. Phone: 070 5579 8781 Think creativity in all of its beauty? Abuja Arts and Crafts
Village is the spot you need to be. Abuja Arts and Crafts Village is a
community dealing in all works of Arts and crafts created by multi-talented
artists in that vicinity and beyond. Located at Wuse in Abuja, it is home to boundless creativity
and unparalleled innovation. Set in a serene environment with a bubbling
atmosphere and intriguing display of talent, it is the haven of inspiration. History of Abuja Arts and Crafts Village Established in 2003, the Abuja Arts and Crafts Village was built for the exhibition of Arts and Craft during the commonwealth meeting of various Heads of Government after which it was adapted as a tourist centre by the National Council for Arts and Culture. Abuja Arts and Crafts Village has grown to be the biggest Art centre in Abuja and one of the most popular tourist attractions. The centre is divided into three sections: Visual Arts for paintings, sculptures, ceramics
and general aestheticsTextile for fabrics and clothingCrafts for wood carving, bead making and leather
works. With an impressive collection of Artworks on display, Abuja Arts and Crafts Village is a little paradise for Arts enthusiast. Various exhibitions depicting the highly esteemed artistic prowess of the artists, it is bound to leave you in awe. Things to do at Abuja Arts and Crafts Village Take a tour and view various exhibitions With numerous beautiful exhibitions ready to grace your sight including paintings, metal works, beads, woodcraft, leather amongst others. A tour around the centre for aesthetic pleasure and gratification. Get a beautiful Painting of yourself There are various professional artists available ready to bring whatever idea you conceive in your mind to life. You can commission an artist to make a beautiful painting of you for the fun of it. Get a souvenir artwork Amazing artworks crafted by extraordinary talents are on display. Purchase any of theses artworks to further appreciate and encourage these excellent artistes. Abuja Arts and Crafts Village reflects the rich cultural heritage of Nigeria with a pure blend of modern and contemporary arts. It's an experience everyone should get, a story everyone should live.
by Eniola Arowosegbe/February 25 11:12 AMLast updated on Address: 11 Park
Avenue after Park Lane Hospital, Enugu. Telephone: 080 3323 7443 Enugu Golf Course is structured on 1,097 hectares of soft green savannah linking with the Udi Hills. Located at 11 Park Avenue after the Avenue Park Hospital of the coal city, Enugu. The structure is a beautiful and neat golf club site; home to local and international golf tournaments in agreement with all golf associations across the country. Imagine you being in a well-trimmed lush green grass, is it not appealing and lovable? And yes! The indigenes of Enugu can boast of such facility. The golf course has an 18-hole 360 yards green international standard golf course. The golf course has a proper Golf Club Seat Out where many spectators there are able to view a tournament whilst it is going on. It also has a clubhouse and a bar, where golfers and spectators can relax, party and lounge. Best time to visit Enugu Golf Course The best time to visit the golf course is from the time frame 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, also admission into the Enugu Golf Course is inexpensive. Carts, club and pull carts can be rented in other to either practice, play for fun or a real tournament? How to get to Enugu Golf course The closest Airport to Enugu Golf course is the Akanu Ibiam International Airport. Airlines such as Air Peace, Arik Air, Aero Contractors, Med view Airlines offer direct flights into and out of the Airport. It's a 17 minutes drive from the Airport to the golf course. Things to do at the Enugu Golf Hangout at the bar and clubhouse.Take a tour around the golf course.Observe tournaments from the Golf Club Seat Out, of course while drinking and having fast foods.Absorb the beauty of the green color as you sit or lay on the golf course. Capture photographs for memories and also for those who would like to paint or draw.Meet new faces. You will definitely see new people here and try to relate with them also.
