by Gift/February 23 03:23 PMLast updated on Who does not like a holiday, weekend getaway, a vacation or some kind of opportunity to relax and unwind? With the level of stress in our present-day Nigeria, no one would pass on an opportunity to travel out for a while. The good news is that there are some countries that Nigerians can visit for tourism without having to break their bank. The majority of these countries, however, are largely African based as it is cheaper to travel to fellow African countries because they do not require a visa. We all know that getting a visa is a huge expense on its own before you then think about the flight or bus ticket and then money for you to have fun in the country you are visiting. Do not feel sad though as these African countries are really beautiful and you would definitely get value for your money during your trip. Read on to explore these amazing countries that Nigerians can visit for tourism. Kenya If you are a lover of wildlife then Kenya is your go-to country. Kenya houses animals such as buffalos, crocodiles, giraffes, lions, elephants, baboons, hyenas, rhinoceros, various species of monkeys and lots more. Most of these animals cannot be found in Nigeria and they tend to sound like a myth. Why not go to Kenya on your next holiday and debunk the myth. Kenya is a country that Nigerians can visit for tourism without a visa as you get an entry pass on arrival. This pass is usually valid for 90 days during which you can explore the entire country. Comoros Comoros is one of the world?s least-visited countries. It is a volcanic island located off Africa?s east coast in the warm Indian Ocean waters. Despite it being one of the least visited countries due to its location, it is actually very safe and quite famous for its great scenic beauty. Comoros is another one of the countries that Nigerians can visit for tourism. The government of the country also issues a visa on arrival which is valid for 45 days. If you are one who seeks island adventures on a not too crowded island, then try visiting Comoros. Ghana Due to its closeness to Nigeria, the beauty of Ghana is usually highly underestimated. The country has a rich history and a very diverse culture. If you visit Ghana during any of its festivals, you would be awestruck by how colorful and exquisite it can be. Ghana also has lots of white beaches, parks, and wildlife conservation centers. It is among the cheapest countries Nigerians can visit for tourism because it is even easily accessible by road! Mauritius Mauritius is another wonderful country that Nigerians can tour for up to 14 days with a visa on arrival. It is an Indian Ocean Island nation and is famous for its rainforests, Black River Gorges National park, mountains, and natural beauties. The climate of Mauritius is generally pleasing all year round so regardless of when you visit, you are sure to have fun. The best part is that Mauritius is considered the best wedding and honeymoon destination. If you are looking for where to spice up your romance, what are you waiting for? Just ensure you travel between September to October to avoid the end of the year tourist rush. Seychelles Seychelles is called a paradise on earth. It is a very peaceful and beautiful country that some regard as a dream. The country is blessed with the world?s oldest ocean islands, deep blue oceans, exotic sea life and a world of surprises waiting to be discovered. Another of the countries Nigerians can visit for tourism, Seychelles must be on every Nigerian?s bucket list. They allow visitors from Nigeria to travel for 90 days with just a tourist registration. Cool right? Cape Verde Fans of marine life are set to be wowed on a trip to Cape Verde. Many of the marine species found in Cape Verde do not exist anywhere else in the world. Even if you are not so much into the marine world and you just want to relax, Cape Verde offers great options. You are set to find some of the most delicious cuisines, stunning black and white beaches, and great music. Many visitors particularly enjoy climbing the Pico, Cape Verde?s highest peak. You could try it out too. Remember, you do not need a visa to visit Cape Verde, so make the most of your stay. If you need an extensive list on how to get the most of your trip to Cape Verde, read the top things to do in Cape Verde. Haiti A Caribbean country on the island of Hispaniola, Haiti is another one of the low-cost countries Nigerians can visit for tourism. Nigerians are allowed unrestricted entry into the country to explore for as long as 90 days. Haiti makes most of its money from tourism because the country offers lots of breath-taking sceneries and is totally worth a visit. Why not make plans to visit Haiti for your next vacation and experience its beauty first hand. ?Maldives The citizens of Maldives are people who enjoy luxury. They believe in relaxation to the optimum, so if you are looking for a perfect place to strictly have fun and relax, pay the Maldives a visit. Some of what Nigerians can enjoy on a trip to the Maldives is deep water diving sessions to explore its amazing and vibrant coral reefs, neat and serene beaches, kayaking, sea bobbing, jet-skiing, Maldivian folk dance, champagne, and mouth-watering dishes. Nigerians travelling to the Maldives also get a visa on arrival which allows 30 days of pure bliss. Do all these sound too good to be true? Read Nigeria to the Maldives: a tourist?s experience. Cotonou A neighboring country to Nigeria located in Benin Republic, Cotonou is another great destination to tour. Despite its closeness to Nigeria, several Nigerians have not paid the country a visit and I can assure you that they are missing out on a lot of goodies. If you do not have all the money to travel far, why not start from Cotonou. Some of the best things to do in Cotonou are visit the floating village of Ganvie, explore the Dantokpa market, visit historical centers and of course, go to the beach. It is also possible that you discover a personal way to have fun during your trip to Cotonou. You get 90 days to stay in the country visa-free so just explore! Dubai Dubai is the first visa required country on our list! It is a very popular tourist destination for Nigerians. Dubai is located in the United Arab Emirates and is the country?s center for tourism. Travellers to UAE can explore the Dubai Mall, The Dubai Fountain, underwater aquarium, the 160-story skyscraper (Burj Khalifa) or even UAE?s capital city Abu-Dhabi. For more on Abu-Dhabi, read why Abu-Dhabi deserves more than a stopover. The good news is that a visa to Dubai is a visa to allow entry into any other city in UAE and there are several visa options to choose from. There is the 48-hour visa, 96-hour visa, 14 days visa, 30 days visa and 90 days visa. So depending on your purse, you can apply for any of these visas and still enjoy your tour of Dubai and UAE as a whole. Would you like to know how to get a Dubai visa? Check out Dubai visa requirements for Nigerians. It is quite obvious that travelling on vacation is not for the rich and fat-pocketed individuals only. You can also explore other countries and rest from your usual hustle and bustle. As they say, if you don?t learn to rest, you would be laid to rest. Go ahead make plans to visit one of the countries Nigerians can visit for tourism! Interested in other countries Nigerians can travel to without a visa? Check out the full list here.
