This list of the top 10 most beautiful cities in Nigeria consists cities which are probably some of the best beautiful cities around in Africa as well.
These cities are also located in the most beautiful states in Nigeria and have been the best places for tourists in Nigeria. Considering the wealth of the nation, we can also make the assumption that these cities are the richest cities in Nigeria.
If you ever find yourself in any of these popular Nigerian cities, you wouldn’t resist the lure of taking photos taking photos of some of the most beautiful places you will ever find. These cities are widely spread across the six geopolitical zones and most of them are located in state capitals.
It is definitely not surprising since a lot of funds are usually pumped into keeping state capitals clean and beautiful all year-long and we have taken the time to travel around to narrow down the most beautiful cities in Nigeria to the top 10.
Let me present to you the comprehensive list of the top 10 most beautiful cities in Nigeria regardless of the order:
Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities In Nigeria
ABUJA, FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY
Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, is one of the best when it comes to well-developed and organised cities in Nigeria. Some call it the finest city in Nigeria. It is the Washing DC of Nigeria.
It became the Federal Capital Territory in December 1991.
From beautiful government infrastructure to five-star hotels, king-sized road network, amazing bridges, restaurants and lots more. In Abuja, you can definitely experience a different kind of sightseeing that you may not find elsewhere in Nigeria.
Abuja has a grand master plan for what the city would look like in the nearest future with great plans for international shopping centres, 7-star hotels, and an African Disney world, you definitely haven’t seen Nigeria’s beauty if are yet to visit Abuja.
LAGOS, LAGOS STATE
Lagos is the largest city in Africa and is also a major financial centre on the African continent; it also houses one of the largest and busiest ports on the continent.
Whether for business or pleasure, Lagos remains one of the best sought after cities in the world.
Lagos stands out for excellence, commerce, fun and relaxation in Nigeria. It is a major metropolis in the country and a mega-city as for Africa due to the good road network, several tall buildings, and skyscrapers along with a fine blend between the slums and highbrow urban areas make Lagos one of the top 10 most beautiful cities in Nigeria.
The abundance of water has given rise to places like Bar beach, Lekki beach, Badagry beach, Eleko Beach, Elegushi, & Alpha beach. Lagos is the place to be when you talk about nightlife, restaurants, carnivals, road network, hotels, amusement parks, and lots more.
CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE
Tourist attraction centres like the famous Obudu Cattle and Tinapa Resort have placed Calabar on our list of beautiful cities in Nigeria. Unique for its indigenous Calabar soup, one can say that Calabar is indeed the Canaan city.
Calabar is undeniably clean and it stands to reason considering the number of visitors that flock the city all year round.
Every year, Calabar hosts Africa’s biggest street party known as the Calabar Carnival, where diverse colourful cultural costumes are displayed. Plan to attend the next Calabar carnival.
UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE
Uyo is one of the best cities in Nigeria with well structured road networks, first class hotels, upbeat nightlife, are few of the reasons why some have crowned Uyo has the most beautiful city in Nigeria. Pay Uyo a visit, then cast your vote.
ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
Enugu is the coal city, but there is nothing black about the city. This top Nigerian city is filled with life and colour emanating from its beautifully planned architecture and a social life like no other.
The magic of the city is very captivating with places like the Ngwo Pine forest, Eziagu tourism complex, Ani Ozalla Lake, Iva valley coal mine, Awhum waterfall, and other attractions awaiting your visit.
The road network in Enugu is second to none and the city is heavily commercialised and boasts a bubbling nightlife.
There are also lots of luxury hotels in Enugu to lay your head. So, what’s keeping you from visiting?
PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE
Port Harcourt is known for its record-breaking late night activities and entertainment scene. There are several hotels, lounges, clubs, dance bars and restaurants spread out around the city. The mesmerizing greenery in the city has earned it its title, “ Garden City”. It is indeed one of the best in Nigeria.
Let’s not forget that it is one of the wealthiest cities in Nigeria, so cast your imagination wide as you visit the oil-rich city to experience its magic.
OWERRI, IMO STATE
Owerri houses tourist attractions like the Oguta Lake, Ada palm plantation, Mbari cultural and art centre amongst many others. The city is beautiful with good night life and lighting. The landscape is well laid out and the structures are an embellishment to attractive natural elements.
KADUNA CITY, KADUNA STATE
Kaduna city is the most beautiful Nigerian city in the northern part of the country. This beautiful Nigerian city is home to Kajuru Castle – built in a similar manner to European castles, Kajuru is a tourist attraction center in Nigeria and Africa’s best-kept secret. In total contrast to the way reporters and media channels have blown the insecurity in Kaduna out of proportion, the city continues to be a major travel destination for daring tourists. Most especially those who want to catch up with the culture of the north. Being the third largest city in Nigeria by land mass, Kaduna is characterised by scattered short trees, shrubs and grasses which are responsible for the lush greenery vegetation cover.
AKURE CITY, ONDO STATE
Akure City is a top city in south-western Nigeria, and is the largest city and capital of Ondo State, Nigeria and became a Millennium City in 2006. Some of the Akure’s major assets include the presence of several federal universities, immense mineral potential, rocks and beautiful landscapes, cocoa farms, and a deep-sea container port nearby.
WARRI, DELTA STATE
Warri which is located in delta state is the home of the Wafarians and it sits on the bank of River Warri which joins River Forcados and River Escravos through Jone Creek in the lower Niger Delta Region.
There are various tourist sites to visit while in Warri including the Nana Living History Museum, Red Mangrove swamp, Abraka Golf Course, 911 Resorts, Warri City Stadium, Delta City Mall, Olu’s Palace all linked by a very high standard Road network.
Teeming with remarkable ancient memorials its coastal shores are speckled with pretty seashells and the surrounding towns forming glorious backdrops with dramatic scenery. Warri is indeed one of the top 10 most beautiful cities in Nigeria without doubt.