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Cheap Flights to Nigeria

Undiscovered Africa

Admittedly not on the top of the list of holiday destinations, now is a great time to book a cheap flight to Nigeria and discover the beauties of West Africa and this much maligned country.

Getting around

Getting around Nigeria can sometimes be difficult but if you like a challenge then this is the place to go! There are many exuberant cities like Lagos and Calabar where tradition and modernity thrive. Nigeria is as warm and welcoming as anywhere in Africa.

Nigeria is a subtropical area, rich in oil, with 500 miles of unspoiled coastline where you can swim, surf and sunbathe. Explore waterfalls, tropical lagoons, rainforests and fascinating historical sights, all across the country. Visit vibrant city markets and sample delicious local cuisine from Okra soup to fried plantain.

Challenging and energetic, Nigeria is a taste of the real Africa and deserves to be discovered.

What is there to do?

Lowland areas merge into hills that sweep up into mountains, towering above the country’s cities and vast landscapes. Nigeria boasts some beautiful forest trails like those found in Lekki Forest Reserve, where tropical vegetation and wooded canopy walks offer an escape from city life. Those who prefer sun and sand to treetop views can head to the beaches of Lagos. Bar beach, Badagary beach and Tarkwa Bay are the most scenic. 

Take a trip to Enugu if you fancy more opportunities for hiking, this time interspersed with traditional events like local Atiliogwu dancers. To learn more of Nigeria’s history Calabar and Tinapa are destinations where poignant slave monuments tell the story of this country’s turbulent past. 

Just a few hours’ north lies Obudu, a small town close to the Cameroon border where you can live it up in beautiful luxurious mountain resorts that boast swimming pools, fine dining, gorgeous vistas out across the region and also one of the longest cable cars in the world! If you’re not afraid of heights this is the trip for you.

Shopping in Nigeria is an art form where locals jostle for goods in the colourful, lively markets and where haggling is a must. As a general rule of thumb, the real price is around half the price of the one you’re first given. Nigeria does have a large choice of supermarkets though, if you don’t feel your bargaining skills are up to the challenge.

A taste of Nigeria...

Adventurous foodies can go crazy in Nigeria trying local specialities of goats head stew, pepper soup and rice and plantain cooked in all manner of ways. For those less willing, Lagos is home to many international restaurants, hotels and bars serving up everything from mixed grills to Mexican, Italian, Indian, Brazilian and more. 

Guinness is brewed in-country and there is no shortage of beer so nights out in Nigeria can be pretty lively affairs. The Sabongari area of Lagos is home to the city’s most popular bars and restaurants and where locals and expats converge on a nightly basis. Get great deals on hotels in Lagos by checking our hotel section.

Do your research

Nigeria is an intoxicating, vibrant and exciting African country with wonderful sights but also some troubled areas so it is always best to research places you plan to visit beforehand. Taking the necessary travel precautions will ensure a much more relaxing and safer getaway. 

(Due to some in-country instability it is prudent to check the Foreign Office website prior to travelling to Nigeria)

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