Family vacation can be a really great time for bonding, the memories created from such vacations make up stories that can last for a lifetime.
While adults benefit a whole lot from family vacations, children are not left out. It presents an avenue for them to discover new places and also bond with new people.
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Beside the traditional routine of travelling down to the village during vacations, some parents will prefer to embark on some kind of family adventure to enable them spend quality time with their kids.
However, some of these parents have little or no idea about the best places to get this done.
Below is a list of top five places to visit in Nigeria for a memorable family vacation:
Obudu Cattle Ranch
Obudu Cattle Ranch is a suitable spot for an awesome family vacation; it is situated in Obudu Plateau in Cross River State.
It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nigeria; the ranch has a really spectacular view and provides visitors with fun filled outdoor activities.
Obudu Cattle Ranch offers guests suitable and affordable accommodation in Obudu Cattle Ranch Resort also known as Obudu Mountain Resort. This resort is located close to the Cameroon border in the Northeastern part of Cross River State.
The room rates are affordable and each room is equipped with air-conditioner, an ornate lampshade, wall arts, TV with satellite reception, work table and chair and an en-suite bathroom.
The resort also has a cable car which provides guests with a scenic view of the whole surrounding, mountains; it also provides guests with free WIFI.
Yankari Game Reserve
This large national park that gives you an avenue to enjoy and appreciate the gift of nature is located in Bauchi State.
Seeing a variety of wild animals in their natural habitat will leave you thirsting for all this game reserve has to offer.
Children will find the sight of various species of wild life really attractive, it also has a Wikki River which is a natural swimming ground
It was originally created as a game reserve in 1956, but later became Nigeria’s biggest National park in 1991. It is also one of the most popular eco-destinations in West Africa.
Natural Features Of Yankari Game Reserve
There is definitely more to the Yankari Game Reserve than the presence of large elephants and other fascinating animals. The game reserve is blessed with four natural warm springs and a cool water spring. They include:
- Wikki Spring
- Gwan Spring
- Nawulgo Spring
- Tungan Maliki Spring (cool water spring)
Facilities Available In Yankari Game Reserve
The game reserve makes available
- Resort and Safari
- Meeting and event hall
- Restaurant and bar
- Wikki warm spring
Yankari Game Reserve has the Wikki Resort Hotel that provides accommodation options ranging from hostels for students to presidential suites depending on your budget.
They have students hostel, studio suite, luxury double, V.I.P, Marshal Suite, Corporate Villa (complete, master bedroom, and single room). There is also free WIFI for guests
Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort
Le Meridien Ibom is a hotel that boasts of a world class 18 hole golf resort situated amidst rich palm forest vegetation in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. It provides you with an avenue to practice your swinging.
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The golf resort has 18 holes, 72 pars, caddies, driving range, lessons, pro shop amongst others. The accommodation ranges from deluxe rooms to executive rooms; the offer includes:
- Unlimited golf
- Buffet breakfast and buffet dinner
- Complimentary internet access
Features Of Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort
- Elyzee night club at the piano bar
- Marina club
- 18-hole golf course
- 24-hour fitness centre
- Golf and family offers
- Event centre
- Restaurants and bars
Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort provides 24-hour room service, in-room complimentary high speed internet and also provides breakfast from 6:30 AM
Tinapa Business Resort
Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort is located near Calabar Free Trade Zone; it offers a combination of both business and leisure. Tinapa possesses top-notch facilities for wholesale and retail trade in addition to entertainment and leisure. It also has a children arcade, hubs, restaurant, eight screen cinema and mini amphitheatre.
While planning this resort, ensure to take with you a camera and your swimming gear. Also, a couple of things to do while at Tinapa Business Resort include:
- Visiting Studio Tinapa and
- Checking out the Casino
- Visiting the Lake and
- Visiting the Theaters
Tinapa Lakeside Hotel is a 242 room hotel in Tinapa; the hotel speaks quality, comfort and hospitality. The hotel is a base for events, conferences and meetings; also, it possesses an excellent restaurant.
The Hotel has moved from number 3 to number 1Hotel in Cross River State as a result of commitment to excellence, emotional service and teamwork
It provides access to games arcade, artificial lake, shopping malls and cozy environment.
Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort
Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort is a natural wonder which has warm water spring flowing side by side with a cold spring.
The resort located around the warm spring possesses several accommodation and recreational facilities which makes a family vacation worthwhile
It has an enchanting natural beauty with stunning visual spectacle, thick and green plantation, rolling hills and also a warm spring that is known to serve as a healing power and a good cure for all forms of skin ailments, aches, hypertension, arthritis and the likes.
- 24 hour front desk staff
- 2 Revolving Cocktail bar
- 91 rooms
- 4 Restaurants
- 24 hour Parking and secutity
- Airport pickup service
- Non static warm swimming pool
Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort is a 3-star hotel in Ikogosi, Ekiti State; the resort boasts of tastefully furnished rooms in various categories such as:
- Deluxe Standard
- Exclusive Standard
- Executive Deluxe
- Executive Suite and
- Presidential Lodge
It also provides free internet access,regular power supplyBar/lounge, categorized outdoor pool, gym with fitness equipments.
These are just few of the diverse places to visit in Nigeria for a memorable family vacation. Where would you rather visit?
Written By Alara Karis of Alara Karis Blog