Nigeria occupies about 923 thousand square kilometers of the western part of Africa.

Nigeria occupies about 923 thousand square kilometers of the western part of Africa, and was named after the Niger River, which flows across its territory, and around which most of the population is gathered. It borders with Benin, Niger, Cameroon and Chad and it exits to  the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean). North and south of the country is covered with lowland and hilly regions, while through the eastern and central part of the country the plateaus Adamwa Jos Plateau rises.

Nigeria is called the most populous state of the Black Continent because it represent home to more than 155 million people. This is a place ofdifferent ethnic groups, languages ​​(more than 500 in use), religions and cultures.

Since 1991 Abuja is kept as the capital of Nigeria, and was built in the center of the state. It is the center of government so it doesn’t surprise that tourists visit the parliament building, the Supreme Court, and also the great mosque. However, keep in mind that you must seek official permission before photographing some of these buildings.

Tourists prefer to start their adventure in the “old capital” – Lagos, located in the same name lagoon which is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the sandbanks.

Nigerian cuisine is, like most West African cuisine, known for its variety of spicy foods. There is mostly meat and vegetable soup, hot sauce that blends with rice and a wide range of meat platters, served with beer, palm wine, locally produced gin, and a number of non-alcoholic beverages. If you are not willing to experiment do not order soup 404 as its main ingredient is- the dog!

5 memorable tourist attractions in Nigeria:
  1. Nigerian wildlife

Would you like to explore the wilderness of this West African country head for Kainji National Park in the center of Nigeria. It offers a Yankari National Park in the north, which stretches over more than 2000 square kilometers and is home to many animal species. Due to its specific geographical position, here you can find sources of thermal waters.

  1. Trade bait

Enjoy shopping in the oldest shopping center of Nigeria – Calabar town which is located in the southeastern part of the country. Watt and Marian are the two biggest markets, which sell everything you desire. In Calabar, visit the local historical museum, one of the oldest Presbyterian Church in Nigeria, but also the center for rehabilitation of endangered monkey species.

  1. Nigerian beach

Lagos is Nigeria’s largest city, but also a wonderful tourist destination for lovers of long sandy beaches. When you get tired of swimming and sunbathing plunge into one of the dozen bars located along the coast. In Lagos you can visit the National Museum, National Theater, and numerous art galleries.

  1. The sacred forest of Nigeria

Visit one of the last remaining sacred forests in Nigeria – Osun-Osogbo in the northwest. This is an area of high dense forest near the town of Osogbo dedicated to the goddess of fertility Nations Yaruba – Osuna. Stunning nature, shrines, altars and cultural artifacts are an integral part of this sacred forest, which is under the protection of UNESCO.

  1. Millennium Park

Walk throughthe largest Public Park in the capital of Nigeria – Millennium Park. In one place you will find the typical geological characteristics of Nigerian relief, as well as representatives of flora and fauna.


Official language: Edo, Hausa, Igbo, English
Religion: Islam (50 percent), Christianity (48 percent)
Currency: Naira (NGN)
Visa: required – the nearest Embassy of Federal Republic of Nigeria is located in Budapest (Arvacska u. 6 POB 1499, Tel: 00 36 1 21 22 021)
How to travel: regular airport flights of major European airlines, the International Airport of Nigeria is the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport near the capital
Disease and prevention: you should get vaccinated against yellow fever at least three weeks prior to travel.
When to travel: depending on the part of Nigeria you are visiting. On the south the equatorial climate prevails, in the center of Nigeria tropical climate, and north is typical for drought periods without much rainfall.
Accommodation: Hotel de Bentley and hotel Boling in Abuja, the Nigerian subsidiary of  Sheraton in Lagos.
Restaurants: Eat at the hotel restaurant, but if you feel like eating chocolate desserts visit Royalteasu in Lagos.


Nigeria can be a very dangerous country. Crime in the cities is increasing, as are the kidnappings of tourists (especially in the Niger Delta). If you are traveling in a self-catering arrangement make sure to have someone waiting for you at the airport. Also, avoid trips with a ship, because pirate interception, in the waters around Nigeria -are very often. Drink only bottled water and eat in hotel restaurants and other checked restaurants. Nigerians believe that the left hand is unclean, so make sure you perform most activities in public with your right hand.

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