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101 Things To See And Do In Nigeria

Are you always looking for things to do either as a visitor to the country or do you live here but you’re bored of doing the same thing all the time. Why not look through our list of things to do and tick them off one by one. You can thank me later.

  1. Swim in Wiki Warm Spring and say hi to warthogs in Yankari Game Reserve, Bauchi State.

  2. Try palm wine.

  3. Go hiking in Shere Hills, Jos.

  4. Go fishing in Lagos.

  5. Get in formation at Ngwo Pines, Enugu State. 

  1. Learn to speak pidgin English like a pro.

  2. Go kayaking in the Lagos Lagoon.

  3. Learn how to tie & die at the Nike Arts Center in Osun State or the Kano dyeing pits.

  4. Eat jollof rice.

  5. Visit the terracotta figurines at the Nok Settlement in Kaduna State.

  1. See relics of the Nigerian civil war at the National War Museum, Umuahia, Abia State.

  2. Say hi the Moremi Statue in Ile-Ife which is rumored to be the 3rd tallest in Africa.

  3. Be adventurous and climb the longest canopy walk in Africa by visiting the Lekki Conservation Center.

  4. Taste chapman (Nigerian cocktail).

  5. Go to the pottery village in Bwari, Abuja.

  1. Feel like royalty in Kajuru Castle, Kaduna.

  2. Eat amala in Ibadan.

  3. Watch Femi Kuti perform at the New Afrikan Shrine.

  4. Pick up some souvenirs from the Abuja Arts & Crafts Village

  5. Discover the myth behind the hot & and cold spring at Ikogosi Warm Springs, Ekiti State.

  1. Go surfing at Tarkwa Bay.

  2. Climb to the 7th level of Erin Ijesha Waterfalls.

  3. Attend a Nigerian Wedding/owambe and turn up.

  4. Discover bats and other treasures in Ogbunike Cave, Anambra State.

  5. Try out Ekiti’s famous pounded yam.

  1. Eat at a mama putt/bukka.

  2. Visit one of the three hanging lakes in the world; Iyake Lake, Oyo State.

  3. Discover the meeting point of River Niger & Benue in Kogi State.

  4. Spot wild life at Sumu Wild life park.

  5. Have a picnic in Agodi Gardens, Ibadan, Oyo State.

  1. Swim in River Ethiope, Abraka, Delta State.

  2. Sleep on the beach at La Campagne Tropicana, Lagos.

  3. Hop on a train and visit a neighboring state.

  4. Take a glimpse into the past and slave era in Badagry.

  5. Discover the ancient town of Idanre on Idanre Hills, Ondo State.

  1. Attend the largest street party in Africa also known as the Calabar Festival in Calabar, Cross River State.

  2. Conquer your fear of heights and see Lord Luggard’s rest house on Mount Patti, Lokoja , Kogi State.

  3. Appreciate art in the largest art gallery in West Africa – Nike Art Gallery, Lagos.

  4. Try suya.

  5. Catch the masquerades at Eyo Festival.

  1. Visit the Osun goddess at the Osun Grove in Osun State.

  2. Go on a Lagos Art Gallery crawl.

  3. Say hi to the arugba at the Osun – Osogbo festival.

  4. Learn to haggle by taking a trip to Lagos Markets eg Balogun, Oke-Arin, Iponri etc.

  5. Scream your lungs out at Afropolitan vibes at Freedom Park, Lagos.

  1. Enjoy lazy days and soak up some Vitamin D at the various beaches in Lagos. eg Eleko, Elegushi, Atican etc.

  2. Go golfing in Le Meridien Ibom, Lakowe Golf Course of IBB golf Course.

  3. Visit the railway compound in Ebute-Metta, Lagos

  4. Dance to high life music/fuji music.

  5. Here on religious basis? Go get your praise on at Redemption Camp or Winners Chapel.

  1. Take a day-cation, drink some wine and discover new plants in IITA, Ibadan.

  2. Hop on a danfo or keke.

  3. Stroll through Lagos Island and discover the Brazilian influences.

  4. Spend a day in Fela’s home (Kalakuta Republic) in Lagos.

  5. Drive through the winding and curvy Milken Hills in Enugu State.

  1. Discover the untapped beauty of Arinta Waterfalls, Ekiti State.

  2. Crouch under Olumo Rock like the Egba people did in Ogun State.

  3. See the waterfall named after two deities in Gurara, Niger State.

  4. Try boli (roasted plantain) and epa (groundnut).

  5. Go to the first museum in Nigeria to be established, Esie, Kwara State.

  1. Row through the Epe Mangrooves.

  2. See bits of Nigerian history at the National Museum in Lagos.

  3. Visit the Ooni of Ife’s palace, Osun State.

  4. Appreciate wall art at the Emir’s palace in Zaria.

  5. Go to mountain climbing at Obudu Mountain Resort, Cross River State.

  1. See our answer to London’s Stonehenge, the Ikom Monoliths in Cross River State.

  2. Go jogging on Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge #fitfam

  3. Visit the first skyscraper in Tropical Africa – Cocoa House in Ibadan

  4. Head to Gidan Rumfa in Kano, the palace of all Emirs of Kano State.

  5. Cross from Western Nigeria to South Eastern Nigeria on The Niger Bridge.

  6. Marvel at the architecture behind the Cathedral Church of Christ Marina and the National Mosque in Abuja.

  7. Canoe across Usuma Dam in Abuja.

  8. Eat shawarma.

  9. Watch the sun set over Jabi Lake, Abuja.

  10. Go on a road trip to another state.

  1. Enjoy a bit of polo at Fifth Chukker, Kaduna.

  2. Buy all sorts of sea creatures at The Epe Fish Market.

  3. Get a nice outfit made for you with Ankara (African fabric).

  4. Go craft and sculpture hunting at Jakande Market (Lekki Arts & Crafts Market), Lagos.

  1. Experience the night life.

  2. Try peppersoup.

  3. Chase Awhum falls in Enugu State.

  4. Indulge in slum tourism at Makoko, Lagos.

  5. Pay your respect at the tomb of the first and only Nigerian Prime Minister (Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa) in Bauchi State.

  1. Play with Elephants at the Jos Widlife Park.

  2. Have fun at an amusement park – Apapa Amusement Park, Hi-impact planet etc.

  3. Catch a Durbar festival.

  4. See the slave museum in Calabar.

  5. Learn a native dialect.

  1. Rent a cabin at Tarkwa Bay and enjoy a bonfire.

  2. Unleash your inner Lewis Hamilton at the GET Arena in Lagos.

  3. Visit one of the country clubs from Abraka Turf to Ikoyi Club.

  4. Go window shopping at the mall.

  5. Try asun.

  1. Team fitfam? Head to the National Stadium on Saturday mornings and join in the workouts.

  2. Go zip lining at Lekki Leisure Lake.

  3. Attend JamRock Fest in Abuja.

  4. Enjoy some jazz music at The Jazz Hole, Lagos.

  5. Enjoy spoken word and high life at Bogobiri.

  1. Go on an Unravelling Nigeria trip.

Have any other thing to add to the list? Let us know.

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