Nigeria is truly blessed with lots of tourism attractions. See the 23 Fascinating Pictures Of Nigeria that will Make You Love Nigeria The More.
1. Ancient Kano City Wall, Kano State, Nigeria
Ancient Kano City Wall is a 14 km radius earth structure.
The ancient Kano city walls were built in order to provide security to the growing population. The foundation for the construction of the wall was laid by Sakri Gijimasu from 1095 – 1134 and was completed in the middle of 14th Century during the reign of Zamnagawa. In the 16th century, the walls were further extended to their present position. The gates are as old as the walls and were used to control the movement of people in and out of the city.
2. Awhum Waterfalls – Enugu
Awhum waterfall is situated at Amaugwe village of Awhum town in Udi Local Government Area. The waterfall is as a result of massive outcrop of granite rock with water cascading over the top forming a stream. A section of the fall is warm through the season. The fall is 30 meters high and is located close to Awhum Monastery. The water is said to be curative (has healing power)
3. Osun Grove, Osun State, Nigeria
The Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove (also known simply as the Osun Sacred Grove) is a dense forest covering an area of 75 hectares on the outskirts of the city of Osogbo in Osun State along the Osun River. It is one of the last remnants of primary high forest in south-western Nigeria, which extended to the edges of most Yoruba cities before extensive urbanisation eroded its reach. The Grove is believed to be the home of Osun (the Yoruba goddess of fertility) is dotted with sanctuaries and shrines, sculptures and art works in her honour. The sacred Grove, seen as a symbol of identity for all Yoruba people, is the last in Yoruba culture – a testimonial to the once widespread practice of establishing sacred groves outside settlements.
4. Gate to the palace of the emir of Zazzau
The Zazzau, also known as the Zaria Emirate is a traditional state with headquarters in the city of Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
5. Aso Rock – Abuja, Nigeria
Aso Rock is a large outcrop that is on the outskirts of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The Aso Rock is a 400-metre monolith and is the city’s most noticeable feature.
6. Owu Falls, Kwara State
Owu falls is the highest and most spectacular natural water fall in West Africa, and is located in Ifelodun Local government area of Kwara State. The water fall stand as one of the symbol of nature which it existence is untraceable, but can only be appreciated and promoted by exploring. The water fall is 120m above water level and cascades 330 feet down an escarpment with rocky out crops to a pool of ice cold water below. The water falls is surrounded with a beautiful natural ambience and hills which makes sightseeing a memorable experience.
7. Gurara Waterfall, Niger State, Nigeria
Gurara waterfall is a beautiful fall with small streams emanating from the Gurara river running around the rocks on the cliff, converging and falling into a pond about 20 meters below. It is located in Niger state on the road between Suleja and Minna.
8. Okposi Salt Lake, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
Before the advent of the mechanized method of salt production in Ebonyi State, traditional methods of salt production were in practice in Ikwo and Okposi Okwu in Ebonyi State for about 400 years. The lake which supplies the brine in Okposi was discovered almost immediately after the area now known as Okposi Okwu was inhabited. Two hunters, Ekwuna Chita and Uta Anoo, discovered the lake and made their finding public when they discovered that they could not quench their thirst with what they thought was ordinary water.
9. Farin Ruwa Water Fall, Nasarawa State
FARIN Ruwa (translated: ‘white water’) is a beautiful and magnificent waterfall at Mahwa Forest Reserve in Mamba Local Government Area of Nasarawa state.
Farin Ruwa waterfalls, which was first discovered in the 1950s by the colonialists, is a spectacular waterfall about 120 kilometers away from Lafia, the capital city of Nasarawa State, 30 kilometers away from Wamba, the local government headquarters and about 160 kilometers from Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital.
10. Erin Ijesa Waterfall, Osun State, Nigeria
Erin Ijesha (Olumirin) is a seven step waterfall in Osun State, Nigeria, the waterfall is a whole new exciting and awe inspiring experience with nature. Each step of the waterfall has a flowing fountain that marks the mystical nature of the place.
11. Horse Shoe, Rivers State, Nigeria
12. Obudu Mountain Range, Cross River State
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 tranquillity, beautiful scenery, and breathtaking views make it ideal for the lone adventurer, families on a reunion, young couple or holiday group.
