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RESORTS SITES

The Obudu ranch


Obudu Cattle Ranch Resort is one of the finest tourist destinations in the world. Situated deep in the tropical and mountainous rainforest of Northern Cross River State; Obudu Cattle Ranch is noted for its beautiful and enchanting landscape that evokes pleasure and vista. Obudu Cattle Ranch Resort is equipped with modern facilities such as an airstrip, international hotels, a golf course, wildlife and a water park. It is also equipped with a cable car as well as canopy walkway. The Cable Car ride presents a more picturesque view of the Ranch. It is a lasting experience in every visitor’s mind.

The Obudu Ranch is a popular holiday destination for adventurous tourists wishing to explore the remote corners of Nigeria. Situated in the northeast corner of Cross River State, only 45 miles from the Cameroon border, a tourist can enjoy the countryside of both Nigeria and Cameroon at the same time. The Obudu Plateau is spread over an area of 40 sq. miles. It is 5,200 feet above sea level. The climate is cool and pleasant. The landscape is spectacular, with rolling grasslands, deep-wooded valleys and waterfalls. It is best to visit Obudu in the dry season since during the rainy season much of the ranch may be covered in mist and low clouds and there are thunderstorms. Between December and February, the harmattan is heavy; therefore, the best times for a visit are the end of October to December and March to May before the rainy season.

Tinapa Business resort

Tinapa Business Resort, the first integrated business and leisure resort in Nigeria is located in Calabar, south eastern part of Nigeria. It is composed of world class facilities that allow for retail and wholesale activities as well as leisure and entertainment.

http://www.tinapa.com.ng/

WATERFALLS

Ikogosi Warm Springs


This is a natural warm spring which runs down a hilly landscape where it forms a confluence with another cold spring from an adjoining hill and merges into one continuous stream. The ever-green tall trees which surround the spring provide a canopy under which visitors relax. The people of Ikogosi worship the goddess of the water and have strong belief in the myth around it. Nevertheless, the undulating landscape adds natural beauty to the scenery and attracts tourists from all over the world.

Owu Falls


Located in Kwara State of Nigeria, it is the steepest natural waterfall in West Africa and is surrounded by a tropical rainforest in which can be found a wide range of animals and

Assop Falls

Located about 40 miles from Jos city, it is a lovely place for picnicking, swimming and enjoying the grand view of the scenic landscape.

Wikki Warm Springs

Deep inside the Yankari Game Reserve is this warm water spring that stays the same warm temperature day and night.

BEACH

With a coastline of about 350 miles, Nigeria has natural sites with tropical coconuts, mangrove and other seaside vegetation for visitors to enjoy the Atlantic. Several beaches are open to visitors including Badagry, Lekki, Bar, Eleko, Calabar etc.

Coconut Beach

Coconut Beach is a beautiful beach in the coastal town of Badagry, west of Lagos. The beach is attractively set in an area surrounded by coconut trees. About 20 miles towards the border of Nigeria and the Republic of Benin, Coconut Beach is accessible through the Lagos-Badagry expressway. Visitors will find a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
 
Bar Beach

Bar Beach, also known as Victoria Beach, is the most popular beach among Nigerians. The main beach on Victoria Island is located along Ahmadu Bello Way opposite the Federal Government Special Guest House. It is usually crowded with Nigerians on public holidays.

Tarkwa Bay

Tarkwa Bay is a sheltered beach along the Lagos harbor. It is accessible by a 'tarzan' boat from Maroko or 'fiki' boat from under Falomo Bridge on Victoria Island. This beach provides a pleasant outing with safe swimming conditions, even for small children. Tourist may obtain deck chairs and an awning on the beach, for relaxed, casual comfort. Local youths sell delicious pineapples, coconuts and variety of other delightful treats.

Calabar Beach

This superb beach, at the mouth of the new Calabar River, is about 2 miles long and 500 feet wide, uninhabited except a solitary fisherman's hut. The beach is virtually isolated and lends visitors the luxury of privacy in a beautiful setting off the beaten path. Since the beach is flanked by a swamp and can only be reached by boat or canoe, getting there is half the fun and enhances one's fascination with this enchanted locale.

Lekki Beach

There are several beaches along the Lekki Peninsula, the foremost being Lekki Beach, located a few miles from the city center. Lekki Beach is another of Lagos' attractive beaches and remains popular with foreign tourists. Beach shelters made of palm fronds and umbrellas, available for rent, keep the sun at bay, as well as provide a place to enjoy snacks or refreshments sold by local traders.

Eleko Beach

Opened in 1989, Eleko is the newest of Lagos' Beaches, down the Lekki Peninsula about 30 miles from Lagos. There are no traders and no distractions on Eleko Beach, just peace and tranquility, ideal for those seeking privacy.

