Places You Can Visit In Nigeria

Many people including you (I guess) have been asking to know what places you can visit In Nigeria either for the holiday or just for sightseeing. Well, the answer is here! As this content will take you through the highlight, I will need you to first ask yourself: Why Nigeria?

Without further ado, Nigeria is one of the most interesting part of the world where many tourists would like to visit. Apart from the fact that it is known as the giant of Africa in the political sense of the moniker, the green country is a place of fun and entertainment. Little wonder it is winning in almost every department of human activity both here in the continent of Africa and the world.

Nigeria is located in the western coast of Africa, known as giant of Africa, it is the  seventh most populous country in the world, with rich diversity of ethnic groups and languages.  Nigeria film industry known as Nollywood is the second world largest producer.

Geographically and in terms of resources, Nigeria has so much beautiful landscape, wildlife reserve, waterfalls, delicious local dishes across the ethnic groups, jaw-dropping scenery.

The people of the country are one of the most hospitable people in Africa. For tourists Nigeria have captivating and welcoming destinations with natural wonders and artistic treasure which spread across the 36 states of the federation. Well, the long list of the benefits you get to enjoy when you choose Nigeria as the place for your sightseeing purposes finally brings us to letting you know that there are numerous places you can visit in Nigeria, few of which include:

1. Obudu Mountain Resort

Places You Can Visit In Nigeria

Located in deep rainforest of cross river state , about 45 miles to the border of Cameroon. Formerly known as Obudu cattle ranch. developed in 1951 by M. McCaughey a Scottish who first explore it in 1949  it has attractive landscape, rich natural vegetation, semi- temperate climate and picturesque view where you can explore, relax, enjoy serene nature. It’s an amazing place to see.

2. Ngwo Pine Forest

Located in Old Enugu-Onitsha Rd, Ngwo-Asaa, a south-eastern state in Nigeria, Clusters of towering pine trees planted over 50 years  to prevent erosion, it helps the atmosphere and prevent water log. It has lush vegetation, and the soothing ambiance.

A pool is formed at the base of the limestone caves through the natural pristine waterfall. You can enjoy Picnic and party with families and friends while you relate with nature. Check weather forecast before visiting for pleasant adventure.

 3. Ibeno Beach

Ibeno beach is located in Ibeno, a local government area of Akwa Ibom State in southeastern Nigeria. It is one of the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean along the shorelines of Ibeno. It is the longest sand beach in West Africa with an amazing view of crystal clear waters and beautiful sandy coastline which stretches for about 30 kilometres from Ibeno to James Town along the Atlantic coastline of Akwa Ibom State flank with array  palm trees casting beautiful shadows on the seashore creating shelter from sunray for relaxation.

At low tide, the waters can move back as far as 100 metres from the beach and can reach  altitude of 30 metres above sea level before it recede. water sporting, beach soccer, horse ridding and general boating are common activities here

3. Alok Ikom Monoliths

Is a series of volcanic-stone sculpture from the area of Ikom, Cross River State, Nigeria. Distrusted within seven clan in calabar state:  Abanyom, Akaju, Akpanobong, Nde, Nnam in the Ejagham tribe, Nselle, and Nta and can be found over 32 sites. The stone monoliths of Alok Ikom bear a form of writing and a complex system of codified information. Over 300 in numbers many of which are in circle facing each other.

Although they seem to share the same general features, each stone, is unique from every other stone in its design and execution. The common features of the monoliths are that they are hewn ranging from about three feet in height to about five and half feet and are decorated with carvings of geometric(some represent tribal marks) and  human features, notably two eyes, an open mouth, arms, breast, beard, a head crowned with rings, a stylized pointed beard, an elaborately marked navel, two decorative hands with five fingers, a nose, various shape of facial marks.

The Ikom monoliths with their geometric inscriptions could be compared to the rock Arts of Tanzania.  Some researchers and linguist believes that it might be a form of writing and visual communication.

4. The Royal Palace Of Oba Of Benin

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The palace, built by Oba Ewedo in 1255–1280 is located at the heart of ancient City of Benin. It was rebuilt by Oba Eweka II 1914–1932 after the original building was destroyed during the 1897 war with the British. The palace was declared by UNESCO Listed Heritage Site in 1999. Most of the visitors to the palace are curators, archaeologists or historians.

5. Ancient Kano City Walls

There were ancient defensive walls built to protect the people of the ancient city of Kano. The wall was initially built from 1095 through 1134 and completed in the middle of the 14th century. The Ancient Kano City Walls were described as “the most impressive monument in West Africa” The Ancient Kano City Walls originally had an estimated height of 30 to 50 ft and about 40 ft thick at the base with 15 gates around it.

This impressive work of military engineering was then some 11 or 12 miles in length, 40 feet thick at the base and varying from 30 to 50 feet in height.

A broad rampart walk ran behind the 4-foot thick loop-holed crest of the wall which was pierced by 13 gates, the whole further strengthened by a deep ditch Frederick Lugard, the Protectorate of Northern Nigeria’s High Commissioner, noted that it was incredible and beyond reasonable doubt to see a structure like that anywhere in Africa, as it was way ahead of what was imagined by their fellow officers in Europe.

Dala Hill is an archaeological site of an ancient settlement dating back to the 10th century AD. Kurmi Market is one of the oldest and largest local market in Africa. It used to serve as an international market where North African and some European goods were exchanged for domestic goods through trans-Saharan trade.

6. Millennium Park

The Millennium Park was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II on 4 December 2003. It’s the largest public park in Abuja with serene environment where you can  savior freedom that nature offer, have your picnic, it has nice walk way and fountains

7. The Ancient Nok Settlement

The little settlement called Nok village is located in Jaba Local government down in the southern part of Kaduna State, up in northern Nigeria, which frequently attracts visitors. Antiquities from Nok adorn great museums and galleries across the globe in different parts of the world.

But despite the coveted place of Nok history in world culture of first African civilization, the little village in whose honour the famed artifacts are named remain a rustic hamlet to this day. terracotta sculptures were first discovered in 1928.

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