by Gift/February 21 12:57 PMLast updated on Lagos, the centre of excellence is not just merely a slogan. The commercial city has the best of everything. There are easily available luxury hotels in Lagos which are great for parties, business activities, vacations and comfort. These hotels offer the best services ranging from room service to some of the best dishes in the continent, spa, gym etc. Their workers are professional and they have the latest facilities. The best part is that most of these hotels give regular discounts that a budget traveller can take advantage of. Some of the luxury hotels in Lagos are: 1. Golden Tulip Festac Golden Tulip hotel is now known as Festival Hotel Festac. It is located along Amuwo Odofin way, a 20-minute drive from the Lagos Lagoon. Festival Hotel Festac has about 470 fully furnished rooms suited to meet the needs of every guest. They also have a conference room, basketball court, spa, beauty salon, ATMs, night club, indoor and outdoor pool, etc. 2. Eko Hotel and Suites Eko Hotel is the most popular 5-star hotel in Lagos. Located right at the heart of Victoria Island, Eko Hotels and Suites is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is a mere 45-minute drive from the airport. You would find free wifi, fully equipped gym, free parking space, spa and an extensive list of local and oriental dishes. Guests can choose from the standard room, classic superior room, deluxe room, club suite, executive suite and a diplomatic suite. Maximum security is guaranteed regardless of your room type. 3. Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel Individuals looking for a luxurious experience can get that at Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel. It is one of the best options for Iconic and sophisticated persons. The hotel boasts of large and modern halls for your conferences and business meetings. They also offer amazing discounts to every guest that books a room or facility. Their priority is to totally satisfy every guest. 4. Four Points by Sheraton Four Points by Sheraton is another luxury hotel located in Victoria Island. It is suitable for both business and leisure travellers. Some of the facilities present in the hotel are a terrace, bar, pool, restaurants, rooms with ocean views, rooms specially designed for those with children. You would also find efficient shuttle service, wheelchair access, and smoking rooms. Guests can also easily get doctors if they need one. 5. Sheraton Hotel Sheraton Hotel at Ikeja offers high-quality service. It is located very close to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport and has the options for car hire and shuttle service. The hotel ensures that guests are treated with the utmost attention and care. They also have several facilities such as a tennis court, gym, pool and squash. Individuals who want to organize business meetings, parties, conferences and so on would find Sheraton hotel's meeting room and halls very appropriate. 6. Federal Palace Hotel Being one of the premier hotels in Lagos, Federal Palace
Hotel is extremely popular. One of its very attractive features is its casino.
The 150-room hotel is located at the heart of Victoria Island and conveniently
overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the biggest hotel in Nigeria. Federal
Palace hotel has everything a visitor would need be it children?s play park,
pool, jogging track, local and international dishes. You would find all these
and more at the Federal Palace Hotel. 7. Lilygate Hotel Lilygate Hotel is known for its modern interior designs, impeccable room service and large windows which allow proper ventilation for lovers of natural air. There are other facilities which visitors love such as fitness rooms, bars, free parking spaces, and large conference rooms. It is located at Lekki Phase 1, just a little distance from the Lekki Conservation Centre and Elegushi Beach. 8. Lagos Oriental Hotel It is impossible to stay at the Lagos Oriental Hotel and not
come back at another time. The hotel is a luxury 5-star hotel at Victoria
Island. It presents a breath-taking view of the Ocean from its adequately
furnished rooms. Regardless of your tastes, you can be sure to be impressed
with your stay at Lagos Oriental Hotel. 9. Southern Sun Hotel If you are looking for where you can get a hot tub and sauna
experience, look no further as Southern Sun hotel can provide you with that
experience. Southern Sun is a leading hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos. It has several
room choices such as the Standard Double room which gives a beautiful mountain
view, view of the city and a pool view. Other room choices available at the Southern
Sun Hotel are single rooms, executive double room, basic room, regular suite
and junior suite. 10. Pearlwort Hotel Pearlwort Hotel is located at Ikeja, the capital city of Lagos. It is situated close to the Ikeja city mall, New Afrika Shrine and the Kalakuta Republic Museum. Visitors get to enjoy free wifi and even free breakfast. Pearlwort Hotel?s room goes for as low as N26,588 per night. 11. Ibis Hotel http://www.accorhotels.com/7577 Ibis Hotel Ikeja satisfies both those searching for luxury
and those travelling on a budget. All rooms in the hotel are fully
air-conditioned and comfortable. It is merely 10 minutes away from the Murtala
Mohammed International Airport. They also provide up to 30% discounts to guests
who book 30 days in advance along with several other amazing discounts. Those
who use Ibis hotel for relaxation, leisure, business activities and the likes
