Nigeria is one of the countries in the world that is blessed with so many natural resources. This is why in every state, there is always something new to see. This is more than great news and delight for tourists who are visiting Nigeria. It is a beautiful experience to have different attractions in each state. Despite all of this, there are some really incredible sites that everyone cannot get enough of. Here are the six most visited tourist sites in Nigeria.
Olumo Rock, Abeokuta Ogun State
Perhaps one of the most interesting thing about this tourist site is the history behind it. The name “Abeokuta” literally means under the rocks. It was a hiding shelter for the people of Egba during the war. It’s magnificent beauty still stands tall till today. It is believed also that the part of the rock that drops water is medicinal water. The water is believed to cure all sorts of illnesses. When you’re on top of the rock, you can see, from a perfect view, the whole city. It is one of the top tourist sites in Nigeria.
Obudu Mountain Resort, Plateau Cross River
This is another most visited tourist site in Nigeria. Obudu Mountain Resort formerly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch is definitely a beauty to behold. It is probably one of the most perfect places to spend a honeymoon. One of the best things about this place is the scenery. There really isn’t anything like it.
The Ancient Nok Settlement, Jaba, Kaduna State
The Nok settlement is one of the most historical places in Nigeria. It is definitely a proof that there was once a settlement that looked this way. Also, all across the world, there are several antiques of the Nok settlement in museums and galleries. The ancient Nok settlement is popular for its terracotta figurines which have since been spread in different parts of the world.
The Ancient Kano City Walls, Kano, Kano State
Yes, there are made from clay. This magnificent city is definitely a haven for tourism. It is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ tentative list. This beautiful 14km radius earth monument has historical, cultural and spiritual importance. It is also associated with the Emir’s Palace. Although the city is fast becoming a more modern place, the wall itself marks a past relic of commercial activities during the trans-Saharan trade.
Kajuru Castle, Kaduna State
The Kajuru castle in Kaduna state is another most visited tourist site. Apart from the fact that it is away from all of the bustles of the city, it is almost like a city itself. Also, you get to experience royalty and the medieval German theme all over the castle.
Ogbunike Caves, Enugu State
There is so many historical and spiritual significance attached to this cave. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. To get to this cave, you have to descend 317 steps.