Best Places to Visit in Nigeria

There's no denying it: Nigeria is massive. And, despite the cynics' claims that size doesn't matter, you realize that in West Africa, where just a few kilometers separates one intriguing ethnic group from another, or when crossing the Obudu Plateau separates Guinean savannah grasses from luscious tropical rainforest, it does! The idea is that Nigeria is a multi-colored and multi-religious country.

Its personality alters and transforms almost as gracefully as a white-throated monkey swings between the jungle's branches. It has Abuja's massive sprawl, which is one of the world's fastest growing urban centers. Then there's Lagos, with a population of 17.5 million people who yet find time to relax on the Atlantic beaches.

Nigeria's multiple faces continue as you move out from the cities and into the countryside. From the Gashaka Gumti's forest-clad gorges, they gaze out like humans in the form of chimps. Alternatively, they can be pink-plumed like the Bade-Nguru Wetlands' black cranes. It's all extremely interesting.

Let us take a look at some of the top spots to visit in Nigeria: