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Nigeria, or officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has 36 states, along with its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The country is a federal constitutional republic located in West Africa. It shares its land borders with Niger, Chad and Cameroon, along with the Republic of Benin by its north, east and west. Some of the Nigerian states include Anambra, Enugu, Akwa Ibom, Abia, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Delta, and Ebonyi, to name a few. Its major cities consist of Lagos, Kano, Ibadan, Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Benin City, Maiduguri, and Zaria. 

 

What to see & do

Some of the places to be visited and explored within Nigeria include Yankari National Park, Gashaka Gumti National Park, and Zuma Rock. Yankari National Park is within the south-central park of Bauchi State in northeastern Nigeria. It is a large wildlife park that serves as home to several natural warm water springs, a wide variety of flora and fauna, in addition to 50 species of mammals that include African bush elephants, patas monkeys, hippopotamus, and waterbuck, among others. Gashaka Gumti National Park, or GGNP, is a national park in Nigeria that is home to around 103 species of mammals. It currently serves as the country’s largest national park, with a total area that covers around 6,400 square kilometres. Zuma Rock is located in Niger State, Nigeria. It is a large monolith that is sometimes referred to as ‘Gateway to Abuja’. The monolith is depicted on the 100 naira note. Among the spots to be seen also include Cross River National Park, Kamuku National Park, Nigerian National Museum, Kainji National Park, Chad Basin National Park, Victoria Island, Lagos Island, Abuja National Mosque, Oguta Lake, Ikoyi, Aso Rock, Mattupetty Dam, and National Church of Nigeria, to name a few.

 

How to get around within Nigeria

One Travelling throughout Nigeria is recommended to be done with a personal car, or a hired car with a driver, since most of the roads within the country are still passable but relatively in poor condition. Other modes of transportation also include the okada, buses, and taxis, among others. Okada or okadas are motorcycles that can be taken all around Nigeria, although this transportation option is not for the faint of heart; the okadas are mostly for short-distance travel. There are a lot of buses and taxis within Nigeria as well, and these rides are available within Lagos. Buses are divided into two types, namely the molue and the danfo. The buses and taxis are mostly cheap. 

 

How to get there

One of the international airports within Nigeria is the Murtala Muhammed International Airport. The Murtala Muhammed International Airport is the major airport that serves the city of Lagos. Located in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria, the airport works as the hub for Aero Contractors, Arik Air, and Med-View Airline. Some of the airlines that operate via Murtala Muhammed International Airport include Aero Contractors, Africa World, Air France, Alitalia, Arik Air, ASKY Airlines, Azman Air, British Airways, Camair-Co, Dana Air, Delta Air Lines, DiscoveryAir Nigeria, Douniah Airlines, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, First Nation Airways, Gambia Bird, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Med-View Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Overland Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Rwandair, South African Airways, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic, with its flights to and from national and international destinations such as Accra, Abuja, Asaba, Paris, Rome, Banjul, Cotonou, Dakar, Benin City, Lomé, Kano, London, Uyo, Atlanta, Bamako, Cairo, Dubai, Addis Ababa, Abu Dhabi, Port Harcourt, Madrid, Nairobi, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Beirut, Doha, Casablanca, Ilorin, Kigali, Johannesburg, Istanbul, and Houston. Other international airports within Nigeria also include Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, and Port Harcourt International Airport, to name a few.

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