Travel Guide Explore Africa - The five places any traveller must visit in Nigeria

Kenya Airways flies to many destinations including Ghana, the United Kingdom and Nigeria. If you are planning a holiday or even a business trip to Nigeria, then you should consider visiting any of these five interesting places on your must do list before you leave.

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Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, does not disappointed when it comes to tourism.

All of the country’s 36 states and federal capital territory boasts of interesting sights and sounds for locals and visitors with a lot to explore.

Kenya Airways flies to many destinations including Ghana, the United Kingdom and Nigeria. If you are planning a holiday or even a business trip to Nigeria, then you should consider visiting any of these five interesting places on your must do list before you leave.

1. Olumo Rock

play Olumo Rock Tourist Comlex (diplomattravels.com)

 

The famous Olumo Rock towers over the city of Abeokuta in Ogun State. Olumo; which means ‘God molded this’ was a hideout for the Egba people during the 19th century when the warring Dahomey (now present day Republic of Benin) came around. One of its main attractions is the myth behind the serpent that turned into a stone.

2. Gurara Waterfalls

play Guarara Waterfalls (abujafacts.ng)

 

Found in north central Nigeria, the waterfalls is about 30 metres in height and lies on the river of the same name. According to oral tradition, Gurara is named after two dieties found in the area; Gura and Rara. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria.

3. Yankari National Park

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The large wildlife park in Bauchi state boasts of an array of flora and fauna. They include several animals including elephants, cheetahs and monkeys. The park covers an expansive area; approximately 2,244 square kilometres.

4. Kalakuta Republic Museum

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The home of afrobeats pioneer, Fela Kuti was converted into a museum in 2012 using a grant from the Lagos state government. The anti-government activist through his songs and actions fought against the tyranny of Nigeria’s military regimes and he suffered dearly for it. The museum tells the story of the Zombie hit maker's life and will surely thrill die hard fanatics and curious tourists alike.

5. Aso Rock

play Aso Rock (cometonigeria.com)

 

Nigeria’s presidential complex in Abuja takes its name from this 400-metre monolith and is one of the capital city’s unmissable features. Several important national buildings including the country’s Supreme Court and the National Assembly can be found around it. Aso means ‘victorious’ in the local language.


Kenya Airways, The Pride of Africa; flies daily from Accra to 43 destinations in Africa, including Nigeria where you find these attractions.

Kenya Airways was recently voted Africa’s Leading Airline and has won the award for Leading Airline Business Class Africa for 4 consecutive years. Its holidays solutions business unit, KQ Holidays, specializes in putting together awesome holiday packages across the world, but especially within Africa.

Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the forefront of connecting Africa to the World and the World to Africa through its hub at the ultra-modern Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.

Visit www.kenya-airways.com for more information on Kenya Airways.

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