In stark contrast to how some ‘outsiders’ perceive African states, there are a number of must-see destinations in Africa. In Nigeria, reporters and media outlets exaggerate the situation, but allow me to show you something different. If you ever find yourself in Nigeria, you shouldn’t depart without visiting these ten cities, or you may have missed out on some of the most beautiful places in ‘Naija’.
10 Most Beautiful Cities in Nigeria
The top ten most beautiful cities in Nigeria are listed below:
1. Abuja, F.C.T
This list would be worthless if the most planned city was absent. Abuja, FCT, is an example of a capital state of international caliber. You haven’t seen the beauty of Nigeria if you haven’t been to Abuja, which boasts a grand master plan for how the city should appear, international shopping centres, and 3-5 star hotels.
2. Lagos, Lagos State
Make no mistake, Ikeja is the capital of Lagos, but when discussing one of the smallest states in Nigeria, one might question how it was possible for Lagos to incorporate such a fine balance between a hectic lifestyle and a tranquil one, between slums and upscale urban areas. Lagos is a beautiful mystery and West Africa’s most populous metropolis.
3. Akure, Ondo State
Probably the only province that was carved out to make the list. Akure is the state capital of Ondo, one of the regions that have allowed nature to flourish. It features numerous natural attractions and an appreciable topography, and its redevelopment has been truly remarkable.
4. Kaduna, Kaduna State
Another city with the same name as its state, and a must-see for anyone interested in the culture of the north. Ignore the insecurity reports; Kaduna continues to live a normal life, and you need to see for yourself how lovely the city truly is.
5. Port Harcourt, Rivers State
This location in Nigeria is a must-see for anyone who appreciates aquatic life and waterfronts. It is dubbed the Garden City for a reason, and it is one of Nigeria’s most prosperous regions. It has several two- to three-star hotels, a lively nightlife, and security has vastly improved.
6. Enugu, Enugu State
Enugu’s growth has not been as stagnant as that of some of its rivals, and it is a very stunning city with attractive topography and structures. The metropolis and the state share the same name because Enugu is the focus of the state’s development efforts.
7. Owerri, Imo State
There are numerous tourism attractions in Owerri, including Oguta Lake, Ada palm plantation, and the Mbari cultural and art centre. The city has a gorgeous nightlife and excellent lighting. The landscape is well-designed, and the structures complement the appealing natural features.
8. Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
People in Uyo would never agree that Calabar is the most beautiful city in Nigeria, and with good cause, given that Uyo’s road network is well-planned, free of potholes, and equipped with solar street lighting. There are a number of three- to five-star hotels in an area with a beautiful landscape. It also has an ultramodern, multibillion-naira stadium.
9. Calabar, Cross River State
This is one of Nigeria’s most opulent and ornate state capitals. It is also considered the most attractive city in Nigeria, and it is constantly sprouting new developments. The landscape is breathtaking, and the city’s organization and safety are indeed superior. In addition, Calabar is home to luxurious resorts and executive accommodations.
10. Warri, Delta State
Warri is ranked first for no particular reason, but it receives greater attention and development focus than the state capital, Asaba. The road networks and constructions are of the highest quality. The nightlife is subpar, but the location is gorgeous overall.
Who is the most beautiful city in Nigeria?
Calabar should be at the top of your list of sites to visit in Nigeria if you are a nature lover. The port metropolis is the capital of the southern Nigerian state of Cross River, which borders Cameroon. It has a tranquil environment that is ideal for outdoor activities such as trekking and picnicking.
Where is the most expensive city in Nigeria?
The most expensive city in Nigeria is Lagos. Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria and one of the fastest-growing cities in Africa. It is a major financial center and home to many multinational companies, which contributes to its high cost of living. The prices of housing, transportation, and other commodities in Lagos are generally higher compared to other cities in Nigeria. However, please note that economic conditions and rankings may change over time, so it’s always a good idea to consult updated sources for the latest information.
What is the cleanest city in Nigeria?
According to a report by IQAir, Osogbo, the capital of Osun, is the cleanest city in Nigeria (historical data 2017-2022). In its 2022 World Air Quality Report, IQAir bases its ranking of the most polluted cities on annual average PM2.