The magnificent African country of Nigeria is one of those countries that tourists talk about for months on end after they have returned. It holds a position of importance across the globe due to the exceptional location geographically and many tourists return time after time to make the most of the unique and cultural architecture, stunning scenery, lively nightlife and the friendliest inhabitants you are likely to find anywhere.
Some of the most vibrant cities in Africa are located in Nigeria including the capital Abuja, Benin City, Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Lagos. These also contain many of the top tourist attractions including the Abuja National Mosque which was built in 1984. Located in the heart of the city centre, this is the Nigerian National Mosque and with its four marinates and golden dome it is one of the most photographed sites in Nigeria.
The wildlife parks of Nigeria are legendary, and these give you the chance to get up close and personal with some of the most magnificent beasts that walk the earth. The Gashaka Gumti National Park stretched over 6000 km and is also a hot spot for those who love fishing. Cross River National Park is home to the likes of leopards, white face monkeys and gorillas and the opportunity of seeing them in their natural habitat should not be missed.
After sightseeing and getting back to nature, some retail therapy may be your next plan, and you will be spoilt for choice with the splendid shopping experiences that are on offer in Nigeria. The various cities all have outstanding markets where you can purchase anything from medicine to vegetables. Ovubo Market is one of the most famous as it offers a huge range of food, local crafts, beverages, art materials, leather goods and masks.