Beautiful Landmarks In Nigeria You Probably Haven’t Heard About

Whenever we mention tourism in Nigeria, popular spots like Obudu cattle ranch, Yankari game reserve, and certain popular beaches in Lagos come to mind. However, there are lots of hidden ( well not so hidden, just not as popular) landmarks, every tourist who loves nature will definitely appreciate.
In no particular order, we have:

Olumirin waterfall


Waterfalls are definitely a beautiful sight and this one is no different. Located in Erin-Ijesha, Osun State, the Olumirin waterfalls is said to have been discovered by hunters in 1140AD. Since then, the seven step wonder has been a tourist attraction to a number of nature enthusiasts.


Zuma rock

The large monolith, composed of gabbro and granodiorite can be found in Nigeria State. It is also referred to “Gateway to Abuja from Suleja”. The rock which rises 725 metres above its surrounding holds a lot of myths and stories. One being that the top catches on fire when it rains. Want to know how true this is? Visit Zuma rock between April and October to find out.


Eleko Beach

Nothing beats finding a place to unwind after all the hustle and bustle of the day. Thanks private beach affords you that. Opened in 1989, Eleko beach is a serene and quiet beach located in Lekki Peninsula. As a bonus, visitors get to play games, have fun and just breath.

Idanre Hills

Located in Ondo State, the Idanre hill is not just all about art, it also carries an air of mystery around it. The hill houses sites such as the “Owa’s Palace, Agbooogun Footprint and several burial mounds and grounds”. The fact that visitors are welcomed by the great ‘Iraye Tree’ upon entry into the Hill’s entrance only adds to the mystery and excitement. If you are one to appreciate great culture, you should go there sometime.

Farin Ruwa Falls

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Farin Ruwa waterfalls is located in Nasarawa state Nigeria.It is 120km from Lafia the state capital and 30km from Wamba local government. Lafia is about 3 hours drive from Abuja the capital city of Nigeria. Farin Ruwa in Hausa language means “white water”. It is the description of the nature of the falls by the local inhabitants.The falls gradually turns white in color as a result of the height covered by the falls during it’s descent.The falls as a result of its white color appears from a distance as a white smoke on the mountains. Mention the name of any waterfall you know in Nigeria. #waterfalls #farinruwawaterfalls #nasarawa #nigeria #africa #abuja #lagos #tournigeria #visitnigerianow #discovernigeria #unravellingnigeria #nigeriantravel #travelafrica #travelafrique #wanderingwoman #travelwoman #blacktravelmovement #discoveringmybackyard #placesinnigeria #adventureseeker #adventuresofanaijamom #wego #nigeriantourism

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This wonder of nature, located in Nassarawa State, covers a total height of 492ft during it’s descent. Little wonder it is considered one of the highest waterfalls in the country. As a result of the height of the waterfall, the ambience around this site is chilly, relaxing and a good place to have a good look around.


River Ethiope

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It's Blue. It's Green. It's Pure. It's River Ethiope 🏖️ – – Believed to be the deepest inland waterway in Africa, the RIVER ETHIOPE, unlike sources of other rivers, originated from the foot of a giant silk-cotton tree at Umuaja in Ukwuani Local Government Area, Delta State and by the time it courses to Sapele through Abraka, it has become cavernous enough to harbor ocean-going vessels. Its center of attraction is the uniqueness and its unnatural purity.  The River Ethiope is found in the Delta State of Nigeria. The River originates from a community called Umuaja and flows through several others before joining the sea at Sapele. The River is shared by four local government councils namely Ukwuani, Ethiope East, Okpe and Sapele with an estimated population of 1.7 million people. The river is about 50km long. – – #visitnigerianow #visitnigeria #deltatour #naijaoutdoor #nigeria #deltastate #abrakaturf #thingstodoindelta #naija #naijaspring #explorenigeria #bellanaija #nigeriantourism #nigeriantour #naijacorper #riverethiope #beautifuldestinations #visitafrica #vnnmovement #VNNMovementdelta #beautifulnigeria #shakushaku #thisisnigeria #ethioperiver #deltastate #naija35before35 #visitdelta – – Beautifully 📸 by @ijeoma_ndukwe

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Ever seen a blue-greem river? Let’s talk about River Ethiope. Located in Delta State, River Ethiope originates from Umuaja community and is shared by 4 Local government councils in the state. Thanks 50km long River, which provides spiritual, economic, recreational and medical support to its host communities is definitely one with outstanding beauty. However, the River’sability to comfortably provide all of these has been hampered by factors such as gas flaring and other oil related activities within the area.

Gubi Lake

Found in Bauchi, Gubi lake is definitely a great place to have a picnic with friends. Sorrounded by rocks, trees and a lot of green, this spot affords you an opportunity to feed your eyes while you take a moment to relax and reminisce.

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