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Planning a holiday in Nigeria? This West African country is a perfect choice. Search for flights to Lagos, Abuja, Kano or Port Harcourt, the main gateways for flights to Nigeria from UK and Europe. British Airways flies to Lagos and Abuja while Virgin Atlantic only flies to Lagos.
Nigeria's climate varies quite a bit depending on which region you visit. It's tropical in the centre while the north is quite arid. There is no bad time of the year to plan a trip to Nigeria but if you want the cheapest flights to Nigeria, best to book them at least 6 months in advance.
Direct flights to Nigeria take 6 hours 30 minutes from London.
Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa and is also the continent's third largest economy. There are 250 tribes, each with its own story to tell; 500 miles of coastline and incredible national parks.
Yankari National Park: This is the largest wildlife park in Nigeria and the ideal place to go on a safari in the West African savanna. Over 50 species call this park home including the African Bush Elephant, Olive Baboon, African buffalo and the hippopotamus. Best to visit if you have a Nigeria car hire so you can get around easier.
Abuja: The capital of Nigeria, Abuja was built from scratch in some of the country's most beautiful terrain as is one of the best examples of a purpose-built city in the world. It's a fine mix of modern Nigerian architecture and is an incredibly beautiful city.
Osogbo: For history and heritage, head to Osogbo. Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove is a very special forest on the banks of the Osun River just outside of the city limits. It is one of the few remaining sacred forests still adjoining a Yoruba city. This area is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Find more information on Nigeria Tourism.
Almost all hotels in Nigeria require you to pay before getting a room key, even at well-known hotel chains like the Hilton and Sheraton. There is a wide variety of hotels in most all of Nigeria's main cities. We warned however that 4* and 5* hotels in Nigeria are not up to the same standards travellers are accustomed to in Europe and North America.