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Vacation! A fantasy in medical school Part II.

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Vacation! A fantasy in medical school II.

In the first part of this series, we saw a few cities outside Nigeria that every medical student, indeed everyone, ought to visit at some point. As battered as the reputation of our country may be, Nigeria still boasts a modest number of vacation spots that can afford one luxury and serenity. Vacation medical school…

Here are my top ten.

  1. Obudu Cattle Ranch, Calabar

Obudu Ranch Resort is wonder place for medschool vacation. It features a water park with water slides and a swimming pool, a golf course, night-time bonfires and horseback riding. Besides, hiking through forests and mountains while watching birds is an excellent bonding time with classmates and nature. The accommodations are modern and one often enjoys the admirable entertainment and quality food.

  1. Tinapa Business Resort

Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort is located near the Calabar Free Trade Zone. It has top-notch facilities for wholesale and retail trade as well as entertainment and leisure, it has a children’s arcade, an eight-screen cinema, a mini amphitheatre, restaurants and pubs. It is a great place for a medical school vacation.

  1. Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort

Ikogosi Warm Spring is a natural wonder – a warm water spring flows alongside a cold spring. The spot where the two springs merge is a distinctive attraction. The resort situated around the warm spring has various accommodation and recreational facilities suitable for medschool getaway.

  1. Idanre Hills

The historic Idanre Hills are situated in Idanre town in Ondo State. The beauty and the precise architectural design employed by nature in the arrangement of the hills is amazing. A total of 640 steps is required to reach the top with 5 resting spots on the way. The scenery of the green vegetation surrounding the hills, and the crystal clear Arun River at the hilltop, visiting the hills, bespeaks a communion within nature as well.

  1. Ikeja Shopping Mall

Ikeja City Mall is a shopping and entertainment resort. It is strategically located in the centre of Ikeja and it features a range of entertainment options for colleagues including cinemas and friends’ zone. There are many restaurants located in the shopping mall, and they serve the best foods from several cuisines including African foods.

  1. Olumo Rock, Abeokuta

Located in Abeokuta, Ogun State is Olumo Rock, a massive outcrop of granite rocks of prehistoric formation. The highest point of the rock is about 137m above sea level. There are several caves on the rock a few of which are 20 feet long and 25 feet wide. It has such serene environs.

  1. Tarkwa Bay

Tarkwa Bay, located along the harbor of Lagos, is a sheltered beach that can be accessed by boat from either Maroko or under Falomo Bridge on Victoria Island. It offers safe swimming conditions and other recreational water sports.

  1. Lekki Conservation Center

Lekki Conservation Centre is a reserve for wildlife in Lagos. The natural habitats of this centre has preserved making it a vacation spot for nature lovers from around the world. It is located situated in Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos, on Lekki Peninsula.

9. Eleko Beach

Eleko Beach is a beautiful, serene and tranquil public beach along the peninsula. It is one of the best beaches for family hangout in Lagos. There are nice beach huts and food joints along the seashore. Eleko beach is lauded for its beautiful landscape, sun-dappled water and sands.

  1. Erin Ijesha

Erin Ijesha waterfalls also known as Olumirin waterfalls is a natural sauna located in Ijesha, Osun State. The falls has seven layers of ascending plains with all the levels having breathing views and the freshness of the water is energising. Being at these different levels and just basking in the invigorating freshness of the falls is an unforgettable experience for the whole class.

Written by Faweya Benny Oluwaseun a 300 level medical student Lagos State University.

 

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