Synopses & Reviews
For the adventurous traveler, Nigeria offers the opportunity to see the country in its raw and naked state. The chaos of Lagos often overshadows the rich offerings found elsewhere in Nigeria. Explore further and travelers can bathe in the Wikki Warm Springs at Yankari National Park; trek through Oshogbo Sacred Forest or visit one of the Emirs elaborately decorated palaces. The only dedicated English-language travel guide to Nigeria on the market, this edition is thoroughly updated with an expanded section on Lagos.
“I am to congratulate you for the important contribution the publication has made to the growing literature on Travel Guides, particularly about Nigeria.” - Anthony Adeloye, Librarian for the High Commissioner of Nigeria
This updated edition guides you through this unique country and provides a comprehensive insight into what makes Africa's most populous country tick.
About the Author
Based in Cape Town, Lizzie Williams has travelled the length and breadth of Africa as a tour leader on overland trucks. Mark Shenley is a well-traveled professional photographer whose work regularly appears in publications both in the UK and around the world.
Table of Contents
Part One: General Information
Chapter 1: Background Information - Facts and figures, History, Religion, Economy, The environment, Culture
Chapter 2: Planning and Preparation - When to go, Highlights, Red tape, Getting there, What to take
Chapter 3: In Nigeria - Information, Public holidays, Money, Getting around, Sleeping, eating and drinking, Shopping and bargaining, Women travelers, Gay travelers, Cultural etiquette, Public toilets, Media and communications
Chapter 4: Health and Safety - Health, Safety
Part Two: The Guide
Chapter 5: Lagos - Brief history, Getting there and away, Orientation, Getting around, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Nightlife, Changing money, Shopping, Safety, Listings, What to see and do, The islands, Lekki Peninsula, Tarkwa Bay, The mainland, Around Lagos State
Chapter 6: Southwestern Nigeria - Abeokuta, Ibadan, Ife, Oshogbo, Oyo, Old Oyo National Park, North from Oyo, Benin City, Okomu National Park
Chapter 7: Southeastern Nigeria - Onitsha and Asaba, Enugu, Umuahia, Aba, Port Harcourt, Bonny and Brass Islands, Warri, Calabar, Around Calabar, Kwa Falls, Cross River National Park, Rhoko Forest, Afi Drill Ranch, Obudu Cattle Ranch, Ikom
Chapter 8: Central Nigeria - Abuja, Lokoja, Makurdi, Jos, West of Abuja, New Bussa, Lake Kainji National Park
Chapter 9: East and Northeast Nigeria - Bauchi, Yankari National Park, Gombe, Yola and Jimeta, Gashaka-Gumpti National Park, Maiduguri, Around Maiduguri, Sukur
Chapter 10: Northern Nigeria - Kaduna, Kamuka National Park, Zaria, Kano, Katsina, Gusau, Sokoto