5 Places in Nigeria you can visit this holiday
posted on Dec 5, 2019 | 312 likes
Thinking of how to have the best holiday experience? Read this!
Almost all organizations from Government to private enterprises and even one-man owned businesses will observe holidays this season, it’s the biggest holiday season in the year, every year.
Businesses of all sizes and shapes will shut down to allow their staff some time to connect and celebrate with family and friends.
You will probably have 2 – 3 days holiday to yourself for use as you please, if you have official leave within this period, you could have up to 10 days or even more of stay at home to yourself.
Depending on where you work, some firms shut down operations for the year as early as second week of December and reopen in January. Now that’s some good time to explore a lot of stuff.
But what are you going to do with it? That is the question of the day and you need to answer it early enough, else, events will take you over and before you know it, we are in January.
The list of things to do this period to make the holiday worthwhile is endless, we can’t exhaust it and is definitely beyond the scope of this article. However, we will take you on a journey to beautiful places you could add to your list of things to do this holiday. You will love the physical experience as much as (if not more than) this article reveals.
Let’s get into it!
1. Lekki Conversation Centre (LCC) - Lagos
Looking for nature reserves in Nigeria? LCC is your destination. This conservation and relaxation centre offers a breath of fresh air and an escape from the forever buzzing city of Lagos.
LCC is not only known for having the longest canopy walk in Africa, but also for being the 21-year-old conservation centre cum nature hub, which covers an area of 78 hectare.
Lekki Conservation Center is run and managed by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF). Generally regarded as an icon of nature conservation, Lekki Conservation Centre represents the flagship project of Nigeria Conservation Foundation for the preservation of unique biodiversity, scenic, natural, scientific recreational values of the coastal environs of western Nigeria.
If you are looking at having a holiday that is a blend of fun and nature, LCC is your destination.
2. Aso Rock - Abuja
Want to have a feel of the holiday from Nigeria’s cockpit? Add Aso Rock to your list of places to visit this holiday.
Aso Rock is a 400-meter rock which stands out as the most noticeable feature in the capital city of Nigeria, Abuja.
The location is reputed as one of the lush tourist attractions in Nigeria, as it is a location in the Country’s seat of power.
An interesting thing to note is that Aso Rock houses the three major seats of power in Nigeria, viz; Presidential Villa (Aso Rock Villa), National Assembly, and the Supreme Court, albeit the Aso Rock Villa building is the only structure built in the valley of the Rock.
3. Agodi Gardens – Ibadan
Contrary to popular opinion, holiday locations are not limited to the Lagos and Abuja alone.
In fact, some of the finest places to spend your holiday time in Nigeria are outside these BIG cities, they take you completely out of your terrain and give you the mindset of a true holiday. One of such beautiful locations is the Agodi Gardens in Ibadan.
Agodi Gardens is a beautiful park in the city of Ibadan which has risen to become one of the top tourist attractions in the country.
Also called Agodi Botanical Gardens, Agodi Gardens is a serene environment on 150 acres of land.
It is usually patronised by families during festive periods and weekends. It’s peaceful and calm environment makes it a perfect destination for you to take a break from the hassle and reevaluate life values or hang out with friends and family.
4. Obudu Mountain Resort – Cross River.
Located on the serene Obudu Plateau, close to the Cameroon border, in the Northeastern part of Cross Rivers State, Obudu Mountain Resort formerly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch is somewhere you should definitely consider for holidays.
This resort centre has grown to become a major destination choice for tourists. It has an attractive landscape and calming ambience, with clouds smiling down on its peaks and valleys.
It’s welcoming to visitors from all over Nigeria and the world at large, you should consider visiting this resort for your holiday.
5. Osun Sacred Grove – Osun State
The Osun Sacred Grove is ranked high in the list of tourist attractions in Nigeria. This sacred forest attracts a large number of tourists as it is definitely worth visiting and is classified as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites.
Osun state is located at the South-western part of Nigeria. Majorly populated by the Yorubas who are indigenes. Yoruba people believe that Osun sacred grove, which spans about 75 hectares of land, is home to Osun – the goddess of fertility.
Every year, there is a festival that celebrates this fertility goddess that takes place in Oshogbo. The forest contains about 400 different species of plants that are used for medicinal purposes.
If you are adventurous and would like to understand the deep culture of the people of Osun state, consider this tourist location, it is world class.
Where to get funds to visit your choice location this holiday.
There are many ways or places that you can get funds to finance your holiday trips, some of which includes; your savings, family, friends and even cooperatives.
Most of these sources have proven to fail especially when you need the money the most – holiday/festive season.
This can be attributed to the fact that the people you are turning to also have plans for the season and there is not enough money to take care of their own need, let alone shoulder yours too.
It becomes expedient to have a solid and dependable financial source that you can turn to when you need quick funds to sort important things like your holiday trip with the people you love. That is where Page Financials come in.
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