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9 Fun Places in Nigeria For a Perfect Family Takeout

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Written by Jesca

There are several fun places in Nigeria to take kids on vacation that would facilitate great family bonding.

For families, vacation is a wonderful time for bonding. They will pass stories down through the generations because of the bonds and experiences developed during such family adventures. Children learn a lot from visiting new environments and interacting with new people from different backgrounds. 

Obudu Mountain Resort is Africa’s finest and one of the most beautiful places in Nigeria. You find the resort in the highlands and in the tropical forests of Cross River State. But, there are other great places to visit here. If you are seeking a vacation destination, this article highlights the top 9 fun places to visit in Nigeria.

1 Obudu Mountain Resort

Obudu Mountain Resort

Obudu Mountain Resort. Photo/

Topping this list of fun places in Nigeria to take kids on vacation is the former cattle ranch Obudu Mountain Resort. The resort is nestled in the Cross River State’s hills and dense tropical rainforest. It delivers an essence for appreciating nature’s beauty while breathing fresh, clean air.

The ultra-modern rooms, coupled with the aesthetic views of the high mountains, make the resort awe-inspiring. There are loads of other activities the children can take part in, such as the cable car ride, the water park with giant slides, horseback riding, golf course, bonfires, and much more. 

  1. Yankari Game Reserve

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Yankari National Park Nigeria. [Photo by YouTube]

Another fun place in Nigeria to take the family is the Yankari Game Reserve in Bauchi State. The resort is home to several natural warm water springs, and elephants and lions in Nigeria. Be sure to take a dive in the crystal clear warm springs, get a view of wildlife, and your family vacation will be a memorable one.

  1. Agodi Parks and Gardens

Agodi Gardens

Agodi Gardens in Nigeria. Photo/Wikipedia

For families who want the quietness of solitude but still want to have a great time, then Agodi Parks and Gardens is the best pick. Located at the foot of Mokola hill, Agodi Parks and Gardens is a peaceful spot and a fun place to take your kids on vacation. Enjoy the sun sets in the gardens and cool food spots around the park.

Surrounded by evergreen forestry, there are several family-friendly features and attractions suitable for children. These include a mini zoo, a play area for children, a water park, swimming pool, among others. Agodi Park is a fun place for kids to come in touch with nature’s beauty

  1. Abraka Turf and Country Club


Abraka Home Turf. Photo/Twitter

Located in Delta state; this vacation spot boasts clear rivers, savannah vegetation, and natural reserves. Abraka Turf and Country Club is a great place with so many recreational activities that children could easily pick from. The rivers ‌in these vacation spots flow rhythmically, and they are a great sight to behold.

They fully equipped this private country club with state-of-the-art amenities and a lot of outdoor games that children relish. They could play tennis, go canoe-kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, and golfing. 

  1. Okomu National Park

Okomu National Park

Okomu National Park. Photo/The Guardian Nigeria

Another fun place that families can enjoy in Nigeria is Okomu National Park. Located in Edo state, the park is home to over 150 unique bird species. The evergreen vegetation is also a haven for some endangered species like elephants, white-throated monkeys, and other wildlife species.

Your children will be amazed by how the animals move around, especially the birds when they give their respectively beautiful acrobatic displays. 

  1. Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls


Fun Places in Nigeria, Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls. photo/picfair

Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls is one of the fun places in Nigeria. It is a collection of seven streams that pour over a cliff, creating an impressive seven-part waterfall. Each part creates seven different levels, with each level showing a whole new experience. With that said, Erin-Ijesha waterfall is a fun place in Nigeria to bring the family for a day out of the city.

  1. Oguta Lake Holiday Complex

Located in the eastern part of Nigeria, Oguta Lake Holiday Complex is also one of the fun places in Nigeria suitable for family vacations. The golf course in the resort is of international standard, so golf lovers would love it.

At the park, the kids can play and have a great time. There are several swings, cruise boats, and other enjoyable activities.

The confluence of the lake and the Urashi River is a fantastic side feature of the lake resort. It’s a wonderful place to swim while taking nature’s pure splendor. Take your family on a trip there and bask in the thrill and glamour, as it is a fun spot to take children on vacation.

  1. Lekki Conservation Centre

Lekki Conservation Centre

Lekki Conservation Centre. Photo/Lagos Jump Radio

If you’re an animal-loving family, the Lekki Conservation Centre is the perfect place for you to visit with your family. Take a walk down the longest canopy walkway in Africa, and catch a view of the birds, monkeys, and some endangered species in the reserve.

  1. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort

La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort

La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort. Photo/The Guardian Nigeria

La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort is one of the fun places in Nigeria to take kids on vacation because of its environmental uniqueness.

The resort is the best option if you want to get far away from the usual hustle and bustle of Lagos. God blessed it with calm and iconic views from the Atlantic Ocean, which is awe-inspiring. In La Campagne Tropicana, the hospitality is unmatched as it syncs perfectly with the modern luxury that oozes out of Nigerian culture. 

The resort also boasts magnificent, unique flora and fauna. They include snake species, Seahawks, ducks, epiphytes, monkeys, egrets, snake trees, squirrels, and lots more. 

There are many attractions, including the beach, lagoon, mangrove forest, canoeing, and kayaking. Your children would adore the event, and it would stay with them for a long time in their hearts.

Can you recommend any other fun places in Nigeria to have a family vacation? Share with us in the comments below.

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Besigye is a Ugandan writer and a teacher by profession. She loves adventure and travelling that's why she loves writing travel blogs.

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