What to pack for Nigeria

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    Cotton wears

    by Toyin Written Oct 17, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Travel light, because most of your requirements are available at a very cheap rate.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cotton clothes, and sandals are preferable.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can always shop for toiletries on arrival, you may also take preventions against malaria.

    Photo Equipment: Ant type of photo equipment would do.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: For Lagos, Portharcourt and Calaba, you may get good tools and materials for camping and for the beach.

    Miscellaneous: Dress light because of the generally hot weather.

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    It is hot in Hear

    by nnapr Written Oct 18, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: There is no special bag to take to Nigeria. Any bag that can comfortably contain your things is Ok. make sure it contains a tag.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In Nigeria we have three basic weather: the rainy season, the sunny season and the harmattan season. The harmattan season is always charactrised by dryness of skin and intense cold in the early morning and night. So if you are coming to Nigeria at that period (around Novemebr -March)you got to get enough jackets. If you are coming during rainy season (around April to October) you got to get your umbrella, and raincoats because in some cities like Portharcourt, it can rain for a whole week none stop. but when u are around in the sunny season thats in between the rainy and dry season, you have to get your sun glasses to protect your views.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: No special just the kind of toiletries and medical kits you use elsewhere, except you must make sure you take malaria tablets. THERE ARE MOSQUITOES

    Photo Equipment: all type of camera's are ok, but Be sure to ask before you snap a photo. The police/military can be very agressive if you're taking a photo they think is unauthorized.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: camping must be with guidance of local camping authorities here, to avoid encountering wild animals. Beach things are mandatory. You will oftenly be invited to beach and boat cruising. light clothes are advised due to the hot weather and be sure to have your sunburn protection cream for your skin.

    Miscellaneous: Take US dollars, you can change them anywhere, best deals are on the street if you can find someone who knows where to go and is honest! Otherwise all the hotels change cash, For lovers of cultural life, please come with your cameras. Visa and travel documents are a must. There is no such thing as an 'Airport Visa' here.

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    Packing List

    by Paul-linus Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: There is not best bag to take to Nigeria. Any bag that can comfortably contain your things is Ok.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In Nigeria we have two basic weather: the rainy season and the harmattan season. The harmattan season is always charactrised by dryness of skin and intense cold in the early morning and night. So if you are coming to Nigeria at that period (around Novemebr -March)you got to get enough jackets. If you are coming during rainy season (around April to October) you got to get your umbrella, and raincoats because in some cities like Lagos, it can rain for a whole week none stop.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: No special just the kind of toiletry and medical kit you use in your own area.

    Photo Equipment: You got to be careful because in some places photograph is not allowed. As for the batteries most cities have any type of battery you may need. But if you are going to the rural areas, you got to recharge your digital cameras in the cities as there is usually no light in the rural areas.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Becaureful in staying too long outdoors because of mosquitoes and hash weather. You can get sun burn.

    Miscellaneous: For lovers of cultural life, you can come with your video cameras.

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    by antelop Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: No winther cloth needed.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Just make sure to take your malaria medication if this is your first trip to equatorial Africa.

    Yellow fever and other tropical stuff have to be taking care of.

    Photo Equipment: To take photos in public is a criminal offence. So, don't get out the airport with your camera filming all over !!
    You can take pictures making sure no policeman is around.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Beach things are mandatory. You will offently be invited to beach and boat cruising.

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    by Rob47 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: HARD LUGGAGE WITH GOOD LOCKS unless you are taking a light aircraft on an onward flight.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Summer clothing is a must as it is very hot here. COVER UP AT NIGHT TO KEEP MOSQUITOES OFF.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: MAKE SURE YOU TAKE MALARIA TABLETS. THERE ARE MOSQUITOES THE SIZE OF HELICOPTERS AND THEY LOVED BITING ME.

    Photo Equipment: WARNING...!!!! DO NOT TAKE PICTURES AT THE AIRPORT OR OF ANY OFFICIALS, POLICE etc.

    Miscellaneous: ONLY DRINK BOTTLED WATER. Dont be intimidated by street sellers, just say no thank you my friend.

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    by Guardian624 Written Aug 26, 2002

    Luggage and bags: Bring your things in a hard-sided suitcase, with a lock. Make sure it's got a tag on it.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Business suits are normal for most 'business' contact, but bring tropical weight clothes. A good lightweight raincoat is a must.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Make sure to start your anti-Malaria medicine before you get here.

    Photo Equipment: Be sure to ask before you snap a photo. The police/military can be very agressive if you're taking a photo they think is unauthorized.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: The tides at local beaches can be deadly. Make sure you have consulted local 'experts' before getting in danger.

    Miscellaneous: Visa and travel documents are a must. There is no such thing as an 'Airport Visa' here.

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    by tomaatje Written Aug 26, 2002

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: summer clothes, very warm over there.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: tablets for malaria
    yellow fever injection
    something against belly problems
    there are pharmacies enough with medication that you would also take at home .

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: sunprotection cream

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  • Pack the Essentials

    by ThirteenMoons Updated Oct 1, 2006

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take light weight hand washables. Good, durable shoes are a must.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take along razors, shaving cream, tooth paste, and even toilet paper. Most of the things that American tourist consider to be essentials can be rather expensive or hard to come by.

    Photo Equipment: If your equiptment is battery operated, be sure to carry all the extras you think you will need.

    Miscellaneous: Peanut Butter.

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