Holidays in Nigeria
Nigeria is home to many places of stunning natural beauty, from the Yankari National Park and Zuma Rock, to the Ikogosi warm springs and the Gurara waterfalls. With Abuja home to many parks, and the city of Lagos having one of the largest seaports in Africa; the bustling historic towns and cities of Nigeria are full of examples of culture, nightlife and shopping opportunities.
Hawkish Group offers affordable Nigerian sightseeing holidays to individuals and groups all over the world. Organising and arranging your travel, accommodation and tours, you will be able to fully experience the core of Africa.
Our customer-focused package allows you to choose a bespoke selection of Nigerian beauty spots to visit. Nigeria has many different places to visit, allowing you to customise your visit to your own specific needs.
Some of the many areas available to visit include:
- The Yankari Game Reserve
A large wildlife park in Bauchi State, a state in the northeast area of Nigera. Created in 1956, it is Nigeria’s largest national park and is home to over 50 species of free-roaming mammals, including elephants, baboons, hippos, buffalo, and lions.
- Lekki Conservation Centre
A conservation centre and wildlife reserve near Lekki, a city south-east of Lagos. Wide areas of protected wetland and savannah habitat are home to a number of free roaming animals including birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and snakes.
- Victoria Island
Formerly a separate island, Victoria Island is an affluent city district on the river mouth of the Lagos Lagoon. With many restaurants, nightclubs, shopping opportunities, and hotels, it is perfect for nights out on the town.
- Tarkawa Bay Beach
Accessible only by boat and water taxis, Tarkwa Bay Beach is situated near the Lagos harbour. It is the perfect place to spend the day sunbathing.
- Zuma Rock
An iconic landmark of Nigeria, Zuma Rock is a large natural rock formation situated in Niger State. 300 meters high, Zuma Rock dominates the landscape and is even featured on the 100 naira note.
- Oluma Rock
With a long tribal history, Olumo Rock is a mountain in the ancient city of Abeokuta in southwest Nigeria, an hour’s drive from Lagos. A popular tourist destination, it is home to a museum, restaurants, a bustling marketplace, and many crafters of Nigerian’s historic tie-and-die adire clothing.
- The Agodi Gardens
A popular tourist attraction in the city of Ibadan, the Agodi gardens is a botanical gardens stretching over 150 acres. With a waterpark, lake, and picnic and play areas, it is a popular spot for families.
- Osun-Osogbo Sacred Groves
Located some 300km from Lagos, Osun-Osogbo is one of the last sacred forests remaining of the Yoruba people. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 2005, it is a gorgeous grove that holds an annual two-week August festival of cleansing and cultural renewal.
- Idanre Hills
One of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Nigeria, the Idanre Hills are home to a wide variety of wildlife. The hills are the only natural habitat of the Perret’s toad, a critically endangered species.
- Old Oyo National Park
Located in southwest Nigeria, the Old Oyo National Park contains the ruins of the ancient Oyo Empire that gives the park it’s name. With over two thousand square kilometres of lowland plains, the park features large outcrops of granite, as well as zoens of caves and rock shelters perfect for mountaineering.
- Ogbunike Caves
Located in the tropical rainforests of southeast Nigeria, the Ogbunike Caves are a highly spiritual site used for centuries by local people as a place of worship. Streams run throughout the interconnected cave system, flowing out to meet the River Nkissa.
- Oban Hills
Lying within the Cross River National Park in eastern Nigeria, the Oban hills feature an untouched lowland rainforest, home to the endangered Preuss’ monkey.
- Ogbaukwu Waterfall
One of the lesser known natural sights in Nigeria, the Ogbaukwu waterfall features one of the largest caves in Nigeria. It isn’t just a place of natural beauty, but also historic and religious significance.
- Alok Ikom Stone Monoliths
The Ikom monoliths are a series of mysterious meter-high stones hand carved with intricate designs. Situated in the Cross River State, there are over 35 different groups of rocks placed throughout the town of Ikom.
- Ancient Walls of Kano
Built in 1095 as a defensive wall around the city of Kano, northwest Nigeria, the ancient walls of Kano is another UNESCO site and considered to be “one of the most impressive monuments in West Africa”.
- Sukur Cultural Landscape
On the northeastern border of Nigeria and Cameroon, Sukur is a cultural heritage site and the first to receive a UNESCO inscription. The landscape is known for iron age relics and the rich cultural history of the Sukur people who live there.
Hawkish Group is able to fully book and organise your holiday, from your hotel accommodation, to the places you want to visit. We want your holiday to operate as smooth as possible, with as little hassle as possible.
Once you have arrived in Nigeria, our team of professional tour operators will meet you and take you to your hotel. We will take care of you throughout your stay, as well as running all of your booked excursions and tours.
As well as Nigeria, Hawkish Group organises holidays and excursion to a variety of other countries, from Nigeria, Nepal, and China, to the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Dubai is popular as a luxury location with many shopping opportunities, while the Nepalese cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara are known for their stunning natural beauty and ancient cultures. We have teamed up with many local businesses and tour operators in Nepal, ensuring a safe and comfortable Himalayan holiday.
There are many ancient heritage sights worldwide, including the Great Wall of China, the natural woodlands of Canada and North America, the historic cultural landmarks of the United Kingdom, among others.
If you are interested in a holiday in the UK, we offer many different options outside of the normal hotel experience. From caravan holidays and self-catering apartments in the mind-blowing Lake District or the Scottish Highlands, you will be able to visit many different historical sites across the length and breadth of the country. Excursions to London gives you opportunities to visit museums, enjoy theatre, and go shopping. With easy access to mainland Europe, you can also choose to visit the Netherlands, France, or Belgium.
Book Holidays With Hawkish Group
Are you interested in taking a trip to Nigeria, or one of the many other countries we have available? Our team will help you to choose your holiday package, book hotels, arrange travel, and provide expert tour operators to help you on your trip.
For more information about our range of holiday packages, destinations, prices, and tailor made holidays, contact us today. Visit our contact page to get in touch with your nearest Hawkish Group office in the UK, USA, Canada, and Nigeria.