More and more, Nigerians are beginning to love the idea of taking a vacation just to have a little time off for themselves, their family or friends. But the most unfortunate thing is that most of them prefer going to other countries to take that time off, ignoring the beauty that lies in Nigeria still.
Nigeria is a country blessed with a lot of tourists’ locations. However, knowing the right and most enjoyable place to have the perfect vacation, can be a major issue, which is why Tolet.com.ng is bringing to you the top 7 best vacation spots in Nigeria. So just in case you are in Nigeria, or you plan on visiting Nigeria sometime soon, here are our 7 best vacation spots in Nigeria;
1. Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort
Situated by the Calabar River, Tinapa is an integrated business and leisure resort and very close to the Calabar Free Trade Zone. Tinapa has world-class facilities that enable it’s visitors engage in business activities as well as leisure and entertainment.
It has a games arcade which is an ideal place to treat kids to pure, undiluted fun. It has a water park and a fisherman’s wharf overlooking the artificial lake. Tinapa holds a Shopping Centre which presents shoppers with a bouquet of product offers from her 54 quality retail outlets and four huge emporia. It also provides it’s guests with a lakeside hotel with about 242 rooms just beside the Lake. It has a movie production studio commonly called “Studio Tinapa” or “Nollywood”, a casino, an Eight-Screen Cinema, restaurants, a mini amphitheater, a night club and pubs.
Tinapa provides all you and family need to enjoy your vacation in one spot.
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2. Obudu Mountain Resort
Located in Cross River, Obudu mountain resort is undoubtedly one of the best places to a have a wonderful getaway in Nigeria. High up in the Cameroon mountains, this space gives you the ultimate experience and it welcomes visitors all year round. The beautiful scenery and breathtaking views make it ideal for any lone adventurer, families on a reunion, young couple or holiday group. The terrace restaurant and bar offers different kinds of Nigerian and international cuisines in a cozy and relaxing atmosphere made complete by the blazing log fire.
The resort provides accommodation in the form of African round huts and chalets on stilts maximizing the breathtaking views. It also offers self-contained suites varying in size from the 2-bedroom Governor’s Lodge. There’s a fully equipped gym, two floodlight tennis courts, a squash court and a natural swimming pool. Golfers can show their prowess on the hotel’s 9-hole golf course.
There is also a cable car that runs from the entrance of the resort, at the bottom of the mountain up to the ranch resort at the peak. It is claimed to be the world’s longest cable car system. Obudu is perfect for that country getaway.
3. La Champagne Tropicana
This is a beach resort nestled at Ibeju Lekki Lagos State.
It offers a unique blend of natural environments which include a fresh water lake, accessible mangrove forest, a savannah, extensive sandy beach and the warm Atlantic sea. The resort provides world-class accommodation and a variety of activities to make sure you enjoy your stay. There is also 24 hours security.
The luxurious holiday homes are furnished with highly cosmopolitan African decor. Awaiting you here are; spa treatments, massage therapy, fully equipped cardiovascular gym with personal trainers, cultural dance displays for guests, fresh palm wine bar with an excellent ocean view, fine dining in elegant restaurants and much more. Other activities include hiking, hunting, horse riding, canoeing, ocean water fishing, aqua aerobics, beach volleyball, and soccer.
4. Yankari National Park
Located in Mainamaji Village along Bauchi- Gombe road, Yankari National Park is undoubtedly Nigeria’s most developed animal reserve and park. The park has the largest collection of Animals than any other park in the country. It currently hosts 50 different species of animals and about 550 elephants – the largest herd of elephants in West Africa. It is best visited between February and late April.
The Games Reserve also boasts of more than 59 caves, a well system used by slaves and Wiki warm spring, containing crystal-clear water and available for tourists to swim in.
It is a lovely game reserve with the opportunity to stay overnight. Food served at the restaurant here is mainly Nigerian. There is a museum, a bar available and also souvenir shops at the camp selling Nigerian artworks.
5. Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort
This resort sits in a small, quiet small town of Ikogosi, Ekiti state. It is also the home of the 5-star Gossy Brand Spring Water bottled by UAC of Nigeria .Something rather mysterious about the Ikogosi Warm Spring is the fact that, flowing side by side the warm spring, is another spring, a cold one. According to experts, it is a geological wonder to have such occurrence out of the same rock formation and it is said to be the only one of its kind discovered anywhere in the world. The meeting point of the warm and cold springs is a unique attraction to tourists.
The Ikogosi Warm Spring has an acclaimed curative power. It is widely-believed to have some kind of therapeutic effect which relieves body aches and all sorts of ailments. A lot of tourists visiting the place take advantage of the large warm water swimming pool provided for this purpose and other recreational needs.
In order to give tourists and visitors a long-lasting experience, a well-landscaped resort is located around the warm spring. The resort has one Executive VIP chalet, three VIP villas, twelve western suites, seventy-five standard rooms of different styles, themes and offerings and seven support staff quarters.
Nothing can be compared to taking a trip to this serene environment as it one of the most phenomenal tourist centers in Nigeria.
6. Idanre Hills
Located in Idanre town, the historic Idanre hills are a marvelous tourist attraction in Ondo state. Said to be 800 years old and reached by about 640 steps with 5 resting points on your way to the top, it is a breathtaking landscape that also provides a window to the town’s colorful history. From a few miles to the town center, a first time visitor will not cease to marvel at the aesthetics, architecture and nature around that can be seen in the assemblage of hills of various shapes and sizes at Idanre, called ‘Oke Idanre’ by the locals, The evergreen landscape surrounding the hills, showcases nature at it’s best. The peacefulness in the atmosphere, the rigors of climbing (it really is fun though) and a refreshing swim in Arun River, all make the Idanre Hills a wonderful place to visit.
At the top of the hills lies the Arun River (a small river on the hill). It is believed that a swim in the middle of the river “will result in an eerie, fuzzy feeling.” Arun River is crystal clear and one can see crabs and a few other aquatic animals. Depending on how adventurous you are, you can also dare the Agboogun Footprints, which is widely believed to enlarge or contract to accommodate every foot.
This is the perfect place for the adventurous minds. Idanre hills are one the most historical places in Nigeria
7. Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort
Le Meridien Ibom is a hotel with a world-class 18 hole golf course, this is the best place for you to practice your swing or polish your golfing skills. The golf resort is located in Uyo Nigeria and provides you with just the right atmosphere make beautiful memories. The hotel offers amazing accommodation and services which will leave you and your family feeling like royalty.
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