Sunny Nigerian beaches
Begin your holiday with cheap flights to Nigeria by heading to the coast with its numerous beach resorts and sites. Coconut Beach in Badagry offers plenty of sand and palm trees lining the shore. Eko Beach, also known as Akodo Beach, is a popular tourist location with beautiful blue ocean views, white sands and modern facilities. Bringing a change of scenery is Pategi Beach, located not by the coast but inland off the River Niger and surrounded by tropical vegetation.
Forests and waterfalls
With its diverse landscape, the inner part of the country has more to see, such as the Ngwo Pine Forest. This pine forest located outside of the city of Enugu has caves, waterfalls and a peaceful atmosphere. Also within the Enugu state is the Awhum Waterfalls and Caves. Situated in the village of Awhum, these awe-inspiring caves are narrow with lined rocky walls and a peaceful cascading stream of water. These falls are more than just a natural site; they carry a religious significance as well.
Moving to the Osun state along the banks of the River Osun is the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, one of the last remaining undisturbed forests in Nigeria. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is more than just a forest, it is marked with sculptures and colourful sanctuaries and shrines dedicated to the Yoruba goddess of fertility.
When to go
Nigeria’s weather is overall tropical, with some variations in different regions of the country. Temperatures are high all year long, often accompanied by high humidity. The coastal region can have temperatures peaking at 32 degrees Celsius, while the north averages 37 degrees Celsius. The northern desert region can have temperatures of around 45 degrees Celsius during the day, dropping to six degrees Celsius at night.
The country experiences two different seasons: wet season and dry. Wet season takes place from April to October with plenty of rainfall and lower temperatures, especially in the southern region. August is the peak rainy month. Dry season occurs from November to March and brings in dry northeast winds known as harmattan. These heavy winds are mostly felt in the northern part of the country.
The best time to visit Nigeria is in winter from November to February when the climate is dry and sunny, and humidity is lower. This season is also marked with festivities like Carnival in Calabar. The busiest months are February, April and June. Save by booking your tickets well in advance if travelling during these times. The cheapest time to visit is in November, especially in Abuja.
Airports and airlines
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Most flights are indirect and stop over at cities like Amsterdam, Cairo, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Pairs and Nairobi. London’s Heathrow Airport services both direct and indirect flights to Nigeria from the UK. Once you arrive, visit some of Nigeria’s top destinations like Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan and Port Harcourt. To find the best prices, book as early as possible.