Cheap Flights to Nigeria

Officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria and located in equatorial West Africa, Nigeria is composed of 36 states and Abuja, its Federal Capital Territory. It shares a land border with Niger, Chad, Cameroon and the Republic of Benin. It also shares a marine border with the Gulf of Guinea.

Nigeria’s tourism focuses mostly on events such as festivals and cultural events. This is thanks to the country’s variety of ethnic groups. However, Nigeria is also rich in natural wonders including rain forests, waterfalls, savannah and other natural attractions. Nigeria has several national parks including Old Oyo, Yankari and Cross River National Parks. The country also has some geographical sites worth a visit such as Abuja and Aso Rock.

Nigeria has 26 airports with international airports are located in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt and Enugu. These five airports – Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) in Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in Abuja, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN) in Kano, Port Harcourt International Airport (PHC) in Rivers State and Akanu Ibiam International Airport (ENU) in Enugu State – serve the general population of Nigeria.

When planning a holiday in Nigeria, it is best to know the best places to visit beforehand. Here are just a few of the more popular tourist sites in Nigeria to add to the itinerary:

Yankari National Park – Located in Bauchi State northeast of Nigeria, the Yankari National Park encompasses an area over 2,000 square kilometers. It is a large wildlife park with a number of natural warm water springs. The park also has an abundant flora and fauna wildlife. Yankari National Park is considered to be the biggest national park in Nigeria as well as the most popular tourist destination in the country.

Victoria Island – The business and financial center of Lagos, Victoria Island is located between Lagos Island and the Lekki Peninsula. The island is situated in the Lagos Lagoon. An affluent town, Victoria Island is one of the most expensive and exclusive areas to live in the country.

Olumo Rock – Located in Abeokuta city in Nigeria, the Olumo Rock was formerly a fortress built by the Egba people in the early 19th century. It is a popular tourist attraction for the city.

Cross River National Park – Located in the Cross River State of Nigeria, it is a national park with two distinct sections – Okwangwo and Oban. The Cross River National Park covers an area of around 4,000 square kilometers. Most of the park is made up of tropical forests with mangrove swamps. It is also home to one of Africa’s oldest rainforests and is considered to be a biodiversity hotspot with sixteen primate species recorded as seen in the park. Some of these species are the Cross River gorillas, common chimpanzees and drills.

Abuja National Mosque – Located in the capital city of Abuja, it is also known as the Nigerian National Mosque. It is the national mosque of the country and was built in 1984. The mosque is open to non-Muslim visitors except during congregational prayers.

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