16 Most Beautiful Places in Nigeria To Visit Before You Die!

What are the most beautiful places in Nigeria? In this post, we will show you the Best places in Nigeria to visit before you die. Follow us to find out  these places

Nigeria is the pride of Africa. She is home to many diverse traditions and cultures and hosts some of the most beautiful places on earth. Take a look at 16 of the most beautiful places in Nigeria

Most Beautiful Places in Nigeria

So, here are 16 Most Beautiful Places in Nigeria…

16. Tarkwa Bay

Most Beautiful Places in Nigeria To Visit Before You Die!

Nigeria is blessed with an array of beautiful places and the Tarkwa Bay is one of them. If you are planning on going on a beach time holiday abroad, I strongly recommend you change your mind and visit the Tarkwa Bay. [Also Read: Top 17 Most Beautiful Beaches in the world You Need to Visit Before You Die!

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You won’t be disappointed! This incredible beach is located near Lagos Harbor. It is a very popular destination for swimmers and water-sport enthusiasts.

15. Mambilla Tea Estate

Most Beautiful Places in Nigeria To Visit Before You Die!


Do You like tea? Well, there’s a place you can have it all as much as you want! The “the home of the highland tea” as its popularly called, the Mambilla Plateau is the highest plateau located in Taraba State, Nigeria.
Aside from being the only Highland Tea plantation in Africa, this amazing place is also comprised of the breathtaking mountain area and the ancient Gang Peak.

14. Ibeno Beach

Most Beautiful Places in Nigeria To Visit Before You Die!


A truly marvelous place to be, the Ibeno beach located at Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State, is the longest sand beach in West Africa stretching up to 89 kilometers. The view is simply breathtaking, you need to see for yourself!

13. Alok Ikom (Akwanshi) Monoliths

Most Beautiful Places in Nigeria To Visit Before You Die!


The Alok Ikom (Akwanshi) Monoliths were built around 200 and 1850 AD, making it the oldest man-made attraction on our list. They are located at Ikom, Cross Rivers state. With different sizes ranging from 1-6ft, these impressive monuments were made from volcanic stones and they are only 300 in total.

12. Gurara Falls

Most Beautiful Places in Nigeria To Visit Before You Die!


What an amazing sight to behold, the beautiful Gurara Falls of Nigeria. It is located between Minna and Suleja in Niger state. They are about 30 meters high and 200meters wide. A lot of mystical stories have been told about this wonderful place. If you want to hear of these stories, you might want to visit the place because the tales can only be told by the locals.

11. Nok Village

Most Beautiful Places in Nigeria To Visit Before You Die!


I remember learning about the Nok Village back then in High School. Located in Jaba Local Government Areas in Kaduna State, the Nok village is such an interesting place to learn about. It is the home of extraordinary artworks like figurines, sculptures, paintings, stone works, etc. The serene is wonderful, and the locals have managed to maintain the rich cultural heritage of the Nok culture and art.

10. Osun Sacred Groove

Most Beautiful Places in Nigeria To Visit Before You Die!


The dense forest of the Osun Sacred Grove is one of the last remnants of primary high forest in southern Nigeria. Found in Osun state, it is referred to as the cradle of the Yoruba Cultural traditions.
This beautiful place comes at number 10 on our top 16 most beautiful places in Nigeria.

9. Ikoogosi Warm Spring Resort

Most Beautiful Places in Nigeria To Visit Before You Die!


A place of natural wonder, the awesome combination of cool warm water in the sparkling springs is simply astonishing. How? When you get cold from the cool waters, there are other Spots that gives out warm soothing waters as well. High hills and lush grounds are other wonders that surround this beautiful place. A perfect place for your family vacation, it is indeed, a home far away from home.

8. Waterfall, Arochukwu Town

Waterfalls are really an amazing sight to behold, and guess what? The Ancient Town of Arochukwu in Abia State has one of the most fascinating waterfalls in the country and the continent at large. The Town is also blessed with some other wonderful places for you to gaze upon such as caves, and lots of mind-blowing wonders of nature. Believe when I say, you don’t want to miss out on this place if you are someone who values nature and culture, as the true heritage of the Eastern Traditional Culture is richly expressed.

7. Idanre Hills

Idanre Hills


Unto the next beautiful place on our list is the Oke Idanre Hills in Ondo State. There’s so much to talk about this incredible place I just feel like packing my bags and boarding the next bus to Ondo state.

This beautiful and fascinating place is comprised of high plainS with spectacular valleys interspersed with inselbergs (isolated hills and mountains) of about 3,000 ft above sea level. Other attributes of this amazing place are the Palace of Owa, which is another place worthy of visiting before one says farewell to this world. [Also Read: Top 20 Most Beautiful Places in the World – You have to See]

The Oke Idanre hill consists of Its physical attributes include Owa’s Palace, Shrines, Old Court, Belfry, Agbooogun footprint, thunder water (Omi Aopara) and burial mounds and grounds.

