Nigeria is a country blessed with vast natural and human resources and many beautiful cities and this makes it one of the most preferred nations in Africa for tourists.
If you’re planning on visiting Nigeria anytime soon or you’re currently living or staying in Nigeria as a visitor then you should know which cities are the most beautiful in Nigeria.
In this article, we will be sharing a well-researched list of the top 10 most beautiful cities in Nigeria.
Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities In Nigeria (Latest Ranking)
Nigeria is home to many beautiful places and honestly, it’s hard to select the most beautiful city in Nigeria.
Nevertheless, below is our list of the most beautiful Nigerian cities this year.
NOTE: This list is solely based on research and the author’s opinion. It might not be as accurate as you may expect in terms of which city comes before the other on this list but we assure you that these are the finest cities in Nigeria right now regardless of where they fall on this list.
Without wasting more time, let’s get the ball rolling…
1) Abuja (Federal Capital Territory)
Abuja is a Nigerian city which is located in the center of Nigeria. It was created with the aim of replacing Lagos as the capital of Nigeria.
This Nigerian city also plays host to so many tourist attractions in Nigeria.
Some of these national monuments include the Aso rock/presidential villa (office of executive president of Nigeria), National Assembly complex, Zuma rock, Supreme Court complex, the Nigerian national stadium, National mosque and church, Abuja millennium tower, and lots more.
It is also one of the most planned cities in Nigeria and in the nearest future, Abuja is expected to be one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Overall, Abuja has some of the most beautiful places in Nigeria and in fact, it is ranked as the most beautiful city in Nigeria right now.
- Host State – Lagos State, Nigeria
Popularly referred to as the economic capital of West Africa, Lagos is one of the busiest cities in Africa.
Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria and one of the largest in Africa in terms of population.
It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.
Even as busy as Lagos is, it still has some of the most beautiful places you can find in Nigeria
Lagos was primarily known as a business-oriented city but has now become a popular destination for tourists because of the popular African events and festivals held in this city almost on a daily basis.
If you’re going to be visiting Nigeria anytime soon, then Lagos should be on your list of places to visit.
- Host State – Cross-River State, Nigeria.
Calabar is the capital city of Cross-Rivers State which was originally named “Akwa Akpa“.
This Nigerian city is widely described as the tourism capital of Nigeria.
Apart from being a destination for tourists in terms of tourism, Calabar is also a very beautiful Nigerian city with world-class road networks and buildings.
Calabar is also the host of one of the most popular African street carnival – the Calabar international street carnival which is conducted on specific dates yearly.
Overall, Calabar is one of the places you should pay a visit to if you’re traveling to Nigeria.
- Host State – Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria
Uyo is the capital of one of Nigeria’s finest states – Akwa-Ibom State.
This Nigerian city is one of the best cities in Nigeria with a good and well-planned road network, lots of business buildings and 5-star hotels and lots more.
Generally, anyone who had lived in or is currently living in Uyo can testify to some of these facts.
The Godswill Akpabio International Stadium which is located in Uyo is ranked as the best stadium in Nigeria in terms of capacity and build quality and it is arguably one of the best stadiums in Africa.
A visit to the 4th most beautiful city in Nigeria – Uyo will give you a memorable experience of a wonderful country called Nigeria.
- Host State – Enugu State, Nigeria
Enugu is the capital city of Enugu State, Nigeria. It is located in the Southeastern part of Nigeria.
This Nigerian city is one of the most beautiful cities you can visit when taking a trip to South Eastern Nigeria.
The coal city as it is popularly called is home to some of the most beautiful places you can visit in Nigeria.
Some of these locations include the ever-popular University of Nigeria, Nsuuka, the cave of giants, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium complex, silicon hill, Enugu golf course, Ezeagu tourist complex to mention a few.
Enugu is one of the most beautiful Nigerian cities with an amazing road network, lots of commercial and residential buildings, hotels, and lots more.
This Nigerian city is the 5th most beautiful city in Nigeria according to the latest rankings.
- Host State – Rivers State, Nigeria
Port-Harcourt is the capital city of the largest oil-producing state in Nigeria – Rivers State.
As the capital city of one of the richest Nigerian states, it is expected of Port-Harcourt city to be one of the most beautiful and well-developed Nigerian cities.
This Nigerian city is no doubt one of the finest places you can visit in Nigeria.
As a city in South southern Nigeria, it is known for numerous waterfronts, bars, restaurants, gardens, aqua life, and lots more.
Port Harcourt is one Nigerian city you can visit during a trip to the South Southern part of Nigeria.
- Host State – Imo State, Nigeria
Owerri is the capital of Imo State, Nigeria.
This city is widely known for numerous hotels, night clubs and spas which it plays host to.
These hotels and nightclubs serve as a relaxation spot after a stressful day at work for individuals who reside in this city.
Apart from relaxation spots, Owerri also has some of Nigeria’s most visited tourist sites like the National Museum, Owerri, Oguta Lake, Mbari Cultural and Arts Center, Owerri city mall, and many others.
If you’re visiting Nigeria anytime soon, Owerri is also one of Nigeria’s most beautiful cities which you can visit.
Owerri is ranked as the 7th most beautiful city in Nigeria right now.
- Host State – Kaduna State, Nigeria
Kaduna is the capital of Kaduna state and the first and only Northern state on this list of the most beautiful Nigerian cities.
This city is one of the most industrialized cities in Northern Nigeria which has one of the four main oil refineries in Nigeria.
Apart from being a highly commercialized city, Kaduna also has some of the most beautiful places in Nigeria you can visit.
- Host State – Ondo State, Nigeria
Akure is the capital city of India State in South Western Nigeria. It is the first South-western city to appear on this list.
This Nigerian city is currently the most beautiful city in the South-Western part of Nigeria with a good town planning system.
Akure is also host to some of the best educational institutions in the country such as the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) which is regarded as the best university of technology in Nigeria, Ondo State University of Science, and Technology (OSUSTECH) e.t.c.
Apart from these educational institutions, Akure also has some good relaxation spots (hotels, bars, restaurants e.t.c), natural tourist sites (rocks, wild animals e.t.c), mineral potentials, and a very beautiful landscape for sightseeing.
- Host State – Delta State, Nigeria
Warri is an oil-rich city(not the capital this time around) which is located in Delta State, South-southern Nigeria.
This Nigerian city served as the colonial capital of the then Warri province. It is also widely known for its unique pidgin English where most Nigerian comedians take their inspiration from.
Warri also has a lot of tourist sites you can visit while on a visit there. Some of these tourist sites include 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.
Overall, Warri is a beautiful city and the last city on our list of the most beautiful Nigerian cities.