Nigeria is a beautiful country filled with many wonders, both natural and man-made. It has a varied landscape, from the fresh water swamps and deep green jungles of the north to the tropical rainforests of the south.
Nigeria boasts the largest population in Africa, accounting for nearly one fifth of the continent's total population, at an estimated 190 million people. Nigeria has rich ethnic diversity with over 250 ethnic groups, each with their own language and customs. The major ethnic groups are the Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and Fulani who cumulatively represent nearly three quarters of the population. Nigerians have produced many influential works in English and more recently plays a huge role in the development of various genres of African music and cinema.
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Lagos is the largest city in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria. It is hailed as the business hub of Nigeria and home to a vibrant array of entertainment and shopping offerings. Lagos is also a major nightlife hot spot in Nigeria and home to some of the country’s top restaurants, and it has around a dozen white-sand beaches.
Ilashe beach is the ultimate getaway from the hustle and bustle of Lagos city, as it is only a short boat ride from the mainland and a stark contrast in terms of ambiance and environment. Its idyllic natural setting is perfect to unwind with friends and family.
Nollywood refers to Nigeria’s growing film industry, encompassing films exclusively produced in Nigeria. Dating back as far as the late 19th century and into the colonial era in the 20th century, the industry peaked in the mid-2000s to become the second largest film industry in the world in terms of total annual film productions.
The magnificent Zuma Rock is a major attraction that stands out in Abuja, Nigeria. Majestically standing at the height of 725 meters above ground level and 3.1 kilometers wide, Zuma Rock is Nigeria’s must-see, iconic natural wonder. Climbing the hulking boulder takes around 5 hours, but well worth the magnificent view from the top.
Culture in Nigeria is shaped by its multiple ethnic groups. The country has 527 languages, over 1150 dialects and more than 250 ethnic tribes. The six largest ethnic groups are Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Fulani, the Tiv people and the Ibibio. Indigenous religious practices remain important to all of Nigeria's ethnic groups, and frequently these beliefs are blended with Christian beliefs - a practice known as syncretism.
Lekki Conversation Centre
Situated on Lekki Peninsula of Lagos, Lekki Conservation Centre is a breath-taking biodiversity conservation icon and environment educational centre that spans 78 hectares of land. Raised walkways enable viewing of animals like monkeys, crocodiles, snakes and various birds. There is also a conservation centre and a library.
The Nigeria National Theatre
Located in Iganmu, Lagos, The Nigeria National Theatre is an architectural marvel that has stood the test of time. Constructed in 1976 by the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon, the National Theatre continues to serve as a cultural landmark, home to ancient art as well as modern works by new artists.
Yankari National Park
ankari National Park is a 2,244 km² wildlife park located in the Bauchi State, Nigeria. It was named the country's largest national park in 1991 and flourished as a popular tourist spot for those wishing to observe animals in their natural habitat. The park has some 50 species of wild animals, including the African bush elephant, olive baboon, West African lion and hippopotamus.