Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Nigeria

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 Tourist Attractions in Nigeria

 

 1. Owu waterfall

 

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Tourist Attractions Owu Waterfall is the highest Waterfall in Nigeria with the height of 120 meters
 Owu waterfall is located in a twins communities of owa kajola and owa onire in ileire district of ifelodun local government of kwara state Nigeria. Owu waterfall is the highest waterfall in Nigeria and second highest in west Africa. Owu waterfall is 120metre above sea level and form a ice cold chilling pool at the base the environment is natural. Owu waterfall the pride of Nigeria
How do I get to Owu waterfall?

When you get to OKE ONIGBIN, you take a motor or bike telling them you are going to OWU FALL, and tell them you want to go through OWA ONIRE. And if you are going in group, it is advisable you stop at OWA ONIRE so that a  guide will be chosen to go with you.

It’s better you take public transport, they know the route better, and more advisable if you go in group so that you can chatter a ride. You only need your transport fare and some extra money for miscellaneous.

How much do I pay to visit Owu waterfall?

it’s cost nothing less than #1200 per person and #200naira per head to visit.

 

2. Erin Ijesha Waterfall

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Olumirin waterfalls is a 7 floor waterfall Tourist Attractions located at the inner hearts of Erin Ijesha, in Oriade LGA, Osun State, Nigeria
It will interest you to note that there’s a village at the 7th floor, known as Abake, where people live and go about their daily activities up there, The villagers come down the waterfall every 3 days (Twice a week).
it was a very beautiful sight to behold, so much Peace and Serenity.
The waterfalls were discovered in 1140 AD by one of the daughters of Oduduwa. However, according to The Nation,”Olumirin waterfall was discovered by hunters in 1140 AD
The weekends are busy days at the waterfall so if you’ll prefer a calmer, more quiet experience, it would be best to visit during week days. Remember to bring extra clothing or a bikini so you don’t go home wet.
How do I get to Olumirin waterfall?
Erin Ijesha waterfall is some kilometers away from Ijesha town, Osun State. You can access this place with a vehicle or a motor bike.
Kindly note that it’s quite a distance from the entrance to the waterfall. Refreshments & shower caps(optional ) are sold at the entrance.
How much do I pay to visit Olumirin waterfall?

Tickets are gotten at the entrance for 1000 naira per person & at your request, a tour guide is assigned to you( this comes at an extra cost). No pre-booking is required.

 

3. Gurara Waterfalls

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Gurara Waterfalls is a Tourist Attractions located in Gurara, a local government area of Niger State, North Central Nigeria. The waterfalls is approximately 30metres in height and it lies on the Gurara river along the Suleja-Minna Road.

Myth and folklore According to oral history, Gurara Waterfalls was discovered by a Gwari hunter called Buba in 1745 before some Europeans discovered it in 1925 after they found it as a recreation centre. Prior to the discovery of the waterfalls by the Europeans, Gurara Waterfalls was worshipped by people living in communities around it. Oral history also has it that Gurara Waterfalls and Gurara River were named after two deities called Gura and Rara.  Gwarara Waterfalls is one of the major tourist sites in Nigeria.

How do I get to Gurara Waterfall?

Gawu-Kafin-Adunu-Beni Rd, 911101

How much do I pay to visit Gurara Waterfall?
Entry Price: 1k naira/person Tour Guides are available to show you around.
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4. Osun Osogbo Sacred groove

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Osun-Osogbo or Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove is a sacred forest along the banks of the Osun river just outside the city of Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria.

The Osun-Osogbo Grove is among the last of the sacred forests which usually adjoined the edges of most Yoruba cities before extensive urbanization. In recognition of its global significance and its cultural value, the Sacred Grove was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Tourist Attractions
The 1950s saw the desecration of the Osun-Osogbo Grove: shrines were neglected, priests abandoned the grove as customary responsibilities and sanctions weakened. Prohibited actions like fishing, hunting and felling of trees in the grove took place until Austrian, Susanne Wenger, came and stopped the abuse going on in the grove.
With the encouragement of the Ataoja and the support of the local people, “Wenger formed the New Sacred Art movement to challenge land speculators, repel poachers, protect shrines and begin the long process of bringing the sacred place back to life by establishing it, again, at the sacred heart of Osogbo.”Osun-Osogbo FestivalEvery year, the Osun-Osgogbo festival is celebrated in the month of August at the grove.

Yearly, the festival attracts thousands of Osun worshippers, spectators and tourists from all walks of life.For the people of Osogbo Land, August is a month of celebration, traditional cleansing of the city and cultural reunion of the people with their ancestors and founders of the Osogbo Kingdom.The Osun-Osogbo Festival is a two-week-long programme. It starts with the traditional cleansing of the town called ‘Iwopopo’, which is followed in three days by the lighting of the 500-year-old sixteen-point lamp called ‘Ina Olojumerindinlogun’. Then comes the ‘Ibroriade’, an assemblage of the crowns of the past ruler, Ataojas of Osogbo, for blessings. This event is led by the sitting Ataoja of Osogbo and the Arugba, Yeye Osun and a committee of priestesses. Tourist Attractions

5. Arinta Waterfalls

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Arinta Waterfalls is a Tourist Attractions located in Ipole-Iloro town, separated from Ikogosi-Ekiti by an arm of the Effon Anticline.
A sky-line bedecked with gently undulating ridgetops on the other side. The noon-day sun energizes the verdural flavour of the valley below, casting it in a harmonious romance of bright and dark shades of leaf green.
A small stream meets the road at the village entrance. It is called Oluwa stream. The stream is highly-revered by the people, and it is believed to possess spiritual powers that can cure any kind of diseases. The multiple cascades of Arinta waterfalls is said to consist of seven distinct cascades in all,
Another wonderful attraction at one of the seven cascades of the waterfall is a small boulder-sized rock called ‘The Wonderful Stone…
How do I get to Arinta Waterfall?

