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Vacations spots in Nigeria


Nigeria is an untapped destination for tourism and travel. With a vast array of lush beaches, mountains, parks, wildlife, well-preserved traditions and cultures, it is the go-to country to visit for vacation, be it the West, East, North and South.

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  1. Yankari National Park: This park in Bauchi State is the home to wildlife in the state’s South-Central part. It is known to house a lot of natural warm water springs and it is one of West Africa’s eco-destinations.
  2. New Afrika Shrine: If the music of the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti is something you have a craving for then you should visit the New Afrika Shrine. The original Shrine burnt down. It is located in Ikeja, Lagos.
  3. The Ancient Nok Settlement: In museums and galleries all over the world, the antiquities from the Ancient Nok Settlement are seen and viewed there. The main harbour is located in Jaba Local government of Kaduna.
  4. Coconut Beach: If you want to hear history in its purest form fused with tourism, you should visit Badagry. It is known to have a breathtaking and beautiful ocean view which is ideal for relaxation. The Coconut beach as the name implies is surrounded by a lot of coconut trees and is 20 miles before you get to the Republic of Benin.
  5. Ancient Kano City Walls: The impressive ancient Kano walls which are sitting tentatively on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ list is 14km in radius. It does have a spiritual, cultural and historical significance and is closely associated with the Emir’s Palace.
  6. Ogbunike Caves: This is an ideal tourists destination, right in Enugu state. There are 317 steps that need to be used to descend down to the caves and it is also on the UNESCO Heritage Site.
  7. Surame Cultural Landscape: If you find yourself in Sokoto, you should visit the Surame cultural landscape as it shows you clearly the wonders of human creativity, ingenuity and civilization. It is a palace for the village chief and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  8. Queen Amina’s Wall: The Queen of Zaria, Amina who was known as a wise strategist built well-fortified walls to protect the ancient city. This wall still stands grandly in the modern city of Zaria.
  9. The  Oba Of Benin Palace: The royal palace of the Oba of Benin holds a huge collection of sculptural pieces of a lot of Benin Obas in bronze, ancestral shrines and ivory. It is also a UNESCO listed heritage site.
  10. Osun-Osogbo Grove: This tourist destination has sacred shrines, sanctuaries, sculptures and artworks that are created specifically in the honour of the goddess of fertility, Osun. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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