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    Going to Africa? The Full Guide on How Easy or Difficult it is To Visit All African Countries from Nigeria!

    When we speak about Africa, we speak of gorgeous plains, majestic waterfalls, wild jungles, extraordinary cultures and a continent that is simply magical. Many Nigerians want to explore Africa but hesitate to do so because of lack of information, poor connectivity among countries and other such hurdles. So, I thought: I have made it my mission to criss-cross this continent and uncover all the gems that could help Africans travel better, especially Nigerians who find that many countries have tough visa policies for us! As a geographer, maps appeal to me so guess, what? I created a colorful map that is visually appealing and yet summarizes how easy it is…

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    Can You Really Go on a Daycation with Only 20,000 Naira? Here are 10 Things to Do Around Lagos on a Budget!

    Every time I create a guide, people seem to suggest that I should create another one for an even slimmer budget. Alright, challenge taken! The question is: “how low can I go?” Well, can you really go on a daycation with only 20,000 Naira? Folks, the answer is a resounding yes! I really want us to see the amazing opportunities we have to explore beautiful Africa. Guess what! Lagos is a great place to start! You don’t have to break the bank to give yourself a treat or to explore nearby tourism destinations. So, here we go: Up Your Game at Upbeat Center: Africa’s first trampoline park is a hit…

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    Quick Guide to Victoria Falls! Explore these 5 Mind-blowing Travel Adventures Waiting for You.

    When I saw Victoria Falls, I was speechless. It was the most breathtaking thing I had ever seen — by a long stretch. This is the century for African tourism and Zimbabwe is an underrated destination for adventure, nature and culture. Victoria Falls is the 8th wonder of the world (or the first, depending on who is making the list) and the fulcrum of Zimbabwe’s tourism industry. So, I visited Victoria Falls and dug through all the adventures to bring you information. Check out these 5 mind-blowing travel adventures waiting for you in Victoria Falls, from my first-hand experience. Sunset Cruise along the Zambezi River: Remember the childhood song about Africa’s rivers?…

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    How to Visit Multiple East African Countries at Once and Tick Off that Bucketlist!

    I went on some of the wildest adventures in Uganda (bungee jumping, zip-lining, white-water rafting, horse-riding, cruising into the Sunset at the source of the River Nile). During the same trip, I kissed giraffes, rode a bicycle through the forest to a waterfall and caressed baby elephants! You can tick off items from your wild bucket list with one trip to East Africa. Here’s how! Last year, I set out to truly unravel the wild adventures that Africa has to offer. Travelling Africa is one thing but travelling Africa as an adventure junkie is another thing. After travelling through Nigeria, Benin Republic, Tanzania and Zanzibar, Kenya and Ghana, it was time to…

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    A Hiker’s Guide to Oke Ado Awaye & Iyake Lake — Nigeria (One of Two Suspended Lakes in the World)!

    There are two suspended lakes in the world and one of them is in Nigeria. Isn’t this an interesting piece of heritage? So, I visited Ado Awaye community and hiked up the mountain to the mysterious Iyake suspended lake and then to the peak of Oke Ado Awaye. What I found could only be described as a “hiker’s fairy-tale.” What’s the hype about this mountain? Oke Ado Awaye gets its name from the two sister communities surrounding the mountain — Ado and Awaye. The ancient community was a powerful monarchy in past centuries until the death of the last king. According to history, the Alaado (king of Ado) was second in authority…

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    Travel More This Year — Here Are All the Public Holidays in Nigeria in 2018 and How to Make the Most of Them.

    Think you’ve not got enough time to travel? Here’s how to make the most of Nigerian public holidays to explore the country and the world. We never seem to have enough holidays in Nigeria, especially in the ever bustling Lagos city. So, holidays are sacred and longed for. It may not feel like it but Nigerians enjoy almost twice as many holidays as other countries in the world because Nigeria recognizes all official Christian and Muslim holidays. In addition, we’ve got key political and historical dates to add to the list. These holidays are especially exciting because they are spread throughout the year and allow Nigerians breathe and relax. To…

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    15 Things You Need to Know Before You Visit Nigeria.

    The giant of Africa is often skipped on travel bucket lists but Nigeria is a fascinating country and will probably be the most memorable country you visit. If you know these things, you are guaranteed to have a wonderful time! If you’re up for an experience, Nigeria is the only country of its kind on planet Earth. Most people who have visited this West African nation have described it as an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can explore this country alone but you can also reach out to a tour operator or travel experience manager like TVP Adventures to get the most up-to-date and authentic experience. Nigeria is also often misunderstood or misrepresented…

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    How to Organize a Beachside Retreat in Nigeria (+ Breathtaking Photos)

    Did you know that a good retreat experience is possible in Nigeria? Here is how to organize a memorable retreat for your prayer group, yoga team or friends. A lot of detail goes into ensuring that travel guests return home with spectacular memories. Some times, we go far away to seek adventure and some times, we travel at home to relax and rejuvenate. One of the best ways to create an experience without going too far is to host a themed retreat. Our TVP Adventures team hosted a yoga retreat with Breathe.ng and we had a blast. Here are 10 suggested steps on how to plan an excellent retreat: Choose a theme and location: …

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    24 Hours in Lagos! Diary of a City Impossible to Ignore.

    Lagos is undoubtedly Africa’s most imposing city. It is impossible to ignore. I am lucky to live in Lagos — a mega city that is renown for all sorts of things, mostly good, a few bad and all round fascinating. As the founder and experience designer at TVP Adventures, I am also lucky to belong to a community of travellers, tour operators and bloggers whose collective goal is to expose the often underrated tourism jewels in our country. A few months ago, Simi created an Infographic of things to do in Lagos in 24 hours. I have given countless tours of Lagos since I became a tour guide but never in this order. So, I…