Mrs Sally Mbanefo
Director General (NTDC)

Welcome to Nigeria, the home of hospitality, a land with diverse opportunities.Explore the NTDC website for all you need to know about the history, culture, climate, investment opportunities, tourist attractions and holiday resorts in this heart of Africa.

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Some Selected Tourist Destinations in Nigeria

Agodi Gardens, Ibadan, Oyo State

Agodi Park and Gardens is situated in Ibadan, Oyo Province in Nigeria. Ibadan is the third largest city by population in the country and also the third largest city in Africa. The garden is situated near the center of the sprawling Ibadan metropolis, near the Oyo State Secretariat Complex. It stands out as a green lung in the surrounding urban landscape with a great recreational potential

Olumo Rock, Abeokuta, Ogun State

Olumo Rock is of significant historical and religious importance to the Egba people of the Yoruba race who are the predominant inhabitants of the land around the rock. It is home to several caves and shrines. Tourists have the choices of reaching the top of the rock by elevator, artificial stairs, and the naturally laid stairs. The top of the rock provides panoramic view of the entire city of Abeokuta and the Ogun river is one of such notable views

Sukur Kingdom, Adamawa State

Sukur or Sukur Cultural Landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on a hill above the village of Sukur in the Adamawa State of Nigeria.It is situated in the Mandara Mountain, close to the border with Cameroon. Its UNESCO inscription is based on the cultural heritage, material culture, and the naturally-terraced fields. Sukur is Africa’s first cultural landscape to receive World Heritage List inscription

Durbar Festival

The Durbar festival dates back hundreds of years to the time when the Emirates in the northern Nigeria used horses in warfare. Today, it is an interesting and colourful festival, used as the high point of two Muslim festivals, Id-el Fitri and Ide-el Kabir. The Durbar festival is summarized into prayers, homages, horse parades by the Emir and his entourage and procession of musicians. It is, indeed, a major event for spectacular display of the rich cultural heritage of the people of northern Nigeria

First Storey Building in Nigeria

One time home of Bishop Ajayi Crowther, is undoubtedly the first documented storey building in Nigeria, dating back to 1845 and situated in Badagry. It presently houses some historical relics such as the the materials used in the construction of the house itself, as well as the items used by the early missionaries such as the first English Bible and the Yoruba version as translated by Bishop Ajayi Crowther

National War Museum, Umuahia, Abia State

The National War Museum, Umuahia was established to preserve Nigeria’s war relics and to serve as a center for research and information on warfare in Nigeria. The Museum complex is a memorial to the soldiers, civilians and all other casualties of war and conflicts in Nigeria, particularly the Nigerian Civil War. It is also a place for research and tourism, preservation of war relics, convocation of several masterpieces of military science, peace building and exhibition of war time technology

Obudu Mountain Resort, Obudu, Cross River State

Obudu Mountain Resort is located in the highlands of Cross River State, only 45 miles from the border with Cameroon. It possesses a temperate climate due to its high altitude. The hilltop is about 11km of wound road from the base and can be accessed by either the cable-car or the road. The ranch has numerous pleasant mountain-area and country-side views. Driving to the resort can be quite exhilarating, especially the last ten kilometres with 22 bends

Argungun Fishing Festival, Kebbi State

The Argungu international fishing and cultural festival is the most widely attended in Nigeria and perhaps the oldest known festival of its kind. The festival started initially as an informal family and communal affair, and has undergone several changes and modifications. The main event is the fishing contest in the River Mata Fada. More than 30,000 fishermen had taken part in the annual Argungu fishing contest, using nets and traditional gourds made with calabashes

Calabar Festival, Cross River State

The Calabar Festival is undisputably the biggest and longest multi-dimensional, multi-faceted tourism leisure and entertainment programme in West Africa. The one month long festival, which brings at least a million people annually also includes music performance from both local and international artists, the annual Calabar carnival, boat regatta, fashion shows, Christmas village, traditional dances and the annual Ekpe festival. Today, it is arguably Nigeria’s strongest tourism brand

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