Mini-holiday time is upon us again in Nigeria!! You can agree with me that there’s nothing sweeter than a public holiday falling on the most dreaded day of the week – Monday.
So as we gear up to celebrate democracy day, here is a list of 9 wonderful vacation destinations in Nigeria you can spend the next four days (or other vacations/holidays) in.
1. Tinapa Business Resort
Tinapa boasts world-class entertainment and it also has an open exhibition area for trade exhibitions and other events, a movie production studio commonly called “Studio Tinapa” or “Nollywood”, an entertainment strip that include a casino, an Eight-Screen Cinema, a children’s arcade, restaurants and a mini amphitheatre, a night club and pubs.
2. La Campagne Tropicana
La Campagne Tropicana is a beach resort in the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State.
This resort offers a unique blend of natural environments which include a freshwater lake, accessible mangrove forest, a Savannah, extensive sandy beach and the warm Atlantic sea. The resort provides world-class accommodation and a variety of activities to make sure you have an experience like no other on your visit.
Awaiting you there are Spa treatments, massage therapy, fully equipped cardiovascular gym with personal trainers. Cultural dance displays for guests/residents, fresh palm wine bar with an excellent ocean view, fine dining in elegant restaurants and much more. Other activities include hiking, hunting, horse riding, canoeing, ocean water fishing, aqua aerobics, beach volleyball, and soccer.
3. Obudu Mountain Resort
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 reunion, young couple or holiday group.
4. Yankari National Park
The Games Reserve also boasts of more than 59 caves, a well system used by slaves and Wiki warm spring. The spring water forms a pool which is 200m long and 10m wide, containing crystal-clear water at a temperature of around 31 degrees Celsius. It is available for tourists to swim in.
Yankari Park also has several archaeological preserves including the Dukkey Well System and the Ampara and Shanshau iron smelting works and furnace shafts dating back many centuries.
5. MicCom Golf Course Ada
MicCom Golf Hotels Resort is Nigeria’s only privately owned golf course with hotel facilities attached to it. It is situated in the rustic town of Ada in Osun State. The course is set in the serene, picturesque location deep within the lovely and tranquil forests of the South-West.
6. Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort
Located in Ekiti State, the Ikogosi Warm Spring has two different springs flowing side by side but don’t mix. One hot, and the other cold.
In order to give tourists and visitors a long-lasting experience, a well-landscaped 116-hectare resort is located around the warm spring at Ikogosi-Ekiti. 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.
7. Idanre Hills
Located in Idanre town, 9 miles south-west of Akure, the state capital, Idanre Hills is no dreamland or imagery of sorts. Said to be 800 years old and reached by about 640 steps with 5 resting points on your way to the top, it is a breathtaking landscape that also provides a window to the town’s colourful history. If you are adventurous enough, the tallest of the hills which rise to about 300 feet above sea level, challenges you to a climbing game. Those who successfully dare the peak are rewarded with the very rare panoramic view of the topography at bird’s eye, which is a unique fortitude for ancient residents.
The excitement takes you further atop of the hills to the Arun River, a small river on the hill. It is believed that a swim in the middle of the river “will result in an eerie, fuzzy feeling.” Arun River is crystal clear and one can see crabs and a few other aquatic animals, and adjudge the water’s friendly depths. The more adventurous can also dare the Agboogun Footprints, which is widely believed to enlarge or contract to accommodate every foot.
8. Mambilla Plateau
The Mambilla Plateau is a high grassland Plateau which is a part and extension of the Adamawa, Obudu, Shebbi and Atlantic Mountain chain. The Mambilla Plateau, which lies to the southern edge of Taraba State, is renowned for its rich scenic beauty. It stands at well over 1,830 meters above sea level and has a temperate climate with lush pasture green vegetation. The access route up the Plateau and the canyons is a breath-taking delight, with a snake-like winding road that ascends the Plateau and natural springs that bore through rocks adorn the road.
The whole area is Tsetse Fly and Mosquito free with more than 2 million herds of cattle.
9. Owu Water Falls
Owu Falls is always at its best during the rainy season which spans 200 meters across making it a wonderful vacation spot.
In Owu Falls, you experience a fine mix of awesome attractions and access to top quality accommodation as it offers a range of quality assessed accommodation with good quality restaurants. Its perfect location and memorable vacation experience make it the perfect destination to host your next vacation. A fun-filled and unforgettable vacation experience awaits you.