5 Places to Enjoy an Amazing Vacation in Nigeria for 300k or Less

In today’s bustle culture, the need and importance of rest and relaxation should be emphasized more. According to United Nations projections, life expectancy in Nigeria in 2022 is 55.44 years, an increase of 0.57% from 2021.

Besides genetics, insecurities and other factors beyond an individual’s control, other factors are a person’s lifestyle – adequate exercise, diet, risky behaviors and amount of rest and sleep she gets. The benefits of taking vacations go beyond a person’s lifespan. It increases productivity, reduces stress levels and improves overall mental and physical health.

According to a study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, the ideal vacation length is exactly eight days. The researchers noted that a person on vacation will experience an increase in happiness during the first few days of vacation, with this feeling peaking on day eight and plateauing or decreasing from there.

When planning to go on vacation, budgeting is necessary because it helps reduce unnecessary expenses. Deciding to take a little break to reorient yourself does not have to be ruined. Nigeria has quite a few tourist attractions that should be considered, making rest and relaxation possible in our own backyard.

Here are some interesting vacation spots in Nigeria:

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Yankari Games Reserve and Resort

Yankari Resort & Safari is a large wildlife park located in the south-central part of Bauchi State in northeastern Nigeria. It is home to several natural hot springs, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Its location in the heart of the West African savannah makes it a unique way for tourists and vacationers to observe wildlife in their natural habitat. It is also one of the most popular eco-destinations in West Africa.

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Attractions include wildlife, Wikki Hot Spring, Marshall Caves and more. A single room at this resort will cost N9,500 per night.

Ikogosi Hot Springs

With a natural wonder of two springs, Ikogosi is one of the tourist attractions that Nigeria is blessed with. Running abreast with the hot spring is another cold spring which meets the hot spring at a confluence, each retaining its thermal properties.

With rooms ranging from N13,600-31,300 and meals ranging from N2,000-5,000, it’s a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Entrance to the hot springs is N500.

Idanre Hills

The hills of Idanre are best known for their landscape. Its many cultural sites such as “Owa Palace”, Shrines, Old Court, Belfry, Footprint of Agbooogun, Thunder Water (Omi Apaara) and burial grounds have since brought fame of the place and the nomination of the nation on the restricted list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It resides 3,000 feet (914.4 meters) above sea level and is home to a unique ecosystem upon which the cultural landscape has become embedded. Hotels around these hills cost as little as 7,500 naira a night.

The Countryside Tropicana Beach Resort

La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort is an African-themed beach with a lagoon and forest resort. The resort has a clean beach, lagoon and mangrove forest which offer visitors the opportunity to observe a wide variety of tropical flora and fauna up close including snakes, mangroves, various species of epiphytes, monkeys, squirrels, bats. , and various bird species such as kingfishers, sea hawks, egrets and ducks.

Combining African-themed hospitality with modern luxury, rooms cost at least N95,000.

whispering palms

Located somewhere off the Lagos-Badagry highway, Whispering Palms is not a five-star hotel but a resort. The central idea behind it is to help its customers get away from it all. The appeal of this resort is that it is best enjoyed as a couple or as a family. Attractions include a zoo, bike rides, boat rides, a heritage museum and more. Rooms cost as little as N20,000 per room.

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