NIGERIA

Nigeria is a vibrant country in West Africa with a rich cultural heritage and diverse landscapes. From bustling cities like Lagos to the beautiful beaches of Lagos and Abuja, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're interested in exploring traditional markets, sampling delicious Nigerian cuisine, or taking in the stunning natural beauty of the country, Nigeria has it all. So why not plan a visit to Nigeria and experience all that this amazing country has to offer?

Book your Flight

At Itaca Tours, we are partnering with Trip.com to provide you flights from over 510 airlines covering 3,400 airports in 220 countries and regions around the globe. Book  your flight now and get the best prices!

Book your Hotel

At Itaca Tours, we are partnering with Hotellook.com, a service that helps you find and compare prices on hotels around the world, provided by a leading reservation system. We put together information on more than 250,000 hotels in 205 countries, working with data from more than 10 online booking systems, such as Agoda.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, and others. Book your Hotel now and get the best prices!

Rent a Car

At Itaca Tours, we are partnering with Economy Bookings, offering a wide range of cars for rent (over 175,000). There are more than 20,000 rental shops in 150 different countries. Many of the shops are situated close to airports so that travelers can easily rent a car right after their arrival and not spend money on additional transfers. Choosing a car has never been easier! Every car on the website has a detailed description, high-quality photos, and a user rating. You’ll get all the necessary information about the car so that you can be fully prepared for your trip. The company collaborate with well-known and reputable agencies, such as Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, National, Thrifty, Enterprise, and more. Also, the company works with local car rentals that provide the best service and have good customer reviews. Choose your car and get the best prices!

Other Services

At Itaca Tours, we offer additional services to elevate your travel experience to the next level. We have partnered with various companies to ensure you have everything yo need for a seamless and enjoyable trip. 

First, you can request a SIM Card through Drimsim, ensuring you have internet and phone service wherever you go. This way, you stay connected with your loved ones and have access to maps, guides, and other essential travel information.

Additionally, thanks of our partner Ekta, we offer travel insurance options for your peace of mind.

Lastly, we have partnered with Radical Storage to provide secure luggage storage services. You can leave your bags in a safe location while you explore new destinations, free from the hassle of carrying your belongings around.

With these services, we aim to make your travel experience as convenient and worry-free as possible.

Tips to travel

Traveling to Nigeria offers a diverse experience, from vibrant cities to cultural heritage sites and natural attractions. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your trip:

Visa Requirements: Check the visa requirements for your nationality before traveling to Nigeria. Most visitors will need to obtain a visa in advance from a Nigerian embassy or consulate. Ensure that your passport has sufficient validity for the duration of your stay.

Health Precautions: Consult with your healthcare provider regarding vaccinations and preventive measures against diseases such as yellow fever, typhoid, and malaria. It's essential to take precautions against malaria, as Nigeria is a malaria-endemic country. Pack insect repellent, mosquito nets, and antimalarial medication as recommended. Drink bottled or purified water to avoid stomach issues, and be cautious when consuming street food.

Currency and Payments: The official currency of Nigeria is the Nigerian Naira (NGN). US dollars and euros are widely accepted in major cities and tourist areas, but it's advisable to carry some local currency for use in smaller establishments and markets. Credit and debit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger stores, but cash is preferred for smaller purchases and transactions.

Transportation: Getting around in Nigeria can be done through taxis, buses, and ride-hailing services like Uber and Bolt. In major cities like Lagos and Abuja, traffic congestion is common, so it's essential to plan your travel accordingly. Domestic flights are available for traveling between major cities and tourist destinations, offering convenience and saving time.

Accommodation: Nigeria offers a range of accommodation options, including hotels, guesthouses, and serviced apartments. In cities like Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt, you'll find a variety of lodging options catering to different budgets and preferences. Book accommodations in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons and major events.

Language: English is the official language of Nigeria and is widely spoken, especially in urban areas and by the educated population. However, Nigeria is linguistically diverse, with over 500 indigenous languages spoken across the country. Learning a few basic phrases in local languages like Yoruba, Igbo, or Hausa can enhance your travel experience and facilitate communication with locals.

Cultural Etiquette: Nigeria is a culturally diverse country with rich traditions and customs. Respect local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites and participating in cultural events. Dress modestly, especially in rural areas and conservative communities. Avoid public displays of affection, as these may be considered inappropriate in some contexts.

Safety and Security: Nigeria has experienced security challenges, including incidents of crime, civil unrest, and terrorism in certain regions. Stay informed about the current situation by consulting travel advisories from your government and reputable sources. Avoid demonstrations, political rallies, and crowded areas, especially during periods of heightened tension. Be cautious when traveling at night and avoid displaying valuables in public.

Cuisine: Nigerian cuisine is diverse and flavorful, with influences from various ethnic groups and regions. Don't miss the opportunity to sample local dishes such as jollof rice, suya (grilled meat skewers), pounded yam with egusi soup, and moi moi (steamed bean pudding). Explore street food markets and local restaurants to experience authentic Nigerian flavors.

Explore Cultural Heritage: Nigeria is home to numerous cultural heritage sites, including historic landmarks, museums, and traditional festivals. Visit sites like the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, the Kano City Walls, and the Benin Bronzes to learn about Nigeria's rich history and cultural heritage. Participate in cultural festivals and events to immerse yourself in Nigerian traditions and celebrations.

By keeping these tips in mind and exercising caution, you can have a rewarding and enriching experience exploring the beauty, culture, and diversity of Nigeria.

Travel Advisories

The U.S. Department of State has four Travel Advisory Levels: Level 1 - Exercise normal precautions; Level 2 - Exercise increased caution; Level 3 - Reconsider travel; Level 4 - Do not travel

Level 3 - Reconsider travel to Nigeria.

Reconsider travel to Nigeria due to crimeterrorismcivil unrestkidnapping, and armed gangs. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Do Not Travel to:

  • Borno, Yobe, Kogi, and northern Adamawa states due to terrorism and kidnapping
  • Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, and Zamfara states due to kidnapping
  • Abia, Anambra, Bayelsa, Delta, Enugu, Imo, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) due to crimekidnapping, and armed gangs.

Country Summary: Violent crime – such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping, hostage taking, roadside banditry, and rape – is common throughout the country. Kidnappings for ransom occur frequently, often targeting dual national citizens who have returned to Nigeria for a visit, as well as U.S. citizens with perceived wealth. Kidnapping gangs have also stopped victims on interstate roads.

Terrorists continue plotting and carrying out attacks in Nigeria. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting shopping centers, malls, markets, hotels, places of worship, restaurants, bars, schools, government installations, transportation hubs, and other places where crowds gather. Terrorists are known to work with local gangs to expand their reach.

There is civil unrest and armed gangs in parts of Southern Nigeria, especially in the Niger Delta and Southeast regions. Armed criminality and gangs, including kidnapping and assaults on Nigerian security services is also pervasive in this region. Violence can flare up between communities of farmers and herders in rural areas.

It's advisable to consult your country's official travel advisory website, for the most up-to-date information and specific travel advisories related to this country. Additionally, register your travel plans with your embassy or consulate for assistance in case of emergencies.

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