Nigeria is undoubtedly the most populated country in Africa; but it is not just known only for its population but for its untapped tourist paradise with long stretches of exotic beaches, lush mountains, well preserved tradition and culture and enchanting tourist attractions as well.Ranging from the spiritual shrines to the ancient cities of the north, the river deltas to the Yoruba kingdoms, the Ibo’s stunning environments and among many simply pure sceneries; Nigeria leaves every visitor breathing hard with suspense and excitement.
- OBUDU MOUNTAIN RESORT: Above the sea level on the Oshie Ridge of the famous Sankwala Mountains sits majestically the Obudu Mountain Resort. Formerly known as Obudu Cattle ranch, this Cross River state wonder leaves tourist with a temperate climate, breathtaking views, idyllic tranquility and beautiful scenery. All these and more made the resort one of the famous tourists’ sites in Nigeria.
- THE GIANT FOOTPRINT OF UKHUSE OKE: In a sacred grove where prehistory meets the modern, between a village called Ukhuse-oke and Ukhuseosi in Owan Edo state lies this distinct footprints of a prehistoric giant that are embedded permanently on flat granite rocks.
3.OSUN-OSOGBO GROVE : The Osun-Oshogbo grove is the only tourist destination in Nigeria that has sacred shrines, sanctuaries, sculptures and art works that are created in honor of the goddess of fertility, Osun. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated along the Oshun River.
- OGBUNIKE CAVES: Makes an ideal tourists destination. These caves are closely associated with historical and spiritual significance. There are 317 steps that need to be used to descend down to the caves. It is also a UNESCO Heritage Site.
- ANCIENT KANO CITY WALLS: These are much more to the beautiful medieval city of Kano when you see the impressive ancient Kano walls (listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ tentative list). This 14km radius earth monument has a spiritual, cultural and historical significance. It is associated with the Emir’s Palace.
BY SOPHIE AIGBOMIAN.