always get value for their money. 12. Hotel Bon Voyage Another of the luxury hotels in Lagos, Hotel Bon Voyage is located in Victoria Island. It overlooks Kuramo beach and is a few kilometres from the Nigerian National Museum and Freedom Park. The hotel provides Wi-Fi, free parking, fully air-conditioned rooms, laundry centre and classical dining. They are also known to give their guests free breakfasts. 13. Lagos Continental Hotel Lagos Continental Hotel formerly known as Intercontinental hotel is on the list of most expensive hotels in Nigeria. The hotel ensures that it provides every guest value for their money. Every staff you would come across in the hotel are trained professionals who ensure that you are comfortable and well attended to. Lagos continental hotel has facilities such as spa and wellness centre, hot tub/Jacuzzi, massage chair, fitness classes etc. They also provide personal trainers to interested individuals. 14. The Avenue Suites The Avenue Suites is a luxury hotel in Lagos. It is located very close to the Palms Shopping Mall and Silverbird Galleria. The Avenue Suites is known as the first lifestyle hotel in Nigeria. This is because they are designed to meet the lifestyle of every guest regardless of how exquisite it might be. The hotel also specializes in treating each customer on a personal basis. 15. Blowfish Hotel The blowfish hotel is a sight to behold. With its different room offers such as King Room with balcony, presidential suite, double or twin room, standard double room supreme, you are sure to find your taste. The international airport is also a mere 45-minute journey from the hotel and they provide a shuttle to the airport for visitors. 16. Citiheight hotel Citiheight hotel is a luxury boutique hotel located at Ikeja Lagos. The hotel offers unique experiences to its guests with its stunning interiors and service. The banquet hall comfortably sits 200 people and there are also meeting rooms for business meetings. Individuals who want privacy can get a lounge when they book a room on the executive floor. 17. The Wheatbaker The Wheatbaker is a five-star hotel located in the heart of Ikoyi. Due to its location, it provides individuals with the opportunity to connect with people from different races of life. The Wheatbaker provides all the luxury guests would need to ensure they are well relaxed and entertained. 18. The George Located very close to Nike Art Gallery and Muri Okunola
Park, The George Lagos is a hotel that ensures every guest is satisfied. The
George Hotel provides guests with a place to store their luggage, safety
deposit box in each room and a separate smoking area. The Hotel also has an
on-site Da Vinci restaurant that tantalizes guest?s taste buds. 19. Westwood Hotel Ikoyi The Westwood Hotel is strategically positioned on the lagoon front at Ikoyi to give guests the best and most relaxing view. It comprises of 52 classic rooms which have a minibar, refrigerator, air-conditioner, work desk, a private balcony and cable services. 20. Pelican Hotel Pelican Hotel and resort is located at Lekki, a walkable
distance to the Lekki Conservative Centre. The hotel has a conference/ meeting
room that is fully equipped to cater for up to 7,000 people. They also provide
free parking spaces, comfortable rooms and massive discounts. There are several other luxury hotels in Lagos, a few of the
others are: Morning Side SuitesWhite Orchid HotelShoregate HotelsProtea Hotel IkejaBWC HotelThe Moorhouse GalleryLegend HotelL?eola HotelDe-Santos HotelReagent Luxury Suite
by Gift/February 19 03:20 PMLast updated on Every day when we turn on the news, it is filled with one negative report or another bordering on killings, kidnapping, rape and other forms of violence in the country. This has given foreigners and even some Nigerians the impression that the country is highly unsafe and horrible to live in. While some parts of the country are indeed unsafe, there are certain places still considered as the safest cities to live in Nigeria. These cities have maximum security provided by the state
government, low levels of violent crimes and religious crisis etc. In fact,
these cities welcome thousands of tourists and foreign investors yearly. So, if
you are thinking of settling down, visiting or working in Nigeria, in no
particular order, these are the top 15 safest cities to live in Nigeria: Lagos Lagos state, although maintaining the position of the most
populated city in Nigeria for well over 10 years is actually one of the safest
cities to live in Nigeria. Due to the population of the state, the government
has authorised several security agents to protect the inhabitants of the state.
It is not unusual to find the local police, Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC),
and the likes patrolling around the same area at the same time. Smaller communities/estates also have security guards who
monitor people who enter or exit the environment. They also occasionally patrol
the area to ensure that peace is being maintained. All these security personnel
work hand in hand to protect citizens and tourists alike. Do you want to tour Lagos but have nowhere to stay? See this for hotels in Lagos Enugu The city of Enugu which shares the same name with its
capital is another of the safest cities to live in Nigeria, if not Africa as a
whole. According to a research conducted mid-2019, Enugu ranked as the safest
state in Nigeria. The city, located at the Eastern part of the country
comprises majorly of the Ibos who are business people. It is also known to be calm, peaceful, filled with brotherly
love and people who enjoy minding their businesses. Apart from being safe, the
city is also filled with beauty and tourist attractions. Calabar Located in Cross-River state, Calabar is the average
Nigerian tourist?s dream city. The city is filled with tourist attractions,
very neat, traffic is almost non-existent and is a huge supporter of nature.
