Posts Tagged “Tourism”

AJALA: The Nigerian who travelled the World on his Bike

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AJALA: The Nigerian who travelled the World on his Bike

Dear Beloved Reader, today’s story is a very special one and it is on one of the foremost Nigerian icons of cultural history, the quintessential explorer. Europe had Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan, James Cook, and Marco Polo, Asia had its Ibn Battuta and Zheng He and Africa had OLABISI AJALA. A very…

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21 PLACES EVERY TOURIST MUST VISIT IN NIGERIA

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21 PLACES EVERY TOURIST MUST VISIT IN NIGERIA

OBUDU MOUNTAIN RESORT Formerly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch, the Obudu Mountain Resort is a ranch and resort situated in the mountains of Cross River. The resort which is a top destination choice for tourists, was recently rehabilitated to create a more relaxing and serene environment.   LA CAMPAGNE TROPICANA This beach resort is a…

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TOP 8 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN TARABA STATE

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TOP 8 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN TARABA STATE

Taraba State is located in the North-East geopolitical zone of Nigeria. It was carved out of the old Gongola State on August 27, 1991, by the former military government of General Ibrahim Babangida. The state derived its name from the Taraba River which crosses the southern part of the state, and both the river and…

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THINGS TO DO IF YOU’RE IN JOS THIS WEEKEND

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THINGS TO DO IF YOU’RE IN JOS THIS WEEKEND

Assop Falls
If you are coming into Jos from Abuja, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to make a brief stop at Assop waterfalls. Be careful not to miss the entrance as the waterfall is hidden in a forest, surrounded by rocks in the hilly Hawan Kibo Mountains. It was formed by a narrow stream, flowing in between rocks that burst out through a gorge. The Assop waterfall splashes on rocks as it cascades into a large pool of water below. No doubt you will love the power, speed and splendor of the waterfall.

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BAYELSA AS A CULTURE AND TOURISM HAVEN

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BAYELSA AS A CULTURE AND TOURISM HAVEN

By Emmanuel Addeh Emmanuel Addeh writes on the rich cultural and tourism potential of Bayelsa State which when explored could be a major revenue earner for the state. Many people would be shocked to know that the Ijaw language, which is mostly indigenous to Bayelsa, is not monolithic. In essence, what that means is that…

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WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL AROUND NIGERIA

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WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL AROUND NIGERIA

Nigerians travel abroad to view modern shops and buildings while the Westerners travel to Nigeria to appreciate the nature,” he said as we travelled by road from Kaduna to Bauchi through Saminaka and Gumau. He was right; I only had to look out of the window to see that natural beauty – from awe-inspiring rock formations to grassy plains – on both sides of the highway. It is time we begin to change this reality — for our own good and for the good of Nigeria.

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WCS Protecting Yankari Game Reserve

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WCS Protecting Yankari Game Reserve

Situated in Bauchi State in north-eastern Nigeria Yankari Game Reserve is the country’s richest wildlife oasis.  Yankari Game Reserve contains the largest surviving elephant population in Nigeria, and one of the largest remaining in West Africa.  Estimated at 350 individuals, this population of elephants is perhaps the only viable population remaining in Nigeria.  In addition,…

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MAXIMISING NIGERIA’S HUGE TOURISM POTENTIAL

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MAXIMISING NIGERIA’S HUGE TOURISM POTENTIAL

The economy of Lagos State got a boost in February with the participation of 20,000 marathoners in the revived Lagos marathon. It is an international sporting event, which the state government has vowed to sustain. Kenya’s Abraham Kiptom won the race, and went home with the $50,000 prize money. His fellow Kenyan, Hosea Kipkembe, ($40,000) and an Ethiopian, Debebe Toise, ($30,000) came second and third respectively.

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IDANRE HILLS: The place where Witches are known by their Foot

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IDANRE HILLS: The place where Witches are known by their Foot

OLD IDANRE TOWN/ HILLS, ONDO STATE: said to be 800 years old and reached by 667 steps with spectacular views overlooking the new town of Idanre. The Owa’s Palace has a fine courtyard with carved figures and doors. The historic Idanre hills represent one of the wonders of nature and a marvellous tourist attraction. Located in…

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5 Sensational Experiences every Nigerian visitor should have

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5 Sensational Experiences every Nigerian visitor should have

While visiting Nigeria, there are certain experiences that any tourist should have. These experiences may not be the most remarkable, but they tend to leave a certain feeling of euphoria in the hearts of those who dare to try them. We, at Jovago.com, Africa’s no.1 online hotel booking portal have selected 5 completely refreshing experiences…

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