7 must see tourist attractions in NIGERIA
1. ERIN – IJESHA waterfalls
Located in Osun State, Nigeria. The waterfalls was discovered in 1140 AD by one of the daughters of Oduduwa. It has 7 floors with a village at the apogee.I did this one many years ago.
Entrance Fee: 500 Naira/$1.20
2. IKOGOSI Water Spring
Ekiti State, has a confluence of both warm and cold springs each maintaining its thermal property.
Legend says the origin of the both were the wives of a great hunter. One was temperamental while the other was a quiet woman.
Entrance Fee: 500 Naira /$1.20
3. OLUMO ROCK
Founding site of Abeokuta- Olumo Rock has a rich history and great spiritual significance. You’ll see shrines, sacred trees, tribal war-time hideouts, and ultimately, at the top, an astonishing view of the city.
Entrance Fee: 700 Naira/$1.50
4. YANKARI National Park
Located in Bauchi State. It was originally created as a game reserve in 1956, later designated Nigeria’s biggest national park in 1991. It has a daily safari and few evidences of early human settlements, caves, hills, iron smelting.
Entrance Fee: 1000 Naira / $2.60
5. NGWO Pine Forest
Located in Enugu State, It has a limestone cave sculpted with a small waterfall that forms a shallow pool at the bed of the cave.
Entrance Fee: 2500 Naira/ $6.50USD (includes tour guide)
6. AWHUM Waterfall and Cave
Located in Enugu State. The fall is 30 meters high and a section of it is always warm throughout the year. The water is also reported to have spiritual and healing powers.
Entrance fee : FREE
7. OBUDU Cattle Ranch
Located In Cross River State. It was developed in 1951 by M. McCaughley, a Scot who first explored the mountain ranges in 1949.
Nigeria is blessed with a lot of tourist attractions. Too many to list or count and a potential income stream for the country.
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Hello wakawaka Doctor, what about Ogbunike cave? Is another great experience. Thanks
Yes, The ogbunike cave is one of the 7 wonders in Nigeria, a place with pure excitement. It’s worth a look. Thanks for reading.
Have you tried the Idanre Hills?
Yankari is nice, not been there though but that’s where the movie “Up North” was acted.
Have been searching for where myself and hubby can visit but couldn’t come up with a place before the pandemic. I hope you wouldn’t mind, recommending a place exciting and safe for us to visit after the pandemic.