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Idanre Hills
Idanre Hills

Idanre Hills

Nature

Ondo

2

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About Idanre Hills Idanre Hills, also known as Oke Idanre, is located in the quiet town of Idanre local government and paints the landscape with its beauty. It is a cultural, economic and lifestyle lodestone to its community. It has about 667 steps, including five resting points, which are set at about 100 meters apart from each other. You are welcome to climb if you dare.  Idanre hill is one of the most awesome and beautiful natural landscapes in Nigeria and its existence is surrounded by many myths and beliefs of its people. With different stories to be told about the hills, tourists should anticipate hearing and sighting the 9 wonders of Idanre: "Ibi Akaso" (The Steps), The King's Palace, Agboogun’s Legacy, Unreadable signs, Agboogun's footprint, The wonderful mat, "Omi Aopara" (Aopara Water), The Orosun Hill and Arun river.  History of Idanre Hills Reverend Gilbert Carter led the team of missionaries that discovered Idanre hills and introduced it to western civilization in 1894. Idanre people used to live high up on the hills, in an area which is now known as Old Oke-Idanre. History has it that the old Idanre people descended the hills and resettled at the present foothill location of Idanre town. It is said that every street in the new Idanre town has a replica at the Old-Oke Idanre and every family has been allowed to retain ownership of their family houses at the Old enclave.  Security/Safety of Idanre Hills This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Idanre Hills, here are some helpful things to take along with you: climbing gear shorts  slippers first aid box Things to do while at Idanre Hills Visiting Idanre Hills probably gives you a lot of excitement. Here are things you can do there: mountain climbing take landscape pictures Listening to tour guides give tales of the hills

Cave of Giants
Cave of Giants

Cave of Giants

Nature

Enugu

328

About: The Cave of Giants is also known as the Ngwo cave. Cave of Giants is a deep dark cave in the recesses of Enugu. It has served as a site of tourism for locals and foreigners over the years. It is also a great location for ecological study. Safety: It is a safe location for sightseeing, tourism and ecological study. Things to bring: Shorts Boots Water bottle Camera   Best Time To Visit: Anytime in the year

Oguta lake holiday complex
Oguta lake holiday complex

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History of Oguta lake holiday complex Oguta lake holiday complex was built in the early 1960s as an exclusive getaway for colonial masters. It was built by the British colonial government. Oguta lake with its clear blue color and non-salty taste, is the perfect holiday destination for splashing around, boat cruising and many more. The second largest lake in Nigeria welcomes fun seekers, tourists and adventure lovers. Security/Safety of Oguta lake holiday complex This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Oguta lake holiday complex, here are some helpful things to take along with you: swimming gear camera Things to do while at Oguta lake holiday complex Here are a few things you can do at Oguta lake holiday complex: swim in the lake boat Cruise visit the golf course

Benue hills
Benue hills

Benue hills

Nature

Benue

0

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About Benue hills Benue hills. The beautiful scenery of Benue Hills affords tourists, locals and fun-seekers the opportunity for rock climbing, kite flying and family picnics. Security/Safety of Benue hills This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Benue hills, here are some helpful things to take along with you: camping gear camera Things to do while at Benue hills Here are a few things you can do at Benue hills: rock climbing picnic

Ezeagu tourist complex
Ezeagu tourist complex
276

Swim, Sightseeing, Relaxation, Meet friends, Explore nature

About Ezeagu tourist complex Ezeagu tourist complex. It is notable as being a premium tourist destination. Waterfall, beautiful foilage, lake, spring, caves and tunnels are some of the features that set out Ezeagu tourist complex as a premium tourist destination. Take a thirty minutes drive from the city to see the Ezeagu waterfall known as Ogbagada which is believed to have curative effects and is also said to signal the beginning of harmattan. Security/Safety of Ezeagu tourist complex This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Ezeagu tourist complex, here are some helpful things to take along with you: swimming gear Camera shorts climbing shoes Things to do while at Ezeagu tourist complex visit the caves take a dip in the springs

Wase Rock
Wase Rock

Wase Rock

Nature

Plateau

0

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About Wase Rock Wase Rock. It is notable as one of the few breeding places of the white pelican in Africa. Wase Rock is a dome-shaped rocky inselberg measuring up to 176 metres above the surface of its surroundings.  There are few places like this that bring home how small a person can be in size compared to nature. But as humans, even limited by our stature, we can always conquer all if we are up to it. Proven your mantle and come rock-climbing here! Security/Safety of Wase Rock This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Wase Rock, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camping gear Climbing boots Things to do while at Wase Rock Try these at Wase Rock: Hike to the peak and declare your reign over the mythical bird kingdom Have a picnic Bird-watch Best Features Wase Rock sits as a dome-shaped guard watching over the people of Wase community. This tall spectacle is one of the five breeding places for the White Pelican bird in Africa. It is also one of the five rocky inselbergs in the world.

Eggon hills
Eggon hills

Eggon hills

Nature

Nassarawa

0

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About Eggon hills Eggon hills. Do you know what an inselberg is? Kopjes? A trip to Eggon hills in Nassarawa is sure to change that. With its beautiful scenery and ambience, you are welcome to experience Nassarawa. Security/Safety of Eggon hills This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Eggon hills, here are some helpful things to take along with you: sunscreen climbing gear shorts Things to do while at Eggon hills mountain climbing see the wildlife

Riyom rocks
Riyom rocks

Riyom rocks

Nature

Plateau

0

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About Riyom Rocks Riyom rocks. Riyom rocks is a rock formation located in the Riyom community of Jos. It is a tourist destination where visitors can go rock climbing, observe nature or take pictures of the scenery. Security/Safety of Riyom Rocks This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Riyom rocks, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Climbing gear Camera Shorts Things to do while at Riyom Rocks You can do these at Riyom Rocks : Enjoy the sights Meditation

