10 Nigerian Holidays That Are Better Than Going Abroad

Do you want to travel abroad but you don’t have a passport or enough money to cater for visa, flight fare, hotel accommodation and tours? Don’t stress yourself! There are a lot of amazing places around Nigeria that you have never even thought of visiting. Nigeria has some amazing vacation spots that have everything you need, from beaches to deserts and forests. Nigeria has got great attractions that will bring beams to your face.

If you don’t know how you can get your travel fix in Nigeria; here are 10 Nigerian holidays that are better than going abroad:

1. Step into a fairy tale at Kajuru Castle

Kajuru Castle

Kajuru Castle

Photo Source: Kajuru Castle on Facebook

Nigeria is practically filled with beautiful castles but Kajuru Castle is very unique and medieval, and it inspires awe. The castle is a magnificent fort, located at Kajuru village in Kaduna State. You don’t need to travel abroad to see a castle built in a German style and set upon elevated peak with towers and bartizans reaching to the sky. Kajuru Castle has everything to make your holiday enjoyable and memorable such as stainless swimming pool, sauna, barbecue spot, well-equipped and beautifully furnished accommodation facilities. There are scenic landscapes and forests to explore with several exciting activities. Guided tours are available always. Visit: Kajuru Castle

2. Golf away in Le Méridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort

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Holidays in Nigeria offer a great choice of stunning hideaways and retreats. Le Meridien Ibom is a hotel with world-class 18 hole golf course, the best place you can practice your swing or polish your golfing skills. The golf resort is located in Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State and it is set upon lush palm forest vegetation with beautiful surroundings and cool ambience. The hotel offers amazing accommodation and dining facilities. It’s such a beautiful place to be! Visit: Le Méridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort

3. Explore the mountain ranges at Obudu Ranch

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If you haven’t seen mountain ranges before, you should visit Obudu Cattle ranch for an amazing holiday in Nigeria. Seeing the sights in real life will make your holiday more fulfilled. The attraction is popular for its natural wonders, cable cars and amazing outdoor activities. There are amazing places to explore amid the mountains, water parks and African huts. If you love swimming, you will enjoy the outdoor swimming pool at the ranch. There are a variety of accommodation and dining options here. Obudu ranch is located at Obudu Plateau in Cross River State. You will definitely have an unforgettable holiday at the ranch.

4. Take a boat trip to Takwa Bay

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Boat cruises, relaxing beaches and exciting water activities are the defining features of Takwa Bay. Take a fabulous sightseeing cruise to the bay and enjoy the breeze and the atmosphere at the bay. Located about 20 minutes from CMS in Lagos, Takwa Bay is a cool island retreat for those looking to escape the chaos and fuss of Lagos city. If you have never been to Takwa Bay, you should probably visit for an exciting holiday and experience all the fun activities the bay offers. Enjoy an amazing Nigerian vacation here!

5. Enjoy a spring break at Ikogosi Warm Spring

Ikogosi Warm Spring

Ikogosi Warm Spring

A natural scenery and wonder! Ikogosi Warm Spring is a place to enjoy nature’s finest in a beautiful setting. Natural resources are plentiful here, rocks, waterfalls and lush vegetation. If you want to a relaxing holiday in an ultimate location with lush greenery and calming waters, you should visit Ikogosi Ekiti. Steeped in rich history that is enveloped by the meeting of hot and cold waters, Ikogosi Warm Spring is a place to be. Accommodation and dining options are available at the resort. You can enjoy an amazing holiday with your friends and family here.

6. Swim in sparkling pool at MicCom Golf Resort

 

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MicCom Golf Course – private Golf resort

MicCom Golf Hotel and Resort is an amazing holiday destination in Nigeria. If you love the great game of golf, you don’t need to travel to Scotland. It’s here in your backyard, right in Ada, Osun State. The golf course – 18 holes of green golf course is impressively stunning and can be delightfully puzzling. The resort features stunning scenery to take in while you relax and rejuvenate. There are numerous accommodation options at the resort, plus an extensive of exciting activities such as swimming pool and tennis to keep you busy during your holiday at the resort. Visit: MicCom Golf Hotel and Resort

7. Have a romantic rendezvous at La Champagne Tropicana

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La Campagne Tropical Beach Resort

La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort is a tropical spot in Lagos; it’s a haven of holiday merriment. The beach resort draws visitors with its sense of tradition and relaxed African culture. Life at this beach resort moves at a leisure pace, which is part of its charm and this makes a Nigerian holiday more exciting. You can spend your holiday in this peaceful and romantic setting with your spouse or family. The resort provides accommodation, dining and spa – the best ways to relax during the holiday.  Visit: La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort

8. Dive into Kuramo Waters

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Kuramo Waters is known to be a playground for moneyed, affluent people and mega superstars, expect to spot some celebs sipping cocktails here. The beach is home to popular luxurious hotels, restaurants and local bars, which offer breathtaking views of the ocean. For an exciting night out in Lagos, head out to Kuramo Waters and experience the spot-on carousing scenes in the vicinity.  If you are a beach lover, you could go on a perfect getaway with your family; play on the beach, and enjoy a range of really refreshing and fun activities.

9. Take a trip to Olumo Rock, Abeokuta

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Nature, history and fun activities can be found here. However, it is the natural beauty and amazing views of Abeokuta city and beyond that lure visitors. If you want to enjoy a memorable and exciting holiday, the famous Olumo Rock is a must-see destination. You’ll be amazed at what this destination has to offer, some of the most exclusive rock formations in Nigeria, mountain climbing, history, and dramatically colourful views of the town. Accommodation and dining are available in nearby vicinity. Olumo Rock is located in Abeokuta, about an hour drive from Lagos.

