Nigeria is the largest nation in West Africa as its beaches and tropical forests, savannas and its modern cities, has become one of the most developed tourist destinations on the continent. Nigeria mingle in the traditions of several cultures, is the most populous country in Africa and one of the richest, thanks to its oil fields. The capital of Nigeria is Abuja, which is perched on a beautiful valley grassland and sparsely developed land drenched wet rivers Niger and Benue. Abuja is made up of six local government areas: Gwagwalada, Kuje, Abaji, Abuja Municipal and Bwari Kwali.
In Abuja are the majority of buildings in the country, as well as some residential neighborhoods, and colonial style with beautiful gardens. It has an international airport and its monuments are the National Museum.
Apart from Abuja, Nigeria offers varied attractions that merit a special visit. Animal Yankari Reserve is the most popular holiday center of the country and is located in Bauchi State. Here the visitor can admire a wide variety of wild animals like lions and crocodiles, giraffes, elephants and monkeys, as well as birds and reptiles.
Bauchi State in the visitor will also discover the Premier Game Reserve, paintings and stone Goji Shira and the State Museum, among other attractions. Another interesting spot is the park of the Wikki Warm Springs is a paradise where one can swim in crystal waters surrounded by baboons.
Lagos, former capital
The state of Lagos offers many attractions for visitors. Besides being the seat of government, with prominent landmarks like the National Theater, the National Museum and the Holy Cross Cathedral in Lagos, the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese, relics of the Brazilians and other colonies and the sight of the fallen Agia tree in Badagry, where Christianity was preached in Nigeria for the first time in 1842. Also worth a special visit Oso-Lekki Breakwaters Legendary and the first building in Nigeria (1845), also in Badagry.
The Beach Bar, Tarkwa Bay, the Paya Badagry and Lekki Peninsula, as well Eyo festival are some of the most important tourist attractions of Lagos State of Nigeria.
On the outskirts of Abuja:
In addition to Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria’s major cities are Ibadan, Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Kano.
Ibadan is famous for its university and because it has one of the largest markets in Nigeria.
Kaduna State is noted for its modern parks and gardens and has many attractions turísticascomo Nursery in Kuwi Nok Culture, the local government area of Jema, Maitsirga Falls in Kafanchan, the Legendary Lord Lugard Bridge in Kaduna town, the hills Kerfena in Zaria and the Palace of the Emir of Zaria.
The state of Kano won the best prize for its many tourist resorts and cultural manuals for its handicrafts and leather work, in addition to its museums and monuments.
To travel to any part of Nigeria requires a valid passport, but it is also a mandatory visa and ticket to leave the country. The visitor may not leave without tasting the dish of Nigeria which is the pepper soup, made with fish or beef or goat and very spicy sauce. This dish is usually accompanied by rice. The most frequent purchases are made in leather crafts, brass and wood. The traveler can buy many items made from these materials, but also very typical of the glass beads, carved gourds and funeral masks.
Surely Nigeria and its major cities like Abuja, Lagos, Ibadan, Kaduna, Kano and Port Harcourt, offers visitors many attractions to enjoy a pleasant holiday.
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