Nigeria, located next to the Gulf of Guinea, is the perfect place for a safari that will fill you with memories and sights that will last a lifetime. There are natural landmarks and local villages worth visiting as well as expansive wildlife reserves that protect primates and other amazing animals you want to see. If you’ve been wanting to get an epic African safari checked off your bucket list, then Nigeria is the place to go!
Flying is the best way to reach Nigeria. Expect your travel both ways to take at least 24 hours because of customs, long layovers, and connecting international flights. For the most comfortable travel, keep travel essentials like toiletries with you in a carry-on bag, join a travel club for extended layovers, and upgrade to first class for long flights.
English is the national language of Nigeria, which makes it easier to communicate with locals for goods and services. However, your tour guides will know the culture and how to get around Nigeria safely and efficiently. For the best experience possible, hire the expertise of local guides. Here are just a few of the places you can expect on your itinerary.
Gashaka-gumti National Park- 2,742 square miles of pure safari bliss await you. Amid the diverse landscapes of grasslands, highland plateaus, rivers, mountains, woodland savannahs and rainforests, you’ll find an abundance of animals to immortalize with your camera. Spy on leopards, golden cats, lions, chimpanzees, Adamawa mountain reedbucks, antelopes, baboons, hippos, waterbucks, and many other incredible species that will leave you amazed. Also, this park is a popular bird reserve-- a must-see for anyone who’s a fan of birding. Tours here can also involve extended stays to maximize your chances of seeing all the 500 gorgeous avian species on the property.
Zuma Rock- When you exchange your money for the Nigerian Naira, take a look at the 100-Naira bill. If you get an older version of the currency, you’ll see a monolith on its back called Zuma Rock, which is located near the country’s capital, Abuja. This elevated piece of land stands 2,378 meters tall and is just one of the natural beauties you’ll see in Nigeria.
The Azumini River- Every adventure needs a peaceful break. The boat cruises on the Azumini river can give you a lazy day where you lounge, eat, drink, and recover for a day. This boat tour can end at a hotel where you can wine and dine then retire for the night in comfort.
Chappal Waddi- If you’re athletically inclined, you can schedule a trip to Chappal Waddi, the tallest peak in Nigeria which is 8,000 feet tall. Be ready for a serious adventure with incredible views!
Travel Accommodations- Whether you're in a tented camp in a park or in a 4-star hotel in the city, your safari tour company can connect you with the best places to rest during your excursions to enhance your vacation’s value.
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