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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.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Must-see Historical Buildings When You Travel Around Nigeria

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.

Mary Slessor House, Calabar

Built in the late 19th century, the Mary Slessor House once housed the iconic Scottish missionary Mary Slessor who was best known for stopping the killing of twins in Calabar. Rather than reside among her colleagues in the missionary quarters, she decided to stay among the Calabar people. The result of that decision is the Mary Slessor House in Ekenge, Calabar, which stands till today as a testament to her selfless service and courage.

First Presbyterian Church, Calabar

Calabar is an important tourist hub because of its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean attracted attention from foreigners especially European missionaries and colonialists. The First Presbyterian Church in Nigeria was founded by Rev. Hope Masterton Waddell as early as 1846 and has endured as a lasting legacy of missionary work in Nigeria. It is also a wonderful place to visit.

Oba of Benin Palace, Edo

This ancient building was first constructed around the 13th century by Oba Ewedo of Benin and later rebuilt by his successor, Oba Eweka II in the 20th. This building is a symbol of the enduring legacies of one of the most powerful traditional kingdoms in Nigeria and indeed West Africa.

First Storey Building in Nigeria, Badagry

Widely reputed to be the first-storey building erected by foreigners in Nigeria, this building was once used as a primary school by the Methodist Church. Its foundations were laid by the famous missionary Henry Townsend in 1842 and completed in 1845 by Rev. Bernard Freeman and other notable missionaries. This historic building would later house the first African C.M.S (Church Missionary Society) bishop, Samuel Ajayi Crowther who translated the Bible from English to Yoruba.

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                         UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nigeria
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Sunday, 4 February 2018


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).

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Top 8 Best Beaches In Nigeria

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.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

10 Ways To Meet Your 2018 Travel Goals

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.

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Meet Mrs Nike Davies Okundaye

Hello Everyone,

It's my last blog post for the year 2017 :)

And I want to use the opportunity to appreciate a very Iconic woman.

Meet Mrs Nike Okundaye; 64-year-old Nigerian Batik & Textile designer who has no formal education but lectures at Harvard university.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

5 Notable Facts About Yoruba People

Hi friends,
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.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

How To Stay Healthy On Your Christmas Trip

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.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Some Facts About Nigeria You Never Knew

Hello Readers, Nigeria as you all know is a blessed country but how much do you know about it? 

Sunday, 29 October 2017

12 Beautiful Resorts in Nigeria Where You Can Enjoy Your Honeymoon

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

1. La Campagne Tropicana

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

10 Most Beautiful Cities In Nigeria

Nigeria is a large country and the most populous in Africa. It is also one of the most beautiful countries in Africa. Here are the 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL NIGERIAN CITIES.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

A Deliberate Friendly Fire... (Part 2)

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!

A Deliberate Friendly Fire... (Part 1)

A Deliberate Friendly Fire 1...
Let Us Learn: People are often fearful of large pythons and may kill them on sight. The African rock python may also be threatened by hunting for food and leather in some areas. Little information is available on levels of international trade in this species. Some of the African rock python’s habitats are also known to be under threat. For example, mangrove and rainforest (same habitats we claim are under threat in Nigeria) habitats and their snake communities are under serious threat in southeastern Nigeria from habitat destruction and exploration for the oil industry.
Culled from wikipedia

Sunday, 6 August 2017

30 Interesting Facts About Some Nigerian Minority Ethnic Groups

Nigeria is a multi-ethnic nation with diverse ethnicities. Many foreigners, and even Nigerians belonging to majority ethnic groups, have little to no knowledge of the various minority ethnic groups that proliferate the nation. What comes to mind when they think of Nigeria is that there are only the Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa ethnicities. This view is sustained because the Nigerian constitution recognises only those three ethnic groups as the major ethnic groups in Nigeria. Every other ethnic group is treated as a minority ethnic group.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Top 10 Vacation Destinations And Attractions In Nigeria

In the spirit of #buynaijatogrownaira and need to diversify our economy, you may find the following destinations attractive and cool for your holidays...

1. Tinapa Business Resort
Situated by the Calabar River, Tinapa is a business and leisure resort conceptualized to be an integrated business resort. It is a four phased development promoted by the Government of Cross River State, under a Private Public Partnership (PPP), and very close to Calabar Free Trade Zone.

