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Almost one in every five people in Africa is Nigerian, which gives you a giant clue about this West African nation’s urban areas: they are intensely crowded, hot, and outrageously interesting. Step off the plane and into Lagos and your cramped plane seat suddenly doesn’t feel so restrictive. Lagos pulsates with action at every turn, though you can check in at fantastic hotels in Lagos, where gardens and swimming pools cool down the intense heat of the city.
Outside of the cities, the landscape of Nigeria is green and hilly, with a maze of river systems and swathes of thick forest. It is also scattered with incredible natural landmarks, such as the Zuma Rock.
Unfortunately, some of Nigeria is out of bounds for tourism due to terrorism threats. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all travel to the northeast states of Nigeria and extends this warning to the city of Kano. The government also advises against all but essential travel to some parts of the south, including Port Harcourt, a city on the Niger Delta. (This information was correct at the beginning of 2015, but visitors should check for the latest FCO advice before booking a trip.)
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Spread across islands and the mainland, Lagos offers a diverse mix of places to stay. There are upmarket districts, such as Ikoyi, which feature luxury hotels as well as great restaurants and other amenities. The Lagos Island/Central Business District accommodation scene, meanwhile, is mainly made up of business hotels. Shopping and beaches are the main draws for visitors that opt for hotels on Victoria Island and on the Lekki Peninsula. If you prefer to stick with a certain hotel operator, it’s also worth knowing that brands such as Sheraton, Radisson Blu, Crowne Plaza, Best Western, and Ibis operate in Lagos.
The capital city of Abuja is a breath of fresh air after Lagos. While still a large city, Abuja’s open spaces and wide avenues give the capital the refined feel it no doubt wanted. Chain brands also operate in Abuja (notably Sheraton and Hilton) with plenty of other large and stately hotels that offer great facilities for business guests as well as excellent amenities and pleasant rooms for leisure travellers.
Hot and humid year round, these cities experience high levels of rainfall between June and September. Make sure your accommodation in Nigeria has air conditioning so that you can enjoy a more comfortable stay.
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The vast states that make up Nigeria combine to deliver a wealth of fascinating attractions in the “giant of Africa”...
Top five attractions
National Museum in Lagos
Nigeria’s greatest treasures and ancient relics lie inside this mini metropolis of a museum, which contains everything from the marvellous to the macabre.
Lekki Conservation Centre
Established more than 20 years ago, this 80-hectare site near Lagos is one of the country’s most important conservation assets. It is dedicated to protecting native species and habitats.
The delightful coast of Lagos is best viewed on its outskirts, so head for the stunning Lekki Peninsula where prime strips of sand, such as Bar Beach and Lekki Beach, lure sun seekers.
The rocks of Abuja
The enormous granite monoliths that are Aso Rock and Zuma Rock break up the horizon of Abuja. The area is a great place to take guided walks.
This is an imposing, 650ft-wide waterfall that tumbles over a 100ft cliff close to Abuja.
Ancient festivals and modern events combine to give visitors plenty to enjoy in Nigeria all year round...
Children’s Day; May: This is a public holiday throughout Nigeria with events and activities dedicated to children and family.
Independence Day; October: This day is an annual celebration that spreads a party atmosphere through every town and city across the country.
International Motor Fair; October-November: Nigerians are genuine car and truck fanatics, and Abuja is home to one of Africa’s biggest motor shows.