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Together Lets explore the best places to visit in Nigeria 2023. Are you in search of where to visit during your vacation? Look no further because auchijeff blog have ranked below the top most visited places in Nigeria 2023.
1.Lekki Conservation Centre
Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC) is a 78-hectare (190-acre) Natural Resource Conservation in Lekki, Lagos State Nigeria. The Centre was established in 1990 to serve as biodiversity conservation icon and environment education centre. The facility was built by the Chevron Corporation for the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), as a reserved sanctuary for the rich flora and fauna of the Lekki Peninsula. The company has since provided annual funding for the management of the Centre.
The entry fee to Lekki Conservation Centre is 1,000 naira per adult. Kids aged 10 and below are charged 200 naira while 300 naira is the cost for children from the age of 11 to 17. It costs an additional fee of 1000 naira for the canopy walk. The weather in Nigeria is pretty predictable bar the rainy season.
Olumo Rock is a mountain in south-western Nigeria. It is located in the city of Abeokuta, Ogun State, and was normally used as a natural fortress during inter-tribal warfare in the 19th century. Its patron spirit is venerated in the Yoruba religion as an orisha.The name olumo is the combination of two words- “olu” which means god/deity, and “mo” which means moulded. Olumo Rock is located in the city of Abeokuta, Ogun State. Historically, the rock was a natural fortress for the Egbas during inter-tribal warfare in the 19th century. It provided protection to the Egba people when they needed it, and is now held in high esteem by the members of the clan.
Prices range from 700 naira for adults and 500 naira for children. However, the prices go as high as 2000 naira if you want to use the elevator. There is also a fee to use the car park for those who drive for as low as 300 naira.
Zuma Rock is a large natural monolith, or inselberg, an igneous intrusion composed of gabbro and granodiorite, in Niger State, Nigeria. It is located immediately west of Nigeria’s capital Abuja, along the main road from Abuja to Kaduna off Madala, and is sometimes referred to as the “Gateway to Abuja from Suleja”.
Standing at about 300 meters (980 feet) above the ground, Zuma Rock is one of the highest and largest monoliths in the world. The natural monolith is located in the western part of Nigeria, near the capital city of Abuja.
4.Yankari Game Reserve
Yankari National Park is a large wildlife park located in the south-central part of Bauchi State, in northeastern Nigeria. It covers an area of about 2,244 square kilometres and is home to several natural warm water springs, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna. The open country and villages that surround Yankari National Park are populated by farmers and herders, but there has been no human settlement in the park for over a century.
The management of the reserve increased the gate fees from N300 and N200 for adults and children to N5,000 and N2,500 respectively. The hike in the gate fee is merely one of the increases in the Yakari Games reserve charges.
5.Tarkwa Bay Beach
Tarkwa bay is an artificial sheltered beach located near the Lagos harbour in Nigeria. Due to its island status, it is only accessible by boat or water taxis. The beach, popular with swimmers and water-sports enthusiasts, also has a welcoming resident community.Even though Tarkwa bay is a public beach, it offers the exclusivity of a private beach. Tarkwa bay boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in Lagos and it is also a popular tourist attraction where you can experience nature in its rarest beauty.
The entrance fee of 200 naira per individual, this would cover just your admittance into the beach. If you want to only walk around the beach no extra fee is required but if you want to get a space you will pay 300 naira for tent, 100 naira for each table, and 300 naira for each chair as at 2017.
6.Freedom Park Lagos
Freedom Park is a memorial and leisure park area in the middle of downtown Lagos in Lagos Island, Nigeria which was formerly Her Majesty’s Broad Street Prison. It was designed by the Architect Theo Lawson.The Park was constructed to preserve the history and cultural heritage of Nigerians. Monuments in the park reveal the Lagos colonial heritage and history of Her Majesty’s Broad Street prisons. It was built to commemorate the 50th anniversary independence celebration in October, 2010.
The Park serves as a National Memorial, a Historical landmark, a Cultural site, Arts and Recreation centre. Unlike some of the other free parks in Lagos, the Freedom park is not free, it attracts a gate fee of Two Hundred Naira (N200) per persons as at 2017.
7.Obudu Mountain Resort
Obudu Mountain Resort (formerly known as the Obudu Cattle Ranch) is a ranch and resort on the Obudu Plateau in Cross River State, Nigeria. McCaughley who first explored the mountain ranges in 1949. He camped on the mountaintop of the Oshie Ridge on the Sankwala Mountains for a month before returning with Mr. Hugh Jones, a fellow rancher, in 1951. Together with Dr Crawfeild, they developed the Obudu Cattle Ranch.
How much will a Visit To Obudu Mountain Resort Cost? Having access to the ranch costs: 200 Naira. Taking a walk on the canopy walkway, which is managed by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) costs 300 Naira as at 2017.
Eleko Beach is a private beach in the Lekki Peninsula, about 30 miles east of the Lagos Island in Nigeria. It opened in 1989.Eleko is a residential neighbourhood in Ajah and one of the fast-developing locations in Ajah due to its proximity to the new Lagos Free Trade Zone.
Eleko is also in proximity to Sangotedo in Ajah and the Epe Bridge. We paid 2000 Naira per person gate fee.
9.Abuja National Mosque
The Abuja National Mosque also known as the Nigerian National Mosque, is the national mosque of Nigeria. The mosque was built in 1984 and is open to the non-Muslim public, except during congregational prayers.The mosque is located in the capital city, Abuja, and is situated on Independence Avenue, across from the National Christian Centre.
It includes a library and a conference room. The complex includes a conference centre capable of serving five hundred persons, the office for the Islamic Centre, and residential facilities for the imam and muezzin.
10.Nike Art Gallery
Nike Art Gallery was Founded in 2009 by Nigerian textile artist, Nike Okundaye, Nike Art Gallery aims to positively transform the hitherto neglected arts and culture industry in Nigeria to ensure an enabling environment for the growth of African cultural heritage.Nike Art Gallery is an art gallery in Lagos and OSun state owned by Nike Davies-Okundaye.
The gallery is one of the largest of its kind in West Africa. Housed in a five-storey tall building, it boasts a collection of about 8,000 diverse artworks from various Nigerian artists like Chief Josephine Oboh Macleod. Note: No entrance fee for a person.
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