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Nigeria Overview

Nigeria is blessed with great natural beauty ranging from scenic coastal areas, impenetrable tropical jungles, rolling green highlands to extremely arid areas. It is therefore no wonder that the country is home to protected forests that are famous around the world for the diversity of their flora and fauna. The country is a gourmet's delights with numerous local foods on offer that are cheap yet sumptuous, while there is also ample opportunity for engaging in retail therapy at its many cities. Other lures for adventurous people booking tickets on Nigeria bound flights include trekking, hiking and walks in the forest.

Top Destinations in Nigeria

Nigeria is blessed with abundant wildlife with its famous Yankari and Kainji National Parks ranked as the top lures for foreign tourists. Nature enthusiasts can also look forward to visiting Calabar for its high concentration of butterflies, and the Sacred Grove of Osun in Osogbo. Those looking for a hilly getaway should make their way to Enugu, to enjoy the coolest climates of the country. Other leading urban destinations of the country include Lagos, Kano, Benin, Abuja, Port Harcourt and many others. For those with a penchant for adventure, there are also numerous hiking and trekking trails distributed throughout East Africa.

Flight Tickets to Nigeria

Nigeria features many international airports across its key cities that ensure air connectivity with leading destinations across the world. Top choices for those booking flight tickets to Nigeria from the UK include Arik Air, the flag carrier of Nigeria and British Airways, UK's national carrier that have extensive operations on the route. Other leading options for those seeking flights to Nigeria from UK airports such as London Heathrow include Royal Air Maroc, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, Emirates, Ethiopia Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Brussels Airlines. The flights operated by these airlines may feature one or more stops at their respective hub airports.

Nigeria Quick Travel Facts

Geography: Located in Western Africa it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and shares land borders with Chad, Benin, Cameroon and Niger.

Capital: Abuja

Key Holiday Destinations: Lagos, Uyo, Kano, Calabar, Osogbo, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Kainji National Park and Yankari National Park.

Popular Airports: International Airports at Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt.

Popular Airlines: Arik Air is the national airline with hub at Lagos International Airport.

Language: English is the Official Language of the country. Many other languages are also spoken.

Time Zone: UTC+1

Popular Holidays: Beach, Sightseeing, Wilderness Adventures Culture and History, Shopping.

British High Commission: British High Commission Abuja,
19 Torrens Close,
Mississippi,
Maitama, Abuja.
Nigeria

Best Time to Visit Nigeria

Nigeria features several climatic zones each of which are affected by different weather patterns. The weather in southern Nigeria is that of equatorial monsoon with two separate monsoon seasons. For those visiting this part of Nigeria, the dry months of August and, October to March period are the best time to book flight tickets. The savannahs of Nigeria feature a dry season and a wet season. The best time for a safari adventure in this part of Nigeria is the middle to end of the dry season in and around March. Those visiting the highlands can book air tickets round the year.

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