We are going up north to the North-Central part of Nigeria, Plateau State. Plateau state is a fantastic state to visit for tourists, adventurers and holiday makers. Here is a state with a distinct cultural heritage, a huge traditional prowess and lots of tourist destinations. It’s a state that houses some of the highest peaks in Nigeria as well as some of the most beautiful grasslands in the country. The name “Plateau state”is derived from the abundance of plateaus in that particular location of the country. Here are five of the top tourist destinations in Plateau state;
Shere hills is regarded as one of the most daunting peaks in Nigeria. This is due to its height (1,829 metres above sea level) and several rocky formations. It’s a good destination for adventurers and long distance athletes. It offers a stunning and intriguing landscape with a lovely scenery. It’s definitely a pride to behold.
Regarded as one of the most captivating waterfalls in Nigeria, Assop falls is an impressive sight to behold. Assop falls is located at the edge of the Jos Plateau. It’s about 64 kilometers from Jos, the capital of Plateau state. It is also a popular tourist destination for picnicking, swimming and daunting adventures.
Jos Zoological Park
The Jos zoological park is referred to as the oldest zoological garden in Nigeria. It was established in 1957 and might possibly have the oldest animals too. It’s near the National Museum and Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture, located in Jos. It is home to a wide variety of animals including birds, donkeys, monkeys, wild cats and reptiles.
Pandam Game Reserve
This game reserve is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries we have in Nigeria. You can find various species of animals and plants in their unique selves. The reserve is adequately preserved for tourists, adventurers and zoologists. It also offers sport fishing facilities.
Riyom rock formation is one of Plateau state’s most spectacular rock formations. It is located 25 kilometers southwest of Jos along the Jos-Akwanga road. It’s an important sight to behold. It also offers an incredible scenery.