Five Beautiful Tourist Destinations You Should Visit In Delta State, Nigeria
Delta State is one of the oil-producing states in South-South Nigeria. The state is part of the old Bendel State split into Edo and Delta State on 27th August 1991, by the General Ibrahim Babangida military government.
Delta State has a total land area of 16,842 square kilometers (6,503 sq mi) and is composed of 25 local government areas
There are a lot of fascinating sites in the state. Below are five beautiful tourist destinations in the oil-rich Delta state
1. Abraka Turf and Country Club
The Abraka Turf and Country Club are located in Abraka. It features a horse club where an international polo tournament takes place every year during Easter.
It is surrounded by a rich tropical rainforest and bordered by the River Ethiope. You can ride ponies all day or just walk forest trails along the river if you don’t want to ride horses, swim, or go fishing, while lodging in its beautiful vila.
2. Asaba Beach
The Asaba beach at Otuogu is a place to visit in the capital of Delta State. Several rivers, creeks, and streams keep the beach in place, and it extends to the main capital city of the state.
It also extends into several creeks before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean. The white sands of the beach are ideal for relaxation and for social events.
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3. River Ethiope
River Ethiope is one of the most important rivers in Delta State, but legend says its source emanates from the root of a giant silk-tree in Umuaja, Ukwuani LGA.
You can reach the source of the river from Warri via Abraka, from Asaba through Agbor and from Umutu to Umuaja. Water sports like canoeing, speed boating, swimming, and other water activities can be carried out at River Ethiope and it is a place to visit anytime.
4. Living History Museum Koko
The Living History Museum in Koko, Warri North, is also known as the Chief Nana’s palace or Koko Place. It was the main residence of Chief Nana Olomu, a 19th-century indigenous entrepreneur.
Chief Nana had a lot of contacts with the colonialists of the British Empire under Queen Victoria. The personal effects within the magnificent edifice portray the grand taste of Chief Nana and his dealings with colonial officers.
5. Kwale Game Reserve
The Kwale Game Reserve is located in the coastal part of Kwale in Delta State. It’s rainforest vegetation and swamps is full of reptiles and water animals such as red river hog, sitatunga, and freshwater cum pond water fish.
So the next time you visit Delta State, do well to visit any of these tourist destinations.
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