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Ten Great Vacation Spots In Nigeria You May Not Know

 
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Whether you are in the country or you plan on visiting, here are ten vacation destinations worth visiting in Nigeria.

1. La Campagne Tropicana

la-campagne, vacation destination in Nigeria

La Campagne Tropicana is a beach resort in the Ibeju Lekki
area of Lagos State. It’s a lovely hour’s drive from Victoria Island
along the Lekki/Epe Expressway, preferably early in the morning.

This resort offers a unique blend of natural environments which
include a fresh water lake, accessible mangrove forest, a savannah,
extensive sandy beach and the warm Atlantic sea. The resort provides
world class accommodation and a variety of activities to make sure you
have an experience like no other on your visit. The staffs are
professional and friendly and the cuisine is second to none with 24
hours security. Care has always been taken to make sure that the
Infrastructure at the resort blends in perfectly with the surroundings
so that the spectacular ambiance of the tropical countryside is not
lost.

It also has luxuriously furnished holiday/investment homes with
highly cosmopolitan African Decor. All rooms are fitted with ultra –
modern appliances such as air – conditioners, TV and wireless Internet
Service etc. it is also located within 2 minutes’ drive of a 27 – hole
golf course currently under construction. Awaiting you there are Spa
treatments, massage therapy, fully equipped cardiovascular gym with
personal trainers. Cultural dance displays for guests / residents, fresh
palm wine bar with an excellent ocean view, fine dining in elegant
restaurants and much more. Other activities include hiking, hunting,
horse riding, canoeing, ocean water fishing, aqua aerobics, beach
volleyball, and soccer.

2. Tinapa Business Resort

http://poi.api.hotels.ng/poi/36/images%20(20).jpg-36-56c0464acf7ea.jpgSituated by the Calabar River, Tinapa is a business and
leisure resort conceptualized to be an integrated business resort. It is
a four phased development promoted by the Government of Cross River
State, under a Private Public Partnership (PPP), and very close to
Calabar Free Trade Zone.

It is the realization of an exciting dream – the first integrated
business and leisure in resort in Nigeria. Tinapa Free Zone has
world-class facilities that enable visitors to engage in retail and
wholesale activities as well as leisure and entertainment.

Tinapa has space for retail and wholesale, several line shops,
warehouses etc. It also has an open exhibition area for trade
exhibitions and other events, a movie production studio commonly called
“Studio Tinapa” or “Nollywood”, an entertainment strip that include a
casino, an Eight-Screen Cinema, a children’s arcade, restaurants and a
mini amphitheater, a night club and pubs.

3. Obudu Mountain Resort

Obudu Mountain Resort is in Cross River State situated close
to the border of Cameroon and is reached from Lagos by plane. It offers
the leisure seeker and the conference goer a complete contrast. Not only
in its temperate climate but also it’s exciting and different location.

Nestling at the top of the mountain the Obudu Mountain Resort is
situated on a plateau at 1576 meters above sea level on the Oshie Ridge
of the Sankwala Mountains. The temperate climate offers a total contrast
and welcome respite from Africa’s tropical heat. Idyllic tranquility,
beautiful scenery and breathtaking views make it ideal for the lone
adventurer, families on reunion, young couple or holiday group. The food
and beverage offering is found in the Terrace Restaurant and Bar with a
cozy and relaxing atmosphere made complete by the blazing log fire.
National and international cuisine is guaranteed to suit all tastes and
the healthy appetites from a day’s nature walk or round of golf.

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The resort provides accommodation in the form of African round huts
and chalets on stilts maximizing the breathtaking views. It also offers
self-contained suites varying in size from the 2-bedroom Governor’s
Lodge with its own lounge/dining room and kitchenette to the 20 Mountain
Villas, each with three bedrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchenette and
balcony. There’s a fully equipped gym, two floodlight tennis courts, a
squash court and a natural swimming pool. Keen golfers can show their
prowess on the hotel’s 9-hole golf course.

4. Yankari National Park

Located in the South-Eastern part of Bauchi, Yankari National Park
is undoubtedly Nigeria’s most developed animal reserve and park. The
park has the largest collection of Animals than any other park in the
country. It currently hosts 50 different species of animals and about
550 elephants – the largest herd of elephants in West Africa. It’s best
visited between February and late April.

The Games Reserve also boasts of more than 59 caves, a well system
used by slaves and Wiki warm spring. The spring water forms a pool which
is 200m long and 10m wide, containing crystal-clear water at a
temperature of around 31 degrees Celsius. It available for tourists to
swim in.

Yankari Park also has several archaeological preserves including the
Dukkey Well System and the Ampara and Shanshau iron smelting works and
furnace shafts dating back many centuries.

5. MicCom Golf Course Ada

MicCom Golf Hotels Resort is Nigeria’s only privately owned
golf course with hotel facilities attached to it. It is situated in the
rustic town of Ada in Osun State. The course is set in the serene,
picturesque location deep within the lovely and tranquil forests of the
South-West. This tranquility is only broken by the musical chirping of
birds.

The hotel is set in the splendor of nature and the peacefulness and
tranquility remains unbroken. The Golf course is set within the most
natural hazards, and its every golfer’s delight.

6. Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort

In the heart of Ikogosi, a small, quiet town with rich, local
customs, in the Western part of Ekiti State (Ekiti Tourism Corridor),
lies a warm spring which has now catapulted Ikogosi-Ekiti to national
and international limelight. What is mysterious about the Ikogosi Warm Spring
is the fact that, flowing side by side the warm spring, is another
spring, a cold one. According to experts, it is a geological wonder to
have such occurrence out of the same rock formation and this Ekiti
flagship tourist destination is said to be the only one of its kind
discovered anywhere in the world. The meeting point of the warm and cold
springs is a unique attraction to tourists.

