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If you plan to rent a car in Nigeria, use TravelSupermarket to compare prices and find a cheap deal...
There’s much to see and do in this “Giant of Africa”, so called for its buoyant economy and huge population (175million people call Nigeria home). There are also travel warnings in place. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all travel to much of the north-east of the country and recommends all but essential travel be suspended to other regions in Nigeria’s north-west and south. If you’re thinking of visiting Nigeria, you should take heed of the warnings currently in place.
It’s a shame that the country’s reputation has been tarnished in recent years, as cities such as Lagos and Calabar are vibrant and welcoming.
If you do travel, you can arrange Nigeria car rental. As it's one of the biggest countries in West Africa, having a car in Nigeria makes travelling around much easier.
Nigeria's major airports include Abuja (ABV), Kano (KAN), and Lagos (LOS). A car is useful for venturing around on Nigeria's rather chaotic roads, seeing the stunning West African countryside and visiting some of the fascinating villages for a glimpse of the daily lives of the locals. Or you could head to one of the country's highly populated centres, such as Lagos, Akure or Ibadan.
Book car hire in advance and collect your vehicle at one of the airport locations or arrange to pick up your car at a downtown destination in one of Nigeria’s main towns or cities.
To find the best price on car hire in Nigeria, use Travel Supermarket's search tool.
When you book car hire, Nigeria reveals its highlights. Read on to find out what you could see and do during your trip...
Nigeria is a country where history is never far away and you'll find much evidence of its colonial past as you explore. Nowadays, this independent country is a major exporter of oil.
The Cross River National Park is a place to see the native flora and fauna, such as huge trees. You can explore by car or hire a jeep in the park.
Alternatively, use your hired car to head to the beaches on the country's south coast for sun and a chance to swim in the sea.
Other places in Nigeria for which car hire is useful include Jos. This city is situated in central Nigeria and is known for its rocky and sandy surroundings and mining background.
History fans will enjoy exploring the Emir's Palace, which played a big part in the culture of the city of Kano. Other cities with a turbulent past include Oyo, once part of the Oyo Empire. Another important part of Nigeria's history was the Yoruba Empire. The sea port of Calabar was once at the centre of the slave trade.
Scenic attractions in Nigeria include the towering peaks of Munungu and Hirai, as well as the Olumirin Falls, a waterfall made up of seven separate cascades. For more glimpses of nature you could visit the savannah grasslands to spot creatures such as leopards.