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Nigeria Travel

Western African country, the federal republic of Nigeria, lies on the Gulf of Guinea, sharing borders with Benin, Chad, Cameroon and Niger. It is a federal constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal Capital Territory and uniting over 250 different ethnical groups, each with its own language, history, culture and religion. This wide diversity makes life in Nigeria hectic and unstable, but at the same time it makes it colorful and interesting.

Nigeria Travel

Abuja, the capital well know for its rich tradition, idyllic charm and vibrant nightlife offers many attractions, such as the National Mosque, the City Gate, the Julie Useni Park, and the Wuse and the New, local city markets giving tourists more traditional experience. For nature lovers and hikers there are Gawa Hills and Agwai Hills as well as Aso and Zuma Rocks near Abuja.

Lagos, once the capital, world-famous for its musical heritage offers its visitors the best of Nigerian cuisine. To experience Lagos in full, there are two remarkable examples of Brazilian architecture; the Oba palace in the north of Lagos Island and Shitta Mosque in the city.

Jos, Kano , Sokoto and Zaria , along with many other cities are great sites to visit, each telling their own story.

There are excursion arrangements available for tourists that include visiting tribal villages in the country, giving the visitors a feel of tribal culture, exploring archaeological sites such as Sungbo's Eredo, safari trips to wildlife reserves, where tourists can see lions, leopards, elephants and many other animals, or field trips to woodlands in the country. Osun Sacred Forest, rainforest of magnificent beauty holds the beautiful Shrine of Oshuno, the River Goddess, within, as well as many sculptures made by Suzanne Wenger.

Nigeria travel

Igue festival is one of the oldest festivals in Nigeria , held every year in Benin City ; it is thanksgiving festival after which people offer prayers. Taking place in Kano and Katsina, Durbar is another interesting festival. Organized as a mark of respect for the Emir, it includes a parade of horsemen from different regions of Katsina.

Lagos, Abuja and Kano have international airports and there are taxis driving to the city. Traveling by bus is the easiest and safest, if not the most comfortable way of getting around, mostly because driving in taxis can be dangerous, due to little respect for speed limits drivers have. Trains are slow and uncomfortable.

Nigeria is hot and humid all year round, with temperature peaking at 45°C (113°F) in the summer. Temperatures drop a bit from October to January, although there are dusty harmattan winds. March and August are the wettest months and visiting should be avoided during this period.

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