Top 10 Most Popular Tourist Attractions In Nigeria

Nigeria Overview - Source tourist_destinations
Nigeria Overview - Source tourist_destinations

Nigeria, located in West Africa, between Benin and Cameroon, is one of the largest countries in Africa population. Despite being a poor country, Nigeria has a lot of potential to grow and attract many investors and companies around the world looking for opportunities for growth in this nation. This article will present the charm of this land through the most famous tourist attractions in Nigeria.

Mokoko town

Makoko town - Source: Zing
Makoko town – Source: Zing

The town of Makoko,built and formed over 100 years ago, is a small fishing village located on a lagoon next to the Atlantic Ocean. This is a town built on the water with more than 200,000 people living in the rickety bungalows. Catching fish on the river is the lifehood of the fishermens living there. Visiting the Makoko town, travelers will experience the feeling of floating on the water and learning how  the Nigerians catch fish.

Yankari National Park

Yankari National Park is one of the most desirable tourist destinations in Nigeria because of its abundance of wildlife as rare birds living here. Coming to this park, travelers will be witnessed the hunting or wandering of animals such as elephants, crocodiles and baboons in this park. Moreover, in the park, there is also a restaurant and a pool to cater to demand the dining and having bath needs of visitors.

Abuja National Mosque

Abuja National Mosque - Source: Wikipedia
Abuja National Mosque – Source: Wikipedia

The Abuja National Mosque is the sole national mosque in Nigeria built in the heart of Abuja and it is considered to be the perfect architectural masterpiece of this country. It not only looks ancient, dignified but also is unique with the extremely sophisticated and lavish interior furniture system. Therefore, this is considered one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Nigeria.


Osun-Osogbo, also known as Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, is located along the shores of the Oshun River in southwest Nigeria. It is the most sacred and revered forest in Nigeria. The forest has a history of more than 400 years and also is home to more than 400 plant species, including more than 200 rare plants used in medicine.

Kajuru Castle

Kajuru Castle - Source: allAfrica
Kajuru Castle – Source: allAfrica

Kajuru Castle is one of the most attractive tourist attractions in Nigeria because it contains a very unique beauty combining of ancient beauty and modern beauty that captivates anyone visiting it. This place does not lack the ancient monuments, majestic right next to the services and houses with modern style intertwined. With relatively cool climate and dedicated services, this place is suitable for relaxation.

Millennium Park

Millennium Park is the largest park in Nigeria, built by Queen Elizabeth II of England in 2004. Come to this park in addition to enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings, enjoy the fresh air. and fresh, you can experience the feeling of walking around the park, walking down the path leading to the beautiful fountain of Abuja, where it is also a venue for picnic sites Native people of Nigeria on weekends or holidays.


Sukur - Source: Guardian
Sukur – Source: Guardian

Sukur is one of the oldest surviving sites in Nigeria, where it is the historical “witness” of the first human settlement in the country, despite centuries of Nature’s change, but Sukur’s landscape has not changed, leaving traces of the human settlements in this area. And if you want to learn more about the history of the country as well as the people of Nigeria, do not miss out on the chance to explore Sukur.

Hidi Palace

It is called the Hidi Palace, but it is almost completely destroyed here, leaving only a remnant of the Hidi house complex, which is a home to the most religious and political value of Sukur. The houses here are built very simply by granite itself with labor tools marking the existence of people in the pre-iron age, such as iron ore or grinding machine … This is considered one The most sacred and most deserved sights in Nigeria.

Gurara Water Fall

Gurara Waterfall - Source: Skyscrapercity
Gurara Waterfall – Source: Skyscrapercity

Gurara Water Fall is an artificial state at an altitude of about 20 meters, the stream of water from above descends to create a majestic and extremely vivid scenery makes you cannot take your eyes, this is a remarkable destination. Most in Nigeria, you spoiled the feeling of swimming right below the bottom of this cascade will be very exciting.

Pyramid school floating in the water in Nigeria

It is a school built on the water by architect Kunle Adeyemi designed for students in the poor Makoko town, the design of the school in a pyramid shape can withstand floods and storms during the rainy season. Looking at the school looks very simple but it took about three years to complete this special school with enough seats for 100 students and space for students to play and run.

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