ROCKS AND HILLS

Aso Rock

The rock is the largest rock within the Abuja metropolis, ranging about 936m above sea level, dominating the landscape of the capital city and overlooking residential quarters and office buildings like The National Assembly, The Supreme Court and The Presidential Villa. The rock has become synonymous with the nation’s seat of power. It has some caves within the structure which can be visited by tourists with the permission of the local priest. Aso people used to take refuge in the cave during intertribal wars. The rock is a sight worth seeing for every visitor in Abuja.

Tula Highlands/Hills 

Found in Gombe state, these are beautiful dome-shaped rock formations with fascinating scenery. They are ideal for climbing and camping.

Eggon Hills & Caves 

They range over 30meters and are famous for many things; one of which is adventure. The rocks shaped like kopjes and inselbergs have long attracted strangers. Early Europeans settled at the peak of these hills. They constructed houses beside the slow flowing streams and unique rock formation. The caves were formidable natural bunkers for the native people in times of war. Eggon hills’ is an ideal place for mountaineering and wildlife

Zuma Rock 

It is situated along Abuja-Kaduna expressway. It is undeniably one of Nigeria’s most famous landmarks. It is an enormous 1km long inselberg, standing out like a giant altar. It bids farewell to visitors from the center of unity and welcomes travelers from the Savannah conference. When viewed from the south it looks like a human face. It is agreeably a wonderful scenery and a must see for every tourist.

Olumo Rock 

Found in Abeokuta, Ogun state, the name ‘means under the rock’. The caves around the rocks offered sanctuary to the founding fathers of the town during the days of inter-tribal wars. The Egba people who inhabit the area found theses rock not only as a unifying factor but also worship them in belief that they derive their natural strength and protection from supreme beings. It is a good place for sight-seeing, climbing and camping.

Kpambo and Fikiyu mysterious Rocks 

It is a scenic attraction and as the name implies, the rocks are said to be mysterious. They are believed to move from one village to another at a particular time of the year. They are found in Kpambo and Fikiyu village in Taraba state

Riyom Rock 

It is a beautiful tourist attraction that is laid systematically with small rocks on top. It is a pleasant architectural display of nature. It is found in Riyom Local government Area of Plateau state.

Imoleboja Rock Shelter 

This is a massive granite rock with inner apartments capable of accommodating a large number of people. In the local dialect of the people it means ‘God has built a house’. It is found in Odo-Owa, Kwara state.

Shere Hills 

Shere hill is about 1829m above sea level. It is recognized for its good sporting activities and found in Jos, Plateau state.
 
MUSEUMS


Esie Museums

Esie Museum is the first to be established in Nigeria having come into existence in 1945. It was established to house the over one thousand tombstone figures or images representing human beings. Today, it is the center of local religious reverence and worship which is climaxed by an annual festival which takes place in April.

Jos Museum:

Established in 1952, the Jos Museum houses the terra cotta sculptures of the Nok Culture which represents the earliest known plastic art in Africa South of the Sahara and the earliest iron-smelting culture so far discovered in sub-Sahara Africa. It also has ethnographic exhibits and an impressive pottery gallery with exhibits from various parts of Nigeria and the Cameroon. Situated on the grounds of the Museum are a small zoo, transport exhibition, pottery workshop, an arboretum and the open air Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture (MOTNA) the largest example of architectural representation in Black Africa.

Ife Museum:

The Ife Museum was established in 1954 mainly to preserve the famous bronze and terracotta sculptures found in that ancient and sacred city.

National Museum Lagos

The Museum was established in March 1957 and has the finest collection of Nigerian Antiquities and ethnographic materials in the world. The collection presents a kaleidoscope of the nation in its diversity in art and crafts. It houses the wildly-traveled and world-acclaimed exhibition entitled "Treasures of Ancient Nigeria; Legacy of Two Thousand Years" when re-enacts the diverse chronological artistic tradition of Nigeria on the occasion of the Second World Festival of Black and African Arts and Civilization (FESTAC) in 1977. This exhibition has had such a tremendous impact on the world that the demands for it can hardly be met. It has been shown in the United States of America, and Canada; and in Oslo, Stockholm, London, Hildesheim, Florence, Paris, Zurich, Leningrad, Sofia and Berlin. In 1989, following pressure from the Japanese Government; the exhibition package was reconstituted under a different title, "The Ancient Art of Nigeria" for display at the Seibu Museum of Art,, Tokyo between August and December 1989. The Museum equally houses a pictorial exhibition built around the limousine in which General Murtala Muhammed was assassinated. It also houses a crafts village on the premises to give the effect of a "living Museum" where traditional craftsmen and women can be observed in their different trades; and a Museum kitchen where visitors can savor traditional Nigerian Cuisine.

