Tourist Attractions In Nigeria (Part 2)
There are countless interesting places to visit in Nigeria. The country is famous for its people, tourist attractions, historic buildings and monuments. Here is the concluding part of tourist sights and attractions elected for their mass popularity, historical importance, and complete aesthetic appeal. Incase you missed part one, click here
The Ibeno Beach
Ibeno is located in the south east of Nigeria and is a Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. It is a beautiful sand beach, which stretches to James Town on the Atlantic, providing recreational facilities for water sporting.
Ngwo Pine Forest
This Mother nature consist of large cluster of trees at the beautiful Ngwo Pine Forest, sharp twists and turns along the stone-paved track, as the route slants downward. The valley floor is tiled by a gently flowing stream of limpid spring waters. A barefooted trek upstream in the water leads into a dark cleft at the end of the valley.
Location: Enugu State
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Kainji National Park
It is one of Nigeria’s largest wildlife parks, located in Kainji, Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State, North Central Nigeria. The Kainji Lake National Park comprises the Kainji Lake and the Borgu and Zugurma Game Reserves. It was established in 1979 and covers an area of nearly 5,400 square kilometres. The park is managed by the Nigerian National Park Service, assisted by the Niger State Tourism Board and Borgu Emirate.
Location: Niger State
Port Harcourt Tourist Beach
This picturesque spot is on an artificial sand beach. There are bush-bar restaurants here which serve bush meat, palm wine and local dishes which include sea food with entertainment. Museum, games room and wildlife display are some of the side attractions at the beach. It is located at Kolabi creek east of the old township.
Location: Port Harcourt
Isaac Boro Garden Park
The Isaac Boro Park is a leisure centre located opposite Mile One Bridge in Port Harcourt, Rivers Sate. It was established in the 1970s to satisfy the desires of fun seekers within and outside the state. The park is one of the foremost relaxation centres for lovers, families, students, the young and old. There are recreational facilities at the park to ensure that those who visit it have a memorable experience. Its open field covered with lush green grass is one of its major attractions.
Location: Port Harcourt
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The Osun Sacred Grove is the largest and represents Yoruba sacred groves. It reflects on Yoruba cosmology. The Osun Sacred Grove islocated on the outskirts of the city of Osogbo and remains one of the last remnants of primary high forest in southern Nigeria. It is regarded as the abode of the goddess of fertility Osun, one of the pantheon of Yoruba gods, the landscape of the grove and its meandering river is dotted with sanctuaries and shrines, sculptures and art works in honour of Osun and other deities.
Queen Amina’s Wall
Queen Amina used her military prowess to expand the territory of Zazzua to the mouth of the Niger in the south and including Kano and Katsina in the north. These military conquests led to great wealth, both because they opened more trading routes, and because had to pay tribute. Mud walls around cities became known as “Amina’s walls” because Amina is said to have build such walls around her military camps. These walls sevred as tribute to conquered territories.This wall still stands majestically in the modern city of Zaria.
Location: Kaduna State
Yankari National Park
Yankari National Park is a large wildlife park located in the south-central part of Bauchi State, in northeastern Nigeria. It is revered to as the Best Park in Nigeria for spotting wildlife and birdwatching.
Location: Bauchi State
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Idanre Hill is one of the most awesome and beautiful natural landscapes in Nigeria. For a first time visitor, the visibly striking features of the range of mountains with several peaks along the undulating expanse set the stage for an excellent experience with nature. In addition to Idanre Hill beauty which fires human curiosity is the fact that the entire people of Idanre lived on these boulders for almost a millennium.
Location: Ondo State
Millennium Park Abuja is the largest of the green areas and parks in Abuja covering a land area of about 32 hectares. It is located in the Maitama district of the federal capital territory. The Millennium park was commissioned in December 2003 by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
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