Six Must-See Places in Nigeria
With its multiplicity of ethnic tribes and languages, Nigeria is one of the most culturally-rich countries in Africa. Bordered by Chad and the Niger republics, Nigeria offers visitors and travellers alike, many diverse attractions nestled amongst the most natural of settings. So if you are looking to experience some of the best, here is an overview:
Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort, Akwa Ibom State
Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort is situated amidst rich palm forest vegetation on 174 hectares of land in Uyo. The resort holds a magnificent hotel with 163 rooms, 28 suites, a swimming pool, fitness centre, six dining options, shop outlets, massage parlours and a world-class 18-hole golf course that creates a memorable golfing experience, as well as a captivating landscape.
Kajuru Castle, Kaduna
Kajuru Castle is a hidden gem in Kajuru village at the heart of Kaduna State. A luxury villa in the early medieval style, it was built in 1978 by a German expatriate living in Kaduna. This masterful piece of architecture, scores even higher with a terrific view of the surrounding mountains. In the castle are dungeon-like bedrooms, suites, a swimming pool, a BBQ spot, a Finnish sauna, well equipped kitchens and towers with crenelated walls.
Owu Waterfalls, Kwara
Owu waterfalls is the highest, steepest and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in West Africa. Located in Ifelodun L.G.A, it is 120 metres above water level and cascades from a 330 foot height down a rocky cliff to form a pool of ice cold water at the base. Settled in a peaceful forest with flourishing vegetation, this beautiful landscape offers visitors a refreshing ambience, characterised with beautiful rocks and walkways.
Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort, Ekiti
Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort is located in Ekiti West L.G.A. This acclaimed earth science and hydrological site has astounded experts for years because it is a meeting point of warm and cold springs, which flow side by side. It is believed to have healing powers to cure aches and all forms of skin ailments. The resort is an enthralling natural beauty with stunning attractions, like its surrounding thick, green plantation and rolling hills. Facilities at the resort include 91 rooms, 4 restaurants and a non-static warm swimming pool.
Yankari National Park, Bauchi
Yankari is a large wild life park located in south central Bauchi. It was created as a game reserve in 1956 and upgraded to a national park in 1991. Today, it is the largest in Nigeria. Amidst other attractions, Yankari houses a wide variety of plant species and 56 different species of animals including 350 elephants – the largest surviving elephant population in Nigeria, as well as a natural warm spring and caves, leading into deep and cavernous holes.
Abraka Turf Club, Delta
The Abraka Turf Club is the only equestrian leisure club in Nigeria. Situated in Oria, Abraka, it is set on several hectares of lush tropical rainforest and bordered by the beautiful river Ethiope, admired for its crystal clear waters and rich aquatic community. Abraka Turf Club usually hosts international polo tournaments during Easter weekends and offers a range of luxury villas with an amazing spectacle of the tropical sunrise and sunset from every room. Various exciting activities such as horse riding, quad bike, kayak, rainforest trek, telescope gazing, swimming, tennis, squash and gazebo, make for a most memorable experience.
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