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7 magnificent honeymoon destinations in Nigeria

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You often hear ‘it’s about the person, not the place’ when they are talking about honeymoon destinations, or any other couple-related decision, pops up. Those who say it are right. But then, a great location definitely adds to the bliss and glamour that comes with honeymooning.

As a couple, a honeymoon provides your first memorable moments together. It usually sets the tone for how you and your partner would treat each other and as a marker for the journey of a lifetime. A great and affordable honeymoon destination that will help keep the marriage spark alive while reminiscing is a very important decision to make.

Do you want to be far from the madding crowd? You need a choice destination for this. But how do you know the best honeymoon location ideal for you and your spouse? We present the best honeymoon destinations in Nigeria. You can call it the Magnificent 7, after the movie.

Affordable honeymoon destinations in Nigeria

Obudu Mountain Resort

Obudu Mountain Resort

This resort, also known as Obudu Cattle Ranch, is one of Nigeria’s finest tourist destinations. It is on the Obudu plateau, in the northeastern part of Cross River State. It’s close to Cameroon’s border and about 110 kilometres east of Ogoja town and 65 kilometres from Obudu. The resort is in the Obanliku Local Government Area of the state.

If adventure and tranquillity are your watchwords, then look no further than Obudu Mountain Ranch. With rich natural vegetation and beauty beyond belief, the resort is fast becoming a must-visit for honeymooners and tourists alike.

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What’s on offer

Some activities and areas of attraction include:

  • Holy mountain
  • Canopy walkway
  • Cameroon border view
  • Igaga waterfall
  • Angel valley view
  • Devil’s elbow
  • Water park
  • Becheve nature reserve
  • Mountain and village walk
  • Natural swimming pool
  • Horseback riding
  • Cable car ride
  • Golf course, tennis court, basketball court, squash court, game arcade, and gymnasium

Price range: Between N25,000 and N150,000 per night.

Zenababs Half Moon Resort

aerial view of Zenababs Half Moon Resort

Zenababs Half Moon Resort is an exotic resort for a wonderful honeymoon experience. It’s in a serene environment at Ijesha, Osun State. Surrounded by natural beauty, hills, and acres of lush grounds, the resort provides luxury and a tranquil environment to celebrate special occasions like your honeymoon. Immediately you step into the resort, the stress you faced during your court and the traditional wedding will start fizzling away.

What’s on offer

The facilities currently available are:

  • Fields covered with tents with a capacity of about 5000 guests
  • 2 anterooms with a capacity of over 1000 guests
  • 30 elegantly furnished chalets
  • Games lounge with table tennis boards, basketball and volleyball courts, billiards, squash courts, and an array of board games
  • A well-equipped gymnasium
  • Wildlife Park with exotic birds and other creatures
  • A boating lake
  • A large swimming pool
  • A children’s playing ground

Price range: From N14,000 and N80,000 per night.

Epe Resort and Spa

Epe Resort and Spa

Life in Lagos could be hell and once in a while, residents of the city need a tranquil place to unwind. Epe Resort and Spa is the ideal place to cool off. Located at the end of the Epe-Lekki expressway, this luxury resort offers sanctuary to those who want their soul to catch up with their body. Sitting around lagoons and lush forests, you will definitely be rejuvenated and recharged for what lies ahead on your departure.

The tourist attractions close to the resort are the Epe Fish Market, which is one of the famous fish markets in the state; the Awolowo Museum; the Epe Mangrove which offers a ride across the river in the middle of a lush forest, and the Sungo-Eredo, an ancient site that presents the cultural heritage of the state.

What’s on offer

  • Jungle adventure trips
  • Great historical discoveries
  • Luxury living quarters in scenic surroundings
  • Exquisite meals
  • Guaranteed security
  • Entertainment that includes karaoke, barbecue party, etc.
  • Fitness room
  • Tennis courts

Price range: From N45,000 and N65,000 per night.

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Nike Lake Resort

aerial view of Nike Lake Resort

The name, Nike Lake Resort, is quite fitting as the place sits on the banks of Nike Lake in Enugu State. Locating the resort is easy as it’s a mere 10 minutes drive from the city centre and 15 minutes from the Akanu Ibiam International Airport. Once there, you cannot but agree with the breathtaking views in a well secured and tranquil environment. The lodging overlooks the botanical garden and the lake, which is a perfect spot for you and your spouse to share your dreams and aspirations while holding hands.

The resort has 210 well-furnished rooms and suites that are suitable for all tastes and budgets.

What’s on offer

  • Self-catering villas
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Tennis courts
  • Volleyball and Basketball courts
  • Olympic-sized swimming pool
  • Gift shop
  • Boutique
  • Bookshop
  • Therapy centre
  • Business centre

Price range: Between N34,000 and N105,500 per night.

Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort

Located in Ikogosi in a well-landscaped 116-hectare in Ekiti state, this warm spring resort offers luxury accommodation and side attractions that will make for a memorable honeymoon. If you want to experience awe-inspiring landscape views, rock formations even Michelangelo would be proud of, and the confluence of warm and cold springs, this resort should come first on your list of choice locations for your honeymoon.

What’s on offer

  • Private beach
  • Adventure trips
  • Guaranteed security
  • Gym
  • Scenic surroundings

Price range: Between N12,500 and N50,000 per night

Yankari Game Reserve

The Yankari Game Reserve is an expansive wildlife park in Bauchi state. It sits in an area of about 2,250 square kilometres and is home to warm water springs, a variety of flora and fauna, and the few Elephants and Lions still left in Nigeria. Its natural habitat makes it an ideal place for tourists and honeymooners.

What’s on offer

  • Wildlife
  • Warm spring
  • Marshall caves
  • Museum
  • Dukkey wells
  • Shau-Shau iron smelting site
  • Outdoor pool
  • Adequate car parking space
  • Bush bar

Price range: Between N9,500 and N236,000 per night

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Almat Farms

aerial view of Almat Farms

Located in Kuje, Abuja, Almat Farms is a perfect place to make memories with your spouse. It sits on over 40 hectares of land that connect with nature and, if you allow it, your soul. The resort is a perfect getaway destination that frees you from the frenetic pace of city life as it allows you to relax, refresh, and renew yourself. A tour through the landscape makes you gain a better insight into life, and living. Still in doubt? A visit will convince you.

  • Polo ranch
  • Volleyball court
  • Football pitch
  • Tennis court
  • Snooker boards
  • Horse riding
  • Quad bike riding
  • Board games

Price range: Between N49,000 and N76,000 per night.

Conclusion

Here you have our list of the top-seven honeymoon destinations in Nigeria. So, if you are looking for a serene and romantic place to go for your post-nuptial vacation, consider one of these destinations.

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