Calabar also has a low crime rate as the government of the state has put
excellent security measures in place. This is especially important because the
city attracts millions of tourists regularly. Ibadan The city of Ibadan is popularly known as the ?brown roof city? and centre of the Pan Yoruba race. It is called the brown roof city because of the number of old houses in the city. When viewed from the top of a hill, the city looks like it is covered with brown roofs. Ibadan is one of the oldest cities in Nigeria and among the safest to live in. It also has a rich history and cultural heritage, some of which have become sources of tourist attractions. Although the inhabitants of the city are traditional, they are very friendly and welcoming. Abuja Abuja, the capital city of The Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria is another one of the safest cities to live in Nigeria. It belongs to the middle belt states in Nigeria. The city is the seat of power as it houses the president of the Federal Republic and several other ministers and senators. Of course, wherever the president resides has to be super safe therefore, it is safe to say Abuja is safe. There are security personnel all around the city and street CCTVs. The city is also beautiful and highly conducive for its inhabitants. Have you decided to visit Abuja? Check out the top 10 places you must see in Abuja Jos Contrary to the belief of most people, Jos is in fact a safe place to live, work or visit. The city is the capital of Plateau state which has the slogan ?home of peace and tourism?. There?s nothing less to be expected as the city and state live up to its slogan. Jos is referred to as the ?melting pot? of race and religion as you would find people from different tribes and of different religions living in harmony in Jos. The city also has a number of tourist centres which attracts visitors worldwide. Ilorin Though the security in the city is not as tight as some
other cities, it is still safer than most cities in Nigeria. Ilorin is located
in the Northern Area of Nigeria but up to 90% of its inhabitants are of the
Yoruba tribe. The city enjoys a very central location receives lots of tourists
and business people. It is also well serviced by road, rail and air transportation.
Ilorin is also home to the world acclaimed University of Ilorin Uyo The Akwa-Ibom state government sets aside a huge amount for
security yearly to keep the state safe. Uyo is the capital city of the state
and holds lots of tourist attractions and delightful cuisines. The inhabitants
of the city are friendly and visitors would always feel at peace and relaxed. Owerri Owerri is the capital of Imo of state. It is known as the ?heartland?
as it sits in the middle of the industrial cities. Owerri is one of the safest
cities to live in Nigeria. The state government regularly puts a lot into
maintaining security in the state. This makes it a perfect getaway when you
need to unwind and relax. There are also good roads, higher institutions of
learning and even nightlife is usually busy. Benin Benin City is another of the nation?s historical cities. It
is the capital of Edo state and is located in the Southern part of the country.
Benin City?s slogan is the city of peace and hope. Its indigenes are warm and friendly
and the city is safe. It is not unusual to find various co-ordinated security
patrol units across the state. Ekiti (Ado-Ekiti) Ado-Ekiti is another one of the safest cities to live in
Nigeria. Apart from being safe, the city is also blessed with natural resources
such as gold, limestone, gemstone. Etc. It is also filled with tourist
attractions and water resources. Ekiti state is also known to have the highest
number of professors in Nigeria. The indigenes of the city are also quite
traditional yet educated and the cost of living in the city is low. Akure The Ondo state capital, Akure is home to diverse religions
comprising of the traditional worshippers, Muslims and Christians yet there
co-exist peacefully. The city is also secured with little to no incidence of
kidnapping or other forms of violent crimes. Akure is also less crowded so
issues of traffic are unheard of. If you are not a fan of crowded places then
Akure is for you! Kebbi Kebbi state is one of the safest Northern states in Nigeria. Its capital city is Birnin Kebbi is dominated by farmers and cattle rearers. Although the civilization level in Kebbi is low, visitors and tourists can still enjoy peace and serenity in the state. Niger Niger is another one of the safest states in Northern
Nigeria. It is known as the power state as it houses the four major hydroelectric
dams in Nigeria. Niger offers extremely safe and secure neighbourhoods. Osogbo The city of Osogbo is in Osun state. It is another of the safest cities to live in Nigeria. Unlike most other cities in Nigeria, Osogbo has near-constant power supply so you do not have to worry about that. The residents of the state are also warm and welcoming, visitors would definitely not feel left out. Having examined the top 15 cities that are safe to live in
Nigeria, you can be convinced that the country is not as unsafe as we see in
News reports. You might also be interested in Major destinations to tick off your 2020 bucket list.
by Eniola Arowosegbe/February 13 02:29 PMLast updated on Abuja, the capital city and seat of government for Nigeria. Also known as the Federal Capital Territory (F.C.T), Abuja is a deliberately planned city designed in Nigerian urban architecture style. Home to luxurious hotels and resorts, gigantic hills and numerous entertainment centres, Abuja is a city of never-ending fun. If you ever find yourself in the city of Abuja, here are ten places you should definitely visit: Zuma rock Zuma rock tops the list amongst exciting places in Abuja. The iconic landmark stands at the height of 725 metres above ground level with a circumference of about 3.1 kilometres. The large monolith is believed the defence system used by the natives of Gwari as a shield against any attack against their community. The most fascinating fact about the rock is that during the rainy seasons, the top of the rock catches fire. Another captivating thing about the rock is that it has natural contours that project the face of a human with visible features like eyes, nose, and mouth. ?Behind the rock is the Zuma Rock Nigerian Village, which was built to accommodate tourists visiting the rock. It takes about 5 hours to reach the apex of the rock when rock climbing. The top of the rock gives you a panoramic view of the whole Abuja city. Millennium park One of the major tourist attractions in Abuja is the millennium park. Commissioned in 2004 by Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II of England, this is the largest park in Abuja covering about 32 hectares. Designed by Italian architect, Manfredi Nicoletti, the rectilinear pathway of the park is flanked by a series of fountains along the white Roman travertine pavements. A river stemming from the distant