It’s International Women’s Day and we are celebrating women who have created a special niche for themselves in the area of tourism and travel, women that support the tourism industry in Nigeria and women that are passionate about preserving Nigeria’s cultural heritage. Here are the top tourist destinations women love to visit in Nigeria:
Obudu Mountain Resort
Obudu Mountain Resort formerly known as Obudu cattle ranch is located on the Obudu Plateau in Cross River State. The resort has an installed cable car from the base to the top of the plateau that gives visitors especially women an attractive view thereby avoiding the difficult terrain the plateau offers. Women love this place because of it’s favorable climate, accessibility and wonderful piece of nature.
Erin Ijesha Waterfalls
Located in Erin-Ijesha, Oriade Local Government of Osun State, is Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls also known as Olumirin waterfalls. Coincidentally, legend says it was discovered by a woman named Akinla, founder of Erin-Ijesha town and a granddaughter of Oduduwa, the progenitor of the Yoruba race. Little wonder it’s a favorite tourist destination for women alongside it’s amazing seven layers of rocks and waterfalls coupled with a unique cool and refreshing breeze the waterfall oozes.
Ikogosi Warm Springs
Nothing keeps a woman going more than a warm atmosphere or ambience. Ikogosi Warm Springs situated at Ikogosi, Ekiti State, South Western Nigeria, offers such unique experience that women crave for. Nothing beats a tourist site that consists of a warm and a cold spring meeting at a confluence, and maintaining their unique thermal features.
Cross River State is home to Nigeria’s most important tourist destinations with the Tinapa Resort being one of them. Located in the Capital City of Calabar, Tinapa Resort is a business and leisure resort that is made up of a space for retail and wholesale accommodation, a trade exhibition area, an entertainment belt (that consists of a cinema, a casino, night club and pub etc.), a beach, a water park and many other places where ladies can have fun and do business.
Yankari National Park
Yankari National Park which is situated in Bauchi State, North Eastern Nigeria, is the most popular destination for tourists in Nigeria and on of the most visited ecological sites in West Africa. It is home to a large variety of flora and fauna together with several natural warm water springs. There are different chalets, a restaurant and a bar where women relax and meet new people.
Another amazing piece of Nature is Olumo Rock, located in Abeokuta, Ogun State, South Western Nigeria. Olumo Rock’s nearness to the commercial Capital of Nigeria, Lagos, recent initiatives and fabulous renovations make it a top destination for tourists. It’s home to a water fountain, restaurant, museum and an elevator that helps transport people from the base of the rock to the top.
Another lovely scenery nature offers, located in Anegeje Village, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State is Kwa falls, a superb and spectacular waterfall located in a narrow gorge of the Kwa river. Kwa Falls is characterized by a well aligned staircase of 234 steps and offers an amazing vegetation, climate and a calm environment.
Lekki Conservation Centre
The Lekki Conservation Center is located in Lekki, Lagos and is a reserve for many biological species and a site that represents several natural habitats in Nigeria. The entrance alone is enough to captivate the hearts of many as it displays palm trees well arranged in a delightful and glamorous manner. It’s an experience women love and cherish and always want to partake in.
Here you have it, the top tourist destinations women love to visit in Nigeria. This is our own special way of wishing all women that are passionate about tourism and Nigeria’s cultural and traditional heritage, Happy International Women’s Day.