Nigeria is a blessed nation and well endowed with sites that are suitable for tourism. From the ancient Ife Head sculpture, the Benin Head terracotta to the historical Igbo Ukwu civilisation, the stone age Nok Culture and the Hausa-Fulani cultural heritage, Nigeria is a country that is very rich in cultural tourism and there are many historical sites visit.
1. Olumo Rock, Abeokuta
Rock, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria, is located in the ancient city of Abeokuta – a name which loosely translated to “under the rock”. Abeokuta was originally inhabited by the Egba people who found refuge at the Olumo Rock during inter-tribal wars in the 19th century.
The rock provided sanctuary to the people as well as a vantage point to monitor the enemy’s advance leading to eventual triumph in war. The town of Abeokuta eventually grew as these new settlers spread out from this location.
2. AWHUM WATERFALL
Located in Enugu, a city known for natural features likes, caves, waterfalls, galleries, springs, hills and monumental or archaeological collections, Awhum Waterfall is more than 30 meters high.
The fall is closely located to a monastery. The water is said to be curative and capable of dispelling evil or satanic forces if and wherever sprinkled.
3. OLD OYO NATIONAL PARK
Situated just about 51 km north of Ibadan city, Old Oyo National Park is an historical site. The park harbours Nile crocodile, rock python and land tortoise.
Make a visit to the old Yoruba Empire, and admire Yoruba empire’s old Portuguese-style houses. It is rich in fauna and flora resources, significant species of which are the baboons and wide variety of birds