In order to give tourists and visitors a long-lasting experience, a
well-landscaped 116-hectare resort is located around the warm spring at
Ikogosi-Ekiti. The resort has one Executive VIP chalet, three VIP
villas, twelve western suites, seventy-five standard rooms of different
styles, themes and offerings and seven support staff quarters.

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7. Idanre Hills

The historic Idanre hills are a marvelous tourist attraction in Ondo
state. Located in Idanre town, 9 miles southwest of Akure, the state
capital, Idanre Hills is no dreamland or imagery of sorts. Said
to be 800 years old and reached by about 640 steps with 5 resting points
on your way to the top, it is a breathtaking landscape that also
provides a window to the town’s colorful history. From a few miles to
the town center, a first time visitor will not cease to marvel at the
aesthetics, architecture and thoroughness employed by nature in the
assemblage of hills of various shapes and sizes at Idanre, also called
‘Oke Idanre’ by the locals.

The evergreen landscape surrounding the hills provides fellowship
with nature’s best. The peacefulness that pervades the atmosphere, the
blossoming civilization that existed on the hills, the rigors of
climbing and a refreshing swim in Arun River, all make the Idanre Hills a
wonderful place to visit. If you are adventurous enough, the tallest of
the hills which rises to about 300 feet above sea level, challenges you
to a climbing game. Those who successfully dare the peak are rewarded
with the very rare panoramic view of the topography at bird’s eye, which
is a unique fortitude for ancient residents.

The excitement takes you further atop of the hills to the Arun River,
a small river on the hill. It is believed that a swim in the middle of
the river “will result in an eerie, fuzzy feeling.” Arun River is
crystal clear and one can see crabs and a few other aquatic animals, and
adjudge the water’s friendly depths. The more adventurous can also dare
the Agboogun Footprints, which is widely believed to enlarge or
contract to accommodate every foot.

8. Mambilla Plateau

The Mambilla Plateau is a high grassland Plateau which is a
part and extension of the Adamawa, Obudu, Shebbi and Atlantic mountain
chain. The Mambilla Plateau, which lies to the southern edge of Taraba
State, is renowned for its rich scenic beauty. It stands at well over
1,830 meters above sea level and has a temperate climate with lush
pasture green vegetation. The access route up the Plateau and the
canyons is a breath-taking delight, with snake-like winding road that
ascend the Plateau and natural springs that bore through rocks adorn the
road.

There is also is a spectacular bridge suspended over a valley. The
Plateau is one of the few places in the federation where temperate
plants like Apples, Pears, Arabica Coffee, Strawberries, Tea and Irish
Potatoes grow very well. The whole area is Tsetse fly and Mosquito free
with more than 2 million herds of cattle.

9. Chad Basin National Park

The Chad Basin National Park is a delight for nature-lovers. Located
in the Sudano-Sahelian ecological zone of the North-Eastern part of
Nigeria between Borno and Yobe States, Chad Basin National Park covers a
total area of 2,258 sq km and fragmented into three sectors. The
Chingurmi-Duguma sector, which is in Borno State, is in a Sudanese
Savanna ecological zone while the Bade-Nguru Wetlands and Bulatura
sectors are in Yobe State in the Sahel ecological zone. The park which
is generally referred to as the conventional basin of the famous Lake
Chad, is indeed a veritable heaven of adventure where visitors are
spoilt with activities that will make the spirit soar. The largest is
the Chingurmi-Duguma Sector covering an estimated 1228 sq km in the
districts of Gulumba and Woloji in the Borno state. The sector is made
of large acacia woodlands and is dotted with dense patches of elephant
grass in a stratified formation that adds to the natural beauty of the
ecosystem. The sector has recorded 66 species of birds which include
black-crowned crane, Aviles bustard, Demoiselle crane, Arabian bustard,
African-collared dove, yellow-breasted barbet and much more.

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The Bade Nguru Wetlands is part of the internationally renowned
Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands and it covers an area of 938 sq km. Situated
southwest of Bade and Jakusko Local Government Areas of Yobe State, the
focal point of the sector is the Dagona Waterfowl Sanctuary that is
internationally significant as a host to migrant birds. This is one of
West Africa’s most important stop-over points for birds migrating from
Europe. It has been listed as an IBA (Important Birds Areas) supported
by Bird-life International.

Bulatura Sector is just a landscape of Sand Dunes in Yusufari town of
Yobe State covering an area of 92 sq km. It is made up of a series of
fertile dune depressions (swampy valleys) referred to as Oases and also
includes highly scenic sand dunes that hold great potential for
ecological and adventure tourism. The park contains some rare desert
wildlife like giraffe, ostrich, red fronted gazelle, jackals, mongoose,
giant tortoise, panta monkeys, porcupine, ratel, spotted hyena, common
duiker, warthog, dorcas gazelle, sitatunga, varieties of waders, glossy
ibis, pelicans, secretary bird, knob billed goose, etc.

10. Owu Water Falls

This heaven on earth is located in Owu Isin Local Government of Kwara State. The existence of Owu Falls
is untraceable, but the fall has been described as the highest and most
spectacular natural waterfalls in West Africa. The water fall cascades
330 feet down an escarpment with rocky outcrops to a pool of ice cold
water below which gives a beautiful landscape and offers visitors a
refreshing atmosphere.

Owu Falls is always at its best during rainy season which spans 200 meters across making it a wonderful vacation spot.

In Owu Falls, you experience a fine mix of awesome attractions and
access to top quality accommodation as it offers a range of quality
assessed accommodation with good quality restaurants. Its perfect
location and memorable vacation experience makes it the perfect
destination to host your next vacation. A fun filled and unforgettable
vacation experience awaits you.

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