Major Tourist Attractions in Nigeria for 2018 Summer Vacation

Millennium Park, Abuja

Besides breathtaking sights, exciting landscapes and architectural masterpiece, natural beauty of Abuja city is undeniable.

Latest addition to the natural attraction of city is the Millennium Park which was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II of England. The park is a top spot for birdwatchers in Abuja. Read more…

Kajuru Castle, Kaduna

Kajuru Castle is not an ancient monument, it was built in 1978 by a controversial German expatriate living in Kaduna.

The style is very European and clearly German with a baronial hall, complete with suits of armour. It has dungeon-style bedrooms and towers with crenulated walls. Read more…
The park presents you the opportunity to see wildlife animals in their natural abode

This wildlife park is a top tourist attraction with hundreds of animals and birds. The park is known for its naturally preserved inhabitants that offers so many activities to get the visitors engaged.

The park has many localised species of plants and animals such as gorilla, drill chimpanzee, gwantibo or golden potto forest elephant, saleginella etc.. Read more…

With about 550 elephants, this park has the largest elephant population in West Africa.

Yankari is a top destination for wildlife and eco-tourism. It is a place to see some of the Africa’s greatest animals such as elephants, lions, tigers etc.

Another feature at Yankari is Wikki Warm Springs with flood-lit at night and lovely warm water to bath in. An ideal place for bird watchers, because the variety of birds here is astounding. Read more…
Idanre Hill is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes and a top tourist attraction in Ondo State and Nigeria.

Located in Idanre town, the hills are unique tourist haven that attracts mystery lovers, spiritualists and lovers of adventure from all parts of the world.

Idanre Hill is a cluster of intimidating and imposing hills that houses some wonderful things which confound the senses. The hills surround the town, envelopes it and dominates life in the town. Read more…

Awhum Waterfall is a top tourist attraction that is more than 30 meters high

Located in Enugu, a city known for natural features likes, caves, waterfalls, galleries, springs, hills and monumental or archeological collections, Awhum Waterfall is more than 30 meters high.

The fall is closely located to a monastery. The water is said to be curative and capable of dispelling evil or satanic forces if and wherever sprinkled. Read more…
Explore the amazing landscape of Gashaka Gumti and enjoy its beautiful sceneries

Covering about 6600 sq km, Gashaka Gumti is the Nigeria’s largest national park. This area is important not only as a major watershed but also as a haven for a rich and exotic assemblage of wildlife, given its strategic location at the interface between the moist Cameroonian Highland and the dry Sub-Saharan Guinea Savannah.

The Northern Gumti sector is flat and home to large savannah animals such as elephant, hyena, wild dog, lion, roan antelope, waterbuck, monkeys, baboons and the giant eland. Read more…

Kamuku has elephants and game animals such as roan antelope, reedbuck e.t.c.

This park has a land area of about 1,120sq km of typical savanna woodland vegetation and a wide variety of birds and other animals like elephants, antelopes, oribi, waterbuck, wet cat, green monkey, side stripped hyena and jackal.

Kamuku can be accessed either through Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road or Lagos–Ilorin–Mokwa to Birnin Gwari town. The Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius), Denhams Bustard (Neotis denhami) and Abyssinian Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus abyssinicus) are all found here. Read more…
Okomu Eco Resort is a favourite spot for picnickers and tourists.

Located in Ovia South LGA, Okomu park which lies 45km west of Benin City is a home of forest elephants, buffaloes, red river hogs, chimpanzees, leopards, bush baby, putty nosed guenon, porcupine, antelopes etc . The white throated monkey which isone of the rarest monkeys in the world today is found in the park. Butterflies and birds are abundant, making it one of the best places for bird watching in Nigeria.

Over 150 bird species and 33 species of mammals, including forest elephants and the Nigerian White Throated Monkey, thrive in the area. Read more…

The park is full of wildlife excitement.

Located in the Sudano-sahelian ecological zone of the north-eastern part of Nigeria, Chad Basin is in between Borno and Yobe states. The wetland of Bade and Nguru are internationally recognised as congregation site for migrant birds coming all the way from Europe.

The park is a refurbished tourist attraction and it has played host to Prince Bernhard of Netherlands (1987) and Prince Philip of Britain (1989). It has some rare desert wildlife like giraffe, ostrich, red fronted gazelle and others. Read more…

Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary is listed as an IBA (Important Bird Area) for Nigeria and hosts one of the largest migratory swallow roosts in Africa.

Afi Mountains is the home to the drill and other endangered primates including the Nigerian chimpanzee Pan troglodytes vellerosus, and the most endangered gorilla subspecies, the Cross River gorilla diehli.

Afi sanctuary is also host to the Afi Mountain Canopy Walkway which are a series of suspension bridges linked to platforms on trees.

They start-off from a hillside slope through flat ground using inclined bridges. Read more…

IITA forest is a top destination for nature lovers as well as the food researchers

Thickest of climbers grow in openings where the secondary nature of the forest is most apparent, with clumps of bamboo Bambusa vulgaris etc. The forest offers a good spot for bird-watching because it has numerous species of tropical birds.

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