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Most beautiful places in Nigeria

Most beautiful places in Nigeria

Nigeria is a country blessed with beautiful tourist attractions and cities. From the beautiful rivers to the mountains, the waterfalls and the parks. Nigeria is arguably one of the most beautiful countries to be in. In this post we will highlight the most beautiful places in Nigeria.

Most beautiful state in Nigeria

There is arguably not one state in Nigeria that can be termed the most beautiful. All the states have something unique that differentiates them from the others.

If you’re a Nigerian expecting a foreign guest and want to make an excellent first impression, or if you are a foreigner planning to visit the country for the first time, this article will analyse Nigeria’s most beautiful states.

Here is a list of some of the most beautiful states in Nigeria you can visit.

Federal Capital Territory Abuja (FCT)

aerial view of Abuja FCT

Abuja is one of the most beautiful cities in Nigeria. It is important not to overlook Abuja’s gorgeous and well-designed infrastructure, like bridges and road networks. There are so many fun places to visit in the capital city that it will be very difficult for one to be bored in Abuja.

For example, In 2003, Queen Elizabeth II opened the state’s largest leisure park called the Millennial Park. The park has since become a popular destination for tourists and families looking for a good time.

Lagos State:

aerial view of Lagos Marina

This state’s smart utilization of internally generated resources has resulted in beautiful infrastructure, earning it a spot on this list. Lagos was previously the capital of Nigeria and, as such, should be considered a developed state. Lagos State is home to several well-known tourist attractions and some of Nigeria’s top businesses. Ikeja, Lagos’ capital, is by far the most appealing city in the state, having several well-known structures such as the Ikeja City Mall.

Lagos also has a diverse range of great leisure places, hotels, and resorts that contribute to the state’s beauty and nightlife. Lagos is unlike any other state in terms of lifestyle and current culture. Lagos state is the most beautiful state in Nigeria’s southwestern region.

Lagos is unlike any other state in terms of lifestyle and current culture. Lagos state is the most beautiful state in Nigeria’s southwestern region. The Nike Centre for Art and Culture, the Lekki Conservation Centre, the National Museum, the National Theatre, and Tarkwa Bay Beach are just a handful of the many tourist sites in Lagos state.

Enugu State

aerial view of Enugu

Enugu is a lovely state in Nigeria, having a beautiful capital city with enticing qualities and pleasant places to live. It has one of the best-rated hotels and resorts in the southeast. Because of its beautiful environment and tourist-friendly lifestyle, it is one of the most popular states to visit.

It is a popular destination for international travellers due to its hotels, which provide the highest standard of living. Enugu state is home to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, one of Nigeria’s most prestigious tertiary institutions, the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Silicon Hills, and many more important landmarks.

Rivers State

aerial view of Rivers

Port Harcourt, the state capital, is famed for its incredible water bodies and aquatic life, as well as a lovely night view, thanks to the city’s active nightlife. Bony Island is one of the most popular islands in the state.

Kaduna State

aerial view of a fine road in Kaduna

This is a state in Nigeria’s northwestern region. This state is rich in natural landscapes, parks, museums, waterfalls, and other attractions. The scenery is so beautiful that tourists can’t help but want to come over to see the waterfalls.

The Kaduna Museum, Lugard Footbridge, Kajuru Castle, Kamuku National Park, Nok Village, and Matsirga Waterfall are among the state’s tourist attractions. There’s something for everyone, from museums to castles, towns, and waterfalls. You’ll never run out of things to see in Kaduna, Nigeria’s beautiful state.

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The most beautiful city in Nigeria

Nigeria is a fascinating country with beautiful cities. The majority of these cities are well-known for their tourist attractions, natural resources, and cultural history. We’ve compiled a list of Nigeria’s most popular cities, so here are the most attractive cities in Nigeria, in no particular order:


a beautiful place in Ibadan

Ibadan is the capital of Oyo State. The city is located in the southwestern part of the country. With so many industrial and commercial operations, it is densely populated. This city is home to Africa’s first advanced learning institution, the University of Ibadan, as well as the first skyscraper (Cocoa House) and teaching hospital. This city is also recognized for tourism, with a noteworthy museum at the African studies institution and a botanical and zoological garden in Agodi and at the University of Ibadan. This is why Ibadan is considered one of Nigeria’s most attractive cities.


