Nigeria has a plethora of tourist centers with amazing views capable of leaving anyone in awe. Most of these centers have an amazing African history behind them interesting enough to capture international attention. This post, however, will showcase the 5 most popular and best tourist centers in the country. So, Whether you are coming to Nigeria on a vacation/excursion/tourist visit or you are in Nigeria and need a place to hang out, sightsee, socialize, learn and have fun; some (or all) of these centers are a must visit!
Olumo Rock- Ogun State
Located in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Olumo rock is otherwise known as the “fortress of Abeokuta”. At Olumo Rock, you would be treated to attractions like natural tunnels, unusual trees, natural cantilevers, gardens on the rock, broken pathways, monuments of the belief system of the rock’s primeval settlers. Any visit to Abeokuta will be incomplete without making a stop at the infamous Olumo Rock
Yankari Game Reserve- Bauchi State
At the reserve, get ready to experience nature in the country’s biggest wildlife retreat. There are so many captivating activities you can participate in. Marvel at the largest herd of elephants in the country, embark on a guided safari tour and explore the tropical forests. You don’t want to miss the sight of different varieties of animal species including the olive baboon, patas monkey, roan antelope, western hartebeest, living in their natural habitats. Amazing isn’t it?
After your day at the reserve, exploring the marvel of wildlife, head over to the Wikki Warm Spring. Your visit to the Yankari Game Reserve is incomplete if you don’t experience the warmth of this spring.
Obudu Cattle Ranch- Cross River State
Obudu Mountain Resort, formerly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch, is one of the most beautiful and pleasant must visit tourist center destinations in Nigeria. it is located on the Obudu Plateau, close to the Cameroon border, in the Northeastern part of Cross Rivers State. This resort center has grown to become a major destination choice for tourists. The rooms in Obudu Mountain Resort are made up of chalets, standard room, executive room, huts to presidential suites.
New Afrika Shrine- Lagos State
You can’t mention the names of tourist attractions in Nigeria without mentioning the New Afrika Shrine. Fela Shrine a.k.a The New Afrika Shrine is the place to be if you are thinking of taking your nightlife to a whole new level. the sight is off the chart, the ambiance is relaxing and beautiful, the palm wine and inspirational story-telling lyrics provide a great way to relax while admiring the beauty of the African culture.
The New Afrika Shrine, an open-air entertainment center located in Ikeja, Lagos State. It serves as the host location of the annual Felabration music festival. Currently managed by Femi Kuti and Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti. Serves as a replacement of the old Afrika Shrine created in 1970 by Fela Kuti until it was burnt down in 1977. The New Afrika Shrine showcases photo galleries of Fela and musical performances by Femi Kuti and Seun Kuti. It is definitely a must visit!
Zuma Rock- Abuja
The Rock is one of the top tourist attractions in the Country. Zuma Rock is located in Madalla, Niger State, to the North of Abuja. It was once described as the “unquestionable watchman of the F.C.T”. The other mountains in and around it stay a considerable distance from it, which the Zuba people see as “a form of respect being paid by the other mountains to Zuma Rock for its royal presence in the locality”.
Zuma Rock is a must visit especially between April and October, which marks the rainy season in central Nigeria where the rock is situated, as it would afford you the opportunity of seeing the much talked Zuma Rock Fire, as the apex of the Zuma Rock catches fire under heavy rainfall. Over time, this has remained one of the wonders of the Zuma Rock.