Why Visit Nigeria
We call her “a cultural colossus”. As the ‘heart of Africa’, Nigeria has a brash and bold attitude that brooks no compromise so, if you are looking for something utterly different, it’s hard to beat! . Forget the stereotypes and misrepresentation in the media, it is one of Africa’s most exciting and lively destinations. A visit will show you the real nature of this colossus of a country. Below are some reasons to visit this “well-kept secret”.
Mother nature is benevolent to Nigeria. By virtue of its geographic location, you will find that escaping from everyday life into “bliss” is one of the easiest things to do in the country. And this is practically the case in every region based on the country’s varied landscapes. From backyards in the interior to resorts in states like Lagos, Plateau, Cross Rivers, and Rivers, the sights and sounds of nature in all of its manifestations will enchant you.
Cultural Diversity… If you are a Polyglot, we’ve got you covered!
Nigeria is a melting pot of cultures, with over 250 ethnic groups and more than 500 languages spoken in the country. The country is known for its vibrant traditional music, dance, and art, as well as its modern pop culture. Diverse tribes and ethnic groups, ancient kingdoms, Nok terracotta, Benin iron and bronze castings, soapstone figurines, wood carvings, artworks, are only a quarter of the picture. With the third highest number of languages in the world, about 527 of them, Nigeria’s cultural diversity is understated.
If you love to learn or speak languages, head over to Nigeria. You’ll surely learn one or two really funny or vividly descriptive ‘slangs’ you’ll want to take home with you. Creole or Patwa are child play when it comes to Nigerian slangs.
Festivals & Parties… Nigerians go ‘All in’, no dull moment
Practically every celebration is a mini-festival, regardless of the occasion or the time of day. You may not want to leave the country when you attend our festivals such as the Eyo Carnival, the Osun-Osogbo Festival, the Calabar Carnival, Carniriv, Mmanwu Festival, Argungu Fishing Festival, Ojude-Oba Festival and the Durbar Festivals of the Northern Nigeria just to mention a few, are fascinating ways to experience the country’s rich culture and traditions.
If you didn’t know - Nigerians party big! Events such as weddings, naming ceremonies, Funerals are usually celebrated in a huge style. They are a guaranteed tourist attraction.
And the best part is, these parties are not restricted to the weekends, and most of them pretty much have an unspoken “everyone is welcome” policy. Nightlife in Nigeria is another realm of its own. No matter your tastes, there’s something for you.
The Local Markets are Overwhelming...
For the shopping freaks, a very good touristic quest to undertake in Nigeria is going to the local markets. Immerse yourself in the vast markets scattered across our destinations like Lagos, Abeokuta, Ilorin, Lokoja, Aba, Onitsha, and even on small streets as we tour the cities. Whether you’re looking to buy exquisite locally made fabrics, groceries, clothing items, electronic gadgets, or craft works, or are just in need of some good “haggling bargain, Nigeria is for you.” And unless you have an impeccable sense of direction, make sure you have a local guide who can navigate the markets well.
If you love food, don’t miss coming to Nigeria!
The beautiful country has a rich culinary heritage, with dishes that reflect the country’s diverse cultural influences.Nigeria has some of the healthiest foods and food combinations on the planet! In addition to this, you can find a variety of dishes to delight your taste buds, starting locally at the local eateries, and spanning a continental and intercontinental reach at some of the nicest hotels and restaurants you’ll ever visit. However, our food are ‘spicy’ and if you can’t handle it, tell your guide on time. Make sure you taste our ‘party jollof rice’ when you visit.
Fashion and Style
If you want to look trendy the African way, then Nigeria should be top on your bucket list. Nigerians are born with a sense of style and creativity, and you will confirm this on the streets when you visit. You will be confused as to which style to take because you will be confronted with an array of options. This nature’s gifts can be seen in the Nigerian fashion industry, which is going places across the world with its indigenous designs. If you’re looking to improve the foreign section of your wardrobe with the latest in African designs, Nigeria is your plug and she welcomes you.
Friendly & Hospitable People
Nigerians are known for their friendliness and hospitality, making it easy for visitors to feel at home in the country. You can expect to make new friends and enjoy the local hospitality right from the airport.Nigerians are witty, hilarious, generous, creative, great talkers, amazing sidekicks, and superb hosts. As a visitor, you might find it very difficult to complain about Nigerian hospitality. Plus, if you make a good Nigerian friend, that’s one thing you’ll never forget.
Lagos...an aquatic & cultural splendour!
The ‘citi’ that never sleeps. You will hate Lagos for its rowdiness and you may have heard stories about the traffic but those are probably everything you will love about it, and that’s what makes the country’s most commercial and populous city appealing. Culture, business, innovation, fashion, nature, entertainment, art, nightlife, hustle and bustle, fun and relaxation—you’ll find it all here. There ain’t no party like a Lagos party because Lagos never sleeps and it has something for everyone!
Music & Movies - from Nigeria to the world!
One of the many reasons to visit Nigeria is her music and movie scenes. Nollywood is the second-largest in the world after Bollywood and her vibrant music scene, with a range of styles that reflect its diverse cultural heritage is arguably one of the most exciting things about the country. The list of artists, past and present like Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Kiss Daniel, Asake, Buju, Simi and a host of many others continue to boost the country’s global image with their Afro-beat, Highlife, and Afro-pop tunes on the world stage.
Visitors can attend concerts and festivals to experience this music firsthand. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch some of them at the clubs. Otherwise, you’ll catch yourself churning out dance moves to our music you probably didn’t know you had. You may also run into a movie shoot as you traverse the country and who knows, you can become an actor or an actress!
Mass Tourism?….. Nah, we don’t know such thing in Nigeria.
Even though Nigeria is a country able to attract any traveler, it is not yet a well-known destination. Although highly civilized, the country remains largely off the mass-tourism trail with a large chunk of the country still retaining their cultural heritage, giving visitors plenty of opportunities to learn first-hand about the traditional Nigerian way of life before it is threatened by change. You can imagine how attractive Nigeria is when you hear that most of the travelers who traveled to Nigeria want to come back because you can never have it all on a single visit!
Nigeria is a destination that offers a wealth of experiences for travelers and is indeed a fascinating destination offering something for every traveler. From its diverse culture and delicious food to its stunning scenery and adventure activities, tourists are assured of an exciting time and immersive experiences. Whether you’re looking for a wildlife safari, a cultural experience, a relaxing beach vacation, or treating your taste buds to its exotic gastronomic delicacies, Nigeria has it all.
So what are you waiting for? Book your flight, pack your bags, and get ready to experience the warmth and hospitality of fascinating Nigeria for yourself!