Arinta Waterfalls is located at Ipole Iloro-Ekiti Ekiti west and you can get there through bus or bike.

How much do I pay to visit Arinta Waterfall?
Entry fee is 500 flat and safety guides are assigned to you.

6. Ogbunike Cave

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Ogbunike Cave, which lies within the tropical rain forest belt, is situated in a valley behind the Ogba hills in which lies St. Monica College, Ogbunike in Anambra state of Nigeria..
Descending into the valley where the caves are located is a lengthy walkway made up of about 317 steps said to have been constructed by the Anambra State government in the mid 90s.
Ogbunike Cave is attributed with living traditions and has been used by the people for many centuries, the site still retains its historical and spiritual significance.
The Nkissa River flows by the side of the caves into which the water that vents from the caves drains itself. The location has adequate boundaries (20 hectares) to preserve its significances from direct effects of human encroachment.
Every year, citizens hold the Ime Ogbe festival in a celebration of the caves and its spirits that fascinates tourists from around the state and beyond.
The caves have become a location of attention for movie directors looking for a bit of the mysterious and natural.
How much do I pay to visit Ogbunike Cave?
You we need to pay #2000 at the entrance before you can access the cave joined by a tour guide who will tell you the history about the caves.

7. Kajuru Castle

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Kajuru Castle is an exclusive and luxurious total getaway built in an early medieval style at Kajuru village in the trade city of Kaduna, a major commercial hub in the northern part of Nigeria. This gorgeous architectural masterpiece with breathtaking ambience is set upon elevated peaks with staggering views. Kajuru Castle is styled in a European and clearly German way with a baronial hall, complete with suits of armour.

This castle operates on an exclusive basis and can only accommodate 12 individuals or 5 couples at a time. This tourist delight which has been the setting of popular music videos has a live crocodile while gorgeous peacocks are known to move around. The rooms are spread across the castle’s three floors which feature four dungeon rooms, a central building with an authentic knights’ hall and a master’s bedroom fitted with air conditioners, televisions, sofas, beds and private bathrooms, as well as a dragon tower well guarded by ‘dragons’.

Guests can either bring or plan for their meals or ask the management to make an arrangement with food service providers in town, who will make deliveries at an extra cost. However, guests can choose to use the castle’s sufficiently equipped kitchen. The BBQ spot beside the pool offers a wide range of grilling, baking, roasting and barbequing opportunities.

8. Ngwo Pine Forest

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Have you been to the beautiful city of Enugu yet? A trip to the Ngwo Pine Forest is an opportunity to explore the breathtaking beauty the state beholds.
Located in the heart of Enugu(Enugu-Onitsha Road, Ngwo Asaa), the pine forest is ranked one of the most impressive tourist attractions in Nigeria. It was originally planted to combat erosion, but is currently beaming with tall pines which makes the site aesthetically pleasing for picnics, hikes, photo shoots and the like.
Also found at the centre of the forest is a Limestone Cave, with a Waterfall by the side which forms a shallow pool at the bed of the Cave.
It is perfect for outdoor activities and has an awesome view for tourists looking to feed their eyes.
Add this to your travel list.

9. Fela’s Shrine Ikeja

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Fela’s Shrine is an open air entertainment centre located in Ikeja, Lagos State. It serves as the host location of the annual Felabration music festival. Currently managed by Femi Kuti (eldest son of Fela Kuti) and Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti, it is the replacement of the old Afrika Shrine created in 1970 by Fela Kuti until it was burnt down in 1977The New Afrika Shrine showcases photo galleries of Fela and music performances by Femi Kuti and Seun Kuti thus making it a tourist attraction.

 

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10. Thought Pyramid Art Centre.

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The Thought Pyramid Art Centre was constructed in the heart of Abuja (Wuse II), and Lagos (Ikoyi ) as a space to enable new ideas to be incubated and nurtured; where there are no boundaries between art, craft, design, and thought; and where thinkers will meet to dialogue on new directions for African art. Thought Pyramid has been in existence since 2008.
One of the cornerstones of Thought Pyramid’s ethos, and as a tribute to the diversity of African art practice, we will promote understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of art and its values in an accessible, contemporary and unpretentious environment.

The mission of The Thought Pyramid Art Centre is to collect, conserve, and study modern and contemporary art of Africa, and the African Diaspora. We will exhibit the art of our times from a variety of perspectives while situating them with the context of a global art movement.

 

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