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Nigeria is where the Niger River, which winds in the western part of the country, flows into the Gulf of Guinea. The Niger Delta is certainly one of the most fascinating regions of the country with its succession of inlets of rivers and creeks, bordered by mangroves and palm trees.
Steeped in Nigerian history and culture, Nigeria’s second largest city of Kano in the north, has a rich Hausa architectural heritage. In the southwest, Oshogbo is the cradle of Yoruba art. Its Sacred Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, houses huge sculptures and shrines dedicated to the different Yoruba gods. In this village, during every last week of August, the Oshun festival is marked by dances and sacrificial rites.
The best time to stay in Nigeria is from December to March, between two rainy seasons.
It takes place from April to September in the north, where the climate is warm and dry, and from April to September in the south of the country, warm and humid. The sandwind harmattan blows particularly in December and January.
The interior of Abuja, the new capital, is made up of plains and valleys, followed by dense tropical forests. This is the home of Yankari National Park, the best nature reserve in West Africa. With a bit of luck, you can see elephants, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, gazelles and perhaps even lions.
The country is also home to the world’s largest variety of butterflies and the rare drill, the most endangered species of all African primates, particularly in Cross River National Park.
To the north, Nigeria offers a landscape of hills and a large plateau, the Jos plateau, where plains and savannahs merge with the bush. Nigeria has its main reliefs on its eastern border with Cameroon, where the Amadoua Massif is built. Its highest point is the Waddi Chappal at 2,419 m. The massif is divided between the volcanic Mandara Mountains, and the Susbshi Mountains to the south-east.
- 1.Hotel accommodation: Accommodation is in hotels with basic facilities and in some instances 3 and 4 star-rated hotels but they are very decent.
- 2.Meals: Breakfast daily at the hotels plus main meals as specified in the itinerary.
- 3.Surface transportation, touring: Transportation will be in an air-conditioned minivan and escorted by an English-speaking guide, per itinerary. All admission or other payable fees relative to the programme are included in the price.
Due to the nature of some of the roads, there will be an armed police escort throughout the journey and it is also included in the price.
- Accommodation (Half Board)
- Ground transport
- Entrance fees
- Meals as contained in itinerary
- Tour guide/ drivers
- Departure Taxes