Tourist Attractions You Might Love to Visit in Northern Nigeria – There are many beautiful places such as recreation centers, museums, rocks, zoo plateaus, islands, and mountains in Nigeria. Where citizens and visitors to Nigeria can relax and appreciate the beauties of these sights. Many people are aware of most places in the tourist attractions in Southern Nigeria but not very many people are aware of the beautiful places to visit in the northern part of the country.
On this post, I will be taking you through some of those places in Northern Nigeria probably did not know about.
Tourist Attractions You Might Love to Visit in Northern Nigeria
1. Matsirga Waterfalls.
Tourist Attractions in Northern Nigeria – From the springs on Kagoro hills, which cascade from four separate hollows of about 25 meters of rock cliff to form a large pool at its bottom, the waterfall has its source.
Matsirga waterfalls are located in Batadon, known as Madakiya by the Hausa, a small settlement in the Fantswam chiefdom district of Advwan in the southern Kaduna state of Kafanchan, about 227 kilometers (141 mi) south of Kaduna. The waterfall falls from a 30-metre-high cliff into a canyon filled by rocks. Via four natural funnels, Matsirga waterfalls cascade from the face of sheer rock. It is approximately 30 meters tall and falls to the bottom of a large plunge pool. Locals refer to “the River Wonderful” as the current that feeds into the falls. The Matsirga waterfalls’ surrounding area has been described as “outstanding natural beauty, which is both tranquil and breathtakingly beautiful” Tourist Attractions in Northern Nigeria
2. Shere Hills, Jos.
Tourist Attractions in Northern Nigeria – On the Jos Plateau, located about 10 km east of the Jos metropolis, the capital of the Plateau State in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria, the Shere Hills are a variety of undulating hills and rock formations.
The Shere Hills have various high peaks, with the highest peak reaching an altitude of about 1,829 meters or 6,001 feet above sea level, the Shere Hills are the highest point of the Jos Plateau and form the third highest point in Nigeria after Chappal Waddi on the Mambilla Plateau averaging about 2,419 meters or 7,936 feet above sea level and on the Shebshi Mountains Mount Dimlang (Vogel peak)
3. Gurara Waterfalls, Niger.
Tourist Attractions in Northern Nigeria – The Gurara Waterfalls are situated in Gurara, Niger State, North Central Nigeria, a local government district. The waterfalls are approximately 30 meters high and are situated along Suleja-Minna Road on the Gurara River.
Gurara Waterfalls was discovered by a Gwari hunter named Buba in 1745, according to oral history, until it was discovered in 1925 by some Europeans after they found it as a leisure center. Gurara Waterfalls was revered by people living in societies around it prior to the Europeans’ discovery of the waterfalls. Oral history also has it that after two deities called Gura and Rara, the Gurara Waterfalls and Gurara River were named.
Gurara Waterfalls is one of the main tourist sites in Nigeria, considering its checkered past. Recently, there have been proposals to convert it into a resort with a fitness centre and a seven-star hotel surrounding it.
4. Mambilla Plateau, Taraba.
Tourist Attractions in Northern Nigeria – A plateau in the Taraba State of Nigeria is the Mambilla Plateau. The plateau is the northern continuation of the Bamenda Highlands of Cameroon from Nigeria.
The Mambilla Plateau has an average elevation above sea level of around 1,600 meters (5,249 ft), making it Nigeria’s highest plateau. Some of its villages are located on hills above sea level that must be at least 1,828 meters (5,997 ft) high.
Some mountains are over 2,000 meters (6,562 ft) high on the plateau and around it, such as the Chappal Waddi (more fitting name: Gang) peak, which has an average height of about 2,419 meters (7,936 ft) above sea level. When Cameroon’s mountains, such as Mount Cameroon, are omitted, it is the highest mountain in Nigeria and the highest mountain in West Africa.
Tourist Attractions in Northern NigeriaAlong its curved length, the Mambilla Plateau – measures about 96 km (60 mi); it is 40 km (25 mi) wide and bounded in some places by an escarpment that is about 900 m (2,953 ft) high. An region of over 9,389 square kilometres surrounds the plateau (3,625 sq mi). On the northeastern flank of the Plateau, Gang (‘Chappal Waddi’) Mountain is located.
In the southeastern part of Taraba State of Nigeria, the Mambilla Plateau, somewhat north of the cradle of the Bantu-speaking peoples (Zeitlyn & Connell, 2003; Griffith, 2007; Martin, 2009), and continuously occupied for more than four millennia by a developing Mambillobantu community, is located under the local government area of Sardauna (the former Mambilla District founded in January 1940, which became known as the Kingdom of Nigeria).
5. Zuma Rock.
Tourist Attractions in Northern Nigeria – Zuma Rock in Niger State, Nigeria, is a large natural monolith, an igneous intrusion consisting of gabbro and granodiorite. It is situated on the main road from Abuja to Kaduna off Madala, immediately west of the capital of Nigeria, Abuja, and is often referred to as the ‘Gateway to Abuja from Suleja.’ Zuma Rock is rising by approx. 300 meters above its surroundings (980 ft). On the 100 naira coin, Zuma Rock is depicted. During inter-tribal warfare, it was used for a defensive retreat by the Gbagyi people against attacking neighboring tribes.
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