Vacations promote creativity. Because you’re away from the usual responsibilities of life and routine, you’re more willing to let your mind wander and reflect. The world’s richest and most influential personalities always go on holidays (short trip or tour) to revitalize themselves. It is right to say one of the secret to success is going on a holiday. You’ll get better at your job. A vacation can save you from work burnout so that when you do come back to work you’ll have a sharper mind with better focus.
Vacations boost your immune system. A large chunk of common illnesses (headaches, colds, back aches, body pain, fatigue, depression, etc.) come from stress. A holiday that relieves you of stress will drastically help your immune system and keep you healthier!
Nigeria is one of the best places in the world to visit when on vacation. ‘A land flowing with milk and honey’, rich in culture, art, and natural resources (crude oil); it is a center for tourism in Africa. You will enjoy maximum hospitality and experience nature’s beauty on a first class level; with stunning scenery, unique architecture, bold nightlife and friendly people. A one time visit will keep a tourist coming back. Nigeria has some of the most wonderful cities, including Lagos, cross river state and Abuja. There are a lot of beautiful places to visit/stay in Nigeria; with sophisticated, unique, and elegant African furnishing. A nation that possesses several wildlife parks, hosts some of the best and most dynamic shopping markets, bars and hotels, and with a well-developed infrastructure and communication system that allows you easier access to communicate within and beyond the country.Nigeria possesses some of the best holiday spots in Africa (and the world). Some of which includes the following:
Ancient Town of Badagry (Lagos)
The ancient town of Badagry has many historical items to see. The first story building in Nigeria, the first primary school in Nigeria, the infamous slave port and the Badagry beach are some of the things you would consider when visiting this place. However, also take time to interact with the local community and discover how cheap food items can be in this area. Life is quite interesting in this semi-rural community. It is a French speaking community.
Agia tree: The site of the fallen tree at Market Street, Badagry was the spot where Christian was first preached under the tree in 1842. First storey building was founded in Marina Badagry the first one storey building in Nigeria was built in 1845 by Rev. Henry Townsend
Slave Trade Relics:
Relics of the slave trade comprising shackles, locks are in the custody of the Mobee family at Marina Badagry.
A shrine in Badagry where Richard Landerwas tried before a priest for alleged espionage charges. He survived after drinking concoction as proof of his innocence.
First of pair of Sato Drums: In Badagry is the first pair of Sato drums brought to Akara Kunmo in 1543 by Tosavi and Whensu his son, from Dahomey (now Republic of Benin).
Wools worth Park (Lagos)
This natural park located on the Lekki Epe Expressway after Ajah on your way to Epe has some interesting things to see. Wild animals confined to a small habitat for both Education and entertainment is indeed a must see.
The Federal Palace hotel (Lagos)
The federal palace hotel with its casinos, restaurants and bars is a place to hang out with friends and meet new people. However be prepared to spend good money as this place doesn’t come cheap.
National Arts Theatre (Lagos)
A highbrow architectural masterpiece of modern bearing, the National Theatre is popularly acclaimed the cultural headquarters of Nigeria. Built and commissioned in 1977, this edifice is one of Nigeria’s most culturally significant entertainment spots. The theatre although not well managed is however a beauty to behold, with its many rooms and halls as well as spacious and serene environment, this place is ideal for weekend visits and public holiday relaxation. The national arts theatre is located in Iganmu, Lagos.
Olumo Rock Tourist Centre (Ogun state)
Olumo Rock is a massive outcrop of granite rocks of primitive formation from which Abeokuta (meaning under the rock) the capital of Ogun State derive its name. Abeokuta lays South West of the Republic of Nigeria and is 100 kilometres from Lagos. To the North some 70 kilometres away is the city of Ibadan the capital of Oyo State. The climate is hot and humid with an annual rainfall of 47 inches. The Rock is sacred to the Egba of Abeokuta because it was the place where they found refuge from their attackers during the days of internecine wars. There are a lot of histories attached to the rock.
Ikogosi warm spring (Ekiti State)
In the heart of Ikogosi, a small, quiet town with rich, local customs, in the Western part of Ekiti State lies a warm spring which has now catapulted Ikogosi-Ekiti to national and international limelight. What is mysterious about the Ikogosi Warm Spring is the fact that, flowing side by side the warm spring, is another spring, a cold one. According to experts, it is a geological wonder to have such an occurrence out of the same rock formation and this Ekiti flagship tourist destination is said to be the only one of its kind discovered anywhere in the world. The meeting point of the warm and cold springs is a unique attraction to tourists. Another unique quality of the Ikogosi Warm Spring is its acclaimed curative power. It is widely-believed to have some kind of therapeutic effect which relieves body aches and all sorts of ailments. A lot of tourists visiting the place take advantage of the large warm water swimming pool provided for this purpose and other recreational needs. In order to give tourists and visitors a long-lasting experience, the well-landscaped 116-hectare Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort is located around the warm spring at Ikogosi-Ekiti. The resort has a variety of different styles, themes, accommodations, and facilities, with current redevelopments in place.
Yankari Game Reserve (Bauchi State)
Yankari National Park has become the most developed Wildlife Park in Nigeria with a lot of attractions for visitors. The park is famous for its variety of animals available for viewing round the year, though the animals are better watched between November and May period of the dry season when the animals converge around the Gaji River, Baboons, Waterbucks, Elephants, Crocodiles, Bushbucks, Duikers, Warthogs, Hippopotamus are among the animals commonly seen at the park. Wikki Warm Springs is a famous attraction in the Yankari National Park. It is particularly prized for its warm water. It is available both night and day for tourists who cherish swimming. The National Park is located in the South-Eastern area of Bauchi, the capital town of Bauchi State in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria.
Obudu Cattle Ranch (Cross River State)
Obudu Cattle Ranch is located in Cross River Slate towards the Nigeria-Cameroon border in the South-East. The Ranch is over 1,524m, has temperate weather condition to ensure green vegetation and grazing of cattle round the year. The Ranch is a tourist delight as a result of its divergent attractions. There are a natural swimming pool, horse riding, beautiful waterfall to behold, gorilla camp, bird watching, sporting facilities and accommodation.
Confluence of Rivers Niger and Benue
River Niger remained a marvel to the Europeans until John and Richard Landers passed through the Confluence on October 25th 1830, completing the journey that Mungo Park had started. Rivers Niger and Benue are two largest rivers in West Africa. The two rivers meet at Lokoja forming a Y-shaped structure and draining southwards into the Ocean. While River Niger is brownish in Colour, River Benue is light green in colour. Fishing is carried on extensively on the Rivers. The Inland Water Ways Divisions of the Federal Ministry of Transport also runs ferry and boat services on the River.
Furthermore, apart from the above-mentioned ones, Nigeria boasts of several (Other) holiday spots. Places like the Yola Municipality, Lake Chad, Silicon Hill, NOK village, multiples beaches and (5 star) hotels in Lagos, the National Museum, and the host of other historical landmarks. Take a flight to Nigeria this holiday and cool off with this spots. If you are in Nigeria, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and have that much needed vacation today, and see how beautiful art and culture is.