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Saturday, March 12, 2022

Some Tourist Attractions in Nigeria

All over the world, tourism is a very lucrative business as it provides revenue not just for the government but also serves as employment opportunities to citizens around these tourist sites to get to make a living for themselves. Also, the travelers or the tourists are educated as well as it is said, traveling is a part of education and St Augustine captures it succinctly, “The world is a book and those who don’t travel read only a page.  However, this write-up is not about the gains or benefits of traveling but to show some of the tourist attractions Nigeria is blessed with.
As we may already know, Nigeria is a very big country.  A country that boasts of 36 states plus the federal capital territory. In each of these 36 states, there are some tourist attraction in Nigeria for any fun seeker to explore. Here they are.

1. Lekki Conservation Center. This is located on the Island in Lagos State. The conservation center is for tourists or anyone who loves nature. The environment is serene and quiet. The place is organized. At this place, you can play chess and go sightseeing as the center is very big. It is even a nice place for a picnic or a family quiet time too. Also, the center boasts of having the longest canopy walk in Africa. 

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It has six towers that rise over 22 feet each. The treetop walk is about 1,315 feet long (more than three and a half football fields). It is a worthwhile experience going for this canopy walk. The gate fee to access the center is a thousand naira for adults and N500 for kids. To access the canopy walk, you have to pay a thousand naira. The center is opened in the morning around 8:30 am and closes by 4:30 pm


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2. Lufasi park. This is an ideal place for lovers of nature. Lufasi Park is located in Lagos in the Lekki-Epe axis of the state. It is an acronym for Lekki Urban Forestry and Animal Shelter Initiative

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Things to do in the park include, bonding with your ones, having a quiet and peaceful time just observing the environment, seeing the numerous animals in the park, and of course taking beautiful pictures of yourself while enjoying nature. The gate fee for accessing the park is a thousand naira for adults and N500 for kids. The opening hours of the park are 9 am till 6 pm.

3. Omu Resort. This is also located in Lagos in Ibeju Lekki. If you are looking for a place to have all shades of fun then the resort is your best bet as it offers a variety of social activities from quad biking, mini-golfing, archery, horse riding, kayaking, swimming, and many others. You can also see the museum and visit the zoo all in Omu resort.
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  The resort opens from 9 am until 6 pm Mondays to Saturdays. On Sundays, the resort opens from 12 noon until 6 pm. The price for accessing Omu resort is N3000 but this price only allows you certain games or access certain facilities. To be able to access everything in the facility, you will pay N5000.

4. National War Museum. This is located in Abia State, Umuahia. It has relics of war equipment and also shows pictures of the Biafran war. 
As we said earlier, traveling is a part of learning, and tourists interested in this location will learn a thing or two about the Nigerian civil war and also learn about some military relics and their uses.

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5. Obudu Mountain Resort. This is located in Obudu local in Cross River State. This resort also known as Obudu Cattle Ranch is located in the highlands.

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A tourist that wants to experience rich vegetation and a serene view should visit Obudu Cattle Ranch. Things to do in the ranch include swimming, going on a canopy walk, praying in the holy mountain, viewing the Cameroon border, and many others. And visiting the facility is not free. You have to pay to access any of these places as every particular area in the ranch have their own price.

6. The Azumini Blue River. This river is touted as “The Blue River” because of its unique blue nature.

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It is located in Abia State. Precisely the boundary between Abia State and Akwa Ibom State.  The river is surrounded by beauty and nature. The river shows it a wild side when it gets to its majestic rapid. Tourists are attracted to the river because of its pleasantness and its crystal-clear nature.

7. Ancient Kano City Wall. This is a 14km radius earth structure. 14km radius earth structure. Kano City Wall is an archaeological beauty and it is a must-see if you find yourself in Kano. 
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The construction of the wall was laid by Sakri Gijimasu and was completed during the middle of the 14th Century when Zamnagawa was reigning. The gates of the wall are also as old as the walls.If a tourist should find himself in Kano, the tourist can also pay a visit to Kurmi market, the largest and oldest local market in Africa. You can also visit the palace of the Emir.
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8. Lord Lugard house. This is located at Ikot Abasi local government Area of Akwa Ibom State and it is also known as the Amalgamation House as Lord Lugard was the one who amalgamated the southern and western part of Nigeria. His wife, Flora Shaw, was the one who gave Nigeria the name “Nigeria” because of the River Niger

It used to be the home of Nigeria’s first British colonial master, Lugard Lugard. According to historians, Lord Lugard began staying in Ikot Abasi around 1912 and he built some structures which have now become historical sites. This location has been existing for over 90 years and it is surprising that the structure is yet to show signs of dilapidation. If you find yourself in Lugard’s House, you will be awed by simple technology. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a nice delicacy if you find yourself in that axis of Nigeria.

9. Kajuru Castle. This is located in Kajuru local government in Kaduna State and it is an exclusive and luxurious location. The castle was built using the early medieval approach. The mind-blowing architectural masterpiece is a sight to behold. The caste is styled using a European and visibly German approach. Only 12 persons can make use of the castle or 5 couples at a time.

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There are beautiful peacocks around, the environment serene and there is a swimming pool. The castle even has a rooftop that can seat at least 10 guests. There is also a garden where the tourist can relax.


No doubt, Nigeria is blessed with so many tourist sites, from the north to the south and to the east and west. They are in abundance. There is the Osun-Oshogbo sacred grove, Idanre hills, Olumo rock, Erin Ijesha Waterfall etc. Anywhere, you choose to go, just go and have fun. Ciao.

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