10. Explore Yankari National Park

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Yankari Game Reserve

Holidaying in Yankari National Park will turn you into an adventurer. It is the largest wildlife park in Nigeria and it is located in Bauchi State. The park is an outdoor lover’s paradise, with so many unspoiled natural beauty – warm water springs, verdant forests, wildlife animals, sprawling meadows and many more. The park is a treasure trove of adventure activities. There is wide variety of accommodation options at the park. If you love wildlife and adventure, this is a unique way to make your holiday remarkable in Nigeria.

There’s always something to keep any type of traveller exciting and eventful in Nigeria.  Ever visited any of these destinations? Share your experience with us in the comment below:

26 thoughts on “10 Nigerian Holidays That Are Better Than Going Abroad

  1. Lovely and insightful.

  2. thank to does who make all this sweetest park available in nigeria our country.we will appreciate it if is for everybody not for rich alone.but will all this park we also available for average people in nigeria or is for the rich people alone. Truly we dont need to travel abroad for any summer when we have this in our country.

  3. Recent awareness in tourism practice has actually elevated the hospitality profession,Nigerians can now holiday and relax within the comfort of their locality in the confines of their country.

  4. You can include places like the Idanre Hills in Ondo state, the Mapo Hills in Ibadan, the Confluence in Lokoja, the Eirn Ijesha Waterfalls, the Mambila Plateau. Just cant have them listed… Nigeria is talentedly blessed with tourist attractions both natural and man made but ill management of these things make us not to appreciate and earn money from it for national development.

    Thanks for this you did. More grease to your joints…

  5. What of smokin hill’s golf resort Ilara mokin it is a good place to visit.

  6. Wow. I never thought of holidaying in Nigeria but this is a great option for my family and I. Nigeria tourism industry has a lot to do in the way of awareness campaigns to attract investors and holiday makers to this lovely places.

  7. I’ve visited yangary game reserve. It is a very beautiful place. The safari trip was exciting, the flowing pool was something else. U should visit.

  8. Yankari is very beautiful. People should visit and appreciate nature.

  9. Please can you include the prices for each place just to have an idea if we want to visit this places
    Thanks

  10. I have been to Obudu cattle ranch & Yankari games reserve. I can agree that they are both very delightful places to be. The warm spring in Yankari is crystal clear,31°C all year round. The safari offers enjoyable scenery of animals and vegetation. Obudu also offers a special temperature, soothing and relaxing. With a Spa and a blend off accommodations ranging from thatched huts,wooden cabins and elaborate rooms. The mountainous view let’s you see Cameroon from afar. The cable car ride down to the pool area and swimming in the pool is entirely a special experience. To discover similar holiday sites here races my heart beat. I am already confused where to start,pictures of LA Champagne Tropicana are already teasing me,I can’t was it to be there,then again Takwa Bay and Kuramo Waters are playing with my head. Yay! Can some one please send me advice on cuisine and roomrates? I owe my wife our honey moon,this might just be the easy brake. Please mail me details asap so that I can decide where to go first.

  11. I have been to Obudu cattle ranch & Yankari games reserve. I can agree that they are both very delightful places to be. The warm spring in Yankari is crystal clear,31°C all year round. The safari offers enjoyable scenery of animals and vegetation. Obudu also offers a special temperature, soothing and relaxing. With a Spa and a blend off accommodations ranging from thatched huts,wooden cabins and elaborate rooms. The mountainous view let’s you see Cameroon from afar. The cable car ride down to the pool area and swimming in the pool is entirely a special experience. To discover similar holiday sites here races my heart beat. I am already confused where to start,pictures of LA Champagne Tropicana are already teasing me,I can’t wait to be there,then again Takwa Bay and Kuramo Waters are playing with my head. Yay! Can some one please send me advice on cuisine and roomrates? I owe my wife our honey moon,this might just be the easy brake. Please mail me details asap so that I can decide where to go first.

  12. Beautiful insights & a great way to inspire many to rethink their preconceptions. I however beg to differ from the statement that states Yankari as the biggest national park in Nigeria. Gashaka Gumti National Park in Taraba State is the biggest with the most diverse range of fauna & flora. I will kindly request you set the record straight. Thanks you!

  13. Nigeria would soon be recognized as one of the best HOLIDAY spots in the world….wow these things are absolutely wonderful 🙂 🙂 🙂 ….God bless Africa
    ….God bless Nigeria !!!!!

  14. Wow!!! Our country is greatly blessed. Pls would like to know the price range for each tour place ASAP. Thanks.

  15. Can’t wait to tour round!!!!

  16. Wow!!! Really amazing.i love nature.

  17. le meriden ibom golf hotel: a sight to behold…i cried when i realise am leaving there

  18. Nigeria, most beautiful home, there is no place like you.

  19. Thank God for those who made this to be known. there are so many beautiful places, things in Nigeria. My country is blessed; I Love Nigeria!

  20. I v been to le meridien golf course in uyo Akwa Ibom state, its a wao..o, a must visit for all.

  21. Marvelous!!!

  22. Marvelous! I can’t believe this my country!! Thank God!!!

  23. Le Meridien Ibom is the most amazing place I’ve been yet in Nigeria. The room standard, dining, ambience and the serene atmosphere are all top notch. Not forgetting the nice poolside bar. Quite pricey but worth every dime. I’d like to visit LA Campagne Tropicana. Can someone help with room rates and the exact location.

  24. you guys forgot the very best of them all…Inagbe resort! Check it out

  25. To visit Obudu will cost me alone with How much from Lagos ?
    And To visit Kajuri Castel in Kaduna what is the direction >

    Thanks

  26. Nigeria is becoming a great place wow! Please I will like to there price for place please .thank you

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