• Essays & Musings,  Features

    Badagry – the City of a Million Ghosts (By Okhai Okojie)

    “Shhhhhhh.” “Silence!” “This is Badagry. You’re not allow to laugh out loud and smile too wide.” I could swear I heard those words being whispered to me by a roaming spirit, as soon as I got out of one of the slave museums. You know, the kind of spirit that finds no rest because in their lifetime, life was so unfair. Unfair. The word rolls off my tongue with such sadness I shed a tear. My trip to Badagry was such a self-awakening trip. I had no expectations of the place cos I have technically never been there, save for when I was 5 years old; stories heard but memories…

  • Features

    Looking to Enter the Tourism Space? I Recommend This Workshop By Nene-Uwa Hub!

    There is much growth and buzz in the tourism industry these days and it is quite exciting to see all the innovative businesses sprouting every day. You may be interested in building a business around tourism and only need some working tools to get started…someone’s thinking about you. Is this you: You have the burning desire to work and make an impact in the Tourism and Travel industry. You would like to have your own Tourism business but have no clue on how to start or which niche would fit you . You love organizing packages that would inspire people to visit and explore places. But you don’t know how…

  • My Budget Africa,  Travel Guides

    Where are You Going This Summer? Here’s How to Get Last Minute Summer Travel Deals from Nigeria!

    So many people have been looking forward to this time of the year to tick off all their summer travel goals. If you are looking for cheap flights this year, I’ve got something exciting for you! Here are all the tips you need to know about getting the cheapest tickets for your summer trip (complete with screenshots). Many more Africans are visiting Africa and that’s amazing. However, if you are Nigerian, you are likely going to visit one of the following cities this summer: Dubai London New York Houston So, whether you’re going to Dubai or you’re going hiking in Nepal or to the beaches of Fiji, these are the…

  • Travel Guides

    Idanre Hills: This is a Wonder! All You Need to Know About Exploring Idanre (A Guide)

    Idanre Hills is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ondo State, and for good reason. The hills erupt unapologetically from the Idanre community and offer a backdrop that is as fascinating as the legend of the hills themselves. Idanre Hills has 660 steps, forested paths and then bare rock that will give you mountain envy. If you’re looking for a climb for everyone – this is where to start. What’s the hype about this mountain? There’s also so much history that the guide explained to us as we climbed. There is a stream, a school, old settlements, farms and ruins of a palace that was built on top…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Travel Guides

    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…

  • Travel Guides

    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…