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Tourism In Nigeria – Places of Interest And Directions

Tourism in Nigeria has contributed largely to the development of the country according to the statistics available to the public.  Despite the effects of covid on international and inter-state travels, the country has seen some input of the industry in its development.

While we sit and compare the figures, let us also take some time off our busy schedules and visit places that we have not been able to visit because of the strict measures put in place by the government with regards to travel.

Please read a summary of the 2019 statistics of the Nigerian tourism industry and how the virus has reduced the gains over the years.

Tourism In Nigeria

Nigeria has many natural wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna, and rare primate habitats.

So what are some places of interest that you must visit in Nigeria before returning to your native country? Here you have it;

One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall monolith outside the capital of Abuja that’s pictured on the national currency.

1. The Giant Footprint of Ukhuse Oke

Located in Owan in the Edo State of the country prehistory meets the modern, between a village called Ukhuse-oke and Ukhuseosi lies these distinct footprints of a prehistoric giant that are embedded permanently on flat granite rocks.

Giant Footprint of Ukhuse Oke

2. Port Harcourt Tourist Beach

Are you a Nigerian looking for a getaway place away from the tiresome city life? Well, one place you must visit is Port Harcourt Tourist Beach. This is a very beautiful leisure hub you must consider in that decision-making process.

Port Harcourt Tourist Beach


3. Gashaki-Gumpti National Park

Do you want to meet nature? One national park that offers a fascinating insight into life in medieval times in Nigeria is the Gashaki-Gumpti National Park. It is located within the Chappal Wadi, Mountain, Chappal Hendu, and the Mountain of Wind. It is Nigeria’s largest and most diverse National Park.

Gashaki-Gumpti National Park

4. Alok Ikom Monoliths

This site provides a view of 300 carved stones standing upright in circles, facing each other in groups with images and texts inscribed on the monoliths If you are indeed a tourist, you must visit and learn along with the pleasure.

Tourism in Nigeria

5. Osun-Osogbo Grove

This site is actually the only tourist site in Nigeria that provides visitors the chance to access historical sacred shrines, sanctuaries, sculptures, and artworks that are created in honor of the goddess of fertility called Osun

Osun-Osogbo Grove

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