Places to visit in Nigeria

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Bar Beach, Lagos

Bar Beach, Lagos

ABOUT The Bar Beach is a white sand beach in the Lagos State of Nigeria. It is located at Victoria Island, Lagos. Bar Beach, Lagos has served a variety of purposes in the History of Nigeria. During the military regime in the 1970s and 1980s, the bar beach served as a public execution centre of the Nigerian Army Firing Squad. Convicted persons were led to the beach where they were executed. One of those persons was the famed serial killer, Lawrence Anini. The Bar Beach was very popular in the 70s and 90s as journalists trooped in to capture each dreadful execution event. In 2008, the federal government commenced the construction of a new residential and commercial area on the Bar Beach, known as Eco Atlantic City.    The Eco Atlantic City was built on a 10 million square metres of land retrieved from the sea. In 2016, the Eco Atlantic City was commissioned by the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. However, due to the poor design of the city, it has witnessed several bouts of flooding. The constant flooding of the Eco Atlantic district has lead to the destruction of lives and property which has provoked severe criticism by the inhabitants of the state. SERVICES Currently, the construction of the Eco Atlantic City is on-going at the Bar Beach. There are no picnickers, horse rides or games for fun activities, only a  large perimeter fence spanning the length of the Bar Beach. BEST FEATURES WHO CAN VISIT The Bar Beach is open to everyone ranging from singles to large families or groups. BEST TIME TO VISIT The Bar Beach is closed to leisure seekers as construction activities are still on-going at the site. Also, security personnel guide the guard the entrance and exit points on the perimeter fence to prevent any form of intrusion, or activities which may hinder construction activities at the site. SAFETY The Bar Beach is famed for its occasional flooding which has claimed lives and led to the destruction of property. These are the only perks of visiting this area.

Category : Beach

: Sightseeing, Relaxation, Play, Meet friends, Explore nature, Eat

Yankari National Park

Yankari National Park

ABOUT Yankari National Park is a large wildlife park located in the south-central part of Bauchi State, in northeastern Nigeria. It covers an area of about 2,244 square kilometres (866 sq mi) and is home to several natural warm water springs, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna. Its location in the heartland of the West African savanna makes it a unique way for tourists and holidaymakers to watch wildlife in its natural habitat. Yankari was originally created as a game reserve in 1956, but later designated Nigeria's biggest national park in 1991. It is the most popular destination for tourists in Nigeria and, as such, plays a crucial role in the development and promotion of tourism and ecotourism in Nigeria it is also one of the most popular eco-destinations in West Africa Yankari National Park is an important refuge for over 50 mammal species including African bush elephant, olive baboon, patas monkey, Tantalus monkey, roan antelope, western hartebeest, West African lion, African buffalo, waterbuck, bushbuck and hippopotamus. The lion population is on the verge of extinction. SERVICES There are no services rendered here as the national forest is not properly managed. BEST FEATURES Yankari National park has it beautiful environment full with all kinds of animals around the forest BEST TIME TO VISIT Yankari National park can be visited at any time of the year... WHO CAN VISIT Yankari National park can be visited by Tourist, Historian SAFETY Yankari National park is not safe at night as there are no security agents around the forest and one needs to be extremely careful

Category : Game reserve

: Swim, Sightseeing, See wildlife, Relaxation, Play, Learn, Explore nature

Ikogosi Warm Springs

Ikogosi Warm Springs

About Ikogosi Warm Springs 'You are hot, and you are cold.' Lyrics? No. The Ikogosi warm springs has two streams (hot and cold) flowing side by side, meeting at a confluence each - of which keeps it thermal properties and then flowing out. With its lush vegetations and resorts, it has become a prime tourist destination. Researches indicate that the warm spring has a temperature of 70 degrees celsius at its origin and 37 degreses celsius at its confluence. History of Ikogosi Warm Springs Ikogosi Warm Springs was discovered in 1952. It is notable as a prime tourist destination consisting of two side by side springs (warm and cold). Safety This is a very safe location. Things to Do/What to Bring Relax and be amused by the wonders of nature. Visitors can go along with a keg to the resort to fetch the warm water because of their belief  in the efficacy as an elixir of skin ailment, aches, infertility, arthritis and hypertension. Best Features The hot and cold springs flowing side by side and meeting at a confluence. Most Common Visitors The most common visitors are tourists. Why You Should Visit To enjoy nature and fetch water from the warm spring. Weather at Ikogosi Warm Spring kogosi Warm Spring is located at Ekiti which is in the South-West region of the country. This region experience two seasons which are the rainy and dry season. The rainy season come heavily from the month of May, June, July. While the dry season usually comes between the month of October up until April

Category : Resort

: Relaxation, Meet friends, Learn