Top 5 tourist destinations in Nigeria
Tourism is the art of visiting a site usually away from home. In Nigeria, tourism recently started to take a new form as many tourist destinations are being developed to suit international standard.
In this article we will enumerate and showcase the top 5 tourist destinations in Nigeria.
- Obudu Mountain Resort
Obudu Mountain Resort (formerly known as the Obudu Cattle Ranch) is a ranch and resort on the Obudu Plateau in Cross River State, Nigeria. The resort is found on the Obudu Plateau, close to the Cameroon border in the northeastern part of Cross River State.[source]
The resort features a cable car that gives visitors a scenic view of the resort, Water Park, world class restaurant and bar, swimming pool, lawn tennis court, a football pitch, a basket ball court, a well equipped fitness centre, hot tub/Jacuzzi and a well equipped fitness centre.
Obudu Mountain Resort cattle ranch is the hotspot for tourists within and outside Nigeria.
- Yankari National Park, Bauchi State Nigeria
The Yankari park is the ideal destination for nature and wildlife lovers.
Yankari National Park is a large wildlife park located in the south-central part of Bauchi State, in northeastern Nigeria. Its location in the heartland of the West African savanna makes it a unique way for tourists and holidaymakers to watch wildlife in its natural habitat.
Yankari national park features over 50 species of mammal including African bush elephant, olive baboon, patas monkey, Tantalus monkey, roan antelope, western hartebeest, West African lion, African buffalo, waterbuck, bushbuck and hippopotamus.
Yankari Game Reserve has four warm water springs and a cool spring; The Wikki Warm Spring, Dimmil, Gwan, and Nawulgo springs. Tungan Naliki, is a pristine cool spring in the park.
- Tinapa Business Resort Cross River State Nigeria
Tinapa is a perfect blend of business and fun located in the north of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. The architectural masterpiece is associated with the Calabar Free Trade Zone and it is well equipped with facilities for retail and wholesale activities as well as leisure and entertainment.
Tinapa features entertainment facilities such as a water park, wave pool, standing wave surfing, casino, digital cinema, children’s arcade, restaurants, a mini amphitheater, a night club and pubs.
- La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort
La Campagne Tropicana Beach is regarded as one of the best beach resorts in Nigeria. The resort lies on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean along Lekki- Epe Express-way, Lagos state.
The beach combines its quintessential African themed hospitality with modern luxury to give a perfect experience to its visitors. The beach resort is a favorite of a host of dignitaries including ex-presidents, ministers and monarchs.
La Campagne Tropicana features 29 chalets, luxury tents, bars, gym, water sports (quad biking), a private swimming pool and the perfect beach for picnics.
- Idanre Hill
The hill of Idanre is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Nigeria. Located in Idanre town in Ondo State, Nigeria, the hill is 3000 ft above sea level and houses a unique ecosystem upon which the cultural landscape has integrated.
It features cultural sites such as “Owa’s Palace, Shrines, Old Court, Belfry, Agbooogun footprint, thunder water (Omi Apaara) and burial mounds and grounds”.
Idanre hill has been enlisted on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list.