The image of northern Nigeria is always portrayed as a violent and not-so-safe place to visit. If you ever visit Nigeria, you will get to know that it is not how it is shown in the world. Northern Nigeria is filled with culture, hospitable people, and scenic sites that you can visit and get the best out of place. Beautiful places, rich culture, food, everything is waiting for you to come and experience northern Nigeria.
Here we list five places you cannot miss in Northern Nigeria:
Matsirga Falls Kafanchan, Kaduna
Located in Madakiya, Kafanchan Kaduna, Matsirga Falls is another wonderful waterfall that you can see in the north of Nigeria. Matsirga Falls has a height of about 30 meters, and the source of its water is Kagoro hills. You should visit this place because when the water from the fall hits the rock, its avalanche creates a rainbow-like mist that will mesmerize you every single time.
Gashaka Gumti National Park, Taraba
Gashaka Gumti is the biggest wildlife park in Nigeria with different types of species. This national park was created in 1991 and is in the eastern territories of Taraba and Adamawa state. There are 103 mammal species recorded in the area; the avian fauna likewise has an estimate of 1,000,000 birds and has been marked one of Africa’s “Important Bird Areas.”
Gurara Waterfalls, Niger
Gurara waterfalls were found by Buba, who used to be a Gwari hunter, in 1745. It is one of Niger’s important tourist destinations. It was named after two gods, Gura and Rara, which were adored by the Gwari public. It has a height of 30 meters and a spouting width of 200 meters, making it feel like you are in heaven. Whenever you visit Niger, make sure to look at this lovely waterfall.
Shere Hills, Jos
Shere hills is a sublime miracle of nature situated in Jos and known to be one of the most visited tourist spots in Northern Nigeria. The scenic beauty of this place makes it exceptionally beautiful. You can hike on its different hills, with the most elevated slope at 6,001 feet above sea level. It is the third highest point in Nigeria after Chappal Waddi and Mount Dimlang.
Mambilla Plateau, Taraba
Mambilla Plateau is the highest point in Nigeria, at around 1,600 meters (5,249 ft) above sea level. The place is a combination of waterfalls and mountains, so you can get it all in one place. Chappal Wadi, which is at 7,936 ft above sea level, is the highest mountain in Nigeria is found on the northeastern flank of the Plateau. If you are ever visiting the North of Nigeria, this is the place you should never miss as it is a lifetime chance.
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