Vacation is a special bonding time for most families. The connections and memories formed while exploring beautiful places in Nigeria make for stories that will last for generations.
Children also learn a lot from visiting new environment and interacting with people from different backgrounds in Nigeria.
Here are a few of the most beautiful places to take your family:
1. Obudu Mountain Resort
If you are a tourist looking for adventure and tranquility, this place is for you. It is known as Africa’s finest and one of the most beautiful places in Nigeria.
This resort is located in the highlands and deep tropical forest of Cross River state.
Enjoy the cable cars, canopy walkways and so much more with your family.
2. Yankari Game Reserve
One beautiful place to take your family to is Yankari Game Reserve located in Bauchi state.
The reserve is home to several warm springs, as well as the remaining elephants and lions in Nigeria.
Be sure to take a dive in the crystal clear warm springs, get a view of some wildlife, and your family vacation is set to be a memorable one.
3. Idanre Hills
It is located in an ancient city set upon a hill in the city of Idanre, Akure, Ondo state.
Ensure you take the 682 steps it takes to get to the top of the hill and bask in the beautiful landscape with your family.
4. Olumo Rock
Olumo Rock is a massive outcrop of granite rocks. The rock is a historical movement that served as shelter for the locals during inter-city was.
If your children are not up for a hike up the rock, there are elevators available so they can still have a look at this beautiful place.
5. Lekki Conservation Centre
If you are an animal-loving family, Lekki Conservation Centre is the perfect place for you to visit. It is located in Lagos state.
Take a walk down the longest canopy walkway in Africa, get a view of the birds, monkeys, and some endangered species in the reserve.
6. Ikogosi warm springs
This is one of Nigeria’s major tourist attractions.
It is a must to experience the natural wonder of two springs meeting while maintaining their individual temperatures. Put on your hiking shoes and get your camera ready for an amazing adventure.
7. Erin-Ijesha waterfalls
This is a collection of seven cascades that pour over a cliff, creating an impressive seven-part waterfall. Each part formed seven different levels with each level giving a whole new experience.
8. Zuma rock
Zuma rock is a large monolith near Abuja. It is located immediately west of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
Be sure to go along with an experienced hiker when visiting this beautiful place.
9. Mpape Crushed Rock
This is an abandoned quarry in Abuja. This beautiful place is such a picturesque location, perfect for a picnic with the family, a photoshoot, or a refreshing hike.
Pack a basket, put on some comfortable shoes, and head over to this scenic wonder.
10. Awhum Waterfalls
The Awhum Waterfalls is formed out of a massive outcrop of granite rock with water flowing at the top, forming a stream.
The best time to visit is during the rainy season, so be sure to pack comfortable clothes and shoes and be prepared to get a little wet as you explore this beautiful place in Nigeria.
11. Marina Resort, Calabar
Comprising of circus ring horse ride, an audio-visual slave trade museum, a cinema, outdoor bar and live band, jet ski rides and boat rides on the Calabar river creek.
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