This itinerary offers a comprehensive tour of Nigeria’s ecotourism and culture. Visitors will visit Cross River National Park, recognized as a biodiversity hotspot, where they can participate in activities such as game viewing, gorilla tracking, hiking, boating, fishing, and bird watching. They will also visit Enugu, Benin, Lagos, Abeokuta, Ile-Ife, Oshogbo, and Kontagora, where they will have the opportunity to visit museums, palaces, historical sites, markets, and cultural landmarks.
The tour includes visits to the Biafra War Museum, the Ogbunike Caves, the Oba’s Palace, the Benin Moats, the Ipkoba Hills, the National Museum of Nigeria, the Oba’s palace on Lagos Island, the Marina, the Broad Street, the national theatre, the arts and crafts market in Lekki, the Nike Art Gallery, Olumo rock, Afro-Brazilian quarters, Alake of Egba’s palace, the Kuto Market, the Ooni of Ife, the Oranmiyan staff, and the Osun Oshogbo shrine and groove. Accommodation during the tour includes hotels and resorts such as Tinapa Resort Hotel, Cross River National Park Guest House, Nike Lake Resort, Randekhi Hotel, Reliance Hotels, Gateway Hotel, and Miccom Golf Resort.
Game viewing excursion at Cross River National Park
This day will provide an opportunity to see a variety of important species in their natural habitat, including the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee, the drill monkey, Preuss’s red colobus monkey, leopard, forest elephant, and the grey-necked Picathartes. This excursion is a unique chance to experience the park’s biodiversity and its importance for conservation.
Visit to the Osun Oshogbo shrine and groove in Ile-Ife
This UNESCO World Heritage site is a significant cultural and spiritual landmark in Nigeria. Visitors will get to learn about the rich history of the Yoruba people and their traditional beliefs, as well as witness the beauty and cultural significance of the shrine and groove. This visit will provide an opportunity to immerse oneself in the history, culture, and spiritual significance of this iconic site.
On the first day of the tour, upon arriving in Port Harcourt, a representative from Outback Africa will greet you at the airport and assist with immigration formalities. The group will then proceed to Calabar, where they will check into the Tinapa Resort Hotel or a similar accommodation. After dinner, there will be a tour briefing, and depending on the arrival time, a city tour of Old Calabar, including the old residency Museum, may be scheduled for that evening.