There is also the Arun river, a superstitious stream of water that is believed to have the ability to heal all kinds of sickness and diseases and has over the years been visited by many people for healing. One incredible sight you need not miss is the unreadable letters, believed to be mysterious handwriting inscribed on the rock, which is yet to be interpreted till today by anyone since it was found conspicuously on the rock.

There is also the Arun river, a superstitious stream of water that is believed to have the ability to heal all kinds of sickness and diseases and has over the years been visited by many people for healing. One incredible sight you need not miss is the unreadable letters, believed to be mysterious handwriting inscribed on the rock, which is yet to be interpreted till today by anyone since it was found conspicuously on the rock.

6. Chad Basin National Park


Security challenges are negating factors responsible for the decline in tourism and adventurous journeys to the Northern part of the country. But, however, “The Haven of Various Species of Pale Arctic” is one tourist destination that still pulls myriads of tourists from all over the world who come to behold the range of species this location holds. [Also Read: 17 Most Beautiful Places in Kenya ]

Tourists who wouldn’t stay back and just listen to the amazing tales of this incredibly rare destination, but would want to witness it first-hand, and so should you. So what’s stopping you? It is not like the terrorists hide inside the park, now do they? Certainly not.

5. Old Oyo National Park

Old Oyo National Park
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The Old Oyo National Park is, safe to say, the point where history blends with culture in the most captivating sense. Profoundly the best destination for lovers of archeological exploration. This Ancient park consists of high forest and dense savannah mosaic woodland that characterized the ecosystem and provides the best temperature spot for relaxation and sight seeing. So, If you’re a birder, then this is the right destination for you. The park creates an astonishing sight for bird watching.

4. Yankari National Park

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Yankari is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Nigeria. Located in the Bauchi State of Northern Nigeria, the park is famous for hosting an array of endangered species of wildlife. Most of the animals found in this reserve can’t be found anywhere else in the country, not even in the most expensive zoos.

One other interesting fact about this place is how the wildlife there are managed, well taken care of in their numbers. It is incredible! However, due to the rising tensions in the Northern part of the country, the location has received very few tourist interests with safety a matter of top most priority. But trust me, this park is worth the risk. [ Also Read: 17 Most Beautiful Places in South Africa To Visit Before You Die]

3. Kano City Walls


Talk about ancient architectural incredibility, the Kano City Walls is an excellent example of ancient creativity. The place is unlike any other beautiful place we’ve listed. Located in Kano State, the walls were said to have taken an incredible 4 long centuries to build and complete. The construction took off in the 11th century and the walls were fully erected around the 14th century. The walls are 50 ft high and about 40 ft thick, and it’s said that the walls were built as a defense mechanism to protect the ancient city of Kano.

2. Olumo Rock

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Abeokuta in Ogun state, Nigeria is the location of this wonder of nature, the Olumo Rock. Abeokuta, which means “under the Rock” is one of the most amazing places I recommend you visit in Nigeria.

The town itself is blessed with some incredible amount of rock deposits, but the most eye-popping, and jaw-dropping of them all is the thrilling Olumo Rock. Need a vacation? Don’t dare miss out on a holiday trip to this incredible place. Trust me, you’ll be left reminiscing the trip. [Also Read: Top 20 Most Beautiful Places in the World – You have to See ]

1. Obudu Mountain Resort

Obudu Mountain Resort, Most Beautiful Places in Nigeria
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Cross Rivers State is regarded as one of the most beautiful places to live in Nigeria, and the Obudu Mountain Resort is just another reason why. Speaking from my personal experience, a vacation to this marvelous wonder of nature will leave will wanting to become a full time tourists. Skeptic still? Just try out this resort and see for yourself.

From the eye-bugging landscape view from the cable car to the amazing waterfalls, down to the canopy walkways, everything about the Obudu Mountain Resort is just glorious. Plus, the really cool weather temperatures will leave you with such a dazzling experience you truly don’t want to miss

Summary

Here’s a quick recap of the 16 Most Beautiful Places in Nigeria To Visit Before You Die!:

  1. Obudu Mountain Resort
  2. Olumo Rock
  3. Kano City Walls
  4. Yankari National Park
  5. Old Oyo National Park
  6. Chad Basin National Park
  7. Idanre Hills
  8. Waterfall, Arochukwu Town
  9. Ikoogosi Warm Spring Resort
  10. Osun Sacred Groove
  11. Nok Village
  12. Gurara Falls
  13. Alok Ikom (Akwanshi) Monoliths
  14. Ibeno Beach
  15. Mambilla Tea Estate
  16. Tarkwa Bay

How many of these Places did you expect to appear on this list of the Beautiful Places in Nigeria? Leave a comment below.

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David Samuel is the Senior Writer for Porumba. He is a writer, Economist and loves research.

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