Nigeria

Nigeria
October 24, 2014 nikos xenakis

Welcome to Nigeria

Welcome to Nigeria, the world’s most populous black nation and a country endowed with beautiful landscapes, incredible wildlife, majestic waterfalls and sprawling coastlines extending to a distant 850km.

Talk of a diverse human population and Nigeria’s 250 ethnic nationalities will surely blow your mind as you encounter a warm and hospitable people with a rich cultural heritage and an amazing range of delectable cuisines. To get value for money, be sure to consider Nigeria your one-stop destination for your next vacation or business travel.

In 2014, the country overtook South Africa to become Africa’s biggest economy with a GDP of $509billion.

What’s more, Nigeria’s oil deposits have grown to become the continent’s largest.

So get ready for business and pleasure all-year round as you explore the country’s exciting festivals, shopping malls, cinemas, resorts, game reserves, beaches, amusement parks, and world-class hotels.

Destinations in Nigeria

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    Abeokuta

    Abeokuta is the capital of Ogun State, southwest Nigeria. The city was established...

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  • Abuja

    There is only one city that prides itself as Africa’s best purpose-built city. It’s none other than Nigeria’s...

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    Akure

    Akure is the beautiful capital of Ondo-State in south-western Nigeria. Although this city hosts a majority of...

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  • Calabar

    Set beautifully on a hilltop, and often referred to as Canaan City, the coastal city of Calabar...

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    Enugu

    Did you know that Enugu, the capital of Enugu state, is the oldest urban area in the Igbo...

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  • Ibadan

    Ibadan is the capital of Oyo State, in South Western Nigeria. Established in the 16th...

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    Ile Ife

    The Ancient city of Ile Ife is believed to be the original home of the Yoruba race. Often referred to as...

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  • Lagos

    How best can one describe West Africa’s largest city? Small but mighty? Expensive...

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    Obudu

    Obudu is a small, sleepy border town located north-east of Calabar, the capital of...

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    Osogbo

    When you think about Yoruba culture, festivals and tradition preserved as they have been in ages...

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    Owerri

    Owerri, capital of Imo state, is one of Nigeria’s southeastern cities native to the...

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    Port Harcourt

    Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers state, is one of Nigeria’s foremost urban centres.

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Quick facts

  • Official name
    Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Location
    Nigeria is located in West Africa. It shares land borders with the Republic of Benin to the west, Chad and Cameroon to the east, and Niger to the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Government
    Democratic
  • Dialing code
    +234
  • Climate weather
    Equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north
  • Population
    177,155,754 on 923,768 km²
  • Official language
    English
  • Other major languages
    Hausa, Ibo, Yoruba
  • Currency
    Nigerian Naira (NGN)
  • Foreign currencies accepted
    GBP (£), EUR (€), USD ($)
  • Entry requirements
    All countries except ECOWAS countries require a visa to visit Nigeria. Yellow Fever certificate is only required for travelers coming from a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission but recommended for all. (For more information, visit - www.tourism.gov.ng).
  • What to know
    Best time to visit: December to February and October. Travelers are advised against travel to Northeast and North central Nigeria due to ethnic tension and current activities of Boko Haram.

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