• Travel Guides

    The Complete Hiking Guide for Erin Ijesha Waterfalls! This is Perhaps One of Nigeria’s Best Hiking Experiences.

    When most people speak of Erin Ijesha, they speak of the amazing waterfalls that have placed this small town in Osun state on the tourism map. The destination is actually called Olumirin Waterfalls in a town called Erin Ijesha. Famed for its seven layers of falls, most people visit to explore the first three falls, take in the beauty and splash away in a crisp and clear pool. However, the full experience at Erin Ijesha comes with a hike all the way to the source of the falls (the seventh level). The seventh layer is not a waterfall, but a stream that feeds the falls. I have hiked this mountain…

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    I Climbed Mount Cameroon and Returned with 5 Things!

    I first thought about climbing Mount Cameroon in the summer of 2016. I had just gotten off the phone with a tour guide in Tanzania who had answered endless questions about my quest to reach the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. “It will cost you 2,000 USD” he said. And that’s for the mountain alone. Certainly, this was not a trip that I could take without saving up. Then, I remembered a song from primary school listing Africa’s mountains and it hit me…Mount Cameroon! “We are climbing mount Cameroon”, I announced “four thousand and forty meters into the sky.” I took the next year to map out a plan. I opened…

  • Essays & Musings

    Do You Really Know What You Want To Do With Your Life? How a Vision Board Changed my Life!

    I am a dedicated note taker. What I lack in spoken words, I make up for in written words. I take notes to plan my day, I take notes from articles and I take notes at the end of a long day. Writing is the gift that was given to me and I do not take it for granted. If you stumble on me – whether in the middle of a crowded market or at a board meeting, you will find me with my print-back planner and a journal where I document my devotions, dreams and notable happenings of the day. I thought nothing was better than the things I…

  • My Budget Africa,  Travel Guides

    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…

  • Essays & Musings

    Fascinating Stories From Kigali – The Genocide Story, A President’s Plane Crash in His Home & Lots More!

    What do you know about Rwanda? You might have heard about the genocide of 1994 or you might be more familiar with this small country making big waves in contemporary Africa. There’s so much intrigue in Rwanda and it is a country I highly recommend as a top tourist destination in East Africa. However, I spent a day touring the highlights of Kigali – Rwanda’s capital city and came across a few stories that are fascinating (not butterflies and rainbows, but intriguing and captivating). The third story resembles an African political legend, complete with an assassination and a disappearing snake. However, these stories are just as true as they are…

  • My Budget Africa,  Travel Guides

    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…

  • My Budget Africa,  Travel Guides

    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…