13. Ogbaukwu/Owerre-Ezukala Cave, Anambra State, Nigeria
The caves have been confirmed to be the largest in the whole of West Africa.” measuring not less than 10 kilometers in length and extending to Awlaw-Ishiama and Nkwuli-Awlaw axis of Enugu state and the border of Egere in Awgu Local Government Area and Amuda-Isuochi Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State. The landscape is a mixture of sandy and rocky physical formations, as well as a natural beach for relaxation.”
14. Ethiope River, Delta State, Nigeria
The River Ethiope is a river of outstanding beauty. It originates from a community called Umuaja, near Umutu in Ukwuani and flows through several other communities before joining the sea at Sapele. The River is shared by four local government councils namely Ukwuani, Ethiope East, Okpe and Sapele with an estimated population of 1.7 million people. The river is about 50 kilometer long.
15. Idanre Hills, Ondo State, Nigeria
The Idanre Hill, or Oke Idanre is located in Idanre town in Ondo State of southwestern Nigeria.
The hill of Idanre is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Nigeria.It includes such cultural sites as “Owa’s Palace, Shrines, Old Court, Belfry, Agbooogun footprint, thunder water (Omi Apaara) and burial mounds and grounds”. It resides 3000 ft above sea level and houses a unique ecosystem upon which the cultural landscape has integrated.
16. Olumo Rock, Ogun State
Abeokuta Olumo rock, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria, West Africa, sits in the ancient city center of Abeokuta – a name which means “Under the rock”. Abeokuta was originally inhabited by the egba people who found refuge at the Olumo rock during inter-tribal wars in the 19th century. The rock provided sanctuary to the people as well as a vantage point to monitor the enemy’s advance leading to eventual triumph in war. The town of Abeokuta eventually grew as these new settlers spread out from this location.
17. Riyom Rock, Plateau State, Nigeria
Riyom Rock is Located 25 kilometers from Jos along the Jos-Akwanga road is one of nature’s most spectacular rock formations. It is so called because it is located in the Riyom Town.
Nature had carved out the geographical boundaries of Plateau State in the rock long before the state was even created.
18. Ikogosi Warm Spring, Ekiti State, Nigeria
The Ikogosi Warm Springs is a tourist attraction located at Ikogosi, a town in Ekiti State, southwestern Nigeria. Flowing abreast the warm spring is another cold spring which meets the warm spring at a confluence, each maintaining its thermal properties. This attribute makes the springs a tourist attraction in Nigeria. Research suggested that the warm spring has a temperature of about 70oC at the source and 37oC at the confluence.
19. Wikki Warm Spring, Bauchi State
The Wikki Warm Spring can be found in the Yankari National Park, Nigeria’s most revered national park for spotting wildlife. The Wikki Warm Spring is the biggest of the four warm springs in Yankari, which have come about as a result of geothermal activity below the park.
20. Point of no Return, Lagos State, Nigeria
The Point of No Return in Badagry is one of the most sought after tourist’s destination not only in Nigeria but in the world. On a visit to the Point of No Return, one could see the benefits of tourists who flock to the place to see were there great grandfather was exported to Europe and America for slavery.
21. Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Nigeria
Mapo Hall is the colonial style city hall, perched on top of Mapo Hill, in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Mapo Hall was commissioned during the colonial era by Captain Ross in 1929. It was renovated in 2006 amid some controversy.
22. Agodi Gardens, Ibadan Nigeria
Agodi Gardens is a tourist attraction in the city of Ibadan. Also called Agodi Botanical Gardens, Agodi Park and Zoological Gardens, and Agodi Resort and Conference, the site is a serene environment on 150 acres of land.
23. Assop Waterfalls Plateau State
The Assop falls is perhaps the most notable of Nigeria’s many waterfalls. Located at the edge of the Jos Plateau, Assop Falls is 70 km along Jos-Kagoro road on the top of the Jos Plateau. The Assop River supplies water which the rapids and falls use, and it feeds the natural vegetation of grasslands that extend into the gallery forests.
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