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Many travelers including most Nigerians, especially those from the western part of the country always think that everything about the North is surrounded by terrorism, violence, and insurgency. This is not true to some extent because most parts of the North are still peaceful and calm.

You can wish to travel to the North for vacation, visit or even go for business trips. The Northern Nigeria has a lot to offer, especially in terms of tourism. From their festivals, beautiful sites, culture, and wonderful landscapes, the North is really a beautiful and fun place to visit.

If you are looking for a place to spend vacation with your family or trying to catch fun, you can decide to visit the Northern parts of the country that are waiting to be explored. Below, we have listed the top 5 amazing spots for tourism in the Northern part of Nigeria.



1. Mambilla Plateau, Taraba


Mambilla plateau is the top of our list because it has a combination of waterfalls, mountain, and hills. The Mambilla plateau is one of the main tourist attractions in Nigeria where you can find natural facilities. It is a high grassland plateau found in Taraba state with an elevation of about 1,524 meters (5,000 ft.). The plateau is located at Genbu in Sardauna LGA of the state.

This tourist site provides for greater awareness of natural environmental endowment, cultural pride, economic values and also the generation of abundant foreign and direct income to the state every year. The tourist site also shows the rich cultural heritage of the people of the state.



2. Matsirga Falls Kafanchan, Kaduna


Matsirga Falls is located at Madakiya, Kafanchan in Kaduna State. This beautiful waterfall gets its source from springs on the Kagoro hills. The avalanche of the fall creates a rainbow-like mist which usually appears and disappears mysteriously.

There is a heritage resort known as Madikiya Heritage Resorts which was developed by a private investor within the waterfall area to serve as a relaxation place or center for tourist and visitors.



3. Gurara Waterfalls, Niger


This waterfall was discovered in 1745 by a Gwari hunter called Buba. Gurara waterfall is one of the major tourist centers in Nigeria. It was named after two deities worshiped by the Gwari people named Gura and Rara.

There are activities you can engage in just for fun when you go to the waterfall.  You can engage in hiking, fishing or picnic so be sure that you go along with shorts and swimming gear. It is also a very good place for birdwatching.



4. Shere Hills, Jos


Shere Hills is located in Jos, Plateau state and it is one of the foremost attractions in the North. It is a place for adventure to hike on as it is a combination of various rock formations and hills with the highest hill standing at 6,000 feet above sea level.

When going to Shere Hills, ensure you carry a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera to catch some fun moments. Bottles of water will also be handy. You can engage in rock climbing, picnic and have a feast with family.



5. Kajuru Castle


The Kajuru Castle is a luxurious and exclusive gateway built in the trade city of Kaduna which is one of the major commercial hubs in the northern part of Nigeria. This gorgeous architectural masterpiece is an ultimate destination for anyone that who wishes to catch fun while on holiday.

The castle can only accommodate only about 12 persons at a time. In the castle, are an authentic knights’ hall, three floors which feature four dungeon rooms and a master’s bedroom.

When going, you can plan for your meal or ask the management of the castle to make an arrangement for meals. There is a garden on the castle roof for relaxation and an open courtyard with a swimming pool for fun-catching.



When next you wish to go on a vacation or holiday, you should try considering one of these northern attraction sites. This will help you understand more about the northern people and their culture.

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