20 Reasons to Visit Nigeria

Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, is known for its natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Safari destinations such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park showcase waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. Here are 20 Reasons to Visit Nigeria.

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    Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, sprawls inland from the Gulf of Guinea across Lagos Lagoon. Victoria Island, the financial center of the metropolis, is known for its beach resorts, boutiques and nightlife.

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    Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the centre of Nigeria, within the Federal Capital Territory. Abuja is a planned city, and was built mainly in the 1980s.

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    Calabar is a city in Cross River State, south southern Nigeria. The original name for Calabar was Akwa Akpa, from the Efik language.

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    Port Harcourt

    Port Harcourt is the capital and largest city of Rivers State, Nigeria. It lies along the Bonny River and is located in the Niger Delta.

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    Badagry is a coastal town and local government area in Lagos State, Nigeria. It is situated between the city of Lagos, and the border with Benin at Seme.

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    Nsukka is a town and Local Government Area in South-East Nigeria in Enugu State.

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    Owo is a city in the Ondo state of Nigeria. Between1400 and 1600 AD, it was the capital of a Yoruba city-state.

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    Apapa is a Local Government Area in Lagos, located to the west of Lagos Island. Apapa contains a number of ports and terminals operated by the Nigerian Ports Authority, including the major port of Lagos State and Lagos Port Complex.

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    Ogbunike is a town in the Oyi local government area of Anambra State.

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    Surulere is a residential and commercial Local Government Area located on the mainland of Lagos in Lagos State.

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    Kano is a city in Nigeria and the capital of Kano State in Northern Nigeria, in the Sahelian geographic region south of the Sahara.

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    Yankari National Park

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    Yankari National Park is a large wildlife park located in the south-central part of Bauchi State, in northeastern Nigeria.

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    Abeokuta is the largest city and state capital of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria. It is situated on the east bank of the Ogun River, near a group of rocky outcrops in a wooded savanna.

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    Asaba City is a city, strategically located on a hill at the western edge of the Niger River, overlooking its sister city, Onitsha, an economic hub, across the Niger Bridge.

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    Ife is an ancient Yoruba city in south-western Nigeria. The city is located in the present day Osun State.

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    Ibadan Ẹ̀bá-Ọ̀dàn, meaning 'the city at the edge of the savannah' is the capital city of Oyo State and the third largest metropolitan area, by population, in Nigeria, after Lagos and Kano.

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    Ososo is a scenic town of streams and rocks in the undulating Somorika hills. The town is located in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, in the north of Edo State.

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    Gashaka Gumti National Park

    Gashaka-Gumti National Park is a national park in Nigeria, It was gazetted from two game reserves in 1991 and is Nigeria’s largest national park.

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    Lokoja is a city in Nigeria. It lies at the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers and is the capital of Nigeria's Kogi State.

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    Ado Ekiti

    Ado Ekiti is a city in southwest Nigeria, the state capital and headquarters of the Ekiti State. It is also known as Ado.

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