Places to visit in Nigeria

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Megan Fowler Bridge

Megan Fowler Bridge

The Chad Basin National Park

The Chad Basin National Park

About Chad Basin National Park Famous among the farmers, fishermen and herdsmen in the area, the Chad Basin national park spans a total area of 2,258km2. It is a combination of the following reserves: the Chingurmi-Dugoma Game Reserve, Gorgoram and Zurgun Baneri Forest Reserves, and Bulature Oasis. Some of the animals seen in chad basin national park include; the resident black crowned crane (Balearica pavonina) which is in plentiful but is considered vulnerable. The helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris) is also plentiful. Demoiselle cranes (Grus virgo) visit in the winter, as well as large numbers of white storks (Ciconia ciconia). Safety This is a very safe location but guests are advised not to feed the animals alone. Things to Do/What to Bring Enjoy the tropical sun and the spectacular view of the animals moving about freely in the park. Cameras and a picnic set can be taken along to the park. Best features Variety of wildlife on show which makes for a spectacular viewing. Most Common Visitors Tourists, Fun seekers, Nature enthusiasts, researchers. Why You Should Visit Its closeness to nature, the relaxing ambience.

Category: Resort
Tags: Drink, Eat, Explore nature, Meet friends, Play, Relaxation
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. 

Category: Nature
Tags: Explore nature, Learn, Sightseeing
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.

Category: Nature
Tags: Explore nature, Learn, Sightseeing
Cross River National Park

Cross River National Park

The result of four former forest reserves, the Cross River National Park is made of two parts: the Oban and the Okwangwo. You might have recognized the name from its affiliations with the prized gorillas. Visitors are welcome, we hear.

Category: Park
Tags: Drink, Eat, Explore nature, Play, Relaxation, Sightseeing
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
Tags: Eat, Explore nature, Meet friends, Play, Relaxation, Sightseeing
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
Tags: Explore nature, Learn, Play, Relaxation, See wildlife, Sightseeing, Swim

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Aso Rock

Aso Rock

ABOUT Aso Rock is a large outcrop of granitic rock located on the outskirts of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The Aso Rock is a 400-metre (1,300 ft) prominent monolith with a peak height of 936-metre (3,071 ft) above sea level. It is one of the city's most noticeable features. The Nigerian Presidential Complex, Nigerian National Assembly, and Nigerian Supreme Court are located around it. Much of the city extends to the south of the rock. "Aso" means victorious in the native language of the Asokoro ("the people of victory") ethnic group. Aso Rock was the site of the 2003 Aso Rock Declaration, issued by Heads of Government of the Commonwealth during the CHOGM held in Abuja. It reaffirmed the Commonwealth's principles as detailed under the Harare Declaration, but set the 'promotion of democracy and development' as the organisation's priorities SERVICES Aso Rock, Abuja, you could attend an official function or ceremony,work or sight see. BEST FEATURES Aso Rock, Abuja has a cool beautiful environment and security is taken very seriously as well BEST TIME TO VISIT The official time to visit Aso Rock, Abuja is from Monday to Friday (8am - 4pm) and any other time fixed by President WHO CAN VISIT Common visitors include government officials and authorized personnel SAFETY Aso Rock, Abuja is a very safe place to Visit

Category: Monument
Tags: Explore nature, Sightseeing, Work
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
Tags: Learn, Meet friends, Relaxation
Erin Ijesha Waterfalls

Erin Ijesha Waterfalls

Upon the dip of an enormous cleft plummets a clear river with seven levels. Erin Ijesha waterfall located in Osun state is renowned for its ambience and beautiful scenery. Everyone is welcome to splash around.

Category: Waterfall
Tags: Explore nature, Meet friends, Relaxation, Sightseeing, Swim
Agbokim Waterfalls

Agbokim Waterfalls

Agbokim waterfall is a seven faced wonder consisting of seven streams cascading over steep cliffs, with its lush vegetation and picturesque scenery, it is ideal for picnics, bird watching and meditation.

Category: Waterfall
Tags: Explore nature, Meet friends, Relaxation, Sightseeing, Swim
Mambilla Plateau

Mambilla Plateau

Mambilla plateau is home to Nigeria and West Africa's only highland tea plantations. Located in the serene state of Taraba, Mambilla plateau is a haven for mountain climbers, nature lovers, picnic lovers or adventure seekers. Its cool ambience and beautiful scenery serve to welcome interested visitors.

Category: Resort
Tags: Meet friends, Relaxation
Owu Waterfalls

Owu Waterfalls

Owu waterfall is the highest and most spectacular natural waterfall in West Africa. With its Ambience, cool environs and lush tributes to nature, everyone is invited for a dip.

Category: Waterfall
Tags: Explore nature, Meet friends, Relaxation, Sightseeing, Swim
La Campagne Tropicana Beach

La Campagne Tropicana Beach

Located away from the stress of Lagos, La campagne Tropicana beach invites visitors to come enjoy the ambience of the Atlantic ocean or the relaxing waters of the fresh lake while unwinding from the stress of Lagos.

Category: Beach
Tags: Eat, Explore nature, Meet friends, Play, Relaxation, Sightseeing

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