hills flows beautifully through the centre of the park dividing it into two parts. One part is an architecturally designed Italian garden layout, the other part is filled with gorgeous mountain vegetation. Evenings are a delight at this park as it is usually beautifully illuminated. Millennium Park is a place you should go to relax, clear your mind and appreciate the serenity of nature. Jabi Lake Mall Jabi lake mall definitely makes the list among places to visit in Abuja. The grand shopping centre situated on the shores of Jabi Lake is a place for non-stop entertainment. The mall features Shoprite, a game centre, cinema, restaurants, cafes, and several shopping outlets. Jabi Lake is the closest thing you can find to a beach experience in the city of Abuja. Jabi Lake offers a host of exciting activities such as water sports, volleyball, skating, and horse riding. There?s also a garden by the lake where you can relax and picnic. Maximum fun is ensured at Jabi Lake Mall, the magnificent mall has got all it takes to give you a memorable experience. Trukadero Place Trukadero place is also another spectacular place to visit in Abuja. It?s popularly known for its bowling joint but if you don?t have the skill to spin the bowl then there are lots of other exciting activities available that would tickle your fancy such as seeing a movie at the 9D cinema, eating a sumptuous delicacy at the exotic restaurants, or playing the game of snooker. Trukadero place is home to unlimited fun. At any point you find yourself in this entertainment hub, make sure you enjoy every bit of it. Maitama Amusement Park Maitama amusement park has got something for both adults and kids. The park features restaurants, merry-go-rounds, swings, bumper boats, slides and other side attractions. If you want to get that adrenaline rush then you should jump on the swings and slides. If height is not a problem and you want to feel on top of the world, then the merry-go-round is for you. Maitama park is a place waiting to be explored so ensure you enjoy yourself to the fullest. Abuja Arts and Crafts Village For all art lovers and creatives, Abuja Arts and Crafts village is among the top places to visit in Abuja. The Arts and Crafts village is popular for its extensive exhibition of arts and crafts featuring exceptional artworks that include paintings, sculpting, pottery, bead making, wood crafts, metal moulds and other beautiful works of art. It features a rustic setting of stalls built with red clay and thatched roof?depicting the ancient Nigerian architecture. With a reputation to speak for itself, Abuja Arts and Crafts village has become a popular tourist attraction due to its exceptional artworks and aesthetically pleasing environment. a nice place to appreciate talent, explore art and learn about the Nigerian creative history. BMT Gardens BMT gardens is a lovely space that features a well-equipped gym, town hall, library, swimming pool, zoo, bar/lounge, restaurants, water fountains, cinema hall, and numerous other side attractions. The arena is decorated with beautiful art pieces and stylish graffiti. This wonderland is regarded as one of the best parks in the city, a serene and relaxing environment to unwind and chill out. Magic Land Amusement Park Formerly known as wonderland park, the amusement park is an ultra-modern recreational centre which features leisure gardens for picnic and relaxation, gaming arcades, rollercoaster rides, carousels, a restaurant popularly referred to as the Fulani Ranch which provides sumptuous local and continental cuisines, cafeterias and shops. Magic Land Amusement Park is among the best recreational centres in the country with world-class facilities and a lovely environment. Blu Cabana Restaurant and Caf? This is a lavish restaurant and lounge located in the city of Abuja. The exquisite restaurant features a swimming pool, gym, lounge and an indoor and outdoor playroom for kids. The restaurant offers tasty local and continental dishes with top-notch services. The lounge bubbles at night with good music in a warm and cozy environment. one thing is sure, Blu Cabana is always a great experience. Dunes Dunes is a huge shopping centre in the city of Abuja featuring gift shops, boutiques, a restaurant, and pastries. Dunes offers luxury in its finest form with state-of-the-art facilities and world-class hospitality. Especially during festive seasons, Dunes is filled with all sorts of chills and thrills. You need to experience the Dunes energy so you would understand why it is highly rated. It?s no news that Abuja
is a city of never-ending fun, the capital city has all your needs within its
reach coupled with the security and serenity. Abuja is a place you should
definitely visit and makes sure you enjoy every bit of your time there.
by Eniola Arowosegbe/January 27 11:33 AMLast updated on With the start of the new decade, there comes the need for us to build new experiences. There is the demand to try something new, embark on new adventures and create fun memories. There are lots of breathtaking places waiting to be explored so pack your bags and set off on a new travel adventure Kajuru Castle Located on a mountaintop at Kajuru village in Kaduna, Kajuru castle was built in the late twentieth century by a German immigrant who lived in Kaduna for years. Surrounded by mountains and hills, the castle is built with crenellated stones patterned in shades of grey, making it look almost like a crocodile?s skin. Modelled after the medieval times, the elegant masterpiece contains four dungeon rooms, a baronial styled hall, a master suite, swimming pools and kitchen. The castle is privately owned and can accommodate a total of 150 people. Although Kajuru castle has no history of being associated with any monarchy, it?s bound to give this feeling of royalty. An exotic destination guaranteed to tickle your fancy. Attractions include panoramic views of the countryside, a crocodile pond, exotic pet birds, and an eco-friendly swimming pool with its own water purifying system. Also, there?s a mystery attached. Apparently, there?s a secret door that only the Hungarian caretaker, Mr. Bela Becker knows about. That sounds intriguing, right? Well, go find out for yourself. Whispering Palms Resort Tucked away in Iworo, Badagry on the outskirts of Lagos. Whispering palms is an exquisite resort that lies on the lagoon surrounded by palm trees covering about 8 acres of land. The resort features an Art Gallery, Heritage room, indoor/outdoor gym, a miniature Golf course, hire bikes, fish park, basketball court, spa, swimming pool, paddle boats, tennis court and a sports field. The cool Atlantic breeze, beautiful scenery and aesthetics makes the resort one of a kind. Whispering palms is perfect for that weekend getaway be it with family, friends or that special one. The resort has something to offer for all ages, its recreational and relaxation facilities are amazing. The beach huts and mini gardens that host various Nigerian carvings and artworks, including