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About Nigeria

Nigeria, on the Gulf of Guinea is a west African country. Thanks to its abundant resources of oil and gas, Nigeria boasts the largest economy in the entire African continent. The entire country is filled with all kinds of attractions, from natural to man-made, catering to visitors of all taste buds. Ideally, it is home to a rich and diverse cultural heritage. There are several historic sites, museums, sacred groves, tropical forests, rolling hills, caves, and beaches.  A large number of tourists book flights to Nigeria to soak in the local culture, enjoy its music, rich African culinary delights, Its natural wonders, history, friendly natives, and fashion.

Best Time to Book Flights to Nigeria

Nigeria has three climatic zones- tropical monsoon climate in most parts of the central region, tropical in the south, and a Sahelian hot and semi-arid climate in the north of the country. However, it is mostly tropical. The best time to visit the country is during the dry season that runs from November to March. The rainy season is between April and October, which should be avoided.

Places to Visit in Nigeria

Abuja - Nigeria

Abuja is the best introduction to greater Nigeria. Being the national capital, Abuja boasts an endless array of attractions. Its skyline is largely dominated by Aso Rocks, an enormous monolith. Its rolling hills, leisure parks, green spaces, wide walkways, and boulevards are perfect for those who want to explore the city on foot. There are hiking trails in the city, where hikers meander through the green surroundings to soak up the beauty of the city from the top of a hill.

Obudu Mountain Resort - Nigeria
Obudu Mountain Resort

Formerly known as Obudu Cattle Ranch is a ranch and resort in Cross River State of Nigeria. This stunning high-altitude resort offers some of the most spectacular vistas of the region. Visitors can spot the native wildlife and enjoy outdoor activities. The ranch was founded by Scottish McCaughley and fellow rancher Hugh Jones. There is a cable car that takes visitors from the base to the top of the plateau.

Ogbunike Cave - Nigeria
Ogbunike Cave

Located in southern Nigeria’s Ogbunike, Anambra State, the Ogbunike Cave is a collection of caves that has been used over centuries by the natives for spiritual purposes. Every year, the locals celebrate Ime Ogba to commemorate the discovery of the caves. The caves are located in a valley, covered by tropical rainforests. There is a stream that flows out from one of the tunnels and falls into a river. If you are booking a flight to Nigeria, then add this cave into your itinerary.

Popular Flight Routes to Nigeria

DepartingDestinationDurationBest Price
CairoAbuja10h:40m₦ 481,012
LagosEnugu01h:30m₦ 133,181
Addis AbabaAbuja04h:40m₦ 13,269

Popular Airports in Nigeria

AirportAirport CodeCity ServesTotal Passengers
Nnamdi Azikiwe International AirportABVAbuja5,232,905
Kaduna AirportKADKaduna
Akanu Ibiam International AirportENUEnugu, Awgu, Abakaliki, Awka, Umuahia; (Onitsha),( Nnewi),(Owerri), Aba, Okigwe, Nsukka, Orlu, Afikpo and Arochukwu, Parts of Cross River, Benue and Kogi States of Nigeria.352,820

Which is The Cheapest Day to Fly to Nigeria?

Flights departing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays are comparatively cheaper. However, there is no evidence to support the claim. Airlines usually drop their prices during weekdays. It also depends on the duration between the time of reservation and the data of departure. To get good deals, set price alerts. Being flexible with your travel dates can help you find cheaper flights to Nigeria.

Top Tips to Get Cheap Flights to Nigeria

  • Compare Price
    Before booking your cheap flights to Nigeria, compare airfare from different airlines and booking sites to find the best deal. Researching thoroughly can help you increase your chances of getting a cheap flight.
  • Round Trip Tickets
    Return tickets are generally less expensive. If you are not planning to stay in Nigeria forever and know the date, get yourself a return ticket.
  • Off Season
    Travel during the off-season or shoulder season, when the airlines decrease their price.
  • Set Price Alert
    The airfare constantly fluctuates. To get an inexpensive flight ticket that will save some extra bucks, set a price alert.
  • Identify the Cheapest Day and Time
    Generally, during weekdays airlines drop their price and increase during the weekends and holidays. If your travel date is flexible, book a flight to Nigeria when the price is cheaper.

Frequently Asked Question

  • How do I go to Nigeria?

    Africa World Airlines, Air Peace, Air France, Arik Air, Ethiopian Airlines, British Airways, Royal Air Maroc, are major airlines that offer regular flights to Nigeria from various airports.

  • Does Nigeria have international flights?

    Nigeria International Airport is the major airport that connects the city with some international destinations. As per 2019 statistics, it handles 4,131,266 passengers annually.

  • What month is the cheapest to fly to Nigeria?

    As per our latest research, January is considered the cheapest to fly to Nigeria.

  • How much money can you take to Nigeria?

    Traveling to Nigeria can be both expensive and lighter to your pocket. Generally, you can explore the entire country for under $10,000.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Nigeria?

    Requirement of a visa to travel to Nigeria depends on your citizenship.

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