by Eniola Arowosegbe/February 25 11:02 AMLast updated on Located in Ozalla at Nkuanu West Local Government Area in Enugu, it is a natural lake that is inhabited by crocodiles. The crocodiles are considered as goddesses as they appear from the lake by the incantation and command of the chief priest to take offerings from its worshippers. Ani Ozalla Practices The Ani Ozalla Lake and Shrine is a genuine throwback to the old religious practices of the residents, the natural site is a place for attraction, cultural and outdoor entity. Tourists who like to see the crocodiles must come with a white fowl, a keg of palm wine and kola nuts which the chief priest offers to the crocodiles. However, there are other rules that must be adhered to before visiting and during the tour of the lake. Some of these rules and regulations are: The presentation of a white fowl, palm wine and kola nut is necessary.One must have taken his/her bath before visiting the Ozalla Lake and Shrine, if not the crocodiles would not appear.After attending a funeral ceremony, you just not visit the lake the same day.You must take a thorough bath after engaging in sexual intercourse, if not the crocodiles will not welcome you.A woman in her menstrual period must not visit the lake.The legs of the visitors must not touch each other on their way to the lake.The chief priest must not return home late at night, after having any event.The crocodiles forbid noise making, and if there?s any noise they would not appear. At the corner within the parameters of the shrine, there is a large-sized wooden traditional gourd called ?ekwe' which the symbol of the goddess (crocodile) is carved on. The Ekwe is an integral part of the Ani Ozalla shrine especially during festivals Based
on its safety and security, it is rated good, but pay attention and heed to
what your tour guide says and heed to where he/she permits, because you are
liable to be attacked by crocodiles or get attacking looks from the indigenes
of the land. There are two times when they have the Ani Ozalla festival in a year, and that during the raining season and the dry season. The road to the Ani Ozalla lake has a typical African ambiance, with the sounds of insects, birds and the crushing of dry leaves. However, before getting to the lake there is another shrine that will be reached where the people have to take off their footwears Tour tips Ensure you adhere strictly to the rules and regulationsThis tourist site might not be appealing to people who practice other religions, especially Christianity. It is advised that tourists go there to observe, appreciate and get knowledge from the visit.
by Eniola Arowosegbe/February 25 10:57 AMLast updated on La Mango is one of the hottest food spots and lounge situated in a serene neighborhood on 3A Adekunle Fajuyi Way, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, your food waka/tourism isn?t complete in Lagos if you haven?t had any of its tasty meal. La Mango offers both Nigerian and intercontinental dishes that cut across various cultures. The lounge is divided into different sections that include Executive Lounge, VIP Glass Lounge, Pool View dinning Section, Love Garden, Poolside Seating, Roof Top Terrance, Sports Bar, Night club, Suya, and Shawarma Spot. Another positive side is that this restaurant has a 500 capacity space to host and cater for various social and cooperate functions such as banquet & dinners, poolside parties, meetings, company reunion, Christmas parties, end of the year parties and many more. Its bar offers and serves varieties of alcoholic beverages from hard liquor top spirit, to beer and cocktails, they also serve non-alcoholic drinks to non-alcoholic consumers to accommodate customers from all walks of life. Due to the serenity of this restaurant, it?s a comfortable place to host lunch meetings and a good location to work from for a few hours. With courteous staff and various mouth-watering offerings to choose from, La Mango is a great place to check out. Its average meal ranges between 3,000 and 4,500. How to get to La Mango Restaurant From any location, take a bus going to Ikeja Underbridge. here, you can take a bus going to Ikeja GRA and drop at La mango restaurant or you can use one of these ride-hailing services such as Taxify and Uber for a smooth drive to the restaurant. Things to do at La Mango Restaurant Treat yourself to sumptuous delicacies, especially the local Nigerian classics such as peppered chicken, nkwobi and asun.Explore the La mango nightlife at the lounge, try various exotic drinks and vibe to trendy hits and classics.Enjoy a picnic with friends at the love garden
by Eniola Arowosegbe/February 25 10:26 AMLast updated on Address: 27, Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Phone: 080 3807 7536 Email: [email protected] For all music lovers and party riders, Shaunz bar is the major hotspot for chills and thrills. Located on the first floor of murphy plaza at Victoria island, it is a karaoke bar which also functions as a restaurant and nightclub. Shaunz bar is a good spot to unwind with friends after the
day?s work or if you want to start your weekend on high notes. A well-equipped
karaoke bar with a computerized touch screen that has about 63,000 songs, a
pool table and gaming section, night clubs and events and tasty delicacies. If you want music in its pure form, the live band performance
is soothing and relaxing to the ears. Thursdays are for the ladies as it is
popularly themed LADIES? NIGHT with a free complimentary cocktail for all the
ladies while Fridays are for the night crawlers as this is when you get to part
all hard in the night club. Things to do at Shaunz Bar Hit the stage with your live Karaoke Channel your inner Beyonc? and grace the stage with all the
sauce as you sing to your favourite jam. Karaoke sessions are free but you need
to buy pricey drinks to be entitled to one. As a bonus, you get to record your
performance and take it home with you on a CD. Try your hands on the pool table You can go play snookers at the pool table while you function
as judge and jury for various music performances ranging from the horrible to
the fantastic. Get your groove on at the night club Get into high spirits with some of the best DJ?s in town for
the weekend. Fridays? and Saturdays? are for the night clubs. From the latest
and trendy songs to the nostalgic and old school vibes, there?s always a place
for you to fit in.
