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Holidays to Nigeria requires a visit to Yankari National Park

Nigeria Tours and Holidays 2017/2018

Holidays to Nigeria will take you to a fast-developing West African country known for marvelous landscapes, thriving art scene and beautiful seaside. Lagos, the country’s largest city, is a cultural and economic center. A trip to Nigeria requires visits to several national parks and tropical beaches. You ...

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Nigeria - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Holidays to Nigeria will take you to a fast-developing West African country known for marvelous landscapes, thriving art scene and beautiful seaside. Lagos, the country’s largest city, is a cultural and economic center. A trip to Nigeria requires visits to several national parks and tropical beaches. You can take a mountain hike and swim beneath cascading waterfalls among other activities. Finally, there are many interesting festivals that introduce the varied culture of the most populous nation in Africa.

Travel Highlights

  • Attend the Eyo Festival in Lagos, believed to be a precursor of the famous festival in Rio de Janeiro. The event features large, picturesque processions and many dance spectacles.
  • Go to Elegushi Royal Beach near Lagos to enjoy a bit of adventure (paint ball) and a lot of partying. Relax and enjoy water (boating) and ground sports (beach volley and football) on Ibeno Beach, near Calabar.
  • Visit Yankari National Park to see the rich wildlife from November to April. Lions, hippos, elephants and many bird species inhabit woodlands, savannas and hills of Yankari.
  • Join a safari to the Okomu Reserve to see rare primates, crocodiles and forest elephants. Also, spend some time in neighboring villages to experience the African way of life.
  • Visit beautiful Gurara Falls near Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. Besides swimming, you can benefit of great birdwatching.
  • Take a guide and set off on the hike of the Sphere Hills. You will discover spectacular vistas

Travel Tips

  • Most people in Nigeria understand English, but only those in large cities actually speak it.
  • Credit cards are increasingly accepted and ATMs are available in big cities. However, Nigeria’s economy is still cash driven. You can exchange your money in banks or hotels, but don’t convert more than you need.
  • Avoid traveling to northern regions of the country because of the unstable safety situation.
  • Drink only bottled water while you are in Nigeria.
  • You should stick to public areas and trodden tourist paths in Nigeria.
  • Decent internet is available in major cities.
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