Sometimes you don’t have to go too far to get a unique, relaxed and ultimately fulfilling holiday experience. Some destinations in Nigeria are truly mind-blowing and taking a trip to these places could be really worth it especially if you are looking to travel on a budget. I have come up with a shortlist of 4 amazing destinations you should totally consider for your next vacation trip, pick one!
The Kajuru Castle, located in Kaduna is not an ancient monument as widely speculated. A controversial German expatriate who lived in Kaduna at the time constructed it in 1978. This medieval architectural masterpiece is pretty amazing with a breath-taking view of the mountains and the luxury of having the place all to yourself when you lodge at the castle. There are no words to describe exactly how it feels to explore this castle, the best way to experience it is to visit!
Obudu Mountain Resort
Formerly known as the Obudu Cattle Ranch, this is a ranch and resort on the Obudu Plateau in Cross River State, Nigeria. It was developed in 1951 by Mr. McCaughley, a Scot who first explored the mountain ranges in 1949. It is a beautiful resort close to the Cameroonian border and its recently added cable car conveys visitors from the base of the mountain right to the hotel’s reception area on the mountainside giving them a scenic view while bypassing the extremely winding road to the top. The facilities at this resort are unequalled, a wonderful place to go for a honeymoon!
This is the longest sand beach in Africa. It is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean along the shoreline of Ibeno, a local government in Akwa Ibom State. It forms part of the West African border and stretches across two kilometres. A visit to this destination can be pretty relaxing especially if you love chilling by the water. You can engage in various games and activities while the sea breeze blows gently through your hair. Ibeno beach is nature’s gift to you, so take time to enjoy it!
Ikogosi Warms Springs Resort
Located in Ekiti state, this heritage site is one of Nigeria’s finest destinations that possesses enchanting natural beauty and stands out as a globally acclaimed earth science and hydrological site. The warm springs are bound to arouse your curiosity as they are regarded as a source of healing for various ailments including aches, hypertension and arthritis. This destination is perfect for travellers who want to go on a spiritual journey or those who just want somewhere unique and serene to relax.