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10 Most Popular Tourist Destinations In Nigeria You Need To Visit

 Here are some of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria:

  1. Lagos, Nigeria's largest city and a vibrant commercial hub, offers modern attractions like shopping malls and nightlife as well as historical sites like the National Museum (pictured) and Lekki Conservation Centre.

2. Abuja: The capital city of Nigeria and home to numerous government buildings, landmarks including Aso Rock and the National Mosque and houses for Christian leaders.

3. Calabar: Calabar is best known for its rich cultural heritage and natural attractions, such as the Cross River National Park and the Drill Ranch.

4. Obudu Mountain Resort: Located in Cross River state, this mountain resort offers stunning views, cool climate, and various outdoor activities like hiking, birdwatching, and swimming in natural pools.

5. Olumo Rock: Situated in Abeokuta, Olumo Rock is a massive rock formation with caves and tunnels that provide panoramic views of the city.

6. Yankari National Park: Bauchi State Park is home to many endangered species including elephants, lions and crocodiles; as well as hundreds of bird varieties. Tourists can enjoy walking through the park's natural springs or go on safari tours.

7. Enugu: Nicknamed the "Coal City," Enugu is famous for its coal mines and offers attractions like the Nike Lake Resort, Ngwo Pine Forest, and Iva Valley Coal Mine.

8. Jos: Located in Plateau state, Jos is known for its scenery—which includes places like the wildlife park and amusement park mentioned above—and pleasant climate.

9. Oshun-Osogbo Sacred Grove: A UNESCO World Heritage site, this grove in Osun state is a sacred forest dedicated to the African goddess Osun and features sculptures, shrines, and a sacred river.

10. Gurara Falls: Gurara Falls, a stunning waterfall in Niger State, is surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Visitors can swim and picnic at the base of falls or hike to the top for an incredible view.

In Nigeria, there are many tourist attractions and cultural experiences to be enjoyed. Be sure to check the availability of accommodations in popular destinations before planning your trip.

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