15 Lovely Places To Visit In Nigeria This Christmas Holidays
As you know, Christmas is a special bonding time for most families, friends, and loved ones.
However, the environment you spend such a precious occasion matters a lot, hence the need to compile a list of 15 amazing places in Nigeria to spend your Christmas holidays with your loved ones.
And as the saying goes “Christmas season is like a candy, it slowly melts in your mouth, sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever”.
Below are amazing places you can spend the day with friends, family members, and loved ones.
1. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort
La Campagne Tropicana, situated in Ibeju Lekki in Lagos state, is for lovers of serenity and beauty. The beach is a serene and beautiful environment where you can get a feel of the nice warm weather. The beach resort provides pleasant, fascinating, and excellent holiday relaxation for you and your loved ones.
La Campagne is one of Africa’s most visited beach resorts at Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos. The resort is on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, bordered by Ikegun Lake. Its attendants exude an African-themed beach’s beauty with modern luxury.
2. Olumo Rock
This amazing rock, located in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, used to be a place of refuge for the people of Egba land during intertribal wars in the olden days.
It has several spot caves some of which are about 20 feet long and 25 feet wide. However, this rock has been modernized with elevators, eateries, and many more to serve as a tourist destination.
One can ask well choose to take the staircase instead of the elevator to the top of the rock. This serenity at the top of this rock is better experienced than told.
3. Obudu Ranch Resort
The amazing Obudu Ranch Resort, situated in Cross River State, is one of the country’s most beautiful tourist sites to spend your Christmas.
The resort is one of the wonders of Nigeria and one of the best vacation spots for anyone seeking to enjoy his or her holiday in an environment that offers a perfect blend of nature and modernity.
The resort features a water park, a golf course, horse riding, a nightclub as well as bonfires. A walk through the forest of Obudu brings one closer to nature as you listen to beautiful birds singing melodiously to your delight.
If you are looking for a vacation spot to help you establish a lasting bond between you and your loved ones or family, then Obudu is a perfect choice.
4. Wonderland Amusement Park
This 330,000 square meters ultra-modern park located in Abuja, the country’s capital is unarguably the biggest and most equipped park in Nigeria.
The park offers leisure gardens for visitors’ recreation and rides as well as an amazing arcade. A visit to millennium park would not be complete until one enters the popular Fulani Ranch which offers a variety of tasty local and intercontinental cuisines.
So, if you are planning a family picnic, or a group get-together, or want to spend quality time bonding with your lover, you should check out this park.
5. Yankari Game Reserve
This large wildlife park located in Yankari, Bauchi State came into being in 1956 as a game Reserve but later turned into a national park in 1991.
The park covers an area of about 2244 square kilometers and is home to about 50 species of wildlife such as lion, leopard, hippopotamus, antelope, elephant, and waterbuck as well as accommodates over 350 species of colourful birds.
The reserve equally boasts of decent and affordable accommodation for visitors. If you visit Yankari this Christmas, don’t forget to take a deep in the warm spring and guard your belongings against the baboons.
6. Oguta Lake Resort
Also known as the lake of treasure, the resort is located in Oguta a quiet town that is about 30 minutes drive from the ever-busy town of Owerri, the Imo State capital.
The most striking part of this park is the confluence of the Oguta lake which is blue in colour and the Ulasi River is muddy, with both maintaining their unique colour.
Even an attempt to mix the two by scooping water from one to another will only leave a short while stain on it; this is better seen than reading or imagined. A dive into Oguta Lake is also refreshing and safe as the lake is fresh water and doesn’t harbor dangerous creatures.
For your pleasure, the resort also allows you to enrich your knowledge of history by visiting relics of war constructed by the defunct Biafran Navy during the Civil war.
7. Rojenny Tourist Village
If you plan to spend your Christmas or you find yourself around the eastern states in the country during this festive period, Rojenny tourist village is one of the most beautiful places you need to visit.
The resort Is located in a serene village called Oba in Anambra state. This amazing resort features a zoo, restaurant hotel and suites, sporting facilities, and among others.
However, the most striking feature of this resort Is the presence of a church, a mosque, and a traditional worship center in the resort meaning that even when on a vacation at the resort, you can maintain your relationship with God.
8. Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort
Named after the town where this mysterious spring is located; Ikogosi in Ekiti State. This natural wonder flows side by side with another cold spring with each maintaining its temperature.
The resort equally offers recreational facilities as well as accommodation for visitors who wish to spend the night in the serene environment that the resort offers.
9 Port Harcourt Tourist Beach
Planning on a family vacation or picnic this Christmas, this amazing and scenic beach located in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, is the place to go.
The live performances of Cultural entertainers add to the fun. The resort also offers restaurants and accommodation for all classes as well as sunbathing sites.
10. Tinapa Resort
Tinapa resort is a business and leisure-based resort located in Calabar, the beautiful capital of Cross River State, Southern Nigeria.
The resort offers amazing features like a casino, children’s arcade, an amphitheater, retail and wholesale outlets for shopping, and an 8-screen digital cinema. The resort is located at the Calabar Free Trade Zone. All of these make Tinapa resort an interesting destination for Christmas.
11. Vega waterpark
Vega waterpark, located at Agbor, Delta state is the biggest waterpark in Nigeria. This water park has a restaurant and bar, a lounger area for couples, Cabana for family. You most probably cannot exhaust the slides, pools, and space hole activities at the park, It is simply fun non-stop.
12. Tarkwa Bay
When it comes to finding a fun-filled place to spend Christmas with the family or your significant other, Tarkwa Bay is a perfect choice. Located in Lekki, Lagos State, it is surrounded by crystal clear water, a sandy beach, and a warm atmosphere.
Tarkwa Bay is the best place to experience exciting activities such as water skiing, jet skiing, boat cruising, or having a picnic on the beach. There are plenty of fun things to do here. The atmosphere is serene and beautiful too.
13. Jos Wildlife Park
This 8 square kilometers park is arguably the most developed man-made wildlife park in Nigeria.
It is home to various wildlife animals like lions, buffalo, crocodiles, hippopotami, horses, ostriches, etc. The park equally features various attractions like a superb restaurant, picnic pine forest, video viewing Centre and so on.
So, if you are planning a family picnic, or a group get-together, or want to spend quality time bonding with your lover, you should check out this wildlife park.
14. Millennium Park
Located in the beautiful Maitama District of Abuja. Millennium Park offers a perfect blend of nature and science knowledge.
On entrance into the park for the first time, your eyes would be thrilled by the expansive well manicured, and stylish hue that covers the entire park.
One part of the park is naturally preserved and dedicated to maintaining mountain vegetation, rainforest, deciduous forest, brushwood, and greenhouses for different species of birds and butterflies.
This is the biggest inflatable water park in Lagos with different obstacle courses for fun seekers. So, if you are planning a family picnic, a group get-together, or want to spend quality time bonding with your lover, you should check out this spot located in the Lekki area.