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8 Interesting Places to Visit in Nigeria

Did you know Nigeria harbours the world’s largest diversity of butterflies? That is only an interesting fact about Nigeria, as the country is filled with a lot of fun spots to visit. There are places in Nigeria you can visit to relax, commune with nature, and have a good laugh with friends and family. They offer fun activities for individuals and groups at affordable rates; some are in fact free. Despite your busy schedule, you should create time once in a while to see some of these places. You will see lots of cool and exciting suggestions if you search on Google, these are a few ones:

Obudu Mountain Resort

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Obudu Mountain Resort is a ranch and resort in Cross River State developed in 1951 by M. McCaughley, a Scot who first explored the mountain ranges in 1949. Formerly known as the Obudu Cattle Ranch, Obudu Mountain Resort has in recent times recorded visits from both Nigerian and international tourists because of the development of the facilities by Cross-River State Government, which has turned the ranch into a well-known holiday and tourist resort centre in Niger. There are several waterfalls on Obudu Plateau and a cluster of grazing cattle appears in a valley.

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Yankari National Park

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Yankari was originally created as a game reserve in 1956. It is composed of savannah grassland with patches of woodland, hills of different heights, natural warm water springs, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna. the most popular destination for tourists in Nigeria.

Yankari is home to several 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. In 2000, Yankari National Park hosted over 20,000 tourists from over 100 countries. This makes it the most popular tourist destination in Nigeria.

Kayak Lagos

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Kayaking is a great way to spend one’s day. Along with a few other people, you sit in boat and paddle along the beautiful cliffs of Lagos. This affords you the experience of being one with nature. You can also make new friends during the trip, see beautiful coastlines, and visit deserted beaches. Ocean Kayaking is a fun activity for people of all ages.

Dreamworld Africana

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Dreamworld Africana is a large fun facility located at Lekki, Lagos. It offers a family or a group of people exciting activities for hours. The attractions include wet and dry facilities, carousel, roller coaster, trains, merry-go-rounds, toddler play areas and many others. Dream World Africana is one of the most exciting places to visit in Africa, and there are more plans to expand the parks entertainment facilities and attractions.

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Old Oyo National Park

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Old Oyo National Park is located in northern Oyo State, a place with diverse wildlife and cultural/historical settings. The park is surrounded by eleven local government areas out of which ten fall within Oyo State and one in Kwara State. The park is rich in plant and animal resources including buffaloes, bushbuck and a variety of birds. 

Ibeno Beach

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The Ibeno Beach is one of the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the longest sand beach in West Africa. The name “Ibeno Beach” was coined from its location, Ibeno, a local government area in Akwa Ibom State. Depending on the season of the year, it could be gentle or turbulent.

Ibeno Beach is an exciting tourist for fun-lovers, with white sand dunes that are unaffected by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The air of the beach is fresh and visitors can sit at the shore, watching the waves and listening to the seagulls. Besides the beauty, the safety and serenity are other reasons Ibeno Beach is ranked one of the best beaches in Nigeria

Oguta Lake

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“Oguta Lake” is coined from the name of the town in which it is situated. It is a beautiful piece of water of about 40km from Owerri, the capital city of Imo State. The lake is of fresh water and the second largest natural lake in the country after Lake Chad.

Oguta Lake serves as a source of water, fish, tourism and an outlet for sewerage. The lake has a religious significance to the natives of Oguta. Uhamiri is the goddess of the Lake. These are other interesting attractions at the site:

(a) Golf Course with 18 standard international holes.
(b) Relic of War (mini bunker) constructed by the defunct Biafran Navy during Civic War.
(c) The natural confluence of Oguta Lake and Urashi River.
(d) Cruise boat services.
(e) Golf Club Bar House/Oguta Lake Motel for refreshment, lodging and feeding.
(f) Mini-children recreation park

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Ezeagu Tourist Complex

Image of Ezeagu Tourist ComplexEzeagu Tourist Complex is a wonder of nature, comprising a lake, a large cave with inter-connected tunnels, and a waterfall. It has unique weather condition and exotic vegetation. The Ezeagu waterfall is known as Ogbagada which is believed to have medicinal effects and is also said to signal the beginning of harmattan.

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