aerial view of Abuja FCT

Nigeria’s federal capital, is one of the country’s most developed and beautiful cities. Abuja is Nigeria’s capital, and it is said that life is good in Abuja. There is a space for everyone, whether wealthy, middle-class, or impoverished. Experience a distinct kind of sightseeing in Abuja that will make your trip memorable. Jabi Lake and Millennium Park are great places to relax and enjoy yourself. Some of Abuja’s major retail malls will provide good value for money to those who love shopping.


a beautiful place in Jos

The capital of Plateau State. Another one of the most beautiful cities in Nigeria is Jos and people love it mainly for its weather and serene environment. The southern part of Jos is said to be peaceful, and the people are accommodating. The standard of living in Jos is very affordable. It boasts several attractions, including two museums, a wildlife park and game reserve, breathtaking waterfalls and striking hills and the 10 commandments statue.


aerial view of Calabar

The Cross River State capital city is located in south-south Nigeria. It is fed by the Great Kwa and Calabar rivers and is home to Obudu Cattle Ranch and Tinapa Resort. Visitors are drawn to the city for its delicious cuisine, stunning architecture, and festivals. Calabar holds Africa’s largest street festival, the Calabar Carnival, which features a wide range of colourful regional costumes. Calabar is frequently the first place that springs to mind when thinking of indigenous vacations in Nigeria, which is why it is considered one of the most beautiful towns in the country.

Port Harcourt

aerial view of Rivers

The Rivers State capital. You can’t have a list of Nigeria’s most beautiful cities without including Port Harcourt. This city has been classified as a “black diamond center” (oil). Port Harcourt is the state capital of Rivers State, located in Nigeria’s south. Due to the presence of seaports used for exporting, this town has been noted for its high level of commerce since 1912. It is home to numerous global corporations, most of which are involved in the oil and gas industry. Many tourist attractions can be found in Port Harcourt, including Isaac Boro Park, Bony Island, and Ifoko Beach.

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Famous places in Nigeria

There are several famous places in Nigeria. Nigeria is a country blessed with so many tourist attractions. These tourist attractions have become so famous and well known that it attracts people from all over the world to the country.

Here is a list of The famous places in Nigeria.

  • Agodi Gardens
  • Aso Rock
  • Bar Beach
  • Cross River National Park
  • Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls
  • Ezeagu Waterfalls
  • Gurara Waterfalls
  • Idanre Hill
  • Ikogosi Warm Springs
  • Kainji Dam
  • Millennium Park
  • Lekki Conservative Centre
  • Nike Art Gallery
  • Obudu Cattle Ranch
  • Tinapa Resort
  • Yankari National Park
  • Olumo Rock
  • Sacred Grove

Exotic places in Nigeria

In Nigeria today, there are many beautiful exotic and beautiful places one can visit. Nigeria is a country blessed with many exotic places. If you are visiting the country for the first time or looking for some beautiful places to go to, here is a list of the most exotic places in Nigeria.

  • Obudu Cattle Ranch
  • Oguta Lake
  • Idanre Hills
  • Ancient Nok Settlements
  • Gurara Waterfalls
  • Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls
  • Yankari National Park
  • Tarkwa Bay
  • Kayak Lagos
  • Old Oyo National park

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Untapped tourist attractions in Nigeria

Nigeria is well known for its pretty popular tourist attractions. These include Obudu Cattle Ranch, Yankari National Park, Sacred Grove, etc.

Despite all of the many tourist attractions the nation has, there are still some untapped tourist attractions in the country. Here are a few of them.

  • Ado-Awaye Lake, Oyo State.
  • Ogba Ukwu Caves and Waterfalls, Anambra State.
  • Suntan Beach, Lagos State.
  • Azumini Blue River, Abia State.

Most visited state in Nigeria

Lagos State, also called the Centre of Excellence, is the most visited state in Nigeria. Almost all of Nigeria’s industries have their headquarters in Lagos. When it comes to tourism, Lagos has a lot to offer visitors, such as Elegushi Beach, the Badagery slave trade, the National Museum, the Lekki Conservation Center, etc. When it comes to entertainment and nightlife, the state of Lagos has you covered. Markets and shopping centres are available to shoppers. There are options for people with low, middle, and high incomes.

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