Best Places to Camp in Nigeria

When next you are considering holiday activities you can enjoy with your whole family, you may want to consider camping. This article shows you some Best Places to Camp in Nigeria.



Best Places to Camp in Nigeria

It is always advisable to sometimes disconnect from the world and connect with yourself and your family. One of the best ways to do that is by camping. Fortunately, Nigerians are getting accustomed to the idea of camping. Nevertheless, camping in Nigeria is a topic that most people shy away from. It is because they are scared that the campground may lead to their deaths or that camping is an activity that can be stressful. Also, they may believe that Nigeria has no campsites.

This is the reason some people are surprised when they discover that Nigeria has many beautiful campsites. The reason for this is that Nigeria has a lot of attractive tourist sites. Our country, Nigeria, also has a lot of natural places that can help reduce stress. Some of these sites include our rainforest and our holiday city like Beijing. These sites hold clean air that will clean your lungs and prevent certain sicknesses from affecting you.

So where should you go camping? Here is a list of some of the most beautiful places for the best camp experience.


Owu Waterfalls, Kwara State

The waterfall is in Owa Kajola in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara state. It has been recorded as the largest waterfall in West Africa and a great place for camping in Nigeria. The area has a serene atmosphere and guarantees the best camping experience. Owu Waterfalls holds the record as one of the purest places to clear one’s mind and find peace in Nigeria.


Obudu Cattle Ranch, Cross-River State

In this location, you may want to bring some money as you will would a token to acquire entry into the environment. The new name given to this ranch is Obudu Mountain Resort. The temperature in this resort centre has the feel of a semi-temperate mountain climate, making it perfectly good for camping. This climate is serene when compared to other regions in Nigeria.


 Idanre Hills, Ondo State

The hill is known for its landscape. It spreads out like a blanket, creating a scene that takes the breath away from its viewer’s lungs. The place assures one of eliminating all elements of stress or anxiety, which is what most people are looking for when they go camping. The nine ancient wonders and beliefs attributed to the hill make it a wonderful place to camp because, in this location, you will never run out of stories to tell. The Idanre hills is also home to forest elephants in Nigeria.


Olumo Rock, Abeokuta

The location of this magnificent mountain is the southwestern part of Nigeria. It was originally used as a natural fortress in the 19th century. The rock protected the Egba people, and one can explore the beautiful mountain and learn so much about stalagmites and stalactites. And what’s more, if you are a lover of hiking, this is a great spot to explore this desire. It provides a serenity that leaves all its visitors in awe. It is one of the best campsites in Nigeria.


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Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos

This is another location that will require a small token before entry. It is located in Lagos. The centre, as the name implies, is a conversation centre. The main aim of the centre is to preserve Nigeria’s species and ecosystem. Due to this brave move to preserve species and their habitats, the place is a perfect place to deeply connect with nature and engage in deep conversation about nature.


Idere Hills, Oyo State

This is an attractive site in Oyo state; it has a wonderful landscape. The view will take your breath away and leave you wanting more. The location of this landscape used to be on the top of the mountain before it was moved downhill. Although the hill looks abandoned, it holds a large expanse of land used for farming, and what’s the best site for camping than a site where you can feed your eyes with various different varieties of agricultural produce as you wish. If you are nice, the owners can also teach you a thing or two about them. Spoiler alert! This is one of the best ways to get your children excited about farming and agriculture without having to stress yourself. In the process, you can also bond with them.


Mambilla Plateau

It is located in Taraba stateThe climate at mambilla is relatively cold; it is the perfect place to go when the weather is warm or if you love temperate and semi-temperate regions. It has low grasses, so you don’t have to worry about animals who may be hiding under the shadows of tall trees.

Other exhilarating and secure campsites include;

  1. Jaybee resort, Tarkwa bay beach, Lagos
  2. Lufasi park, Lagos state.
  3. Ado-awaye mountain top, Iseyin Oyo state.
  4. Zuma Golf Course, Abuja
  5. Nike recreational centre

These areas we have picked have a high level of security and excellent reviews on creating an ambience that gives peace of mind. If you are worrying about where to go for a wonderful camp experience, then these places are the first that should come to mind. Enjoy the experience!


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