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NIGERIA

TOUR DATES

August 15-25, 2022

Ten-day Tour

Nigeria - Lagos, Abuja, Calabar & Obudu - The West African Adventure

Welcome to Lagos State! Home to Nigeria’s largest city. Discover the rich history, colorful cultures, and wild nature that Ìpínlẹ̀ Èkó (Yoruba) has to offer. 

Nigeria is located in western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon. It is Africa's most populous country. In pre-colonial times, it was occupied many ethnic groups with different languages and traditions. The Islamic empires were in northern Nigeria and smaller organized political groupings were in southern Nigeria. It gained its independence in 1960 and politics was shrouded  by coups and military rule. In 1999 a new constitution was drafted, allowing for a peaceful transition to civilian rule. The climate varies. Its equatorial in the south, tropical in center, arid in north. Come with us to get a taste of West Africa to discover African diaspora history and memorial sites, delicious food, welcoming locals, and beautiful landscapes, Nigeria awaits!

In an effort to make your trip a streamlined process, Maximum Impact Travel offers extensive online trainings in preparation for your trip. Once you secure your deposit, you will be invited to participate in a series of online courses that will have you ready for your journey. You can view these courses at your convenience. 

ITINERARY

 

Day 1 – Welcome to Nigeria

In the evening, we’ll enjoy a scrumptious dinner at a local restaurant as we go over the tour briefing. Your Kenyan escapade is about to begin!

Day 2 – Nike Art Gallery | Lekki Conservation Center | Freedom Park Lagos

  • The Nike Art Gallery has Nigerian art and design as you’ve never seen before! This five-story gallery is the largest in West Africa, housing more than 8,000 pieces from Nigerian artists. The gallery celebrates African heritage and traditional textile work. Explore, enjoy new takes on design trends, and get to know the work of its creator, the world-renowned textile artist Nike Davies-Okundaye.

  • Get up close and personal with Nigerian wildlife at the Lekki Conservation Center. The lush center has plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Climb through ancient trees, see 100-year-old tortoises, and interact with playful monkeys. Dedicated to sustainable tourism and conservation, it houses thousands of local fauna and has the longest canopy walkway in Africa. It’s the perfect getaway for those searching for adventure!

  • Freedom Park  Lagos was once a colonial-era prison. It is now a national memorial and historical landmark used as a cultural site and arts and recreation center.

Day 3 – Kalakuta Museum | National Museum | Yaba Market (Tjuosho Market)

  • We will visit the former house, and headquarters, of musician Fela Kuti, the inventor of Afrobeat. The  museum is a tribute to his art, life, and politics

  • The Nigerian National Museum has an  extensive collection of some of the nation's most significant works. Displayed in the museum are artifacts from different ethnic groups across the country, including nearly 50,000 relics ranging from masks and musical instruments to jewelry and ancestral figures.

  • The Yaba market, also known as the Tejuosho Market, is one of the busiest market sites in Lagos. It was refurbished into a modern shopping complex.

Day 4 – Landmark Beach Lagos

  • The premier private beachfront, hailed as one of the most breathtaking beaches in Lagos, it features a boardwalk along the Atlantic coastline, spanning the distance of the Landmark Village. It has activities for adults and children, including volleyball, basketball, mini-golf, and soccer. Optional activities include jet skiing, beach paintball, basketball, wind and kite surfing, and a children's play area.

Day 5 – Abuja City Tour

  • The beautiful Abuja National Mosque is open to the public, so you’ll be able to explore the complex from the inside. The Mosque designers merged traditional Muslim and modern architecture. It has five golden domes, four different minarets, and is over 390 feet tall. This impressive building is a sight to behold.

  • The Abuja City gate is a monument located in the capital city of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Abuja. It is the entry point to the city.

  • Jabi Lake is a 3,200 acre artificial lake originally created to provide residents with water, but is now a recreational hotspot. Jabi Lake has dozens of wildlife species. Recreation includes a boat cruise, water sports, or leisurely strolls around the lake’s perimeter. Jabi Lake Mall, an Abuja landmark, has 120 stores.

  • Jabi African Art And Craft Market has colorful market stalls. Get to know some of the local artisans. Find everything you might want including leather accessories, wood crafts, tie and dye textiles, paintings, sculptures, and woven baskets.

Day 6 – Almat Farms & Resort

  • Almat Farms is situated on over 100 acres of land. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy. Get acquainted with the people behind the farm, see crops, and delight in the regal horses.

  • Zuma Rock is one of Nigeria’s largest monoliths. This impressive igneous formation juts out on the road from Abuja to Kaduna. It’s steep incline is popular with precocious climbers and hikers however, there are a multitude of small trails around the base of the rock to enjoy.

  •  Millennium Park is the largest public park in Abuja. It's located in the heart of the city and is full of sizeable shade trees, flourishing flowers, a  lovely lawn, an impressive waterfall, and several soothing fountains.

Day 7 – Gurara Waterfalls

The Gurara Waterfalls is one of the most famous tourist sites in Nigeria is an hour's drive from Abuja. The waterfall spans about 984 feet across and drops 164 feet below. Visitors usually swim, have outdoor dining, or go bird watching.

Day 8 – Calabar Marina Resort | Drill Ranch | National Museum | Nightlife

  • Marina Resort, Millennium Park, and Old Residence Museum are in the same neighborhood. Things to do include watercraft, boat rides, jet skis, carousel, bicycle rides, and other fun children’s activities.

  • The National Museum is home to souvenirs from the slave trade.

  • Drill Ranch is the region’s first primate rehab project.

Day 9 & 10 – Obudu Mountain Resort

  • Relax and enjoy two full days at this popular mountain resort full of activities

  • Obudu Mountain Resort is located in the highlands and deep tropical forests of Cross River State, which is about 45 miles from the border with Cameroon.

  • Activities include swimming, horse-riding, golfing and hiking. It also has a fitness center, canopy walkway, sightseeing tour, and several restaurants.

  • Becheve Nature Reserve and Tree Nursery is a conversation forest filled with many species of plants and animals.

Day 11 – Tour Ends

  • Head Back To Lagos For Final Departure