Easter is here, and the long weekend often provides ample time to steal your family away for a few days — if not beyond a long weekend. If you're looking to escape on a family-friendly trip this Easter, you’re sure to find something on this list that will get you packing.
These easy-to-access locations will ensure that everyone is entertained and that you leave with some special memories. Why not take advantage of the wonderful weather for a fun spring holiday getaway?
Kajuru Castle Kaduna
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Kajuru Castle is an exclusive and luxurious total getaway built in an early medieval style at Kajuru village in the trade city of Kaduna, a major commercial hub in the northern part of Nigeria. This gorgeous architectural masterpiece with breathtaking scenery is set upon elevated peaks with staggering views. Kajuru Castle is styled in a European and German way with a baronial hall, complete with suits of armour.
This castle operates on an exclusive basis and can only accommodate 12 individuals or 5 couples at a time. This tourist delight which has been the setting of popular music videos has a live crocodile while gorgeous peacocks are known to move around.
The rooms are spread across the castle’s three floors which feature four dungeon rooms, a central building with an authentic knights’ hall and a master’s bedroom fitted with air conditioners, televisions, sofas, beds, and private bathrooms, as well as a dragon tower well guarded by ‘dragons’.
Guests can either bring or plan for their meals or ask the management to arrange with food service providers in town, who will make deliveries at an extra cost. However, guests can choose to use the castle’s sufficiently equipped kitchen. The Barbeque spot beside the pool offers a wide range of grilling, baking, roasting, and barbequing opportunities.
Sail Harbour, Badagry Nigeria
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Sail Harbour Resort Community is a luxury resort situated on a serene island in Badagry Creek, just west of Lagos State, Nigeria. Surrounded by clean beaches on the peninsula side and rich in indigenous vegetation, it is an unparalleled oasis of calm and natural beauty.
You can cocoon yourself in the tranquillity of a private retreat or indulge in one of many world-class activities on offer, from snorkelling, diving and nature walks, to sailing and deep-sea fishing.
Sail Harbour prides itself on being part of a working farm where guests can enjoy a farm-to-table experience. Based on the concept of sustainability, the resort aims to support a range of local developments and community projects. Sail Harbour Resort... a return to nature where comfort and a commitment to conservation go hand in hand.
Abraka Turf And Country Club
Located in the exotic region of Delta State in the University town of Abraka along the Agbor-Sapele road, Nigeria, this luxurious resort sits on over 100 acres of lush green land, surrounded by the ambience of refreshing gardens, exotic birds, horses, and a wonderfully scenic walkway to the mysterious river Ethiope.
The resort has its own sandy beach, with tables and parasols for guests to use and relax by the river. The club places importance on ethical living and focuses on creating an eco-friendly environment. They pride themselves on their clean air, preserve the surrounding landscape, turn off lights and appliances when not in use, and ride a bicycle or walking instead of driving around the club.
The unique private country membership club provides an unforgettable vacation experience with a variety of entertaining activities.
Yokan Lodge, Palamarin, Senegal
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Yokan Lodge is the epitome of the beauty of the West African coast. The exquisite lodge is known for its white-sand beaches, its mangrove forests, ancestral customs, and local know-how. For its flavors and its lights. For its sweetness, still wild.
Located in the village of Palmarin, at the gateway to the magnificent Sine-Saloum region, the intimate and family-run establishment is bordered by a white sandy beach stretching between the ocean and mangroves. Designed in an ethnic chic spirit, this lodge blends harmoniously into the Senegalese nature of its 3-hectare property.
Best of all you can enjoy the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean on one side, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Saloum Delta National Park on the other, and, in the heart of this magical environment, ten incredible suites and villas offering all the comfort and intimacy necessary for the most demanding of families.
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