Tourist Attractions In Nigeria (Part 1)
No matter how much bad people talk about Nigeria, believe it or not the good outweighs the bad! I am proudly Nigerian. My country is so blessed with diverse culture and tradition, filled with talents, natural resources and so much more. There are so many enchanting tourist destinations cut across all States in Nigeria, from the River Deltas to the Yoruba kingdoms, to the Ibo’s stunning environments and many simply pure sceneries.
Check out some interesting picks from Travel start Blog and Bellafricana Digest (AMAZING DESTINATIONS TO VISIT);
Obudu Mountain Resort
Above the sea level on the Oshie Ridge of the famous Sankwala Mountains sits majestically the Obudu Mountain Resort. The temperate climate, breathtaking views, idyllic tranquility and beautiful scenery has made this resort one of the famous tourists’ sites in Nigeria.
Location: Obudu, Cross River State
Awhum formed from massive outcrop of granite rock with water cascading over the top forming a stream can be found at Amaugwe village of Awhum town in Udi Local Government Area. The waterfall forms beautiful scenery where water cascades over its top forming a stream, which has become a religious tourist site. It is close to the Awhum Monastery.
Location: Awhum, Enugu State
The Giant Footprint of Ukhuse Oke
In a sacred grove where prehistory meets the modern, between a village called Ukhuse-oke and Ukhuseosi lies this distinct footprints of a prehistoric giant that are embedded permanently on flat granite rocks.
Location: Owan, Edo State
Gashaki-Gumpti National Park
A national park that offers a fascinating insight into life in medieval times in Nigeria is the Gashaki-Gumpti National Park. It is located within the Chappal Wadi, Mountain, Chappal Hendu and the Mountain of Wind. It is Nigeria’s largest and most diverse National Park.
Location: Gashaki-Gumpti, Taraba State
Alok Ikom Monolith
Alok Ikom Monoliths are 300 group of carved stones which stands upright in circles located in Cross River State. These group of stones , face each others in groups with images and texts (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and they in the form of a phallus.
Sukur Cultural Landscape
Located in Madageli, Adamawa State. Madageli- is the home of the Sukur cultural landscape is populated with traditional cemeteries and ritual terraced areas. Blessed with lush avifauna and situated on top of the Mandara Mountains. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Abuja Arts And Crafts Village
Abuja Arts and Craft Village is situated behind Silverbird Cinema, in the Central Business District. The shops are built with red clay and thatched roofs. There you will find various hand crafted products.
Surame Cultural Landscape
Surame is a well organized ancient settlement found in Sokoto State. This kingdom existed around the 15th and 16th centuries with some traces of human settlement in the form of Hausa foundations, Grates, Baobab tree, trench and ditches. It is among the World heritage site.
Ikogosi Warm springs
Ikogosi is where warm and cold water discharging from different sources flowing separately to join in a pool but each retaining its thermal identity. The resort is located on the outskirts of Ikogosi-Ekiti It is situated in a valley and from the surrounding hills rises the warm spring.
Location: Ikogosi, Ekiti State