Beautiful places you won't believe they exist in Nigeria

The poolside at obudu cattle ranch
By Emeh Joy

Nigeria is a blessed land with amazing natural sites that form the centre of attraction for tourists. You won't believe such beautiful places exist in Nigeria. How many of these places have you been to? Let's take a joyride through a number of these picturesque places.

Kajuru Castle, Kaduna

Beautiful view of the Kajuru castle resort

This castle still has a tint of the medieval style and is located in Kaduna State. It took over eight years to build and was finally completed in 1989. It was built by a German expatriate and is just about 45 minutes drive from the capital city of Kaduna.

It is a great resort centre for tourists.

Obudu Cattle Ranch

Entrance to Obudu cattle ranch

This ranch is located in Cross-River state and is one of the most popular tourist centres in Nigeria. You just have to pay a visit to this Plateau situated in the Sankwala mountains. It also has fantastic weather condition.

Yankari National Park

The warm spring of Yankari Park

The Yankari National Park is located in the south-central part of Bauchi State. It is a massive wildlife park covering as much as 2,244 square kilometres of land. It accommodates several natural water springs with varieties of fauna and flora.

Ogbunike Caves

Scenery view of the Ogbunike Cave

This is one of the natural caves located in Anambra State. The cave is actually a collection of caves which are interlinked by small passageways and tunnels. Nature here is beautiful as this cave forms one of the biggest tourist attractions in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.

Ibom Golf Resort, Akwa Ibom

The Ibom Golf Resort, Akwa Ibom

This golf resort is located in Uyo, Akwa Ibom. Here is the centre for one of West Africa's best golf courses. It is one of the top resort destinations within the country and is a popular location for conferences in Nigeria.

Sand Dunes of Yobe

The sand dunes of yobe state stretching through thousands of kilometres of land

Yes, you can actually do that desert safari in Nigeria. The sand dunes of Yobe are located in Geidam, Yobe state and just like you will find in Dubai, the dunes are prominent features of Yobe state since the climate in the climate in the state is naturally dry.

Awhum Waterfall

The Awhum water fall

This waterfall is located in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu state. It is as high as 30 metres and is a famous tourist centre in Nigeria. It has some enigmatic belief attached to it as the locals believe its water has healing powers and the capacity to drive out evil spirits.

Matsirga Waterfall

The Martsirga water fall in Kaduna state

This ancient waterfall is located in Kaduna state. It is one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Africa. The view of the waterfall is simply breathtaking.

Its exceptional features have led to the development of the Madikiya Heritage resorts to ensure that tourists and visitors to the scenic waterfall feel relaxed and at home.

Pleasure Park, Rivers

A view of the pleasure park with the water body flanked on the sides by beautiful hedges, flowers and canopies for visitors

Pleasure Park in Port Harcourt is a new tourist site which built and developed by the Rivers state government to boost tourism in the state. The park has beautiful human-made facilities flanking the natural water body; thus, lending credence to the beauty of nature.

You will find this park located along the major Aba Road and lodged in between the Army Barracks and the Air Force base junction.

The National Mosque, Abuja

National Mosque Abuja

The National Mosque is located in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. It was constructed as far back as 1984 under the administration of Shehu Shagari, the President of the country then.

The Mosque house four minarets, as well as two domes and today, is open to all members of the public.

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