In the grand bizarre of pulls and turns in all directions, we
stumble on moments which sometimes turn to memories that keep us in awe. We
draw peace and calm from atmospheres that promote fun, laughter, love and
bonding. Playing host and rummaging our minds occasionally is this organized
chaos in form of demands that eats us from the inside; finding time to ease off
the stress is a great way to blow off steam. Here are some places in Nigeria
these people have visited that have made a positive impact in their lives.
Games Reserve and Resort, Bauchi): Yinka and I needed a break from the fresh
terrains of parenthood so we decided to go on a mini adventure after we talked
her mum into looking after the twins for a couple of days. It was one of the
best moments ever, just what we needed at the time. The air was different,
slightly dry and dusty but the chatty baboons, dancing hippos and cute
elephants made it so worthwhile. Other species of wildlife caught our attention
including the cave systems and warm springs. The accommodation which was
fashionably earthy, in addition to the various sport facilities, was exactly
what the doctor ordered.
Cattle Ranch, Calabar): I’m a proper Lagosian, born in Ebute meta, attended
Queens College for my secondary education and concluded my tertiary education
at the renowned University of Lagos, Akoka. I am a solitary person by nature,
so my adventurous spirit has remained in oblivion. However, I decided to get curious
after my brother told tall tales about this epic place buried in the hills of
Cross River State. I ventured and on arrival I exclaimed “goodbye Hawaii, hello
Obudu!” because it was such a wonder to see. I got engaged with the mountain
outlays, water park with slides, cable cars, golf course, night-time bonfires
and horse rides. Nature came alive in a way I can’t describe, and I can’t wait
to go back there for my honeymoon.
Warm Spring Resort, Ekiti): Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but a taste
of nature in all its glory gives the best feeling ever. This was my resolution
after I took a hike on the Idanre hills to explore the famous cold and warm
springs of Ikogosi. This ambience coupled with the hospitality offered, opened
doors to an avalanche of relaxing activities that gave an electrifying feeling
and kept my senses in tune with the surroundings. It was utter bliss.
Chike (Suntan Beach
and Resorts, Badagary, Lagos): When I think of having a romantic getaway with
bae within Lagos, the Suntan Beach and Resorts easily comes to mind. Seated in
the center of Badagry is a beauty significant for its quietude and serene
environment. On our last romantic adventure, we went horse riding and enjoyed a
Faruk (Le Meridien
Ibom Golf Resort, Akwa Ibom State): On one of our visits to Akwa Ibom for a
founders meeting, we decided to take a moment to relax our nerves afterwards.
In the beginning, I wasn’t ready for any form of site seeing, but then I’m glad
I went ahead with the plan. In a very lush expanse of deluxe palm vegetation,
this resort not only harbors an exceptional golf course and tranquil environment
but also captures mother nature’s magnificence. It’s a delicate destination
where nature meets modern accommodation outfits.
All these places are
giving me the adventure vibe and I think a trip is well overdue. Which of these
places would you visit or where have you visited? Please share your experience.