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Tinapa Business Resort, Calabar

Do you want to make this December special? Let me show you one of the ways by which you can spice up the celebration for this year with your family.

When last did you go for a family vacation? Or have you ever been on a family vacation before?

A family vacation in Nigeria is like two sides of a coin: It can be fun and also stressful at times. Either way, it all boils down to two things; proper planning and knowledge of sweet destinations.

In this post, I will show you some of the best destinations in Nigeria to enjoy your family vacation this year.

A family vacation is an essential bonding time for most families – the connection, the memories, the relaxed atmosphere of togetherness formed during such an adventure can never be easily forgotten.

Many people would love to have a family vacation spending quality time with their family members, especially the kids, but they have little idea of amazing family vacation destinations in Nigeria.

Let me show you as we journey together some of the best vacation destinations that will cater for your needs as well as that of your wards:

1. Obudu Cattle Ranch, Calabar

Obudu Cattle Ranch, Calabar
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This is a perfect place for a family vacation. There are a series of activities to be engaged with like horse riding, swimming, night time born fires, and lots more. The accommodation here is also modern which gives you the perfect sense of bonding and enjoying the moment together.

2. Yankari Games Reserve, Bauchi

Yankari Games Reserve, Bauchi
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Zebra at Yankari Games Reserve, Bauchi
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Ever heard of the African Safari experience? This tourist destination and vacation site will definitely increase your knowledge about the animal kingdom and how they behave in their natural habitat. Yes, since family bonding is our focus, Yankari Games Reserve is a pleasant place to be for kids and older folks. Children will definitely appreciate the sight of baboons, elephants, hippopotamus, and more than 50 other species of wildlife. Yankari also prides itself on outdoor and indoor sporting facilities and suitable accommodation.

3. Okomu National Park, Edo

Okomu National Park, Edo
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Located in Okomu Forest Reserve in the Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. It is a suitable destination for a family vacation and picnics. What do you think it will be like, watching over 150 varieties of birds and animals of other species while enjoying the moment with your family? I’m very sure, your children will never forget such an experience. There is also the presence of air-conditioned accommodation for a perfect vacation period.

4. Tinapa Business Resort, Calabar

Tinapa Business Resort, Calabar
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This is a top-notch vacation site. The presence of children arcade, cinemas, restaurants, and pubs make it a cool destination for a family vacation. The perfect road network, clean, quiet, and comfortable environment is amazing. I am very sure you will never blame yourself for visiting this amazing tourist destination.

5. Almat Farms, Abuja

Almat Farms is an epitome of agrotourism in Nigeria where innovative farming integrates with hospitality, recreation, and lifestyle. Almat Farms located in Kuje, Abuja sits on 40 hectares of beautiful landscape. The farm prides itself on leisure and corporate facilities suitable for a family vacation. The range of activities that can be carried out on this site also makes it the best for family bonding. Sports and activities like polo, volleyball, football, tennis, hiking, picnics, snooker, camping, horse riding, quad bike riding, board games are some of the many activities that will keep you engaged and refreshed while on the farm. They’ve also reserved for your private view, a collection of the wildlife in their petting zoo just along the walking path into the thickness of the quintessential abode. It’s an experience!

6. Owu Water Falls, Kwara

Owu Water Falls, Kwara
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Owu Waterfalls, popularly known as the highest and most spectacular waterfall in West Africa. Located in Kwara State, Nigeria. The Waterfalls form an ice-cold water pool below. It is a refreshing spot for a family vacation. The accommodation available is also on budget and suit to taste.

7. Lekki Leisure Lake, Lagos

Lekki Leisure Lake, Lagos
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Lekki Leisure Lake, Lagos
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One of the best destinations for relaxation and outdoor fun in Lekki, Lagos. The facility pride itself on sports lounge where you can participate or watch any form of sports. It is a perfect site for a family vacation, a group adventure, or even a fun day out with your significant other.

8. Rojenny Tourist Village, Anambra

Rojenny Tourist Village, Anambra
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Rojenny Tourist Village, Anambra
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Rojenny Holiday Village also called Rojenny Tourist Villages is a cool and interesting place for a family vacation. The site features some facilities that will make the vacation worthwhile like sporting and recreational facilities and lots more. It is located in Onitsha town, Anambra State, Nigeria.

9. Oguta Lake Holiday Complex, Imo

Oguta Lake Holiday Complex, Imo

Oguta Lake Holiday Complex, Imo
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Imo State is a house to a couple of tourist destinations, but Oguta Lake Resort is one of the most beautiful places to be in Nigeria. Oguta Lake Holiday Complex has a lot of facilities perfect for a family vacation. These include the Golf course of international standard, Children Recreation Park, Cruise boat services, and lots more. Another refreshing activity that can be carried out in this beautiful scenery is swimming.

10. IITA Forest, Ibadan.

The IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) Campus is a combination of research and leisure destination to learn and relax. The forest reserve is a hub for various species of birds, fish, lakes, and trees. This is another notable destination for team building and family bonding. The rooms are basic and built to taste with excellent Wi-Fi service and uninterrupted power supply. It’s really a place to be.

This compiled list of these beautiful destinations is to tell you that you don’t have to necessarily go to the best cities in the world to enjoy your family vacation. Everybody needs a vacation, even you. Especially for families, it is always a time of bonding and getting to experience more of life together in a different environment that facilities love and togetherness. The connection between each member of the family is renewed and this gives room for growth and exposure.

P.S: It’s always better to book down before all accommodation got occupied especially in this season of celebration.

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