Tourism is not as big as it should be in Nigeria due to several factors, including the lack of interest and low awareness on the part of Nigerians themselves and more so the neglect of this sector from the government. However, it would interest you to know that there are indeed so many breathtakingly beautiful places and tourist attractions in Nigeria. In no particular order here are 10 of Nigeria’s best kept secrets.
NGWO PINE FOREST, CAVE AND WATERFALL
Located in Enugu Nigeria, this beautiful and scenic 3-in-1 destination is one of Nigeria’s best kept tourism secrets. The beautiful Pine forest certainly doesn’t look like Nigeria and makes for great pictures. The forest also houses a cave and waterfall.
KAJURU CASTLE KADUNA
Built in 1980 by a German who lived in Nigeria, Kajuru castle is one of Nigeria’s best kept secret. The Castle is a magnificent structure, built like the proper European style castles with dungeons, a gorgeous swimming pool area and beautiful surroundings. It is located in the Kajuru local government area of Kaduna and it is surrounded by hills in a somewhat isolated area.
GURARA WATERFALLS NIGER
This waterfall which was discovered by a Gwari hunter called Buba in 1745 is one of Nigeria’s best kept secrets. The falls are very beautiful and it stands at a height of 30 meters and a gushing width of 200 meters.
WIKKI WARM SPRINGS BAUCHI
One thing that is guaranteed from swimming in Wikki warm springs is the fact that you would not want to leave this wonder of nature.
AGRICULTURE RESEARCH INSTITUTE IBADAN
Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan has to be the most beautiful research institute ever. The institute is a reserve to various species of birds; it also houses a 3km long lake, several trees and beautiful expanse of nature. This is definitely one of Ibadan and then Nigeria’s best kept secret.
OSUN OSOGBO SACRED GROVE
This UNESCO world heritage site is not such a big secret anymore, yet it is not as visited as it should be. The Osun scared grove is a sacred forest on the banks of Osun river and it houses various sacred monuments and statues.
LE MERIDIEN IBOM AND GOLF COURSE
The Le Meridien hotel and golf course in Uyo Akwaibom state is truly one of a kind, serene and really beautiful.
One of the best kept secrets in Lagos. You can take a canoe ride around the peaceful mangrove area to discover nature and the culture of Epe people.
-THE SOCIAL PREFECT