Nigeria The most populated country in Africa, Nigeria is located on the Gulf of Guinea, and is bordered by Niger, Cameroon, Chad, and Benin. It has one of the largest populations in the world, and is the biggest producer of oil in the region. As such, it is central to Africa’s economy and thus a major player in the industry.
With a $500 billon GDP, economists predict that Nigeria will be one of the wealthiest countries on the planet by 2050. For tourists, there are plenty of things to do in Nigeria. From sunny beaches to wildlife tours, get ready for the trip you will never forget!
Flights to Nigeria
Located in Ikeja, Lagos State, Murtala Muhammed International is the country’s largest airport. Equipped with two terminals, one dedicated to passenger travel and the other cargo, it offers nonstop, direct flights to many worldwide destinations 24 hours a day.
A number of improvements and upgrades have been made to the airport over the years, including restoration efforts designed to enhance the facility and streamline the arrival and departure halls for increased efficiency. Plans for expansion are crucial given the growth Murtala Muhammed has experienced from year to year.
Though chaotic and constantly bustling with people, the airport is highly functional and its staff very helpful. To provide an idea of its sheer growth, the annual passenger traffic at the airport has tripled in the last five years, an unprecedented rate unmatched by any other. Direct flights to Nigeria from the United States are available with Delta, United, and Arik Air. British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, KLM, JetBlue, and Saudia offer flights for international visitors.
What to Do in Nigeria
Explore the country’s history by scheduling a daytrip to the Gidan Makama Museum in Kano. The museum is actually located on the site of the first emir’s palace, and it contains many exhibits dedicated to Nigeria’s past. Wildlife lovers will want to check out Calabar’s Cercopan, an organization that preserves rainforest monkeys.
An Afi Mountain Drill tour should also be in order for your vacation; here you can venture through a rainforest canopy walk. Yankari National Park is also necessary for getting up close and personal with herds of wild elephants and flocks of beautiful birds. Lagos, Tarkwa Bay, and Calabar Beach are the places to be for swimming and lounging. Enjoy the country’s beautiful coastline!
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