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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…