Akwa Ibom State is in the South South region of Nigeria.
Most people tend to only think of how quiet and boring the state looks , but Akwa Ibom can be a great place at any time of the year to visit. So, if you plan on traveling and staying in the state for an extended period of time, these are some spots you should definitely visit!
- Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort
Not only is this the largest Golf Resort in Nigeria, it also has adequate sport facilities that will engage your interest.
- Ibeno Beach
This is a white sand beach located at Eket L.G.A. Both foreigners and natives of the state love visiting this beach because of the many recreational facilities that are found there. It is perfect spot to relax on the cool sand of the beach and listen to the rhythm of the sea.
- Ibom International Stadium
If you are a sports lover, this would be a delightful place to visit.
The 30,000 seater multi-purpose sports complex hosts different events ranging from social to religious events.
- Discovery Park
Discovery Park is a nature-friendly park located at Uyo LGA. Visiting the park, you will get to enjoy the local delicacies of the state, indigenous music and also an awesome scenery at the park.
- Ibom Plaza
This is the perfect place to go shopping when you are in the state. The plaza consists of restaurants, spas, game centres, art shops, literally everything that can be bought.
It is often said that “No-one can get missing at Ibom plaza”, this is because the state is built in a way that the plaza connects to every place in uyo.
- National Museum of Colonial History
Here , you will find various collections of antiques, artefacts and valuable cultural items which are indigenous to the state. The museum is located within the governor’s office complex. This is a good tourist attraction spot because some of these artefacts are related to the formation of the state.
The cenotaph is a public park honouring the fallen heroes of the state. It is located at Udo Udoma Avenue, Uyo.
You can attend the Armed Forces Remembrance Day which occurs annually here, or you can visit on weekends where various recreational activities takes place.
- Amalgamation House
The Amalgamation House is a historical building where Lord Lugard proclaimed the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates of Nigeria in 1914. It is located at Ikot Abasi L.G.A.
- Oron Museum
The museum accommodates eight hundred known ancestral figures (ekpu) of the Oron people which are among the oldest and finest surviving wood carvings in Africa. You can choose to watch the movement of small boats on the creek while relaxing at the beautiful, shaded waterfront garden at the museum.
- Mbo Forest Game Reserve
If you love wildlife and nature, you should visit the Mbo game reserve. The game reserve is a wildlife sanctuary found in Mbo L. G. A.