If you live and work in Lagos, Port-Harcourt or any of the major cities in Nigeria, you are likely to find yourself trapped in the daily hustle and bustle, long hours in traffic, crowded spaces and stress that characterize these big cities.
Sometimes, you find yourself yearning for tranquillity or a place where you can be at peace with nature. A place without stress, far away from home and work.
Listed below are five secluded locations in Nigeria that you can explore and have to yourself:
The Kajuru castle is not just secluded but there is nothing else like it in Nigeria. The castle is built with 1-meter thick granite stone in a fanciful medieval-inspired Romanesque style, it is adorned with turrets, an armoury and a dungeon. It was built between the years 1981 and 1989, at Kajuru village in Kaduna State, Nigeria. It was built by a German expatriate in Nigeria.
The privately-owned property offers panoramic views of the countryside, a crocodile pond, exotic pet birds, and an eco-friendly swimming pool with its own water purifying system.
Lekki Conservation Centre
Lagos is associated with so much traffic and stress that you would think it’s impossible to escape the daily bustle. What is almost impossible to believe is that in the midst of all these activities there is a 78-hectare wetland with an abundance of plant and animal life.
The Lekki conservation centre offers you a 401-metre long canopy walkway – reputed to be the longest canopy walkway in Africa – that offers you a bird’s eye view of the centre, floor Games (Ludo, Snake and Ladder, Draught, Chess and Street Tennis), Treehouse and so much more.
Obudu Mountain Resort
Obudu mountain resort is located on the Obudu Plateau in Cross River. The resort which was formerly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch can be traced back to when Mr Caughley, a Scottish Rancher, first explored the mountain ranges in 1949, as he camped on the mountaintop for a month before returning with Mr Hugh Jones, a fellow rancher, in 1951.
At the resort, you can enjoy the vista of the green rolling mountain. The view is incredible when you ride to the top of the resort in the cable car. You can ease those muscles with activities such as swimming, hiking and even golf playing on a 9-hole course.
Yankari Game Reserve And Resort
A safari might just be the one thing your weary soul needs. You don’t have to go to East Africa for the safari experience. Located in North-Eastern Nigeria, in the south-central part of Bauchi State is the Yankari Game Reserve.
The Yankari Game Reserve and Resort is located at the Wikki Camp, Yankari reserve, Bauchi. This Resort is domiciled in the same area as the Yankari Games Reserve, which is one of Nigeria’s foremost tourist attractions. This resort is perfect for tourists, students and leisure travellers.
Kamp Ikare Beach Resort is located at Ikare Village, Badagry, Lagos. Unlike most beaches in Lagos, Kamp Ikare is not usually crowded which makes it the perfect place for a romantic getaway.
The resort is situated in a coastal village called Ikaare, which is accessible only by boat. The resort has a main communal beach house with 6 duplex cabins positioned around a swimming pool and just metres from the sea.
Some are the activities you can do at Kamp Ikare include a game of volleyball, jet-skiing adventure or a leisurely boat ride around the Ikare Island.