It’s quite amazing how relatively peaceful the Northeast region of Nigeria is, after a long period of terror, insurgency, war, turmoil, hardship and displacement of people. Just some few weeks back, a local football league club side based in Maiduguri, Borno State and known as Elkanemi Warriors, played a home game after three years. That was surely a huge news for the football club and football lovers alike. Students of educational institutions based in the Northeast now have an opportunity to visit some of the coolest and most beautiful places in the Northeast. Here are six of those places in no particular order;
Mambilla Plateau is located in Taraba State and is the highest plateau in Nigeria, standing at an average height of over 2000 meters above sea level. This highland presents students with a rare chance of seeing attractive tea plantations, well organized cattle ranches, grassy hills and a delightful scenery
Yankari National Park
Nigeria’s biggest National park and one of the most popular tourist destinations in West Africa, Yankari National Park is a wonderful sight to behold. Located in Bauchi State, it is home to different warm springs and, an abundance of flora and fauna. Students can have fun with friends and colleagues in this pride of the Nigerian wildlife.
The Gombe hills is a volcanic (there’s absolutely nothing to be worried about) hill that is fascinating and at the same time, beautiful. It’s also one of the highest peaks in the country. It’s an amazing highland where pictures or selfies can be taken, lovely memories can be created and relationships can be strengthened.
Gashaki-Gumpti National Park
Located within the Chappal Wadi mountain, the Mountain of wind, the Chappal Hendu peak, and several interlocking highlands, is a national park that offers a fascinating scenery coupled with a calm and serene atmosphere. Gashaki-Gumpti Park is a pride of Taraba State and is one of the largest and the most diverse parks in Nigeria.
Sukur Cultural Landscape
This beautiful and captivating piece of nature is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located in the Mandara Mountains close to the Cameroonian border. This beauty found in Adamawa State boasts of a charming terrace and a cultural feel students can experience.
Lake Chad is situated in four countries (Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon) and is an important economic and tourist destination for a lot of people. Though a shadow of itself due to desert encroachment and seasonal fluctuations, students can still appreciate its aquatic splendor and unique ambiance.