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The earth is indeed a vast beauty, and it has blessed us with all we could ever need; the land, the seas and oceans, the plants, and all the beautiful animals, big and microscopic, and so much more.which is why our quest to explore the earth has never been tamed.
Now, whenever you think of travel or vacations, your first thoughts don’t usually go to your immediate environment or within the state or country. Does it? Nigerians for instance, we really love the idea of traveling out of the country for our vacations and sightseeing. It is almost a thing of competition, when some folks discuss about who has travelled out of the country the most.
While there is nothing wrong in traveling out of the country, especially if you can afford it, it is shocking to know that a great number of Nigerians (rich andAverage) do not know that there are tourist attraction sites right here in all parts of Nigeria (North, south, East and West).
If you are not wealthy enough to travel out of Nigeria on vacations, there are many places you can travel to within Nigeria and still have the best vacation time ever.These natural tourists’ spots in Nigeria are as beautiful and captivating as the ones you would find anywhere else in the world.
Let’s take a look at the natural wonders right here in our back yards.
Agbokim Waterfalls, Cross River State.
Agbokim Waterfalls is situated in the Etung local government area of Cross River State in South-South Nigeria. It is quite close to the border of Cameroon. The waterfalls are about 15 km from Ikom and 320 km from Calabar.
Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls, Osun State
Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls (also known as Olumirin waterfalls) is located in Erin-Ijesha. It is a tourist attraction located in Oriade local government area, Osun State, Nigeria. The waterfalls hold different tales about who originally discovered it. Some say it was discovered in 1140 AD by one of the daughters of Oduduwa, another source says the tourist site was discovered by a woman called Akinla, founder of Erin-Ijesha town and a granddaughter of Oduduwa, during the migration of Ife people to Erin- Ijesha. The waterfall is said to have medicinal properties and people came from all over to drink from the waterfall and be healed. Interesting!!!
Gurara Waterfalls, Niger State.
Gurara Waterfalls is located in Gurara, a local government area of Niger State, North Central Nigeria. The waterfalls are approximately 30 meters in height and it lies on the Gurara river along the Suleja-Minna Road. Despite its chequered history, Gurara Waterfalls is one of the major tourist sites in Nigeria. In recent times, there have been some plans to turn it into a resort with a recreation centre and a seven-star hotel around it. Then again, this is Nigeria. Hopefully, execution of these plans are in sight.
Ibeno Beach, Akwa-Ibom State,.
The Ibeno Beach is one of the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean along the shorelines of Ibeno. It is the longest sand beach in West Africa. Who knew? The beach is located in Ibeno, a local government area of Akwa Ibom State, South-South, Nigeria. The title, “Ibeno beach” was coined from its location, “Ibeno”. The beach is one of the tourist attractions in Nigeria.
Kainji Dam, Niger State.
Kainji Dam is a dam across the Niger River in Niger State of Central Nigeria. Construction of the dam was carried out by Impregilo (a consortium of Italian Civil Engineering Contractors). The construction began in 1964 , and was completed in 1968. Records state that the cost of building the dam was estimated at US$209 million (equivalent to over US$1,567,500,000 billion in 2020 dollars), with one-quarter of this amount used to resettle people displaced by the construction of the dam and its reservoir, Kainji Lake
Millennium Park, FCT, Abuja
The Millennium Park is the largest public park of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria and is located in the Maitama district of the city. The Millennium Park was inaugurated by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom on 4 December 2003. It is located near to the former Presidential Palace. A river crosses the Park in its main rectilinear axis, dividing it into two parts.
One side on the Park is dedicated to uncontaminated nature. In a system of terraces at different levels, are located Nigeria’s mountain vegetation, Savanna, Deciduous forest, Rainforest and brushwood as well as greenhouses for butterflies and tropical birds.
The Ngwo Pine Forest, Enugu State
The Ngwo Pine Forest, is a forest near the center of Enugu. The forest hosts a limestone cave sculpted with a small waterfall that forms a shallow pool at the bed of the cave. The Ngwo Pine Forest is used as a recreational area to picnic, and it is open to tourists and visitors.