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Top 10 safest camp sites in Nigeria

Have you ever had the urge to go camping because you were so caught up in your everyday tasks and work that you had to get away from the office and possibly the city? I know you worry about the safety of camp sites in Nigeria but then our productivity suffers greatly when our minds become so jumbled and overloaded with things we need to get done. A new location surrounded by nature will restore your sense of motion or flow when you feel stuck. 

When you return to work after a few days off, just one night or a day spent outside of that feeling of entrapment can boost your productivity. We should all make the most of our vacation time. Departing from civilization is as simple as packing a bag and a few pieces of clothing, and off you go into some forest far away from the city for the next three days. Yeah sounds crazy!

And with the recent bouts of kidnapping and insurgency in the country, no Nigerian in the right senses will want to leave the comfort of their homes to go to the forest for camping. Well, I’m telling you, the rewards for such audacious actions are just incredible. Sometimes we need a new environment and fresh air to return to being productive and rejuvenated. That’s where camping comes in. We can become bogged down in our work and daily tasks and start acting like robots. 

To fully experience an unplugged side of life, it’s rewarding to put your electronics and gadgets away and venture out into nature. Put your phone down, get a pencil, and scribble these ideas down on some actual paper.

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top 10 safest camp sites in Nigeria.

1. LUFASI Park, KM 41 Lekki-Epe Expressway

The LUFASI Nature Park is situated at the entrance to Ibeju Lekki at Sangotedo, just following Shoprite. LUFASI Park is family-oriented, hip, serene, and the setting for numerous celebrity video shoots.

Lekki Urban Forestry and Animal Shelter Initiative, often known as LUFASI, is a non-governmental organisation founded in 2013 and committed to preserving natural ecosystems in urban settings as a field laboratory for nature-based research learning. It was established by Desmond Majekodunmi.

The Lufasi Nature Park is open from Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and from noon to 6 pm on Sunday. In 2021, the entrance fee to Lufasi was N1000 for adults and N500 for children. Additionally, there is a store where customers can purchase beverages and water. This park is a great and safe place to camp because of its serene environment.

2. IITA Ibadan 

IITA Ibadan

A non-profit organisation, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), develops agricultural innovations to tackle some of Africa’s most pressing problems, including hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and resource degradation. Additionally, it is a wonderful and secure environment for camping.

3. Lekki Conservation Centre

Lekki Conservation Centre

If you are a lover of nature and serene environments, then this is the place for you. The Lekki Conservation Centre is also very safe for camping, so you do not have to worry about kidnappers because it is well secured.

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4. Idanre Hills, Ondo State

Idanre Hills, Ondo State

Do you live in Ondo State, or do you plan to visit the city? Then you must not leave without camping at the Idanre Hills. Idanre is surrounded by many hills, and its residents have lived there for more than a century. When there were battles, their town was fortified on the hills, and they remained there until a king’s death when they moved down to the valleys.

There are still remnants of their early habitation up on the hills, including mud huts, a palace, and schools. The community located at 3000 feet above sea level is known as Oke Idanre. Numerous festivals are conducted there today. The hills and the surroundings make it one of the best places to camp, and you will not be alone as many families also take advantage of the environment.

5. Zuma Rock Resorts, Abuja 

Zuma Rock Resorts, Abuja 

The Zuma resort in Abuja is another serene and safe site for camping with your family, friends, and loved ones. For more information, check the Zuma resort out online.

6. Olumo Rock, Abeokuta 

Olumo Rock, Abeokuta 

As a Nigerian, you must be aware of Olumo Rock, a well-known tourist destination in the historic city of Abeokuta, unless you’ve lived under a rock. 

This is not just an ordinary rock but noteworthy for its crucial role in the Egba people’s inter-tribal conflict in the nineteenth century. The city of “Abeokuta,” which translates to “under the rock,” gets its name from how the rock acted as both a fortress and a hiding spot for them when they were figuratively caught between a rock and a hard place.

While taking a tour of this beautiful place, you can also take advantage of camping on one of the rocks.

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7. Owu Waterfall, Kwara 

Owu Waterfall, Kwara 

Owu waterfall, which may be found in the bush at “Owa- Onire” in Ifelodun Local Government Area in Kwara State, is a wonder. Owu waterfall, which is thought to be the tallest in West Africa, was reportedly found by a local hunter named Jimoh Aremu but was made well-known by a missionary named Reverend Plafare Dui more than 40 years ago. It rises to a height of around 120 metres above sea level, pouring 330 feet down an escarpment with rocky outcrops forming a natural swimming pool at the base. Where better to camp than in front of this magnificent view?

8. Obudu Cattle Ranch, Cross River

Obudu Cattle Ranch, Cross River

Obudu Moutain Resort, commonly called Obudu Cattle Ranch, is one of Africa’s best, most intriguing, and most stunning tourist places. Obudu Mountain Resort is situated in Cross River State’s highlands and dense tropical forests, where it enjoys a temperate climate and is only 45 miles from Cameroon’s border. 

Obudu Cattle Ranch is the place to go if you’re a tourist seeking a blend of excitement and bucolic serenity. Obudu is gaining popularity among tourists from all over Nigeria and Africa due to its lush natural greenery and gorgeous outlook. 

The ranch offers a variety of breathtaking views of the countryside and mountains, as well as a well-kept serenity that will appeal to all of our visitors.

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9. Ado-awaye mountain top, Oyo State.

Ado-awaye mountain top, Oyo State

Ado-Awaye suspended lake is one of only two suspended lakes in the world. The lake, the Elephant Tree, the hanging boulder, multiple mountains, and various tree types are just a few attractions this tourist hotspot offers. The climb could be a little bit demanding for those who are out of shape, but the experience is thrilling. There are also such lovely historical tales to be recounted, and the natives are hospitable and accommodating. 

They will assist you in climbing the mountain with your supplies. Although there is a climbing charge, it is rather inexpensive. A beautiful historical and cultural location to see. This is something that every admirer of nature ought to do at least once in their lifetime. An excellent experience. It was equally lovely to spend the night camping on the mountain.

10. Hilltops at Mambilla Plateau, Taraba State.

Hilltops at Mambilla Plateau, Taraba State

Mambilla Plateau is in Nigeria’s Taraba State. The Bamenda Highlands of Cameroon continue in northern Nigeria on the plateau. The Mambilla Plateau is the highest in Nigeria, rising on average 1,600 metres (5,249 feet) above sea level. At least 1,828 metres (5,997 feet) above sea level are reached by some of its settlements, which are built on hills. The Chappal Waddi mountain, which rises to a height of 2,419 metres (7,936 feet) above sea level, is one of the several nearby that is over 2,000 metres (6,562 feet) high. 

A very worthwhile experience, this. Camping on a mountain for the night is a lovely idea if you’re seeking a quiet area to set up camp.

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