The Olumo Rock

The Olumo Rock

About The Olumo Rock Derived from the Yoruba word for 'under the rock', this spot has become the word association - at least where tourism is concerned - with the city of Abeokuta, Ogun State. It is one of the most popular attractions in Nigeria. Behind the sheds of the popular itokun market are structures which serves as the habitats of craftsmen and traders. The locals at the olumo rock are very welcoming and make the whole visit all the more exciting by taking tourists through the dyeing process amongst other things.   History of The Olumo Rock During the intertribal wars of the 19th century, the egba people found safety in the olumo rock. The substructure was given a new look in 2006 and some of the things that accompanied the new look of the rock includes; a new restaurant, museum, a water fountain, and the ancient Itoku market where craftsmen and traders go about the daily market activities. Safety This is a very safe location. Things to Do and What to Bring Things to do at the olumo rock include climbing the mountain on a man-made stairs carved into the mountain and rocks. Guests are advised to go along with cameras to take beautiful photos that which will be added to their photo albums and bring back magnificent memories. Also, a water bottle is needed during the climb up the mountain. Best Features The Olumo rock has folklore of the egba people and guests would be taken through it by a guide who is available on site. The rock itself is a sight to behold and the the Ogun river is also a must-see. Best Time to Visit The Olumo Rock The site is always filled with tourists from around the world during the festive periods as a lot of people look forward to being captivated by the folklore of the egba people. Most Common Visitors The most common visitors are tourists from different parts of the world, also, archeologists are seen here. Weather at The Olumo Rock The Olumo Rock is located in the South-West part of Nigeria. This region has just two seasons which are the dry and rainy season.The rainy season comes from the month of May till early August while the dry season comes from the month of October till April. Usually, between the month of December and February Harmattan comes along. 

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Zuma Rock

Zuma Rock

About Zuma Rock The quickest way to see this grand monolith is by looking at the 100 naira note. It should inspire you enough to want to see the real thing. Welcome to Abuja! Zuma rock was a safe haven for the Gbagyi during the intertribal wars when they were encroached upon by neighbouring tribes. Zuma rock rises 725 metres (2,379 ft) above its surroundings. It is sometimes called the "Gateway to Abuja". Safety This is a very safe place to be. Things to Do/ What to Bring It is a great environment to have a picnic and also for relaxation. Guests are advised to go with a camera and a picnic box. Best Features There is a natural shape in the rock that depicts a human face with eyes, a nose and mouth. The top of the rock catches fire when it rains.  Best Time to Visit Zuma Rock The best time to visit Zuma rock is during the weekends when there a lot of people visiting to have a nice time. Most Common Visitors The most common visitors are tourist, people who just want to have a good time and archeologists. Why You should Visit To be taken aback by the top of the rock when it rains and also see the face on the rock.

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Idanre Hills

Idanre Hills

Located in the quiet town of Idanre local government is Idanre hills which paint the landscape with its beauty. It is a cultural, economical and lifestyle lodestone to its community. You are welcome to climb if you dare.

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Oguta lake holiday complex

Oguta lake holiday complex

Oguta lake with its clear blue color, 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.

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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.

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Ezeagu tourist complex

Ezeagu tourist complex

Waterfall, beautiful foilage, lake,spring, caves and tunnels are some of the features that sets out Ezeagu tourist complex as a premium tourist destination. Take a thirty minutes drive from the city to come see the Ezeagu waterfall known as Ogbagada which is believed to have curative effects and is also said to signal the beginning of harmattan.

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Wase Rock

Wase Rock

There are few places like this that bring home how small one is 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!

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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.

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Riyom rocks

Riyom rocks

Riyom rock 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.

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Biu Plateau

Biu Plateau

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.

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Kura falls

Kura falls

Kura falls is the perfect get away destination for people seeking solace from urbanization or just looking to appreciate the aesthetics of mother nature.

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Shere Hills

Shere Hills

Shere Hills with one of the highest peaks in Plateau is a popular destination for mountain climbers, adventure seekers, and campers.

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Cave of Ashes Isarun

Cave of Ashes Isarun

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 pre historic man dated as far back as 9200B.C. The Cave of Ashes is a must see for tourists, historians and archaeologists.

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Ebomi lake

Ebomi lake

The Ebomi Lake also known as the bottomless lake is an ideal destination for tourists, photographers and nature lovers with its beautiful scenery and range of available wild life.

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Imoleboja Rock shelter

Imoleboja Rock shelter

Lover of nature and picnics? The Rock shelter is an ideal place for picnics, and birdwatching with the elevation and serenity it affords. Tourists and nature lovers are welcome. Trivial: Imoleboja means 'God has built us a house'.

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