bronze heads of various Yoruba deities, makes it more charming. A vacation at whispering palms is something everyone should experience so make sure this doesn?t pass you by. Abraka Turf and Country Club Luxury takes another dimension at Abraka Turf and Country Club. This exotic resort located at Abraka in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria is a private country club surrounded by a rich tropical rainforest and bordered by the River Ethiope. The resort prides itself on its ecofriendly setting with the purity of its waters and rich green forestry. Attractions include golf, tennis, canoeing, kayaking, polo, horseback riding, quad biking and deep river diving. Also, the resort has a conference centre that can contain 75 people and horse stables that are arguably the best in the country. The resort features perfect villas, chalets suitable for all classes including families, vacation seekers, campers, as well as corporate groups. You can decide to a swim in its swish blue pool or go river diving in its clear emerald green river. The beauty regarding the river is because it is so pure and clear that you can see the bottom of the river from the bank of the river giving you a false sense of shallowness. There?s also provision for horse riding and fishing. Abraka Turf and Country Club is regarded as the best equestrian leisure club in Nigeria. Every year, the country club hosts an international Polo Tournament which usually takes place during Easter celebration. The breathtaking atmosphere, luxurious environment and stunning scenery makes the resort feel like heaven on earth. La Manga Luxury Villas Located along the Badagry creek on the Ilashe Island, La Manga Luxury beach resort is home way from home. The lavish resort occupies over 15000 square metres of space along the Atlantic coastline. The spectacular ocean view with the gentle sea breeze and towering palm trees makes it a soothing environment. La Manga beach villas are lavish structures designed in Spanish architectural style with four elegant beachfront bedrooms and large sliding doors that opens to private balconies. Each villa has lavished suite with rooftop Jacuzzi and private lounge, sizable swimming pool, massage room, beachfront living room with open lounge, furnished kitchen, bar and poolside barbeque grill area. Attractions at La Manga Luxury Villas include open-air gazebo for dinning and lounging, beachfront bamboo canopies for picnic and relaxation, mini-golf course, beach volleyball court, and quad bikes. Water sport activities such as jet ski and boat cruise are available but arrangements have to be requested for. La Manga Luxury Villas is yet another vacation spot waiting to be explored. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort is a magnificent relaxation and recreation centre located at Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos. Spanning across 60 acres of land, the sophisticated resort is beautifully decorated with African paintings and furniture with a touch of modern architecture. The resort features a clean beach, lagoon and mangrove forest that ?with a wide variety of tropical Flora and fauna that include snake trees, mangroves, various species of epiphytes, monkeys, squirrels, bats, and various species of birds such as kingfishers, sea hawks, egrets and ducks. Facilities at La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort include a swimming pool, a beauty spa and wellness centre for a soothing massage, an on-site business centre for corporate dealings, a fitness and health centre with professional gym instructors to help you work towards your fitness goals, a restaurant and bar serving various local and continental cuisines, and outdoor recreational facilities including a tennis court, volleyball court, boat riding and surfing equipments. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort gives you that ?feel good? feeling, an exotic destination that continues to provide the best of hospitality. Now that you have discovered all of these exotic destinations, it?s time to do the needful so fill your pockets, pack your bags and go have the fun of a lifetime.
by Eniola Arowosegbe/January 17 10:44 AMLast updated on Ibom Plaza is located at Aka roundabout right across the Ibom connection. There is an open theater, double-rolled water fountain within the Plaza. It was built in 2001 on the former ?Independent Square? where the British Union Jack Flag was lowered after Nigeria gained her independence from the British colony. The plaza is seen as a monument of history and symbolizes unity. The Ibom Plaza houses shopping Malls, a medical center, bustling business centers, parking lots, game centers, art shops and eating centers for families and friends to spend their leisure. Situated right in the heart of Uyo city, the plaza is a network hub for ultimate fun, entertainment, and business. The plaza bubbles mostly at night with the water fountain and the lighting which gives an all-round euphoric feeling. It?s like a meeting point at night where everyone comes to relax after the day?s work. Some come there for the evening breeze, some come for a few beers with friends at the bar where they continue their never-ending debate over different topics, these people never come to a conclusion though. The flower hedges is the nest for the love birds, it?s all love and romance over there. There are television sets for viewing football matches for all sport enthusiasts, especially when international matches are being played. The people come together to watch as a community. The Gothic Greco-Roman theme of the sitting arena makes the scenery more delightful. Ibom Plaza is a tourist paradise you should behold. How to get to Ibom Plaza? The closest
Airport to Ibom Plaza is the Akwa Ibom International Airport. It takes
approximately 50 minutes to drive from the Airport to Ibom Plaza. Things to do at Ibom Plaza Take
nice shots with your camera at the water fountainShop
for needs at the shopping mallGo
sightseeing at the art shopTake
a stroll around the beautiful complex CONTACT Address: Aka roundabout, Uyo Phone: 0703 970 2856 Open: 24 hours Writer's Review Check out these articles for other fun places to visit https://hotels.ng/guides/have-fun-visiting-ibom-tropicana-entertainment-centre-2/ https://hotels.ng/guides/delve-into-the-rich-cultural-history-of-uyo-people-by-exploring-the-oron-museum/
