Top 10 Tourist Attraction Spots in Nigeria

Lekki Conservative Centre

Nature Conservation in its true form, the Lekki Conservative centre (LCC) is one of the many conservative centres in Lagos, it is also the most visited in the country. It is a good tourist site for nature lovers.

You will get to experience the 401- meter canopy walkway, the 95year old Tortoise, the animal reserve where you will see Monkeys, peacocks, crocodiles, snakes and other wild animals.

Other sites in the LCC are: Tree House, Nature Station, Bird Hide, Swamp Lookout Station, Rotunda, 96-Seater Gazebos, 6 and 8-seater Family Huts, Floor Games (Ludo, Snake and Ladder, Draught, Chess and Street Tennis), Koi & Tilapia ponds, Beach Volleyball courts & Spectators’ pavilion, Barbecue joints, Jungle gym facilities (Zip Lines, monkey bars).

It is advisable to start your LCC visit as early as possible to be able to explore as many spots as you can before nightfall. It is also better to visit in the dry season so as to avoid disturbance from rain during the rainy season.

Ikogosi Warm Springs

The unique scenery of warm and cold spring flowing side by side to form a confluence, each maintaining its thermal properties. The Ikogosi warm springs have come to be one of the finest and most visited tourist sites in Nigeria.

The volume of water coming from the springs remains constant throughout the day and you get to see two kinds of trees growing from the same source at the meeting point of the warm and cold springs. Such wonder is hard to ignore by tourists, hence, tourists troop into Ekiti State to see this wonder

The Peak period is usually December, so for explorers looking to explore and relax in a serene, peaceful, and quiet environment, under good weather, then it is best to visit between February and April.

Ibeno Beach

Having been a landing site for Christian missionaries in the 20th century. The beach is one of the visited sites in Nigeria. Located in Akwa Ibom State, the site is one of the longest beaches in west Africa.

This natural scenery of visual spectacle blends perfectly with the sound of splashing waves and screams of seagulls under casts made out of the shadows of fascinating trees bedded along the beach.

Ibeno provides endless natural facilities for tourist such as beach volleyball, water sporting, beach soccer, general boating, sunbathing or taking strolls along the beach coast. The beach provides an ample view of the Gulf of Guinea over which the scattered gas flares from ExxonMobil offshore oil platforms create an image of flaming tongues of fire on the sea.

Coconut Beach Badagry

Coconut Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Badagary, especially towards the end of the year during the Christmas and New Year celebrations. If you are looking for a fun and exciting celebration, this is the best time to visit.

However, if what you’d like is a quiet and relaxing time with your significant other, then Coconut Beach on a weekday is the best time for you. Aptly named for its Coconut trees, it is one of the most fascinating relaxation spots to visit in Nigeria. it is far away from the noise of the tropical Lagos life. Activities for relaxation include Horse riding, swimming in the Atlantic ocean, and also enjoying a nice spa day with a coconut drink to the rescue.

A place for tourists, fun seekers, nature enthusiasts and couples looking to have a getaway.

Yankari National Park

Experience the Savannah by visiting the Yankari National Park in Northern Nigeria (Bauchi). Animal diversity and a rich ecosystem for plants and animals, the yankari national park is the best wildlife park in Nigeria.

Whether you are enjoying a great time with nature, having a swim in the wikki warm springs, exploring the caves or enjoying some native and international cuisine, you are sure to enjoy your visit to Yankari national park.

Many who have visited this reserve usually end up planning the next visit so it’s sure that you will have the time of your life. Tourists come in from all over the world to this Reserve. As long as you’re a lover of nature, outdoor beauties and exceptional discoveries, a visit to the Yankari game reserve should be on your Life bucket list.

Nike Art Gallery

Art lover? Beautiful. A gallery of African artworks is for you at Nike Art gallery. A five storey art centre showcasing different artworks from indigenous talented individuals in Nigeria and Africa. The Nike Art gallery will leave you in awe at the many talents in Nigeria.

The art at the gallery includes work by such artists as Ndidi Dike, Peju Alatise, Tola Wewe, Ayorinde Olotu, Kolade Oshinowo and of course, Nike herself.  Some of the pieces at the gallery cost millions of naira but there are also more affordably-priced works of art there.  And if buying a piece of art is simply out of the question at the moment, indulging your eyes in the beauty created by Nigerian artists is free. Go enjoy some of the most beautiful art you will see in Nigeria at the Nike Art Gallery Lagos.

Osun Sacred Grove

Valued as a sacred place and regarded as the cradle of the Yorubas, this grove is a rich culture of Nigerians and known to many as the home of the Osun goddess.

A festival that celebrates this fertility goddess takes place every year in Oshogbo. You will find scattered about the forest, shrines, and effigies of different deities. In addition to that, the forest contains about 400 different species of plants that are used for medicinal purposes.

Take your time to explore the forest as a good number of wonderful sculptures, effigies, carvings and awe-inspiring shrines abound there. The weather in Osun state is quite cool so warm clothing is advised.  While it is a serene and generally peaceful area, it is advisable to visit here during the day.

It is not advisable to spend the night in the grove or in the forest.

Ogbunike Cave

Considered to be one of the seven wonders of Nigeria, the cave was said to have housed more than hundreds of people during the civil war. The main cave consists of a massive structure with a big open chamber of about 5m high, 10m wide and 30m long at the entrance. The cave has about 15 tunnels that lead to different places. It can be said that this cave is a labyrinth. Water flows inside one of the caves and it is said that this water has spiritual power.

Located in Anambra,  there are more than 317 steps that lead to the cave, have a picnic in the area, or even celebrate the Ime Ogbe Festival with the indigenes which is a big festival celebrated annually in honour of the discovery of Ogbunike Cave.

Women who are having their monthly menstrual cycles are not expected to come to this cave.

National Museum Onikan

The museum has an eminent accumulation of Nigerian workmanship, including bits of statuary and carvings and archaeological and ethnographic displays. Galleries dedicated to the Nok Terracottas from Benin City are also present, and you will find the bullet-riddled car from the assassination of Murtala Muhammed, carved ivory, ancient royal crowns and intricately handcrafted artefacts from all over Nigeria.

You can start your visit to the museum in the morning and get to explore all of the historical artefacts before nightfall.

Ngwo Pines

The forest, as the name implies, is entirely covered with pine trees and hosts a cave sculpted by limestone rocks with a small waterfall that forms a shallow pool at the bed of the cave. Tourists come here to relax and enjoy nature in its true form.

A sleepy farming community on the outskirts of the capital city of Enugu, this site is a great spot for picnics and social gatherings, site seeing and so much more. Despite the serene and peaceful atmosphere of the forest, it is advisable for visitors to visit the forest in groups.

The best time to visit is during the dry season between October and March. The rains when heavy destroy some portions of the forest, you do not want to be caught between falling trees and a caving cave.