by Mosimileoluwa Alabi/February 25 12:06 AMLast updated on Easter, just like other holidays, is a time most people look forward to. It is usually the first holiday at the end of the first quarter, and at the beginning of the second quarter of a new year. It is probably not as exciting as Christmas, but it sure is a period to get away from all the hustle and bustle of Lagos. For busy parents, it?s a good time to bond with your kids. It is also a time to spoil your spouse and make memories with your family. For busy lovers, who have had little or no time since the year started, it?s a perfect period for some ?You and I? moments together. I'm very sure Valentine's day was not enough. It?s also a time to give yourself a treat and enjoy the beautiful things nature has to offer. Easter Fun Ideas From resorts and recreational centers to art galleries, from restaurants with exquisite cuisines to beaches and even hotels, Lagos is filled with a lot of wonderful places to have loads of fun. The fun experienced at these places would linger in your minds. Art galleries are very educational and intriguing places. A little twist from the norm (cinemas, sit-outs, pizzerias, etc.) and a perfect blend of the African and the Western cultures, topped with so much serenity. Likewise, Hotels and Restaurants are also very awesome places to visit during the holidays. Not just for the mouth watery and very nourishing meals, but for the beautiful environment, and the privacy they have to offer. Furthermore, Beaches and resorts have pleasant, fascinating views. They are without doubts very fun-filled and relaxing for individuals and families. While many look forward to the celebrations on Easter Sunday itself, the weekend offers many opportunities to relax and spend time with families and friends. Below is a list of places you can spend the Easter holiday in Lagos without having to bore holes in your pockets THE NIKE ART GALLERY Nike Art Gallery is an art gallery located at 2, Elegushi beach road, Ikate 2nd Roundabout, Epe Expressway, Lagos. Owned by Nigeria?s most renowned artist, Chief Nike Davies Okunade, the four-storey gallery and textile museum has about seven thousand beautiful artefacts as well as a coffee shop, very perfect for a family or couple outing. Being the largest of its kind in West Africa, the museum houses about 8,000 artworks from different artists. As you walk through the Gallery, you would be completely engulfed in culture, beauty and colour and the experience helps to remove the myopic view about Nigeria. RELE ART GALLERY Rele Art Gallery is a dynamic modern art gallery, having locations on Military Street, Onikan, Lagos and Victoria Island, Lagos. The facility is owned by Adenrele Sanriwo, an art curator and a former accountant. The gallery is known for its sophistication and youthful style and is ever buzzing with young and lively lovers of arts. It is an integral part of the Rele Art Foundation, a non- profit organization. The Rele Experience is not one that would be quickly forgotten BOGOBIRI HOUSE The Bogobiri House is an African-themed hotel located at 9, Maitama street, Ikoyi, Lagos. The hotel consists of very artistic and rustic ornaments and furnishing from a mix of raw timber, straw, jute, rocks, and leather. There is also a restaurant comprising bars, jazz bands, and an art gallery. It is indeed a proof of Africa?s beautiful and rich culture making it a perfect place to spend your Easter holiday in Lagos TUDOR
HOUSE HOTEL Tudor house hotel is another very pleasing and fascinating hotel to be. It is an Afro-continental inspired hotel with modern architecture and contemporary designs, located at the heart of Lekki phase 1. The hotel is known for delivering seamless fun-filled services to customers as well as pregnancy pillows as give-aways. Click hotels.ng to book a room at Tudor House Hotel EMBER CREEK WATERFRONT Ember Creek Waterfront is located on the waterfront of McGreggor Creek at 32, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. It is a restaurant and bar having a very unique outdoor location on the Lagos lagoon. The waterproof front terrace is ideal for couples dining, family times- out. Its unbeatable international cooking style, sound systems, and superb ambience would sure guarantee a truckload of fun. OCEAN BASKET Ocean Basket is South Africa?s best chain of seafood restaurant, having three locations in Lagos Nigeria- U 60, Ikeja City Mall, AlausaIkeja; 58C Isaac John street, Ikeja GRA and 35 Adesola street, Victoria Island. Their meals are served with a generous portion of fish, calamari, and prawns. The restaurant is definitely a sure
place to be this Easter with family, friends and (or) loved ones. FREEDOM PARK Freedom Park is a recreational park located in Lagos Island. It is located on what used to be a former colonial prison. It was reconstructed to preserve the cultural heritage and history of Nigeria. The environment is said to breathe lots of peace, and friendliness which is oddly satisfying as it is set right in the middle of the ever-busy Lagos Island With all the monuments, fountains, ponds, etc, you would want to come to visit again Why not add Freedom Park to the list of places to visit this Easter holiday in Lagos DREAMWORLD
