Nigeria, officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is located in West Africa and shares a land border with Benin, Chad, Cameroon and Niger. Often referred as the “Giant of Africa” thanks to its large economy and population, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa.
Not the usual travel destination for many, Nigeria is actually rich in history, culture and natural landscapes. Travellers will find ancient Muslim cities, Yoruba kingdoms and numerous spiritual shrines. There are many things to do in the country that would make it worthwhile to book a flight and travel to Nigeria.
Visit the various national parks in the country such as the Yankari National Park and Gashaka National Park. The Yankari National Park is located in the Bauchi State and is a large wildlife park spanning a land area of 2,200 square kilometres. It is home to several natural warm water springs and a large variety of flora and fauna. Meanwhile, the Gashaka Gumti National Park is the country’s largest national park and is located in the provinces of Taraba and Adamawa. It covers an area of 6,400 square kilometres and mostly savannah grassland in the north while the south is composed of mountainous, steep slopes with rugged terrains as well as deep gorges and valleys.
To learn more about Nigeria’s culture, head over to the Nigerian National Museum located in Lagos. It is home to a beautiful collection of Nigerian art including carvings, statuaries and archaeological exhibits.
Nigeria is a hot, dry and humid country so the best time to go would be when the weather is cooler while avoiding the rainy seasons. Northern Nigeria usually experiences wet weather between the months of April and September while down south, it occurs from March to November. The cooler months of December to February are often recommended as the best time to visit. However, these months can get busy and crowded due to many events and festivals happening during this period so it can get expensive as well.
Nigeria has four main international airports – Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) located in Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in Abuja, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN) in Kano, Port Harcourt International Airport (PHC) in Port Harcourt and Akanu Ibiam International Airport (ENU) in Enugu. Several airlines operate flights to Nigeria including Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, British Airways, Air France, Virgin Atlantic, KLM and South African Airways.
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