Are you planning a trip to Nigeria or are you a Nigerian who is looking to go on a trip to some of the tourist attraction centers in the country? This post would help you know some of the top tourist attraction centers in Nigeria. There are several tourist attractions in Nigeria, each with its own uniqueness, nature, structure and historical background. A visit to one of these will forever leave an unforgettable mark on your memory.
1. The Ibeno Beach
Situated in Akwa Ibom state, The Ibeno Beach is a lookout place for tourists from different part of the world. The beach is stretched to over 245km and believe me, it is a fun place you need to visit.
2. Osun-Osogbo Grove
Osun-Osogbo Grove is a sacred forest along the banks of the Osun river just outside the city of Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. The Osun-Osogbo Grove is among the last of the sacred forests which usually adjoined the edges of most Yoruba cities before extensive urbanization.
The Osun-Osogbo festival is one of the most popular festivals in Nigeria today. This grove is now one of the most visited tourist attractions in Nigeria today.
3. Obudu Mountain Resort
I am pretty sure that you must have heard this name. The Obudu Mountain Resort is one tourist centre that is really everyone’s desire to visit. The Obudu Mountain Resort which was formerly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch, is one of the most beautiful and pleasant tourist centers in Nigeria. It is located on the Obudu Plateau, close to the Cameroon border, in the Northeastern part of Cross Rivers State.
4. Ngwo Pine Forest
Ngwo Pine Forest located in Enugu state is a perfect Tourist centre for you. So are you an adventure seeker, then you need to check out this Tourist centre as you are going to live the rest of your life with some memorable moments spent in this tourist centre.
5. Port Harcourt Tourist Beach
Looking for a beach to have fun and get relaxed? Then search no more as the PortHarcourt Tourist Beach located in PortHarcourt, Rivers State is here to give you full comfort and relaxation that you need. This tourist centre has an artificial sand beach.
6. Gashaki-Gumpti National Park
Located in Taraba State, the Gashaki-Gumpti National Park is the largest and dynamic national park in the country Nigeria. This tourist attraction gives you insight into the archaic times in Nigeria.
7. Alok Ikom Monoliths
Another interesting tourist attraction in Nigeria is the Alok Ikom Monoliths located in Cross River State. It is one of the top best tourist attractions in Nigeria with 300 carved stones standing upright in circles.
8. Awhum Waterfall
Waterfalls centres are a fun place to be and the Awhim waterfall located in Enugu state is one place you need to be. The Awhum Waterfall tourist centre is one among the top 18 tourist attraction that is recommended.
9. Arochukwu Long Juju Slave Route
Arochukwu is the third largest city in Abia state, the South-eastern part of Nigeria. It is believed that the mystic Ibini Ukpabi shrine, the slave routes and other relics of the slave trade era are frequently visited by tourists making it among the top tourist attraction centres in Nigeria.
10. Isaac Boro Garden Park
Located in Port Harcourt, the Isaac Boro Garden Park is a large outdoor park dedicated to the memory of the late military icon, Isaac Boro. The large garden has lots of garden chairs and tree canopies to shade visitors from the sun. The beautiful sculptures of the military men and weapons of warfare provides good vista for sight-seeing as well as picture shots.
The Isaac Boro garden park is a place where peace, beauty, and quietness interacts with the mind. The garden is peaceful, neat and serene. And its location within the metropolis also provides a good avenue for the tourists to take in views and moments of the urban dwellers going about their usual business.
11. The Tinapa Free Zone & Resort
I am sure that this name rings a bell. The Tinapa Resort Tourist attraction centre located in Calabar, Cross River State is among the top 18 tourist attraction in Nigeria.
12. The Emotan Statue
Another best tourist centre in Nigeria is The Emotan Statue located in Benin City opposite the Oba market. This centre is an attraction for tourists from different parts of the world.
13. The Royal Palace of Oba of Benin
Also located in Benin, The Royal Palace of the Oba of Benin is a popular centre and is listed as UNESCO heritage site. Surely, this is a great place to visit.
14. Sukur Cultural Landscape
This tourist centre is gifted with so many things that you can explore. The Sukur Cultural Landscape is situated on top of a mountain.
15. Queen Amina’s Wall
Located in Kaduna State, The Queen Amina’s Wall is one among the top 18 tourist attraction centre in Nigeria. Your journey will not be complete if you visit Nigeria without going to Queen Amina’s Wall.
16. Surame Cultural Landscape
This is another popular tourist centre located in Sokoto and was listed UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007. The Surame Cultural Landscape was created by Muhammadu Kante Sarkin Kebbi in the 16th century.
17. The Giant Footprint of Ukhuse Oke
Located in Owan West local government area in Edo state, The Giant Footprint of Ukhuse Oke is a spot of prehistoric artefacts embedded on flat granite rocks. The site of the footprint of a prehistoric giant is a really good place for every tourist in Nigeria.
18. Ogbunike Caves
Ogbunike caves located in Oyi local government area of Anambra state is a popular tourist attraction centre and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You need to use 317 steps to descend down to the caves. Believe me; you are sure to have a wonderful time of your life in this place.