We don’t forget how rich Nigeria is when it comes to attractions, cultural beauty and heritage. Here are 10 places you didn’t know existed in Nigeria; they are amazing places that tell great stories and create memorable experiences.
Tulo Tulo Sand Dunes, Yobe
Who said you must actually go to Dubai for that desert picture? We have it here a little deep into Northern Nigeria! Tulo Tulo is “The Desert Land of Hope” with spectacular dunes and beautiful coconut trees to the left and right. You actually want to experience this.
Kofar Mata Dye Pit, Kano
This historic site boasts of about 500 years of tie and dye production, Kofar Mata is located in the historic city of Kano, At Kofar Mata Textile production started as early as the 9th century and was well known for the wide variety of designs, colours, materials and production techniques.
Dyeing was carried out in Zaria and Kano, but Today, only the famous Kofar Mata dyeing pits of Kano have survived in addition grew to be a foremost tourist site.
Ado Awaye Lake
One of the two suspended lakes in the world and the only suspended lake in Africa, Ado Awaye Lake is located at the peak of Oke-Ado mountain in Oyo state, Nigeria. It takes about 369 steps to reach the peak of the mountain. It is said to be bottomless and have swallowed those who have tried to measure its depth.
Statue of Jesus Christ
Known as the “Jesus De Greatest”. It is Africa’s first largest statue of Jesus and the fifth tallest statue in Africa, it is located at St Aloysius Catholic Church, Abajah village in Imo state, southeastern Nigeria. The nine-meter tall statue is made of marble, also weighs about 40 tonnes, Jesus de greatest statue is seen as a symbol of faith for catholic worshippers around that area.
Located in Taraba state, Northeastern Nigeria. It is Africa’s largest highland tea plantation. Mambilla Plateau houses Chappal Waddi mountain which is considered the highest point in Nigeria with an average height of 2,419 metres (7,936 ft) above sea level. Amazing views on the plateau are The mountain chain, the plain green view, and a magnificent waterfall.
There are other attractions on the plateau, like the Mbamnga – Ndumyaji Cave; the biggest cave on the plateau can house about 10,000 people at a time. A rock with the giant footprint of an ancient warrior at Kabri, the rock with a horse footprint at Hienary, the historic site of the ancient blacksmith that existed before the modern one at Killa yang. Don’t forget to take your hiking footwear when going on this adventure.
Gashaki- Gumti National Park
Known as the largest national park in Nigeria, it is about 6,731 square km big. This park is home to mountains, grasslands, woodlands, swamps, lakes, rivers, a waterfall that flows into The Taraba river. The national park is officially labelled as one of Africa’s “Important Bird Areas” with more than 500 species of birds, Located along the Cameroon border in Northeastern Nigeria, Gashaka-Gumti national park is open all year round, though access to the park is easier during dry seasons.
Rayfield Resort Jos
A public artificial resort in Jos, Plateau state, Rayfield resort comprises a theatre for live performances, a children’s recreation park, a water fountain for live fish and some other water creatures, a boating anchor point by a bank of the biggest of the lakes, a restaurant, a shopping centre, among others. The resort offers fun activities like sports, fishing, boating, indoor games and swimming to thrill tourists.
Gurara waterfall spans about 300 meters wide and falls 50 meters down into a pond. Gurara waterfall sits between Suleja and Minna in Nigeria State, about an hour’s drive from Abuja. The fall is notable for its fishing activities and wildlife viewing. Gurara waterfall is at its peak between April and November and lowest between January and March.
The waterfall has a clear pool where visitors can swim. If you enjoy nature, Gurara waterfall is a must-visit!
Discovered 4000 years ago, The Ogbunike Cave is a chain of around 10 caves of different heights, widths, lengths, and stature, leading in different directions. These caves have a special status in the local area of Anambra, and it has religious and mystical importance. It has been said that the cave provided refuge in times of peril from pre-colonial times to the civil war. Women in their menstrual period are prohibited. The beautiful ambience and blue water right in the middle is it for us!
Awhum Waterfall and Cave
Situated at Amaugwe village of Awhum town in Udi Local Government Area, Enugu. The waterfall is 30 meters high. The waterfall has both healing powers and the capability to expel evil forces. For these reasons, the fall has become a place of Christian pilgrimage and a prayer center. The statue of the Virgin Mary stands on a platform above the path and beneath the caves. Awhum waterfall and cave results from a massive granite rock formation and water that flows down as a stream, amazingly, a section of the waterfall stays warm throughout the seasons.
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