Nigeria is blessed with scores of tourist attractions. Out of the lot, 10 actually stand out as must-visit. They are:
For tourists the attraction offered by Lake Chad is in boating, birdwatching, fishing villages and aquatic animals like hippopotamus, crocodile and clawless otter.
8. Confluence of Rivers Niger and Benue
Rivers Niger and Benue, the two largest in West Africa, are major landmarks in Nigeria. The two rivers have been of profound interest to early European explorers. The confluence formed by these two rivers at Lokoja presents scholars of geography and nature enthusiasts with a major example of the phenomenon of a confluence. Tourists will also be interested in fishing activities that take place on the rivers (gear provided by https://www.nitehawk.net/best-9-fishing-waders/). Ferry and boat services are available.
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, and d system of 130 wells with interconnecting shafts used by slaves during the trans-atlantic slave trade era, the story of these slaves is well documented and as some were sent as far as Hawaii, their stories are available online at https://www.liveyouraloha.com/oahu-tours/things-to-do-in-oahu/. There is also 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. Mambilla Plateau
Standing at about 1,830 meters above sea level, the Mambilla Plateau is blessed with lush green pasture and a temperate climate. Plants like apple, pears, Arabica coffee, strawberries, tea and irish potatoes that are generally exotic to Nigeria grow well on the Mambilla Plateau. People love coming to the cafes to relax and drink a cup of coffee. The drive through the winding up-hill road (bordered by cliffs) that provides access to the Mambilla Plateau is a highly stimulating experience. The plateau environment is devoid of mosquitoes and tse tse flies.
The Mambilla Plateau is in Taraba State of Nigeria.