by Adebanke Bakare/November 27 09:35 AMLast updated on Abuja is one of the most populous cities in Nigeria and also the Federal Capital Territory. It is a beautiful city with an excellent road network, beautiful rolling terrain, and modern Nigerian architecture. Abuja is a very beautiful and expensive city that made most of the Nation?s government agencies owned their headquarters in Abuja. Abuja is usually hot all through the year, except when it rains from April-September. It has a very few tropical and humid months due to the lesser rain, the best time for visiting Abuja is from November to April. The major tourist attractions in Abuja include; Aso Rock, Millennium Tower, National Mosque, National Church, National Assembly complex, and Abuja Millennium Park. How To Get To Abuja Traveling By Air The major airport in Abuja is the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. It has both local and international terminals. The international airlines are; Lufthansa, KLM, and British Airways while the reliable local airlines are; AeroContractors, Arik Air and Chanchangi. People traveling by air within Nigeria can book local flights directly on hotels.ng by contacting our customer care through direct call or WhatsApp via 08066192704. From the airport, it is best advised to take the official Green Cab or order Uber Cab online. By Road You can travel to Abuja by bus from major cities like Lagos, Benin, Kano, and Portharcourt. Reliable transport companies with air-conditioned luxurious buses that travel from various origins to Abuja are; ABC TransportChisco TransportYoung Shall GrowCross CountryGod is Good MotorsGUO Transport Below are the top 5 road transport companies in Nigeria and their terminal locations. https://hotels.ng/guides/road-travel/top-5-long-distance-road-transport-companies-in-nigeria/ Buses allow you to appreciate the terrain, the towns and cities and the subtle changes in these and culture as you drive towards the capital city either from the South or the North. For more detailed information about Lagos to Abuja by road, click here By Rail There is an intercity line between Abuja and Kaduna. Trains depart and arrive at Idu station which is about 15 km west of the city center. How To Move Around In Abuja Cab or Taxi is the main mode of getting around in Abuja. Abuja has a few strict driving laws that are enforced such as obeying traffic light, use of seatbelts, etc. If these laws are violated, offenders' vehicles can be impounded and not released until the fine is paid. Things to do in Abuja Go Shopping If you decide to go shopping at Abuja, Wuse Market which is the main market in Abuja got all your needs available. The available stocks range from fresh food to clothes, music, electronics, and more. The good thing about the Wuse Market is that it is organized and generally clean. You will however occasionally encounter traffic when driving into the market especially in the evenings. Other Markets and Malls in Abuja include: Garki marketUtako MarketGudu MarketMaitama Fruit MarketGrand Square Shopping MallCeddi PlazaAbari Shopping Complex. Click here to see more Shopping Malls in Abuja Visit Art Galleries You can as well visit Art and Craft village to buy some interesting artwork such as wood carvings, paintings, and leatherwork. Everything is available and quite a bit cheaper. Abuja Art and Craft Village. You should check here to know more on exploring Abuja Visit A Restaurant Abuja City got you covered when it comes to delicious meals and drinks. There are various restaurants available according to your desire cuisine. Below are the lists of some popular restaurants in Abuja. Duo Restaurant It is one of the best restaurants in Abuja, specialized on Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern cuisines. Cilantro Restaurant Cilantro Restaurant offers the best Asian cuisines. Cantina Restaurant Cantina is an Italian restaurant that gained its reputation for its cleanliness, warm ambiance, and superb dining experience. Meraki Restaurant A restaurant specialized in world-class cuisines which comprises of dishes including chicken, shrimp, salmon, lobster, lamb, and pasta. To Explore more on Food and Drinks, Visit the Best Restaurants in Abuja. Fun Spots In Abuja. Exploring Abuja without getting to know some of its fun spots isn't enough. Below is the list of some fun places to be; Circle Gardens and Restaurant Central Park Almond Parks and Gardens Adigbas General Garden Millennium Park Krystal Lounge The Secret Garden Hotels in Abuja It is also necessary to know about accommodation in Abuja while exploring the city. If it is your first time in Abuja and you need a hotel to spend the night, here is the list of some hotels in Abuja. Transcorp Hilton HotelThe Nordic VillaHotel De BentlyReiz Continental HotelSheraton Hotel & Towers There are also hotels suitable for meetings and conferences. Click here to know more about the best hotels in Abuja. Top 10 Hotels Near Abuja Airport. Abuja Postal Code Abuja Postal Code is assigned according to the districts within the 6 Area council. The Postal code for the head office located in Garki is 900001. 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by Faith Ojomo/November 08 01:55 PMLast updated on Looking for a pocket-friendly delicious Chinese meal like Chinese noodles, butterfly prawn or their special fried rice in Port Harcourt? Wok Restaurant got you covered! Address: Visa Karena hotel, 3D Wonodi close, off Olusegun Obasanjo Road, GRA Phase 3, Port HarcourtPhone number: +234 84 461 089 Opening and closing hours: 24hours daily.Working days in the week: 7days. Interior of the Chinese Restaurant in Port Harcourt ABOUT WOK CHINESE RESTAURANT Wok Chinese Restaurant is one of the top Chinese restaurants in Port Harcourt. It is located inside Visa Karen hotels where it is ensured that you have a memorable experience as you indulge in the warm ambience of the beautifully furnished and secure facility. Whether you are planning the perfect weekend or a quiet getaway, their cozy rooms and suites are designed to offer you absolute comfort. The staff members are so dedicated and customer-centric that they never delay in delivering meals. This often makes most people to re-visit them often.Did I mention that the foods are affordable? Yes, they are! You can get Butterfly prawns for N2500, Special fried rice for N1500, Sweet and sour beef ? N3800 and a lot more. A trial will convince you!!! Some of the mouth-watering dishes at Wok Chinese restaurant. People who found this article interesting also searched: Genesis Restaurant in Port Harcourt
by Timileyin Falae/July 18 07:35 AMLast updated on Address: 2625 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104, USA. Open Hours: 10 AM to 9 PM (Mondays to Saturdays), 12:30 AM to 6 PM (Sundays). Opened:?12 September 1979. The Greenwood Mall is a shopping mall comprising of 100 stores in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It is one of the best things to do in Bowling Green by yourself or with your family. The Greenwood mall is Bowling Greens biggest shopping mall and one of the largest in the United States. It is an enclosed mall and entrance is free. The Greenwood Mall has a variety of stores and events to suit all age ranges. Visitors are free to walk into the mall to shop during the hours of operation. Best Things To Do In Greenwood Mall Shopping Take your children out to play in the game stores. Hangout with friends in the mall Take your girlfriend out for lunch Plan a family dinner Go and watch a movie with your lover. You May Also Like??Best Things to do in Bowling Green, Kentucky (Photos And Reviews).
