Nigeria is the most popular black nation in the world and a trip to this amazing destination really worth it. The numerous tourist attractions spread across the country is incredible. Nigerians are lovely and hospitable people. The cultural and festivals will gladness you and will also form part of your travel experience.
Below are Reasons why Nigeria should be the perfect choice for your first international travel experience:
1. Planning trip to Nigeria is very easy.
Nigeria is a suitable overseas destination for Africans, as its visa-free and visa on arrival policy makes trip planning stress-free. Recently the United Kingdom Embassy in Nigeria launched 24 hours visa services and this is another bold step in right directions to attract tourists to Nigeria. You can get more information on visa processing and procedures at the Nigeria immigration website. Once you get the visa, exchange your currency and don’t forget to come with your travel insurance in case of any emergency. Arrange your travel documents and get ready to explore Nigeria.
2. A travel checklist for Nigeria is easier than you think
Nigeria has two seasons and each offers a unique activities but the best time to visit Nigeria is between November – February (peak season). Nov – Feb is dry season and there is a whole lot of activities going during this period. If you want to enjoy a trip to Nigeria, travel light. Make sure you pack wisely. Arrange all your travel documents, footwear, first Aid kit, travel insurance etc.
3. Landing in Lagos is just the beginning of the exciting adventure
The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos is the busiest airport in Nigeria. Flying in and out of Lagos is not for the faint-hearted. You need to get prepared for the whatsoever thing that comes your way. As soon as you touch down at Lagos, be vigilant and watch all your belongings.
4. Touring with public transport is the funniest thing to do
There are various travel and tour companies in Nigeria that organize tours for tourists. You can contact any of the tour companies to plan something good for you. If you really want to have crazy fun, tour with Nigerian public transport and see Nigeria in full.
5. Nigeria hospitality will leave you overwhelmed.
Nigerians value strangers. Nigerians cherish and adore strangers a lot. They are ready to welcome any traveler to their home anytime and any day. They have the same attitude of treating strangers either in the hotels in the cities or local’s house.
6. You will be astounded by the Nigerians unique way of life
Nigeria is certainly different from every other African country. Despite the fact that Nigeria has different ethnic groups, they still see themselves as one and love one another. Nigerians have a unique way of celebrating every occasion.
Things to note:
Travel insurance: If you don’t have travel insurance, get one before coming to Nigeria. An unexpected event can occur at anytime and anywhere. You need to be proactive against any emergency.
Language barrier: Nigeria has 3 major ethnic groups and each ethnic group has its own unique language. Because of this difference in language, Nigeria official language is English. Try to learn some local slang or phrases.
|How are you?
|Yaya dai/Kana Lafiya?
|Kedu Ka di
|Se daadaa ni/Salaafia ni?