It has been realized that most Nigerians prefer spending vacation outside their country, than in Nigeria, well its good having a vacation somewhere outside your country, but Nigeria is now becoming beautiful day after day and many Nigerians are beginning to love the idea of taking vacation in their country just to have time for themselves as well as saving cost.
Here is are 7 vacation location you could ever think of in Nigeria. These are some of the sites you shouldn’t be reluctant to spend a holiday season anytime in Nigeria.
1 Obudu Mountain Resort
Obudu mountain resort found in Cross River is one of the beautiful and best places located high up in the Cameroon Mountain in Nigeria, where you can have an ultimate experience with your friends, family or loved ones across the world can relate with and feel at home. There is no need to worry about getting on top of the mountain; there is cable car that takes you from the entrance of the resort, at the bottom of the mountain up to the ranch resort at the peak. It is claimed to be the world’s longest cable car system. Obudu is perfect for that country getaway.
It has Very beautiful scenery and breathtaking environment makes it ideal for any lone adventurer, families on a reunion, young couple or couples in honeymoon. It has a cozy and relaxing atmosphere with all kinds of Nigerian and international cuisines which is made complete by the blazing log fire in their terrace restaurant and bar.
It also offers self-contained suites varying in size from the 2-bedroom Governor’s Lodge. There’s a fully equipped gym, two floodlight tennis courts, a squash court and a natural swimming pool. Golfers can show their prowess on the hotel’s 9-hole golf course.
2 La Champagne Tropicana
A unique blend of natural environments which include a fresh water lake, extensive sandy beach, accessible mangrove forest, a savannah and the warm Atlantic sea is offered by this beach resort hangout. They give you variety of activities and world-class lodging to make you go and come again another time.
The luxurious holiday homes are furnished with highly broad-based African decor. They have more to offer you like spa treatments, massage therapy, fully equipped cardiovascular gym with personal trainers, fresh palm wine bar with an excellent ocean view, cultural dance displays for guests, fine dining in elegant restaurants and many more. Other activities include hunting, horse riding, beach volleyball, canoeing, ocean water fishing, mountaineering, aqua aerobics and soccer.
3 Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort
Le Meridien Ibom is a hotel located in Uyo Nigeri which has a nice surrounding and refreshing atmosphere which will make your family and friends live like royals. It has a world class of 18 hole golf course and I know it is the best place to practice your swing or improve your golfing abilities. They also offer an amazing accommodation and services.
4 Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort
Tinapa resort which is found by the Calabar River is an ideal destination to engage in leisure and entertainment as well business activities due to its world-class facilities. You can come in with your kids to have pure fun with most of our games arcades. There is a water park and a fisherman’s wharf overseeing the artificial lake. It has a beautiful Shopping Centre which presents shoppers with a bouquet of product offers from her 54 quality retail outlets and four huge emporia.
It also has a hotel with 242 rooms just beside the lake with a cool breeze. Tinapa has its own movie production studio commonly known as “Studio Tinapa” or “Nollywood”, an Eight-Screen Cinema, restaurants, a casino, a mini amphitheater, pubs and a night club.
5 Yankari National Park
Located in Mainamaji Village along Bauchi- Gombe road, Yankari National Park is the most developed animal reserve and park in Nigeria now, with largest gathering of animals than any other park in Nigeria. It currently hosts 50 dissimilar kinds of animals and about 550 elephants – the largest herd of elephants in West Africa. It is best visited between February and late April.
It is a lovely game reserve with the opportunity to stay overnight. Food served at the restaurant here is. There is a museum, a bar available and also souvenir shops at the camp selling Nigerian artworks. In case you want to stay overnight and enjoy some food, which is mainly Nigerian, you got it. There is a museum, a bar available and also a souvenir shops at the camp where you can buy your Nigerian artworks.
6 Idanre Hills
Located in Idanre town, the Idanre hills is one the most historical places in Nigeria and it has a marvelous tourist attraction in Ondo state. Depending on how adventurous you are, we have the Agboogun Footprints, which is widely believed to enlarge or contract to accommodate every foot which you can also dare. It is said to be 800 years old and reached by about 640 steps with 5 resting points on your way to the top, breathtaking landscape that also gives a window to the town’s colorful history.
Looking at the town center from a few miles away, a first timer will amazingly marvel at the aesthetics, architecture and nature around that can be seen in the assemblage of hills of various shapes and sizes at Idanre, called ‘Oke Idanre’ by the locals. You can see nature at its best showcased on the evergreen landscape surrounding the hills, the atmosphere is peaceful, and the severities of climbing are really fun and a refreshing to swim in Arun River. At the top of the hills lies the Arun River (a small river on the hill). It is believed that a swim in the middle of the river “will result in a strange, fuzzy feeling.” Arun River is crystal clear and one can see crabs and a few other aquatic animals. All makes the Idanre Hills a wonderful place to have your adventurous visit.
7 Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort
Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort, is located at Ekiti state, a quiet small town. It is also the home of the 5-star Gossy Brand Spring Water bottled by UAC of Nigeria. There is something mysterious about the Ikogosi Warm Spring, flowing side by side the warm spring, is another cold spring. According to professionals, it is a geological wonder to have such occurrence out of the same rock formation and it is said to be the only one of its kind which is discovered anywhere in the world. You will love the meeting point of the warm and cold springs; it is unique and very attractive.
It is said That Ikogosi Warm Spring has some healing power. It is widely-believed to have some kind of therapeutic effect which relieves body aches and all sorts of ailments. Most of tourists visiting the place take advantage of the large warm water. There is swimming pool provided for this purpose and other recreational needs.
A well-landscaped resort is located around the warm spring.
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.
Nothing can be compared to taking a trip to this serene environment as it is one of the most phenomenal tourist centers in Nigeria.