Oron Museum:

The Museum was opened in 1958 initially to the house most of the eight hundred known ancestral figures (ekpu) of the Oron people which are reputed to be among the oldest and finest surviving wood carving in Africa. The Museum was destroyed during the civil war and many of the wood carvings looted. It was however reconstructed and re-opened in 1975 to house the remains of these wooden sculptures and other ethnographic materials from many other parts of Nigeria. Additional features include the preservation and display of bunkers used during the civil war and a crafts village.

Gidan Makama Museum Kano

Apart from being a national monument, because of its intrinsic architectural excellence, it ha s exhibits which to some extent tell the story of Kano, its people and their way of life from earlier times to the present. The building itself is a faithful reproduction of the original structure and houses excellence examples of Kano arts, crafts and items of historic interest.

Owo Museum:

The Museum was established in 1968 to house the antiquities which were formerly in the palace of the Olowo of Owo. In the Museum are preserved the archaeological finds and other ethnographic materials discovered in and around Owo.

Benin Museum:

The Benin Museum was opened in 1973 to house the collection of the royal art of Benin representing the works of generations of artists which were originally in the custody of late Chief Jacob Egharevba, the doyen of Benin historical and cultural studies. The Museum equally houses ethnographic materials from different parts of Nigeria which gives it a truly national outlook.

Kaduna Museum:


The Kaduna Museum building was donated by the defunct North Central State Government and was originally used as a political Party Secretariat for the Northern Peoples Congress (NPC). The museum was opened in 1975 and parades archaeological, ethnolographic and crafts exhibits that are representative of Nigeria. A "living" crafts center where traditional craftsmen and women can be observed at work is attached to the museum.

National Museum of Colonial History, Aba:

The museum of colonial history was opened on 8th March, 1985 and is designed to show the evolution of the present geographical expression known as Nigeria, the amalgamation of a variety of tongues and traditions by European imperialist, who came as traders, explorers, missionaries and subsequently as colonizers. The museum also depicts the period of the rise of nationalism and the eventual independence. There is also a “living" crafts center for the observation of traditional craft work.

History War Museum Umuahia:


The national war museum, Umuahia was established on 15th January, 1985 and officially commissioned on September 14, 1989. It represents an effort to assemble, preserve and present the story of Nigerian War efforts through the ages. These include the evolution and development of weaponry, the chronological evolution of the Nigerian Military Forces, and the leadership and dramatis personae in the thirty-month (1967-1970) Nigerian civil War.

Old Residency Museum Residency Calabar:

The Old Residency Museum was officially opened to the public on August 19, 1986. The building which is a national monument was first known as "Government House" but later renamed Old Residency. It houses a permanent historical exhibition on the "Story of Old Calabar".

Osun Osogbo:

The Osun River rises in the hills, north of Ilesa and flows through Yoruba country into the system of lagoons, last of Lagos. It is one of the several rivers which myth said was formerly human beings (usually female) until some traumatic event frightened or angered them into changing to water. Osun was one of wives of Sango, god of thunder and a former Alaffin of Oyo. The myth of her dramatic change into a river is not as important as the fact that like her husband, she is also a deity. The annual traditional worship at the Osun shrine in a grove near the Osun River has virtually turned into a religious cum tourist festival. People from various parts of Nigeria and countries beyond come to the different landscape. It is one of the main attractions. Oshogbo town itself is virtually an artists' town. The Osun Oshogbo is a festival that has attractions for both the religious and the curious one.

HOTELS

Abuja
  • Rockview Hotel
    Plot 374/789 Central Area District Zone A8
    Abuja 5879 Nigeria
    Phone: +234 9 413 0101, +234 9 413 0102, +234 9 413 0041 - 50, +234 9 413 0093 - 102, +234 9 413 0168 - 75, +234 9 413 6722 - 38
  • Sharon Ultimate Hotel
    Plot 1710 Tafawa Balewa Way
    Jos Street, Area 3 Abuja.

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    Reservation:

    002348057057566, 002348036080059 and 002348033203299

    General: 002348033141446

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Lagos
  • Sheraton Lagos Hotel
    30 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way
    P.O. Box 21189

    Ikeja – Lagos.

    Tel: 0023412800100 – 300

    Fax: 0023414970321 – 2
  • Le Meridien Eko Hotel
    Adetokunbo Ademola Street Lagos.
  • Sofitel The Moorehouse Ikoyi
    1 Bankole Oki road Ikoyi, Lagos
  • Protea Hotel Oakwood Park
    Lekki Expressway Chevron Drive

    Lagos
Kaduna
  • Access International Hotel
    3/4 Negic Close,
    Off Constitution Road,
    Kaduna.
    Tel: 0023462214001-4

    Fax: 002346214010