Nigeria is blessed with scores of tourist attractions. Out of the lot, 10 actually stand out as must-visit. They are:
1. Yankari Game Reserve
Yankari is a reserve of a large collection of animals and plants in their natural habitat. Within the reserve are situated over 59 caves, a system of 130 wells with interconnecting shafts used by slaves during the trans-atlantic slave trade era, a warm spring with sparkling clear water at 31 degrees celcius available for swimming and iron smelting works with furnace which are centuries old.
Yankari Game Reserve is located in Bauchi State in northern Nigeria.
2. Tinapa Business Resort
Tinapa is the result of a conscious effort by the Cross River State Government of Nigeria to create a resort for business and leisure on the natural scenery by the Calabar River. The business-with-leisure picture is complete with the near-by Calabar Free trade Zone.
At Tinapa, visitors get to experience the excitement provided by the scenery along with the entertainment offered by a movie production studio, casino, cinema, amphitheater, pubs and children arcade.
3. Obudu Mountain Resort
On a plateau 1576 meters above the sea level and offering stunning scenery is the Obudu Mountain resort. The scenery along with its temperate climate and serenity, offer the perfect location for adventures, holidays and meditations.
To compliment the environment, the Obudu Mountain Resort provides the tourist with food and beverage from the Terrace Restaurant and Bar, log fire, golf course and accommodation in African round huts and chalets.
Obudu is in Cross River State of Nigeria.
4. Ikogosi Warm and Cold Spring
The wonder at Ikogosi Ekiti, reputed to be the only one of its kind in the world, is the side-by-side presence and fusion of a warm spring and a cold spring. This is sure a marvel to experience. To complement the wonder is a fine topography and rich green scenery. A resort has been built around the warm and cold spring to provide comfort, relaxation, accommodation and conferencing facilities tourists.
Ikogosi-Ekiti is in Ekiti State in the south western part of Nigeria.
5. Idanre Hills
The Idanre Hills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a breath-taking assortment of hills with a number of tourist interests. On the hill is an abandoned city with hither-to dwelt in houses, an ancient palace and shrine, all left intact on top of the hills.
A climb through the 640 steps with 5 resting places up to the top of the hills is rewarded with a first-hand view of settings on the hill and the Arun River and a clear stream which is claimed to give a strange feeling to people who swim in it. The top of the hills also presents a panoramic view of the Idanre town which is at the foot of the hills.
Idanre is in Ondo State of Nigeria.