As the most populace country in Africa and one of the continent’s fastest growing economies, Nigeria offers a rapidly evolving urban landscape and a diverse natural environment, both ripe for exploring. Tourism to Nigeria revolves around cultural events and the country’s rich wildlife resources.
Fly into either Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the capital of Abuja or Murtala Muhammed International Airport outside of Lagos, and your pre-booked Nigeria airport transfer will be waiting your arrival, ready to zip you off on your fantastic holiday. As you enter the capital city the mighty Zuma Rock greets you, the massive monolithic rock is sometimes referred to as the “Gateway to Abuja.” Abuja is a modern African city and as the capital serves as the seat of the Nigerian government. Therefore, Abuja relies more on travellers who visit for conferences and business rather than for sightseeing. That said the city has a handful of delightful natural distractions. There is the Aso Rock formation on the outskirts, the Abuja Millennium Park whose expansion includes a Millennium Tower, Cultural Centre and Museum that would boast an expansive collection of African Art, and Pedam Lake behind the Presidential Villa.
Straddling the Atlantic Ocean is the mega-metropolis of Lagos, the modern face of Africa. The city surges with life and a hint of chaos as millions of people move hurriedly through this metallic jungle. Lagos is flush with a burgeoning technology sector, deluxe high-rise flats, posh restaurants and bars and an exploding music and arts scene. During your stay in Lagos be sure to spend time wandering the corridors of the city’s best museums and galleries such as the National Museum, the Kalakuta Republic Museum that is dedicated to the legendary musician Fela Kuti, and the Nike Art Gallery which features Nigeria’s most prominent contemporary artists.
Beyond the buzz of the cities Nigeria has three premier national parks where visitors can come face to face with some of Africa’s most beloved wildlife.
The Old Oyo National Park houses not only amazing animal life such as the Nile crocodile, buffalo and baboons, but also an impressive archaeological site. The Yankari National Park has the greatest diversity of wildlife in the country, including the largest elephant population in Western Africa. The Cross River National Park is identified as a biodiversity hot spot and has one of the oldest rainforests in Africa, which provides a sanctuary for sixteen primate species.
At the heart of Nigeria is it’s unwaveringly optimistic and friendly people who will be more than happy to share their incredible country with you. Allow hoppa to help you make the most of your Nigerian holiday and pre-book our trusted and reliable service for all of your Nigeria airport transfers.