There are many nice locations in Nigeria that give you a certain kind of fulfillment that you wouldn’t get from Dubai or any other global tourist attraction destinations. You are right, Dubai has some great places to see, but they have nothing like what Nigeria offers you; Africa’s subtle taste of tourism that would blow your mind away. So why don’t you sit tight, let’s travel around Nigeria and view seven wonderful places you should visit on your next vacation.

Tarkwa Bay

Located along the harbor of Lagos, the wonderful sheltered beach has not failed when it comes to giving its visitors an amazing time. Tarkwa Bay can be accessed using a boat from Maroko or under Falomo Bridge on Victoria Island. It offers you so many recreational activities while splashing around in the beach. As one of the best beaches in Nigeria, you sure don’t ‘wanna’ miss the experience.

Eleko Beach

As you can expect, fun lovers enjoy a visit to the beach on the weekends. If you are looking for a quiet and reflective time at the beach, you should visit Eleko on a weekday.  Even though more people troupe into Eleko Beach on weekends, it generally doesn’t get as crowded as the other popular public beaches in Lagos like Elegushi Beach, Bar Beach and Alpha Beach.  Also, the huts at Eleko Beach make you people like you’re having your own private beach experience. Which means, in reality, any day of a week is a good day to visit this beach.                          

Idanre Hills, Ondo State

If you’ve had enough of rocks and water bodies, a trip to Idanre hills could renew your craving for more adventures in Nigeria. The Historic Idanre Hills is a beautiful sight to behold and should rank first on your list of places to visit for tourism whenever Ondo state crosses your mind. These hills will have you giving credit to nature for its great sense of perfection when it comes to architecture. Ever seen a picture of the hills and how they are arranged? You’d think a human purposely went there and arranged it to look the way it does today. The green vegetation surrounding the hills and crystal clear Arun River sitting perfectly on the hilltop makes it a beautiful spot to be in sync with nature.

The Lekki Conservation Centre

The Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos is one of the best nature reserves in Nigeria. This conservation and relaxation centre offers a breath of fresh air and an escape from the forever buzzing city of Lagos.  The 21-year-old conservation centre cum nature hub, which covers an area of 78 hectares, is run and managed by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF). Generally regarded as an icon of nature conservation, Lekki Conservation Centre represents the flagship project of Nigeria Conservation Foundation for the preservation of unique biodiversity, scenic, natural, scientific recreational values of the coastal environs of western Nigeria. This is definitely one to make your tourism experience complete!

Olumo Rock Complex, Abeokuta, Ogun State

Rocks are a magnificent sight to behold. Olumo Rock is one of the wonderful places you should visit in Nigeria. It is located in Abeokuta, a city whose name literally means ‘Under the rock.’ You probably imagined how high Olumo rock is. The highest point of the rock is 137m above sea level, and it has several caves where you can decide to play hide and seek with your heartthrob or beautiful family. Just have a tour guide with you, in case you miss your way while hiding. A tour to Olumo Rock will definitely get you riled up for your next visit.

Obudu Cattle Ranch Resort

Obudu Cattle Ranch Resort is a little bit of everything when it comes to tourism in Nigeria. It gives you a taste of nature wrapped in the warm arms of man’s inventions, making it easier to bond with nature. This Ranch offers you a refreshing time sliding down a water slide into a swimming pool, a great time of golf at the golf course, special family bonding or story time around night-time bonfires and horseback riding. Hiking through the forests and mountains while watching birds with your heartthrob isn’t something you’d like to pass on for a trip to the Eiffel Tower. The resort has you and your loved ones at heart when it comes to feeding and lodging as they provide you with the best African and international cuisines and state of the art accommodation facilities.

Yankari Game Reserve

Watching animals interact with themselves and nature can help you see the world in a different way and moreover your kids would be amazed at the sight of hippos, elephants, baboons and so many animals they only thought existed in wildlife documentaries. All these and more are what the Yankari Game Reserve offers; the explicit sight of nature. Heading to the Marshall Cave systems and Wikki Warm Springs, you’d see that Nature has provided all that you need to entertain you.

Owu Waterfalls

Waterfalls are amazing sights to behold. Getting into Nigeria and heading to Kwara state, you will find out that this state isn’t left out when nature was on the assignment of setting up interesting places to visit in Nigeria, for your entertainment. So you think you’ve seen it all? You just got started. Owu waterfalls which fall down 330 feet through a rocky landscape forms an ice water pool below. So if you are in search of fresh pools to calm your nerves while visiting Kwara State, here is Owu waterfalls; one of the best natural pools in Africa.