Biu Plateau
Biu Plateau

Biu Plateau

Nature

Borno

2

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History of Biu Plateau Biu Plateau was discovered 66 million years ago by Natives in the Biu area. Very few people know that Nigeria used to have active volcanoes - and some of the great spewers can still be found, now dormant, in several parts of the country. One of these is the glorious, noble, Biu Plateau. Biu Plateau is a highland that consists of currently extinct volcanoes. Security/Safety of Biu Plateau This is a very safe location. Ensure you visit this plateau with a guide. It might be a bit disconcerting visiting here alone if you're going for the first time. If possible, go as part of a group of people. What To Bring Before heading to Biu Plateau, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Bring a pair of sunglasses A bottle of water in your knapsack will help! As always - come with a good digital camera with good battery life. Come along with someone. The company makes the appreciation of this plateau all the better. Things to do while at Biu Plateau Drink in the sheer beauty of this plateau! This is a really grand stretch of rock to see beyond your line of sight. Take photos. Lots of them. There are different shots I would suggest: try a daytime shot, when the sun is still coming out of the horizon. Take an evening shot, in low light, when the ISO values of your camera permit some really beautiful photos. The Biu P Best Features It is a great place for nature lovers and people who do not fancy the conventional definitions of tourism. It is really 'off the beaten path.' Writer's Review Whenever I visit the Biu Plateau, I always have a lump in my throat from the sheer beauty of nature. As Bukarusman puts it: "One thing I can never have too much of is the sheer pleasure of beholding the Biu landscape, especially the rock formations and the beautiful escarpments arising from the surrounding heights and surfaces of the plateau and plains. The landscape always has something new to offer to the viewer. It is not unusual for one piece of rock to call up different images at different times in the mind of the same onlooker. The landscape has an endless power of providing fresh viewing pleasure. The Biu plateau touches the ground in a rather steep precipitous fashion at the southern end of the "table". Its opposite end evens out less slopingly. The wider ends of the plateau, to the east and west, possess escarpments naturally calibrated in steps. Several feet beneath, as you climb down the steps over the long stretch of land, you emerge into a sub-plateau many miles wide, a western "footstool" to the main Biu plateau. Stretching further along basins and hills, the plateau merges sublimely into the Hawal river, which itself empties into the Gongola and then on to the Benue river, the main tributary of River Niger. Viewed aerially and against the background of the surrounding grandeur of the Adamawa environment and the watery expanse of the river Gongola, Biu lures every visitor with its somewhat Edenic appeal." Most common visitors Expatriates in the north looking for something new, adventurous Nigerians and anyone who is looking for a great story to tell over the holidays. 'Would you look at that beast!' - My tour guide, when we came in view of the plateau.

Kura Falls
Kura Falls

Kura Falls

Nature

Plateau

2

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History of Kura Falls Kura Falls is notable as one of the top tourist destinations in Plateau state. Kura falls is the perfect getaway destination for people seeking solace from urbanization or just looking to appreciate the aesthetics of mother nature. Security/Safety of Kura falls This is a very safe location. don't go to the falls without a guide. What To Bring Before heading to Kura falls, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Shorts A camera with a good battery. Slippers Things to do while at Kura falls Bask in the ambience of the falls. Take photos, selfies. Best Features It is a place to get in touch with nature. Writer's Review To go and reconnect with nature. Most common visitors Adventurers, Fun seekers, Tourists Kura Falls is a must-visit destination when in Plateau- "One-mole Blogspot, 2008".

Shere Hills
Shere Hills

Shere Hills

Nature

Plateau

0

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About Shere Hills Shere Hills is notable as one of Plateau's highest peaks. Shere Hills with one of the highest peaks in Plateau is a popular destination for mountain climbers, adventure seekers, and campers. Security/Safety of Shere Hills This is a very safe location. don't wander off without a guide. What To Bring Before heading to Shere Hills, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A pair of sunglasses A bottle of water will go a long way Sunscreen A camera with a change of batteries Things to do while at Shere Hills Climb to the top of the rock Take panoramic photos of the hills. Picnic; wine and dine with the sound of nature serenading you. Best Features It is a top spot for picnics, camping and rock climbing. Writer's Review To go rock climbing or to appreciate the beautiful scenery Most common visitors Adventurers, Rock climbers, Nature enthusiasts. Shere Hills: Preparing Soldiers, Civilians For Battle- Daily Trust, 2011.

Cave of Ashes Isarun
Cave of Ashes Isarun
2

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History of Cave of Ashes Isarun Cave of Ashes Isarun was discovered in 1922 as a tourist attraction. It was discovered during a hunting expedition. It is notable as one of the key sources of information about the history of West Africa built by Chief Obele. It is called "Iho Eleeru" in Yoruba and its translation is literally Cave of Ashes.  Not many people know that a cave in Ondo played a huge role in the documentation of the archaeological history of West Africa with the discovery of bones of prehistoric man, dated as far back as 9200B.C. The Cave of Ashes is a must-see for tourists, historians and archaeologists. Security/Safety of Cave of Ashes Isarun This is a very safe location but... Do not enter the cave without a guide What To Bring Before heading to Cave of Ashes Isarun, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A pair of climbing shoes Shorts First Aid box Come with someone- the aesthetics will be better appreciated with a friend. Things to do while at Cave of Ashes Isarun Take photos of the Cave; inside and outside. Best Features It is a historic site where the first man on West African soil was discovered. Most common visitors Archaeologists, Historians, Tourists. Engulfed by the Rich Belly of Iho-Eleeru Cave in Ondo State, South-West Nigeria- The title of a post detailing a visit to the cave by Naija Treks in 2012.