by Timileyin Falae/July 18 07:32 AMLast updated on Address:?350 Corvette Dr, Bowling Green, KY 42101, USA. Open Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM. The Corvette assembly plant is a public motor assembly plant in Bowling Green. It has been home to the Corvette assembly line for over 60 years. They are specialized in assembling the motor?parts.?Guided tours of the plant are available throughout the year on weekdays, three times a day. It is open to the public. At the plant, there is a Performance Build Center and a body shop. This is an exciting place to visit and see how automobiles are assembled. Things To Do In General Assembly Corvette Assembly Plant Learn about automobiles and how they are assembled. Take a stroll around the plant during the scheduled tour guide. You May Also Like??Best Things to do in Bowling Green, Kentucky (Photos And Reviews).
by Timileyin Falae/July 18 07:31 AMLast updated on Address:?401 Kentucky St, Bowling Green, KY 42101, USA. Open Hours: 9 AM to 6 PM (Mondays to Saturdays), 1 PM to 4 PM (Sundays). The Historic Railpark is a train museum in a former station with historical exhibits, a model railroad, and?vintage car tours. It is located in the historic railroad station. The rail park was opened in?1925. It provides behind the scenes guided tours of the railcars. Cars are available for guided tours on the hour. Another way to explore and enjoy the railcars is via an escape room experience on either the caboose or hospital car. The museum is home to the award-winning Show Modular Model Railroad Club permanent model railroad exhibit. Also, it hosts the two-day ?Festival of Trains? every first weekend in December. It is one of the things to do in Kentucky this weekend. Best Things To Do In Historic Railpark and Train Museum Take a tour around the museum with friends Take pictures of the vintage cars in the park Attend the tour guides. You May Also Like??Best Things to do in Bowling Green, Kentucky (Photos And Reviews).
by Timileyin Falae/July 18 07:29 AMLast updated on Address:?871 Broadway Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42101, USA Open Hours: 11 AM to 9 PM (Tuesdays to Thursdays), 11 AM to 10 PM (Fridays and Saturdays), 10 AM to 8 PM (Sundays), Closed (Mondays). White Squirrel Brewery serves small-batch specialty brews in a rustic and welcoming atmosphere. The worn floor, open-beamed ceiling, nice artwork, wood plank and metal walls, antique accents, and nice furnishings create the perfect atmosphere for tasting uniquely crafted beers. The Brewery serves a classy menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner, with new specials every week. Top Things To Do White Squirrel Brewery Have a family dinner in the brewery Birthday celebrations, namings etc. Drink and eat with your girlfriend. You May Also Like??Best Things to do in Bowling Green, Kentucky (Photos And Reviews).
by Timileyin Falae/July 18 07:28 AMLast updated on Address:?Bowling Green, KY, USA. Open Hours: 24 Hours. The Climb Obstacle Course and Adventure Park is located about 20 minutes outside Bowling Green in Russellville, Kentucky. It is fun for the whole family. Activities include floating, ziplining, fishing, rope swings, water slides, rope climbs, nature climbs, and nature trails. It is one of the luxurious things to do in Bowling Green as daily passes are needed to get in. There are several things to do in the park. Things To Do In Climb Obstacle Course and Adventure Park Picnicking. Hangout and play with friends. Grab dinner or lunch in the restaurant. Play games with your children. You May Also Like??Best Things to do in Bowling Green, Kentucky (Photos And Reviews).
by Timileyin Falae/July 18 07:25 AMLast updated on Address:?1825 Three Springs Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104, USA. Open Hours: 8 AM to 8 PM (Daily) Aviation Historical Park?is a small outdoor aviation museum in Kentucky. It is open for visitors on a tour of the base, operated by the?Military Aviation Museum. It was designed?to showcase seven remarkable hand-picked aircraft that honor local military aviators. The Aviation Park showcases aircraft on display. The aircraft on display represent those historically in use at the air station. Unique things to do in Aviation Historical Park Take a tour around the park. Learn about the aviation sector in Bowling Green. Feel free to take pictures at?the base. You May Also Like??Best Things to do in Bowling Green, Kentucky (Photos And Reviews).
by Timileyin Falae/July 18 07:22 AMLast updated on Address: 1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101, USA. Open Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM (Daily). The Western Kentucky University is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The University was ranked the 26th top college in the United States. On campus, there is a football stadium, a library alongside other side attractions in the University. The Kentucky University is open to the public and entrance is free. Also, there is free parking on campus. For visiting students, Things to do in Western Kentucky University Make use of the library Watch a football match at the stadium Visit the botanical zoo on campus. For leisure travelers, Things to do in Western Kentucky University Shop at a store in the University. Visit the University Museum. Hangout with friends at the store. ?Attend seminars at the university. You May Also Like??Best Things to do in Bowling Green, Kentucky (Photos And Reviews).