The essential travel guide to Nigeria
Here’s a culture trip travel guide to help you plan your way through this great nation.
With a number of amazing natural phenomenon, an exploding art scene and plenty of local dishes to try, it’s no wonder so many travellers are adding Nigeria to their bucket lists.
Here’s the essential culture trip travel guide to help you plan your way through this great nation.
What You'll Need
1. Passport and Visa (for some)
Only citizens from other West African countries can enter Nigeria without a visa. But a passport is compulsory.
2. Typhoid and Malaria vaccine
Nigeria is full of tropical rainforests and mosquitoes are everywhere including the posh neighbourhoods. Clean water cannot be promised so please take some shots.
3. Pidgin English
Forget English being the lingua franca, you need to be able to communicate in pidgin English
Nigerians spend only Naira so change your money at the airport on arrival.
Where and when to go?
January - April
It is highly suggested you travel to Nigeria during the dry season. May - December you might witness a lot of rainfall and flooding.
Nigeria Bucket List
- Go for a safari in Sumu Wildlife Park, Bauchi.
- Explore the Osun sacred groove
- Visit the ancient Kano city
- Explore the only suspended lake in Africa
- Climb the Idanre hills in Ondo
- Visit the underworld at Ogbunike caves
- Kajuru Castle, Kaduna
- Obudu Cattle Ranch, Calabar
- Ikogosi warm spring
- Erin Ijesha, Osun
- Ogba-Ukwu waterfall, Anambra
- Gembu, Taraba
- Jollof Rice
- Pounded Yam and Egusi soup
- Ewa Agoyin
- Pepper Soup
- Banga Soup
How far/How you dey?
How are you?
Wetin de happen?
What is going on?
A white man
How much is this?
Fun Fact:Nigeria is a pulsating powerhouse: as the most populous nation on the continent nearly every fifth African is Nigerian.
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