It is the realization of an exciting dream – the first integrated business and leisure in resort in Nigeria. Tinapa Free Zone has world-class facilities that enable visitors to engage in retail and wholesale activities as well as leisure and entertainment.

Tinapa has space for retail and wholesale, several line shops, warehouses etc. It also has an open exhibition area for trade exhibitions and other events, a movie production studio commonly called “Studio Tinapa” or “Nollywood”, an entertainment strip that include a casino, an Eight-Screen Cinema, a children’s arcade, restaurants and a mini amphitheater, a night club and pubs.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Common Birds In Nigeria

Hello everyone,

Barka de Sallah to all Muslims.

Today we shall be looking at common birds in Nigeria.

1) Laughing dove (Spicopelia senegalensis): The laughing dove is a small pigeon that is a resident breeder in Sub-Saharan Africa , the Middle East east to the Indian Subcontinent . This small long-tailed dove is found in dry scrub and semi-desert habitats where pairs can often be seen feeding on the ground. A rufous and black chequered necklace gives it a distinctive pattern and is also easily distinguished from other doves by its call. Other names include palm dove and Senegal dove while in India the name of the little brown dove is often used.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Things You Did Not Know You Could Do In Lagos

Hello Everyone,

Tired of doing the same old things in Lagos? Naija Nomads has put together a couple of things to make our Lagos more exciting. Some you may have heard of, others you probably aren't aware can be done in Lagos. Please feel
Free to suggest and give us more options of things you think we might have missed. We will update the list from time to time! Enjoy! For more travel inspirations visit the blog naijanomads.com

1. SECRET CINEMA : This is an outdoor cinema company organizes MovieNics (Movies + Picnics) in various locations around Lagos for N1,000. All you need do is bring a bottle, food and a blanket! This is definitely a fun alternative to going to a regular cinema

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Top 10 Hangout And Fun Spots In Ibadan And Its Environs

Ibadan is the state capital of Oyo State, Nigeria. With a population of over 4 million, it is the most populous city in the state, and the third most populous city in Nigeria, after Lagos and Kano. Here are the top 10 hangouts in Ibadan;

1.Agodi gardens - Occupying over 13 acres of land, its a popular destination for recreational and eventful activities also serves forestry purpose. The recent upgrade of this garden adds more taste to visiting as it offers diversity of recreational pleasure, it has a botanical garden with explicitly attractive flowers, trees and shrubs, a mini zoo and a swimming pool. Also features a lake where one can go boat cruising, agodi gardens is a nice place to have good time.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

25 Interesting Facts About Nigeria And Nigerians

Nigeria, a country blessed with approximately 160 million people stands as the giant of Africa and the seventh most populous nation in the world. Nigeria continues to attract people from neighbouring countries and foreign investors alike, as it is one of the liveliest places in Africa and home to Lagos one of the most prominent citadel city of industry and commerce in sub-Saharan Africa. Its journey as an independent nation may have started in the 60’s but its history and culture dates far back to the precolonial era.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

The 8 Most Popular Indigenous Nigerian Wedding Attires And Bridal Looks

Whoever said Nigeria is the happiest country in the world was not far from the truth. In Nigeria, there is absolutely a reason to be merry. One of such is Marriage. Wedding in Nigeria is one of the most ceremonious occasions everybody looks forward to. Unlike what we have in the west where marriages are not a big deal and can happen at any time, anywhere or with anybody, for Nigerians, it takes a whole lot to plan and prepare for either one’s traditional marriage or what we call “the white wedding”. In all, the wedding dress is most paramount issue of all the preparations. I guess it will be right to say that in Nigeria, there is no wedding without a ‘proper ghen ghen’ wedding dress. To prove this point is the fact that wedding dresses are what most Nigerian ladies look out for in any wedding. Well, like earlier said, Nigerian weddings comes in two major ways – the traditional wedding and the white wedding and for each, different wedding dresses are worn. Here are some of the indigenous wedding dresses worn in Nigerian Weddings.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Tourist Attractions In Ibadan

A city in the south-western part of Nigeria, Ibadan is the capital city of Oyo State and the third largest metropolitan area, by population, in Nigeria, after Lagos and Kano. Better known in Yoruba as Ẹ̀bá-Ọ̀dàn, meaning ‘the city at the edge of the savannah’, it is also the largest and most populous city in the country and the third in Africa after Cairo and Johannesburg.