Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Nigeria

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Are you planning to visit Nigeria in the near future? Look no further as we are listing down the top 10 tourist attractions in Nigeria. We can almost guarantee that you will enjoy these popular tourist attractions.

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10. Tarkwa Bay Beach

It is a sheltered beach located near the Lagos Harbour popular with swimmers and water-sports enthusiasts; also home to a welcoming resident community. You’ll love this beautiful island that is far removed from the hustle and bustle of Lagos. Tarkwa Bay Beach, unlike most public beaches in Lagos, isn’t often noisy or overcrowded. This makes it a great place for some alone time with your significant other or perhaps a fun day out with your friends.

9. Nike Art Gallery

A magnificent five-storey building coated in spotless white, standing high and proud in its environs. The fence of the compound is adorned with rare marbles. Its walls are covered in different artistic inscriptions and drawings. You immediately feel a deep sense of awe once you walk through its colourfully tattooed black gates. This historical abode ranks high in the list of bedazzling Lagos destinations.

From the inner courtyard of the gallery where you’ll find the stone sculptures, tie-dye workshop, and hanging craftworks, to the wide variety of art displayed inside the magnificent structure, you can rest assured that your love for Nigerian art will go through the roof.

8. Kajuru Castle

It is a luxury Medieval-German style villa, built over 3 decades ago located in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The medieval theme is seen throughout the castle, it even has a portcullis (the vertically closing gate) with a crocodile pit.

The castle includes a guest tower with 4 rooms and the main building with a knights’ hall and a master suite ( also known as the “landlord’s residence”). There’s an outdoor swimming pool for cooling off on hot days and a barbecue spot right by the pool.  From the pool area and most of the castle windows, you will enjoy a fascinating view of the surrounding mountains and inselbergs.

7. Agodi Gardens

Also called Agodi Botanical Gardens, Agodi Gardens is a serene environment on 150 acres of land. It is usually patronized by families during festive periods and weekends. It’s peaceful and calm environment makes it a perfect destination for you to take a break from the hassle and reevaluate life values or hang out with friends and family. From the water parks to the animal enclosure or even just walking through the garden paths, Agodi Gardens is sure to make you forget about reality!

6. Aso Rock

Aso Rock is a 400-meter rock which stands out as the most noticeable feature in the capital city of Nigeria, Abuja. It houses the three major seats of power of the Nigerian Federal Government namely; Presidential Villa (Aso Rock Villa), National Assembly, and the Supreme Court. The rise in the menace of terrorist attacks by Boko Haram in recent times has made access to the area limited.

5. Hi-Impact Planet

Hi-Impact Planet offers world-class fun for the young and old, friends and families. There are games, rides and other entertaining attractions for the young and young at heart. 

4. Zuma Rock

Zuma Rock, the monolithic Inselberg with a human face, is located in Madalla, Niger State, to the North of Abuja. Visiting Zuma Rock between April and October will afford you the opportunity of seeing the much talked Zuma Rock Fire, as the apex of the Zuma Rock catches fire under heavy rainfall. Over time, this has remained one of the wonders of the Zuma Rock.

3. Lekki Conservation Centre

This conservation and relaxation centre offers a breath of fresh air and an escape from the forever buzzing city of Lagos. The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) run the conservation centre. Lekki Conservation Centre represents the flagship project of Nigeria Conservation Foundation for the preservation of unique biodiversity, scenic, natural, scientific recreational values of the coastal environs of western Nigeria.

2. Yankari Game Reserve


The reserve, located in Bauchi State, North-Eastern Nigeria boasts of the largest herds of elephants in the country. You’ll also find different varieties of animal species including the olive baboon, patas monkey, roan antelope and the western hartebeest.

1. Olumo Rock


The rock is located in Abeokuta city, which surprisingly means “under the rock”. Olumo Rock has long served as a rock of offence and a fortress for the people of Egba Land, since the 19th century. Some of the attractions include natural tunnels, unusual trees, natural cantilevers, gardens on the rock, broken pathways and monuments of the belief system of the rock’s primeval settlers.


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