You do not have to go abroad to get the best holiday ever. You can give your family the best holiday trip ever here in Nigeria and also save your time, money and energy, the following are the best ten hotspots for family trips in nigeria that will make you swoon:
1. Erin Ijesha Waterfall
Erin Ijesha waterfalls also known as Olumirin waterfalls is a natural sauna located in Ijesha, Osun State. The falls have seven layers of ascending plains and all the levels having breathing views which makes thefalls unique. it is a perfect place to go with family and friends and also appreciate nature.
2. Ifoko Beach
Ifoko Beach is located in Port Harcourt and is maintained by its residents. Rainforest borders the shoreline which offers tourists a chance to stroll along the shore and enjoy impressive scenery and also follow the nature trails to see wildlife living in the rainforest. The centre serves as a tourist attraction as well as being significant for the culture, tradition and history of the Igbo people.
3. National Children’s Park and Zoo
The National Children’s Park and Zoo located in Asokoro District, Abuja has wildlife and domestic animals. It also has plenty of playgrounds and activities for children. It allows children to get a closer look of some of the most exciting animals like the lions and monkeys.
4. Eleko Beach
Eleko Beach is a beautiful, serene and tranquil public beach along the peninsula. It is one of the best beaches for family hangout in Lagos. There are nice beach huts and food joints along the seashore. Eleko beach is lauded for its beautiful landscape, sun-dappled water and sands.
Terra Kulture is a good place for recreation as well as educating your kids on African culture, Crafts and arts of different Nigerian ethnic groups are also on display. Terra Kulture which is located in Lagos state has library with rich information on Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
6. Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary
The afi mountain wildlife sanctuary is located in Cross River State. It is a preservation centre for chimpanzee, gorillas, drill monkeys and many other endangered primates. It is also a home to large migratory roosts in Africa. It’s a perfect destination for ‘family’s day out’, parents can take their children here to experience the amazing wildlife it offers.
7. Wonderland Amusement Park & Resort
Wonderland Amusement Park & Resort is a world class recreation centre, situated opposite the National Stadium Abuja. It offers games and rides for various age categories, a leisure garden for relaxing, several restaurants to taste both indigenous and foreign delicacies and also stores to buy your favorite items.
8. Millennium Park
Millennium Park is the largest public park in Abuja. A narrow river runs through the centre of the park, there are pleasant walkways with fountains and lights. A section of the park is devoted to scientific knowledge of the natural environment, it has Italian-style garden layout while another section comprises of untouched nature with brushwood and greenhouses for tropical birds and butterflies.
9. The National War Museum Umuahia
The war museum Umuahia offers you the opportunity to teach your children about the lowest point of Nigerian history, it has three Major galleries: the traditional warfare gallery, the Armed Forces gallery, and the civil war gallery. It is the perfect place to get first-class history education.
10. Abraka Turf and Country Club
Abraka Turf and Country Club is located on the plains of Delta coastline, it offers savannah adventure, natural reserves and clear emerald green river. It’s a holiday retreat for families and it provides recreational activities to keep adults and children happy. Watching the river flowing rhythmically and slowly is a fascinating way to bond with both your family and nature.
11. Hi-impact amusement park
The hi-impact amusement park is located in Ibafo, Lagos-Ibadan express way. It is the perfect place to visit with family and friends. The park is security guaranteed and there are loads of fun things to do which includes wathcing movies at the cinema, attending events, flying in the 10-seater Hi-Impact air plane which is their special feature and many more. you could also shop for gifts to give loved ones and they also have variety of meals from the local meals to the foreign ones.