From a pole dancing class to cycling around Lagos, here is a list of things you can cross off your bucket list while in Nigeria.

A bucket list is made up of several experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. It literally means a list, written or unwritten, of things you want to do before you kick the proverbial bucket.

For travel and adventure enthusiasts, this bucket list seems to mean access to obscure knowledge, interesting culture, people and great experiences. Common bucket list activities include sky-diving, skiing, skinny deeping, jet skiing, surfing, mountain climbing, bungee jumping and the like. Though some of these activities are not necessarily things you can do in Nigeria, there are lots of bucket list worthy activities and places for travel enthusiasts in Nigeria. Here are a few:


You can now surf on the coasts of Lagos with ease even if you have never tried surfing. At Tarkwa Bay in Lagos, a surf lesson teacher once featured on CNN will guide you through beginner surf lessons with ease.

Go for a pole dancing class

Red Caramel in Lekki, Lagos, offers pole dancing course for the public everyday of the week for all levels of dancers. If you are just looking for the one-time experience, they offer a one-off class for beginners for N3500. They also offer salsa dancing and burlesque dancing classes on special nights.

Climb the highest Mountain in Nigeria/Hiking

Hiking is now very popular in cities that have access to mountains and hills, such as, Abuja, Enugu, Ogun, Kaduna, etc. Most of these cities also plan camping trips in addition. You can also plan a hiking and camping trip to the Chappal Waddi in Taraba, the highest point in Nigeria, with your friends.


You can kayak in different places in Lagos, Abuja and Calabar at affordable prices. Paddle for an hour through water, watching the beautiful scenery of the city.

Scuba diving

Whether you are an experienced diver or trying for the first time, there is a scuba school in Lagos for you; just bring yourself and keep your fear at home. Dive into an underwater treasure chest of vibrant marine life and sunken wrecks.

Jumping a Trampoline

Learn to backflip or climb walls without fear of breaking your bones or sustaining severe injuries on a trampoline. West Africa’s first trampoline park sits in Lekki phase 1.

Spending a night at a castle

Kajuru castle in Kaduna allows guests to spend a night or even a weekend in its medieval splendour. You can take a group of friends and have a blast.

Cave dwelling and waterfall chasing

Nigeria is home to many caves and waterfalls in the Eastern parts and South West. Visiting a cave is one of the most thrilling and mysterious adventures. Grab your boots and go find them.

Join a safari

You can see free range animals like warthogs, waterbucks, giraffes and elephants and take a dip in the Wikki warm springs at Yankari Game Reserve in Bauchi State.

Attend a silent disco party

If you want to experience what it would be like to attend a silent disco, Silent Disco Lagos has got you covered at N2500 per ticket.

Skating rink

DCube Skating rink in Lekki allows a session of skating at a rate of N2500.

Cable car riding

Make sure to ride the cable car through Obudu mountain which you can do when you visit the resort.