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Checkout the places that are of utmost importance when taking a road trip in Nigeria

Do want to go on a road trip in Naija. These are the places to consider

  • Tourism has taken a whole new dimension in recent years as tourism has become a major source of revenue. It is used as a means of showcasing rich historic and cultural heritage to the world in exchange for money and having people come regularly to visit any time.

Nigeria is not left out in this trending source of economic growth and revenue generation seeing as it is the most populous nation in Africa with over 160 million people and contains more than 250 ethnic and linguistic groups, as well as several religious groups, which is just about enough qualification for her to be a tourist destination.

So here are a few states you could visit if you are thinking of touring the country.

  • Lagos: If you live in Lagos, you may not see what the city has to offer others more than the fact that it is the most populous city in Nigeria, the second fastest-growing city in Africa and the seventh in the world. Whether you like it or not, it is the very first destination for tourists because of its popularity and history. Notable tourist sites in the state include the Point of no-return in Badagry, Elugushi beach, National Museum/Art Theatre in Iganmu etc
  • Lokoja: This state is famously known and nicknamed as the “Confluence State” harbours the meeting point of the country’s two major rivers, Niger and Benue. North of the two river valleys are high plains and plateaux which serves as a tourist site to behold from the top of the valley that surrounds the city. A visit to this site alone will convince you about the wonders of nature
  • Calabar: Calabar is one of the ancient cities in Nigeria and was once the capital of Eastern Nigeria with a lot of historical background. You can’t just imagine the number of visitors from different countries who troop into Calabar for tourism because of the Obudu cattle and Mountain resort and the Calabar Carnival.
  • Bauchi: If you love wildlife then the Yankari Game Reserve is your definite destination because it has rich wildlife resources. It was created as a game reserve in 1956, but later designated Nigeria’s biggest national park in 1991 and it lies in the southern part of Sudan Savannah located in Bauchi, Northeastern Nigeria.
  • Anambra: This state is in the southeastern part of  Nigeria and is rich in culture as it is predominantly dominated by the Ibos, one of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria. It’s the home of World famous Chinua Achebe and writer Chimamanda Adichie who hail from the state.
  • Osun: In this state, the energy about Yoruba ancient culture is gotten in its pure form here because it is said to be the ancestral home of Yoruba people. The city has numerous tourist sites which include Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls and Ife ancestral artefacts


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