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Cheap flights to Nigeria

Cheap flights to Nigeria

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. It is located in Western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea and shares borders with Chad, Niger, Benin and Cameroon. Consisting of distinct regions that include mountains, rain forests, deserts, plains, savannas and jungles, Nigeria has a wealth of plant and animal species, some of which are seen only in this region. The capital of Nigeria is Abuja, the fourth largest in terms of population. Lagos, Kano and Ibadan are other major cities in Nigeria.[h2]Best time to visit Nigeria[/h2]

The period from December to March is the best time to visit Nigeria, when it is less humid. Depending on what you intend to see and do in Nigeria, you can find many flights that will take you to the different regions in the country. If you are flexible about the period of travel, use Skyscanner's monthly search tool to find the best prices for your chosen destination.

Airlines that fly to Nigeria

There are 26 airports operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. Five of them, Abuja, Enugu, Kano, Lagos and Port Harcourt Rivers, operate as international airports. Although there are no direct flights from Canada to Nigeria, many major airlines such as Lufthansa, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Air France and KLM have flights that can take you there.

What to do and see in Nigeria

If you are interested in nature and wildlife, Nigeria has many attractions to choose from. The most famous game reserve is the Yankari National Park located near the Gagi River and close to Bauchi Town. Many types of wildlife that include elephants, primates, waterbucks and roan gazelle are found here. The Wikki Warm Springs, a key feature of this park, offers a relaxing way to unwind. There are other national parks such as Mambilla, Gumti, Cross River, Kainji Lake and Gashaka that can help you to enjoy the natural wonders and wildlife of Nigeria.

Nigeria is a country where over 250 languages are spoken and most people identify with their tribal roots. Visitors can experience music, art, sacred shrines and practices that represent the country's cultural diversity.  They can also visit many buildings and monuments of historical and architectural interest. Whether it is relaxing in the resorts of Logos and taking in the museums and art scene in the area, heading for a picnic in the cool climes of Jos or taking in the Kwa Falls in Cross River State, Nigeria offers many activities to help you unwind.

Tips and additional advice

The government of Canada advises Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel to Nigeria because of the unstable political situation in this country. There is a high threat of terrorism and kidnappings of foreign nationals. Travelers are advised to exercise a high degree of caution when visiting Abuja and Calabar where the security situation is considered more stable when compared to the rest of the country. Canadian citizens with Canadian passports are required to get a visa to visit Nigeria.

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