AFRICANA Dreamworld Africana is an amusement park located at Km 20, Lekki-Ajah Expressway, LekkiPennisula II, Lekki. The park which was established with the aim of providing a world-class amusement park in Lagos has become a preferred leisure and fun spot for residents as well as foreigners in the state. It provides many attractions to its visitors, including wet and dry facilities. In other words,it is an ideal place to take your children to this Easter as they get to feel as though they were in Disneyland. ATICAN BEACH RESORT The Atican Beach Resort is a lovely private beach resort with an astonishing Caribbean layout style. The resort has its own lodges and restaurant too. It is located Off Abraham Adesanya Estate Road, Eti-Osa, Lekki. The resort is a great place for family outings, romantic dates, as well as hangouts. LANDMARK BEACH Landmark Beach located at Water corporation Drive, Landmark Village, Victoria Island is one of the most popular beaches in Lagos. It is also the first in-city premier beach in the state. The beach is a perfect undiluted blend of adventure, recreation, and leisure for all ages. This is because of numerous activities such as; Jet skiing, Beach volleyball, Kids play area and so on. Do not let this year's Easter holiday in Lagos meet you unprepared, plan ahead and make the most out of it.
by Eniola Arowosegbe/February 24 09:27 PMLast updated on Do you wish to know what a coal mine looks like? If yes, then Egwueme and Udi Hills is the place for you to be. Egwueme and Udi Hills can be referred to as Udi Hills for short, is located in the Enugu North, Local Government Area of Enugu state. Udi Hills is known for being naturally embedded with coals. The hills are known to rise hundreds of meters above the sea level. The tunnels beneath the hills where coals were mined are now popular sites for tourists. This happened during the colonial era when the British colonial government sent a team of miners to Enugu, in a bid to getting silver, but rather they stumbled upon the natural resource ?coal'. At that time, Enugu state was the most prominent producer of coal in the whole West African Sub-region. Staying or reaching high points on the hills gives a panaromic view of the Enugu metropolis, also you can feel the surreal feeling that comes with earth and air. You get to have a vivid and clear feel of the clouds and skies like never before, well that?s if you have not gone sky diving. Udi Hills plays an integral part as to why Enugu State is referred to at The Coal City. Things to do at Egwueme and Udi Hills Climb the hills: get some adrenaline rush, go with a mountain hiking kit and try your hands on the stones. see how far you will last and if you will make it to the top.Take pictures of the landscape view: when you finally make it to the top, ensure you capture the beautiful scenery.Make paintings or drawings expressing the natural artistic state of the hillsHave a picnic on the hills: you can relax on the hills and enjoy the soothing breeze and the beautiful sound of the waterfallTake a tour into the tunnel: go check out the mined hills and see what's left of the coal remains.
by Eniola Arowosegbe/February 24 04:49 PMLast updated on Address:
3 John Nwodo close, opposite
St Mary's hospital, Fire service Bustop, Enugu Contact number: 0809 647 5818, 08033205937 Opening Hours: 08:00 AM Magic Garden Park is a children's amusement park and relaxation center in the heart of Enugu. It is a good place to visit with friends and families for the purpose of relaxation. Featuring a swimming pool and restaurant. The park is a wonderful place to have seminars, parties, and weddings for those who appreciate a refreshing and open vibe for their events. The park is indeed magical as it has the ability to transform your occasion into a fairytale of dreams. It is a scenic place having a soft garden where visitors can have picnics, thrill rides and spins for kids. True to its name, visitors who come to the park, especially children often tend to not want to leave, because of its capturing and lively environment. The swimming pool is also a captivating one for children most especially, as they are eager to swim. There are also family-themed events, so the parents need to come with their A-game to win the fun prize for their children while competing with other parents. The garden?s open vibe at some points enables people to calmly think about certain things. How to get to Magic Garden Park: When you get to Otigba or
fire service, enter a street opposite the fire service or opposite the NUT and
you will find Magic Garden Park there in the street. Things to do at Magic Garden Park Have a picnic with family and/or friends, because the lush state of the
garden is very welcoming.Have wedding ceremonies and parties for people who love an open air vibe
for their events.Have a swim in the pool.Capture the adventures of the day and lovely sites.Eat at the restaurants; they sell tasty grilled foods.Marriage proposal! The whole ambience of the garden is a captivating one,
so making one or two preparations to propose to your lover is something you
should try.Enjoy the thrill rides. Things to bring to Magic Garden Park Swimming suitsCameraEnough cash; just in case the POS does not get to work sometimes.
