Day Trips in WarriEdit This
When in Nigeria visiting the city of Warri, day trips are popular tourists activity as there are quite a few interesting places to visit nearby. Most of these places can be reached by roadways.
About a 30-minute drive from Warri is Abraka, a pleasant town which is admired by international and local tourists. This town is perfect for the adventurous traveler who is looking for some outdoor activities. Abraka has a beach which is known for its natural flowing spring water. The beach offers recreational sports activities like swimming, canoeing and fishing. Tourists who prefer to relax can use the barbecue facilities available at the beach.
Located about 89 km from Warri is Benin City, the center of the rubber industry in Nigeria. Processing palm oil is another important and traditional industry in Benin City. This city is easily accessible from Warri as it is joined by a chief highway. Some of the attractions to visit in this city include the Oba’s Palace and Benin City National Museum. Tourists must also visit Gun Street, which is the famous street where metal and bronze casting works have been carried out for centuries.
Another interesting place for a day trip is the city of Onitsha which is located around 130 km from Warri. This city is a river port and commercial center which trades in a number of items like lumber, tires, textiles, shoes, mineral water and beer. Tourists visiting this city should make it a point to see the Anglican and Catholic cathedrals constructed here. The leper colony is another famous place in the city that is worth a visit.