14 Most Amazing & Beautiful Tourist Attractions in Nigeria
Aside from the oil industry, Nollywood sector and the music industry, the tourism sector is another industry that has increased the GDP of Nigeria, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
In 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), reportedly said that Nigeria’s tourism sector accounted for 34 per cent of the country’s GDP and about 20 per cent of the nation’s employment creation.
Tourism is the key growth of any country, and aside from the beauty of Nigeria as a nation, here are amazing places in Nigeria you won’t believe exist in Nigeria.
In this post, I’m going to share with you 14 Most Amazing & Beautiful Tourist Attractions in Nigeria, You Won’t Believe These Places Exist in Nigeria.
Obudu Mountains, Cross River
This mountain range located in Cross River is home to the Obudu Cattle Ranch and Obudu Mountain Resort. It covers a wide expanse of land and is one of the top tourist destinations in Nigeria. It is a six-hour drive from Calabar, Cross Rivers capital.
Kajuru Castle, Kaduna
Kajuru Castle is a medieval-style castle located in Kaduna State. The castle was built by a German expatriate and was completed in 1989 taking over 8 years to build. It is a 45-minute drive from Kaduna and currently serves as a resort for tourists.
Owu Waterfall, Kwara
Located in Kwara State, Owu Waterfall is one of the tallest waterfalls in West Africa at a height of 120 meters with a 330 feet drop into an ice-cold pool below. It is one of Nigeria’s natural wonders as its existence is said to be untraceable.
National Mosque, Abuja
The National Mosque is located in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. The mosque was built in 1984 under the administration of then-president, Shehu Shagari. The mosque consists of two domes and four minarets and is open to all members of the public.
The First Storey Building, Badagry
This historic attraction was completed in 1842 by the Church Missionary Society. The building would later become occupied by its first African bishop, Samuel Ajayi Crowther who is most popularly known for translating the bible into Yoruba.
Sumu Wildlife Park, Bauchi
Gashaka Gumti National Park, Taraba
Agbokim Waterfalls, Cross River
Agbokim Waterfall is located in Ikom, Cross River. The waterfall consists of 7 streams that cascade into a pool below. It is surrounded by lush greenery and is a major hiking destination in Cross River state located 315 km from Calabar.
Zuma Rock, Niger
Zuma Rock is a large monolith and is one of the most notable tourist attractions in Nigeria. It is located in Suleja, Niger State and is about 30 minutes from Nigeria’s capital Abuja. It is referred to as the gateway to Abuja and stands at about 300 meters.
Lekki Conservation Center, Lagos
The centre is a 190-acre conservation area in Lekki, Lagos. It was established in 1990 by Chevron for the Nigerian Conservation Foundation. It consists of various animal and plant species and is also home to the famous Lagos Canopy Walkway.
Ngwo Pine Forest, Enugu
Ngwo Pine Forest is a pine forest located in Enugu along the Old Enugu-Onitsha Road. It is a scenic hiking destination and it is also home to the famous Awhum waterfall and limestone caves.
Wikki Warm Springs, Bauchi
These warm springs are located within the Yankari National Park and Game Reserve in Bauchi State. The spring is a result of geothermal activity within the park and maintains a constant temperature of 32 degrees making it perfect for swimming.
Tulo-Tulo Oasis, Yobe
This desert oasis is located in the Yusufari desert in Yobe State and is one of Nigeria’s undiscovered gems. It is home to the Kanuri speaking people and has historically served as a stop camel caravans carrying Potash which is also known as black salt.
Ibom Golf Resort, Akwa Ibom
The Ibom Golf Resort is located in Uyo, Akwa Ibom and is the top resort destination in Nigeria. The resort is home to one of West Africa’s best golf courses. The resort also serves as a popular conference destination in Nigeria.
Gurara Falls, Niger
This waterfall is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria and is the most popular waterfall attraction in the country. It is located in Niger State for about two hours from Abuja. It is 30 ft in height and about 200 meters wide.
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