Nigeria, the giant of Africa, is endowed with long stretches of glamorous beaches, lush green mountains, well preserved tradition and alluring tourist attractions. From the ancient cities of the north, to the Yoruba kingdoms, the spiritual shrines as well as the famous Niger Delta, you are bound to have the time of your life when you visit Nigeria.
Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Calabar are the major cities where you can visit museums and historical sites, encounter bustling entrepreneurs, savour the local dishes as well as visit the national parks. With over 250 ethnic groups, English is the lingua franca spoken in the country. The Nigerian Naira (NGN) is the currency of Nigeria.
The main flying destinations in Nigeria are Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kano, Jos, Asaba, Uyo and Benin City. Irrespective of whether you are seeking airfare to the ever bubbling Lagos - the commercial capital of Nigeria, or you would rather go someplace quiet within the country, you are guaranteed to find the ideal destination for your trip here on Jumia Travel.
There are ten international airports in Nigeria, and over twenty domestic airports and airstrips around Nigeria, including well maintained military airports in Makurdi, Port Harcourt and Kaduna.
Popular airlines flying to Nigeria are:
You can fly to Nigeria at any time of the year. It roughly has two seasons, the wet and the dry and the temperatures are mild to moderate with the extremes being in the far North where the heat can get as high as 38 degree Celsius. Festive seasons are a great time to visit and these are scattered all across the year ranging from Religious holidays to National holidays.
Notable events to book a flight to attend in Nigeria
This majorly depends on what you want to achieve when you visit Nigeria. Every season in the year has a lot to offer, as Nigeria is always full of exciting activities. Some notable events you might want to book a flight to Nigeria to attend include:
Flights to Nigeria can be quite expensive especially during festive seasons. Make sure you secure your flight tickets on our online flight booking portal 2 or 3 months in advance to avoid paying extra.
Book your flight to Nigeria with total confidence. You can get great deals on local or international flights to Nigeria on our online flights booking portal. Search and compare flight prices across the best travel agents and airlines to get the best flight deals. Book your flights to Nigeria with confidence; there’s no commission to pay as you book directly with your chosen flight provider.
Looking to book a flight to Nigeria to attend a last minute event or business meeting? There is no need to panic, we will find the perfect flight for you, though the best time to book last minute flights to Nigeria is during the dry season, between December and February.
A passport and visa are required for entry into Nigeria. You can get a Nigerian visa from any Nigerian Embassy near you.
Documents for Nigerian tourist visa:
Below are the documents required to obtain a Nigerian tourist visa.
Documents for Nigerian Business Visa:
Below are the documents required to obtain a Nigerian business visa.
The current Nigerian visa fee for American passport holders is $180. Although, the embassy charges additional processing fee of $30 per applicant in addition to the visa and passport fees paid online, while $85 is required for expedite application. These payments must be in the form of a money order, bank or company check payable to Embassy of Nigeria.
A yellow fever vaccine may be required for entrance to Nigeria. If you are going to Nigeria from a country where yellow fever is prevalent, you may be required to present an evidence of immunization. For example, if you are traveling from Liberia to Nigeria, proof of yellow fever immunization is often required.
You will need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent coming down with malaria while in Nigeria. Your doctor can help you decide which medicine is right for you, and also talk to you about other steps you can take to prevent malaria.
For most short time travelers, the usual recommended vaccination include typhoid, yellow fever, polio, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningitis, rabies, measles and influenza.