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5 places to keep on your radar when visiting in Nigeria

September 14, 2020
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5  places to keep on your radar when visiting in Nigeria

5  places to keep on your radar when visiting in Nigeria

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and true to it, it has a lot to offer in terms of variety, culture, and a stunning landscape. In this post, we analyze which are the best places to visit in Nigeria to get the full impact of this phenomenal country and its friendly yet hospitable people.

Yankari Game Reserve

Yankari Game Reserve, located in savanna woodland around the Gagi River in Bauchi State, is definitely one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria. Yankari Game Reserve is, indeed, the trendiest eco-destination in West Africa. The reserve, which is around 870 square miles, is one of the most famous game reserves in Nigeria with exquisite eco-views. Very many wild animals live here such as baboons, lions, antelopes, elephants, crocodiles, bushbucks, hippopotamuses, monkeys, and many other beautiful animals! Yankari Game Reserve also has very many secluded caves and warm springs such as the Wikki Warm Spring which will leave you elated as you go through it.

Zuma Rock

Zuma Rock (also called the Gateway to Abuja) is located in Niger State along the road from Abuja to Kaduna, is a recognized symbol of Nigeria. It is such a national symbol that it is depicted on the 100 naira banknote.

This eye gem is 725 meters high and over three kilometers in circumference! Superstitious locals say that it is possible to see a human face which holds some mysterious power portrayed in the rock if someone looks closer. Moreover, it can cause disaster if someone starts looking at it with the evil eye. In history, during intertribal wars, the people of Gbagyi used this Rock as a defensive retreat against invading neighboring tribes so it is rich in Nigerian history.

Kamuku National Park

This part of Nigeria is also quite rich in great attractions and Kamuku National Park is definitely among the top in the list. It is found in Bimini Gwari. Stunning savannah forests surround the park covering a territory of more than 1,140 square kilometers. Tourists often come here annually to watch animals interact freely in the wild. As you enjoy, you can take photos of very many species of mammals including antelopes, warthogs, monkeys, baboons, and elephants.

The Obudu Plateau

It is an eye-catching area of natural attractiveness located in southern Nigeria. Being the highest peak in the Cross River State, the Obudu Plateau covers over 40 square miles and towers 1,585 meters about sea level. More than 100 rare African species of birds are found here.

Because of the beautiful view from the Obudu Plateau, breathtaking photos can be taken there. Another beloved attraction is the milk and butter haven of The Obudu Plateau which is the Obudu Cattle Ranch. The top of the p[lateau can be easily accessed using a personal cable car transport. This kind of transportation is also quite an exciting one for explorers.

Kwa Falls

Kwa Falls is one of the most amazing natural attractions in Nigeria. This beautiful scenery is located in Oban Nature Reserve where the narrow canyon branched off the Kwa River. It is a part of the huge Cross River National Park. Kwa Falls and the river itself are mostly known for their deep plunge pool at the bottom, which is enclosed by majestic tropical rain forest. Moreover, there is a unique zoological garden near the Kwa Falls. Kwa Falls is home to plenty of rare African animal species.

There you have it; the perfect itinerary for your Nigerian tour. There is so much that you can do as a Nigerian local and an international tourist to explore this wondrous gem of a country.

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