Natural Wonders of Nigeria

Nigeria Nature Attractions

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Nigeria is an amazing country that has many nature attractions as well as historical and cultural reasons to visit. However, the natural wonders of Nigeria should be explored with any visit to a certain country. The country has artistic and cultural heritages unsurpassed by sub-Sahara Africa, Traditional dancing and singing usually are important in Nigerian culture, particularly in the south.

Ikogosi Warms Springs

Try to visit the Ikogosi Warms Springs, Ekiti: you have to seriously believe and be amazed by the warm spring of Ekiti. Erin Ijesha Water Falls is one of the destinations to be considered. This may sound as panoramic as the Niagara or the Lake Victoria, but this is found in the jungle without any source of this great river; this is a sight to behold and a must-see.
Badagry Beach and Slave Resorts

Badagry Beach and Slave Resorts are relaxing beaches you can find along Nigeria. These beaches are refreshingly familiar at least until you go reach the grim end with no return where slaves departed the coast of Lagos.

Visit the nice Alpha and Lekki Beaches. If you have enough time you can also go to Lagos Marin go at night, you can get a jet ski or go surf these are the best thing ever. Not just that you will be at a nice beach, but you will also enjoy the man-made facilities that they offer.

Obudu Plateau

Obudu Plateau is considered a montane grassland plateau found at Oshie Ridge of the Sankwala Mountain range, in the Cross River state, southeast of Nigeria. This plateau is found in the Obanliku local government area in the Cross River state. The plateau extends along the borders of Nigeria’s southeastern side.

Sankwala Mountain Ranges

The Sankwala mountain ranges were first explored by McCaughley in 1949, a Scottish rancher who had camped out in the mountains for one month, before returning together with Hugh Jones – a fellow rancher in 1951, together with Crawfeild they developed a cattle ranch on the plateau which is known as the Obudu Cattle Ranch.

Although the ranch had been through troubles since it has recently been rehabilitated to its former glory by the Protea South African Hotel chain.  Hopefully, the Protea can elevate and keep the property as a coveted destination.

The Obudu Plateau spreads over an area of 40 square miles or 100 km2 which rises to about 5,200 ft or 1,584 M above the level of the sea. The plateau is considered to be as a giant massif in its right and its peak reaches about 1,716 M (5,630 ft) above the level of the sea. The plateau is also known to be a habitat of those rare bird’s species.

Niger River
Niger River

The major physiographic feature of Nigeria is the Niger River. With its principal tributes, the Benue River shows a giant Y dividing Nigeria to three regions.

The highest point of the country is Mount Dimlag reaching a summit of 2,042 meters ( 6,700 ft).  It is located near the borders with Cameroon. This is easily one of the natural wonders of Nigeria.

The physical descriptions of the country include the coastal plains and the Niger Delta located in the south, the Oyo-Yoruba upland in the southwest, the Udi plateau located in the southeast and the Adamawa highlands which is along the eastern border, the Niger Benue lowland, the high plains of Hausaland with Jos plateau superimposed, and the Chad basin in the extremes of the northeast.

The majority of the landscape is comprised of Precambrian rocks, which are already more than 600 million years. Many areas overlain with younger sedimentary or with volcanic rocks; recently it deposits materials that are made up by the coastline and Niger Delta. Along the coast, swampy soils are found. Inland there are well-drained, excessively leached soils that are low in organic materials. The father inland, rainfall, and the leaching are diminishing. In the north are sandy soils formed from materials blown in from Sahara.