Nigeria Travel Guide

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Nigeria Highlights

  • Pro
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    high_d says…

     mountains, hills, awesome rock formation in Jos 

  • Con
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    sachara says…

     Rather unknown country with a bad reputation because of safety reasons and corruption 

  • In a nutshell
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    auzziequeen says…

     If you look past the negatives that are widely advertised, you will then see a beautiful country that has lots to offer. I loved Nigeria and am looking forward to returning. 

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Lagos

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120,233,21

Abuja

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14,36,10

Port Harcourt

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12,40,8

Owerri

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2,5,1

Benin City

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4,5,0

Kaduna

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3,3,0

Lagos Island

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16,12,0

Ikeja

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Ugep

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2,5,0

Kano

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9,32,0

Ibadan

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8,37,0

Ijebu Ode

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Asaba

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1,0,0

Yankari

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10,3,0

Idanre

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3,5,0

Ibadan

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1,5,0

Zaria

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2,3,0

Ikeja

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1,6,1

Figi

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1,1,0

Nnewi

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0,3,0

Kano

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3,8,0

Owerri Aba

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1,0,0

Osun

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1,11,0

Ilaro

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1,0,0

Calabar

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1,5,0

Victoria Island

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1,7,0

Warri

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0,1,0

Sokoto

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0,1,0

Sapele

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0,8,0

Ogun

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0,1,0

Minna

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1,8,0

Lagos

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  • BEST TRANSIT LOUNGE IN LAGOS AIRPORT

    Lagos Things to Do

    How accurate is this tip? Well I am in the airport right now writing it! If you have the great misfortune to be a transit passenger in this airport, you will not enjoy it much. They take your passport and make you go through security again. Then they take you upstairs to a 'Transit Lounge' where there is some old furniture, a newspaper and a guard...

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  • Southern Sun Ikoyi

    Lagos Hotels

    Excllent 5-star hotel, though, as of lack of a golf course only rated with 4 stars. Besides nearly...

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  • Walking around town

    Lagos Warnings and Dangers

    It´s safe to walk around busy and crowded Lagos Island during daytime, the western part market streets are extremely crowded so the risk of beeing robbed would be non-existent. But of cource be aware of pickpockets and leave bags and cameras back home. Lagos Island was some years ago the most dangerous part due to "area boys" (hoodslums) chasing...

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Abuja

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  • Escape the Abuja Heat Here!

    Abuja Restaurants

    Abuja is normally always hot! when I walked into the restaurant first thing that hit me was the cool temperature, such a welcome relief. It has a restaurant with diverse offerings from burgers to jamaican jerk chicken to local nigerian food. Also a cocktail bar with interesting mocktails and cocktails. Oh and they have cigars and outside at the...

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  • Transcorp Hilton Abuja

    Abuja Hotels

    The Hilton is the best place to stay in Abuja. Keeps the quality for years. good fittness club,...

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  • Delicious and Inexpensive Indian Food!

    Abuja Restaurants

    Delicious Indian food, reasonable prices, friendly service. All vegetarian dishes are great!Channa Saag N1,100Kadahi Vegetables N1050Makhni Dal N900Vegetable Samosa (2) N450Lots more to choose from!Meat dishes, nothing over N1600Lunch buffet Sunday to Friday N2000

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Port Harcourt

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  • Top class Restaurant Port Harcourt

    Port Harcourt Restaurants

    We had a post meeting Dinner at the Blue Elephant which was as good as many of the Italian restaurants I have been to in Holland. Well dress people, both Nigerians and westener's some in causal dress. Food was very good. Expensive. A welcome change from the camp food.

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  • Protea Hotel Port Harcourt

    Port Harcourt Hotels

    Km. 16 Ph / Aba Expressway, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Know before you go!!

    Port Harcourt Warnings and Dangers

    At the minute its all over the news, Delta and RIvers state have rebels that are targeting westerners in order to get the oil companies to put more effort into sorting out the local environment and caring more for the local communities. So look at www.fco.gov.uk and travel advice before you go.Just before I arrived in 2004, there were 50 people...

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Owerri

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  • Dont miss The good food

    Owerri Restaurants

    Get treated with the Best chinese food in Town. freshly prepared to your desire and Live fish roasted or prepared as a point and kill the way you want. All chinese Soups, Noddle, sea Food, Health food and Real fresh vegetable

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  • Imo Concorde Hotel

    Owerri Hotels

    Off Port Hardcourt Road, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

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Benin City

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  • by nohnoide Updated Nov 26, 2008

    GETTING AROUND BENIN CITY IS VERY CONVENIENT WITH o2CABS,ITS 24hr TAXI SERVICE, WITH BRAND NEW CARS AND GOOD DRIVERS WHO KNOW THE TOWN VERY WELL

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Kaduna

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  • Dont ever Step Foot there !!!