by Eniola Arowosegbe/February 24 04:03 PMLast updated on Ngwo Caves and Waterfall is one of the most common tourist sites in the endowed coal city Enugu, located in the South-East capital of Nigeria, and has the audacity to boast of undiluted natural beauty. The cave and waterfall is in the depth of a hidden gorge in the Milliken Hill. ?The tourist site has a combination of natural endowment that makes visitors and travelers come to see. There is the cave, the waterfall, a pine forest and also a valley. The Ngwo Pine Forest is also part of the sites tourists are expected to visit; it is full of pine trees that are full of twists and turns on a downward slant stone paved track. If you are thinking about hiking in this place, yes it is a go-go activity to do here, as well as having a picnic. The pine forest leads to the Ngwo Cave that has been naturally built with limestone rocks in it. The cave is underneath or inside the Milliken Hill, there are some parts of the caves that are easily accessible while some are not, therefore needs very good climbing. The Ngwo Cave houses the Ngwo Waterfall. As a result of the small opening on top of the cave, little gush of water penetrates into the cave, causing it to make a somewhat waterfall. The grounds of the cave is filled with a shallow pool of water and flows out as a small stream at the back of the rock. The water tends to be hot or warm sometimes. An adventure into the cave and waterfall is quite scary but totally with it. How
to get to Ngwo Caves and Waterfall: It can be accessed via Iva Valley Rd/Miliken Hill and Old
Enugu-Onitsha Rd. It is a 25 minutes drive from the Enugu Golf course. Things to bring to Ngwo Caves and Waterfall Camera:
to capture beautiful moments and artistic beauty.Hiking
boots: for hiking the Ngwo Pine Forest.Swimming
trunk: to take a dip into the pool of the Ngwo Waterfall.A rubber
shoe, or a water resistant shoe: so as not to allow mud or water spoil one that
is not.A pair of
shorts Things to do at Ngwo Caves and Waterfall Have a
picnic at the Ngwo Pine Forest.HikingYou get
to learn about nature.Animal
by Eniola Arowosegbe/February 24 02:36 PMLast updated on Address: Vosan House, 5-7
Vosan Drive, Independence Layout, Enugu, Nigeria. Phone: 0803 490 9534 Vosan Wellness Resort, located in the coal city of Enugu, Nigeria is a wellness establishment that focuses on the use of medical approach with a bid to creating a healthy standard in individuals, communities, and the nation at large. The hotel has a bar and an outside lounge where guests can relax and have drinks. It is a place that should be prescribed to patients who need physical and possibly mental wellness by medical practitioners. The most common visitors are fitness therapists At Vosan Wellness Resort you are exposed to product and services such as: Gym equipments, ?Overall Nutrition,?Salsa Bar,?Environment & Health,?Gymstick Exercises,?Nordic Walker,?Gymstick Aqua,?Power Wheelz,?Indoor Exercising,?Mind world Equipment,?Dine and dance,?Spa & Hydrotherapy,?Relax Sauna and?Massage, 24-hours electricity and room service. These services help your physical fitness and overall body maintenance. Other facilities that offer healthy medical relaxation services Things to do in Vosan Wellness Resort Get in shape: the wellness and medical center provides a fully equipped gym for you to exercise, burn out calories and fat and eventually get into shape.Get a massage: there is a massage parlor where you can get body massage so as to ease tension and stress.Visit the spa.Meet new people: in a place like this, you get to see quite a number of people who are concerned about their mental and physical wellness. So, it is advisable to meet these type of people as they can form good relationships and create health goals.Swim at the pool. Things you need at Vosan Wellness Resort Towels of different sizes, so that you can clean up afterward or during an exercise.Exercise kitsStop watch or a timer: you will need this if you want to time yourself during an exercise or while you?re using a facility.