Visiting Nigeria? Add These 5 Instagrammable Cities To Your Itinerary
Nigeria, often known as the Giant of Africa, is a stunning African country visited by thousands of tourists every year. Being the most populous Black nation in the world, Nigeria is home to at least 300 ethnic groups and over 500 languages. The people are cheerful and athletic, and the cities are splendid, showcasing the best of the rugged African charm.
When in the country, you can book the Nigerian local flights and visit the different cities. Here, we have picked the top five cities in Nigeria that deserve your attention. So let’s get started!
Being the capital of Nigeria, Abuja has to be on your itinerary. But that’s not the only reason why you should take a trip to this city. Located in the North-Central zone, the city is brimming with exotic sceneries and fun spots you can visit. The unique Zuma rock, which tops the list, has a face carved on it. Closely following this is the Aso Rock, which is another iconic monolith. Other than that, you can visit the spectacular Abuja National Mosque, take a trip to Millennium Park, which has a river and multiple fountains or visit the Thought Pyramid Art Center, with timeless pieces of art filling the galleries.
With numerous airlines in Nigeria catering to customers looking to fly from Abuja to Lagos, you can easily jet from one city to another. The Tarkwa Bay Beach near the Lagos harbour, with its turquoise waters and soft golden sands, offers the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind under the warm sun. If you’re looking for a seaside resort, Elegushi Royal Beach has you covered. When in Lagos, make sure to visit the Lekki Arts Market, which is where the local artisans display and sell their crafts. Lekki Conservation Center is a nature preserve sprawling over 78 hectares, complete with exotic canopy walkways and lush greenery that should be on your must-visit list.
The capital of Oyo State, Ibadan, is also known as the ancient city. You can grab a local Nigerian flight and reach this southwestern town, which is densely populated and well known for its commercial and industrial advancements, with the first advanced learning institution – the University of Ibadan, the first skyscraper (Cocoa House), a botanical and zoological garden in Agodi, and the first teaching hospital in Africa as proof.
Jos is another city that is one Nigerian local flight away from the others. Famous among the locals for its romantic weather and peaceful environment, Jos is affordable and the perfect getaway if you are looking for affordable tourist options. From two museums with numerous local artefacts, a wildlife park and game reserve that boast lush landscapes, to the breathtaking waterfalls and striking hills and the ten commandments statue.
Calabar is a southeastern city, watered by the Great Kwa and Calabar rivers; it attracts tourists owing to its numerous attractions such as the Obudu Cattle Ranch and Tinapa Resort. Not only that, the city is famous for Africa’s biggest street party known as the Calabar Carnival, which displays vibrant dancing and unique costumes.