- Osun SacredGrove (Osun-osogbo).
Classified as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The SacredGrove is situated on the outskirts of Osogbo, the capital of Osun state,which is in the South-western part of Nigeria,along the banks of the Osun river. Majorly populated by the Yorubas who are indigenes of the state. Yoruba people believe that the Osun Sacred Grove, which spans about 75 hectares of land, is home to Osun (the goddess of fertility). A festival that celebrates this fertility goddess takes place every year in Osogbo. The Grove contains scattered shrines and relics that have long been lost. In addition to that, the forest contains about 400 different species of plants that are used for medicinal purposes.This sacred forest attracts a large number of tourists as it is definitely worth visiting and is reputed to rank high in the list of tourist attractions in Nigeria!
2. Farin Ruwa waterfall
The Farin Ruwa meaning 'white water', is reportedly the highest waterfall in Nigeria. It's located in Nasarawa state. This waterfall incomparates the sereness of nature, with the chirping of birds which makes for the perfect place to get away from the world's troubles and even better for gathering your thoughts. You don't want to miss out from giving your soul a cleansing relief!
3. Gurara Falls
This is one of the most beautiful falls in Nigeria. It is located between Minna and Suleja in Niger state. It's approximately 2 to 3 hours drive from Abuja (capital state of Nigeria). The gurara Falls was named after two gods; gura and rara. It's safest to swim in the river from January-march.
For bird lovers, you definitely shouldn't miss out from this experience as it is a fantastic place for bird watching.
4. Kano city Walls
You can't mention tourist centers in Nigeria, without mentioning Kano city Walls. Trust me, the city itself exudes tourism!! The walls were used to protect the ancient inhabitants of Kano.Although the city has long taken a transformation, relics of the city's past still remain. The real identity of Kano can best be felt in the old city area. The mud houses with distinct Hausa local architectural dexterity
However, gradually being lost as the ancient structures go modern, relics have gradually been wiped away by both man and nature. The walls is one of the relics that still retains its magnificence and was described as the most impressive momentum in West Africa.
5. Eleko beach
As you can expect, fun lovers enjoy a visit to the beach on the weekends. If you are looking for a quiet and reflective time at the beach, you should visit Eleko Beach on a weekday. As the eleko beach is generally less crowded than other public beaches in Lagos and even less on weekdays. it gives the feeling of you living your dream life( you know, having your own private beach and all!)
Eleko Beach offers a peaceful retreat for privacy seekers or couples looking to enjoy a good time away from the hustle of Lagos. This public beach, located close to La Campagne Tropicana, offers a private beach featuring bamboo huts. It's definitely one of the few tourist attractions to offer such services. You shouldn't miss out on this!
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