When I first started this blog a few years ago, I penned down a list of 5 places I was looking forward to visiting in Nigeria. They included Obudu Mountain Resort, Ikogosi Warm Springs, Yankari Game Reserve, Awhum Cave & Waterfalls and Osun Oshogbo Grove.
As you have probably guessed from the locations I included a hyperlink for, I have visited only two places from that list. I don’t feel too bad though because I have ended up visiting so many other places that weren’t on my initial list. (Including Kajuru Castle in Kaduna, Oowu Waterfalls & environs in Kwara, Epe Mangroves in Lagos, just to name a few…)
Update: Visited Osun Oshogbo Grove now 🙂 Read about my trip here
I have decided to revisit my former list and in addition to the three other places I haven’t been to yet, here are 5 more places I can’t wait to visit in Nigeria…
I want to visit Zaria for several reasons. The Durbar Festival and the beautiful walls of the Emir’s Palace are just some of them. I also think the Northern Nigeria landscape and architecture are gorgeous. When I was younger, I spent some holidays in Jos and Minna. My memories of these places are priceless. I’m definitely looking forward to revisiting them.
River Ethiope, Abraka, Delta
Photo Credit: Enefa for Artsy Moments
When I saw pictures of River Ethiope on Enefa’s, and Unravelling Nigeria travel blogs, I knew it was going on my ‘to-visit’ list. The river looks so serene, Enefa’s pictures make me want to jump right in. But I think a boat ride will suffice when I get the chance to visit.
I can’t tell you enough how much I love waterfalls. It would be a dream come true to visit Gurara. Fortunately, this falls is only about one hour away from Abuja. I’m looking forward to my next trip to the country’s capital and hopefully, I can make a detour to see one of Nigeria’s most impressive waterfalls.
Tarkwa Bay, Lagos
Tarkwa Bay has been on my list for quite a while now. I think it’s time I checked it off, especially seeing as I live very close by. My main interest isn’t the beach – which is weird, but for reasons I can’t explain, I’m really keen on seeing the old lighthouse there.
I also want to learn to surf at some point and Tarkwa Bay is probably the best place to do that in Lagos.
Ngwo Pine Forest, Enugu
I haven’t explored Eastern Nigeria as much as I would love to, even though I have visited nearly all the states there. I am hoping the next time I visit Enugu, I would have enough time to make a stop at the Ngwo Pine Forest and the caves close by.
So there you have it; a list of 5 additional places I can’t wait to visit in Nigeria. Have you been to any of these places before? What was your experience like?