    Kaduna Restaurants

    Sorry to say this , it's the worst Indian restaurant i have dined so far in Nigeria, in term of the worst taste , the food we have ordered as Indian Mutton Briyani , Mutton Kurma and a chicken curry does not even match the name given !!!!!!! i suppose they are just running this restaurant just for the sake of the Co joined Hotel and a Bar i nthe...

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  • National Museum

    Kaduna Things to Do

    It's well worth spending a couple of hours in the Museum. When we stopped by the electricity supply was at first not working so one of the guides accompanied us with a large floursecent torch which illuminated the exhibits. There were some interesting cultural artefacts and prehistory dispalys in a couple of rooms. It wouldn't take long to go...

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Lagos Island

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  • Cash Society

    Lagos Island Favorites

    Lagos is a cash society. Don't be surprise to see people moving around with stashed of hard cash in hand to pay for a dinner bill or drinks.Due to the big stashes of cash to be carried around, conventional wallet or purse will not be able to do the job. Usually we use a black nylon bag to pack all these cash around. Due to the overused notes, the...

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  • Hide your Credit Card away...!!!

    Lagos Island Warnings and Dangers

    NEVER EVER use your credit card after you landed in this country. Nigeria is very famous for all credit card scam and fraud. Do not even your credit card to pay for hotel bills at a 5 star hotel. Many visitors who signed their credit card in the country, suffer when they return home to find out that their cards were immediately charged with all...

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  • Local handicraft

    Lagos Island Shopping

    A one stop shop for travellers. You can get almost all local souveniers at this place. Ranging from wood carving to oil painting. Local wood carving, ivory bangles, bronze sculptures, etc. You have to negotiate real hard. 50% asking price will be fair enough usually.

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Ugep

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    by Bobtee Written Feb 28, 2008

    Eka Ikpi is actually the name of the woman who runs this local eatery. The eatery eatself has no name and his been there as far back as I remember it. Nothing about it has changed except for the recent availability of cold water owing to the presence of electricity in ugep. Everybody in Ugep has eaten Eka Ikpi at some time or the other. Guess she has never changed her traditional recipe. The soup is watery but very tasty and comes with generous portions of chicken or goat meat. It is served with pounded yam, fofoo or garry.

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Kano

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  • The old city walls

    Kano Things to Do

    The walls sorrounded once the entire city, now they are in different stages of decay, but the have an opeing for the cars to pass through

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  • City tour

    Kano Things to Do

    Kano is a very attractive and busy place in the North of Nigeria.The Durbar festival which take place twice a year during the Muslim celebration of Id-el-fitr and Id-el-kebir is a very good opportunity to go and visit Kano.

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  • Muslim Society

    Kano Local Customs

    Kano has a fairly strict Muslim society. When I was there I saw a lot of Osama Bin Ladin propaganda posters and I was talking with some shadier characters as in the more fundalmentalist type. I had no problems and you should not have any also if you respect the Islamic ways.

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Ibadan

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  • Old town

    Ibadan Things to Do

    The old building in central Ibadan are beautifull in their dacay, many 100 years old, without water and sevage, therefore considerd as slum, but otherways not. A good outlook is to go to Mapo Hall. They are particularly beautiful in late afternoon then they all shine yellow. And a 360 degrees view if you venture just a few minutes further to Bower...

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  • Bring your credit card!!

    Ibadan What to Pack

    ATM.s work perfectly ok in most places, i used Master Card, Try to avoid roadside ATM:s due to high risk or robbery. Sometime even if it said Master Card it didn´t work, not always connected to international cards, just go to another one! As nairas newer comes in big notes it can be quite bulky to change a lot at once, and a higher risk of beeing...

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  • Going to Ibadan from Lagos

    Ibadan Transportation

    From Lagos you have 2 small airlines going to Ibadan: Associated Aviation and Overland Airways, lhe latter is more expensíve than the former, when I was there 2010 Overland was about 60 us dollars each way and I think Accociated is half price.´Overland is easiest as you can book on-line, Associated you have to phone or sms. It only takes...

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Yankari

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  • A few extras...........

    Yankari What to Pack

    Wildlife is often difficult to take a photo of, so a Zoom-Lens camera is what is needed. The difficulties are primarily because the animals are often spotted at a distance from the vehicle. It is even worse if you are trying to use a conventional camera to take a picture of an animal that is 30 meters away from you, and in the midst of plenty of...

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  • Lots of waterbuck and elephants.

    Yankari Favorites

    Some people come to Yankari for the Wikki Warm Springs. However, others like myself, are here for the wildlife. If there is any place in West Africa were you want to be 90% sure of seeing alot of elephants, then Yankari is the place. In all my visits to the park since 2001, there has never been a single evening safari where I dont encounter large...

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  • 2 convenient stores full of little...

    Yankari Shopping

    The two shops are located inside the bar complex, and to be honest I dont think they have names. Just ask for the shops at the bar.They sell all the basics you need in Yankari, these include :antiques, books, snacks (including noodles), swimming trunks, art, local crafts, stationery, Yankari t-shirts, things for bathing, etc. Both Shops sell...

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Idanre

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