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Happy New Year Readers, Did you have a fun-filled celebration during the Christmas and New Year Breaks? Now that we are back from the holiday highs, it is time for our 2021 tourism plans. It is true Nigeria is in a bad recession and insecurity is on an all-time high but wahala be like bicycle, easy to start and always on the move. However, with careful planning and research, you can still get involved in tourism this year and enjoy the best Nigeria offers.
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One thing we know that fuels the decision to go on an adventure despite the odds is curiosity. Have you ever been curious about places in Nigeria that you would love to visit? If you haven’t, no problem. We have compiled some tourism facts about these destinations in Nigeria that will have you planning a visit.

Agbokim Waterfalls

Agbokim Waterfalls: The Seven-Faced Wonder of Nature
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This fall was discovered around 1990. It is located in Ikom (where the Ikom monoliths are, not in Calabar). It falls from seven streams into a dip in a dense rain forest similar to Matsirga Waterfalls in Kaduna. Its nickname is the Seven-Faced Wonder, and it produces a rainbow effect.
  • Obudu Mountain Resort
Everything You Need To Know About Obudu Mountain Resort - Obudu Mountain Resort
Obudu Mountain Resort
This resort was originally created as a ranch for cattle which was why it was named Obudu Cattle Ranch. It’s about the only location in Nigeria with a functional cable car for an aerial view tour of the green rolling mountain region. If you hike to the highest mountain top, you will be in the clouds with fog all around.

Agodi Gardens

Agodi Gardens, Ibadan | Visit Nigeria Now
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This tourist destination in Ibadan, Oyo State, was created as a zoological and botanical garden. The Ogunpa flooding destroyed it in the 1980s, during which most of the animals were swept away. It was later rebuilt into a tourist hotspot with a water park and a mini zoo. Currently, there are no lions in the zoo after a lion attack incident in 2017.
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Ogbunike Caves

The Ogbunike Caves, Nature's World Wonder in Nigeria!
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This popular destination in Anambra is home to a large colony of bats. Visitors have to walk up 317 stairs to get to the caves’ entrance and they have to take off their shoes before going in. It is on the tentative list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites alongside other notable places in Nigeria.

Zuma Rock

Zuma Rock: The Monolith With A Human Face - Guides
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This popular rock, which can be seen on the 200 Naira note, is a natural monolith dating back to 15th century. Its natural contours give an impression of a human face etched on the rock. It is a great place for rock climbing if you have the right gear.  It’s on the boundary of FCT and Niger State so you can view it from either state.

Yankari Game Reserve

Daily Trust - Yankari as Bauchi frontier of leisure
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This national park, created in 1956, is famous for its wildlife and natural warm spring- the Wikki Warm Spring. In 2000, it hosted over 20,000 tourists from 100 countries. There are four other springs at the Yankari Game Reserve. One of them is warmer than the Wikki Spring, another is a cold spring, and the other two are slightly cooler than the Wikki Spring. Wikki is only popular because it is the most developed spring for tourists to explore.

Kajuru Castle

Get the best of luxury at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna state
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This is a medieval-styled castle which was built in 1989 on a hill tucked away in Kajuru Village about 45mins from Kaduna town. It has real dungeons with a crocodile pit. You can go on a day tour with N20,000 for an hour for 1 to 10 persons. It does have a swimming pool, sauna and awesome views for tourists to enjoy.   Featured Image Source: Transcorp Hotels
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This article was first published on 7th January 2021


Ann Esievoadje is a freelance writer who is passionate about encouraging a reading culture and personal development. She has authored two books, The Quilt (fiction) and Being Mummy and Me (non-fiction). She manages Pulchra Publishing which offers a content creation/editing, transcription, different forms of writing (including Ghostwriting) service and her blog, Life Love and Anything Goes at You can reach her at

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