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Tour Guide Nigeria is a means of showcasing to the world Nigeria's beauty. It showcases the rich cultural heritage of the country, the delicious cuisines, the beautiful people, interesting places, the wild life and the tours and hospitality organizations. It also talks about the problems facing hospitality and tourism development in Nigeria and tries to proffer solutions to the ones it can.
HELLO EVERYONE, I AM STARTING UP MY DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY AND I WOULD LIKE TO FORMALLY INTRODUCE IT TO YOU ALL AND REQUEST FOR YOUR PATRONAGE.
Grateful Life Leisures and Holidays is one of the leading destination management companies in Nigeria that specializes in providing the best travel, tours and experience packages for organizations and individuals.
Nigeria is an interesting country to be and to visit. There is so much to be proud of with respect to arts and culture. Drumming especially is a vital part of the cultural heritage of the Yoruba people of Southwestern Nigeria. Drums are used in special occasions, festivals, carnivals, ceremonies. They even add special effects and style to some bits of our culture. Drums are differentiated by the sound they make, how they are made, history, and appearance. For Yoruba people, ceremonies dictate the kind of drums to use. Here is a look at some of these important drums.
1. Gangan/ Dundun (Talking Drum): Gangan is also known as 'Talking drums' . It holds a special place in the tradition of the Yoruba people, and its use in Yoruba folklore cannot be overemphasized. Its origin can be traced to the Old Oyo Empire in South-West, Nigeria. It was introduced as a means of communication during inauguration of the Alaafin of Oyo. Talking Drums are used to imitate different tone and chant patterns of the Yoruba language. Its hourglass shape makes it possible for it to be held under the arm. It is made of adjustable cords. This cords can determine the pitch of the drum. If the cords and strings are pulled hard, the sound or tone from the drum would increase and if the chords are softly squeezed, the sound will be low. They are frequently used in modern churches, festivals, wedding ceremonies and carnivals.
The Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge. It is the first of its kind cable-stayed pylon bridge in Nigeria. A cable-stayed bridge is a bridge in which the weight of the deck is supported by a number of cables running directly to one or more towers.
Nigeria, the giant of Africa is not only blessed with the best rainforest, flora, it also has exciting wildlife sanctuaries and preservation centres that are located in different parts of the country. So, if you are a wildlife lover, you do not need to visit South Africa, Kenya or Tanzania to see the wild. There are lovely and beautiful wildlife destinations in Nigeria.
Nigeria is a country rich in culture, beautiful landscapes and adventurous destinations begging to be discovered. One only needs to open their eyes to see the beauty within. There are so many places to explore and this list is not exhaustive; it just contains a few exciting ones we believe you will enjoy exploring this year.
Many people rarely consider adding visits to historical buildings to their itinerary when they travel. Such visits can help them expand their knowledge and can also be a great way to reinforce lessons. Some of these historical buildings have hands-on exhibits and tours which add to the visitors’ experience. This said, Nigeria has no shortage of these historic buildings, sites and landmark. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency highlights some of the historical buildings to visit.
Most of you know I am a nature lover. So I went for my first birdwatching expedition yesterday and meeehhhnnnn... It was AWESOME!!! It was put together by the Lekki Bird Club (LBC), a group of nice and cool people (*wink). I have been so excited and in a very good mood since then, the experience left a very nice taste in my mouth and body. You can try your luck now sef by sending that your pending request, ask to credit my account now and I will allow you, just like that (all because I am in a great mood LOL).
Nigeria is blessed with beautiful beaches with golden sand and beautiful seashores that are good for picnic, sunbathing and other activities. The best time to visit any of these beaches is during the dry season.
So sit back and relax as I unveil the top 8 best beaches we have in Nigeria. So if you’re looking for a scenic environment, a nice place for beach party or beach wedding, cool spot for picnic, sunbathing, swimming etc. search no more as I will be unveiling the top 8 beaches to have all your beach need met. One of the major challenges facing these beaches is lack of infrastructures.
It’s the beginning of a new year. And while we may be making resolutions on new habits we want to acquire and others we want to drop, some of our dreams such as travelling are still very much achievable. To bring your fantasy of wanderlust to reality, what exactly do you have to do you may ask? To give you an idea on how you could get this done, I have put together some ideas that I am certain could work if put to practice. Don’t just read this, start parking and start exploring right away.
The Yoruba People of Western Nigeria are a Nationality of approximately
35 Million people occupying the South-Western parts of Nigeria.While
their primaray concentration is in Nigeria, they are also found in other
West African countries and throughout the entire world as well.But what
are some of the notable facts about the Yoruba People; Well, here is a
look at the Top five facts about them.
Hi friends, when you’re on vacation, you really just want to relax and throw all
your dietary problems to the wind. For some of us, the last thing we
want to be bothered with is watching what we eat but there are those of
us who still remember to count the calories as they count the stars and
this post is for them.
12 Beautiful Resorts in Nigeria Where You Can Enjoy Your Honeymoon - Wondering where to spend your honeymoon or a simple couples’ getaway? Sometimes, it's easy to think only about places like Paris, Dubai and Miami. There are a few countries that Nigerians can travel to visa free, but in case you don’t have a huge budget, don’t fret you can still have a great and romantic time at the many beautiful cheap hotels in Nigeria. We’ve got beach resorts, nature parks with beautiful accommodations. We have everything you can find abroad and more.There are actually too many to choose from, so we’ve created of the best of the best resorts in Nigeria.
See the 12 Beautiful Resorts in Nigeria Where You Can Enjoy Your Honeymoon
A Deliberate Friendly Fire... Part 2Last Article, I wrote about a commissioner for/of environment (in Delta state) involved in a show of ignorance. He killed an obviously harmless python that had just fed during a said environment or project inspection. Funny right? Commissioner for Environment, Kills Python, while inspecting a project? So Heroic!