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BEST PLACES TO HIKE IN NIGERIA (PART 1)

Nigeria, blessed with many beautiful, natural landscapes, makes it the ideal place to explore and hike around. The landscape of Nigeria is a hiker’s delight, because the various natural sites and tropical climate of Nigeria make it a destination for all kinds of hikes. Gradually, hiking has become a popular leisure activity among local tourists   …

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NATIONAL PARKS IN NIGERIA

There are several national parks of Nigeria that are constantly managed by the Nigeria National Park Service (NNPS), an organization responsible for preserving, enhancing, protecting and managing vegetation and wild animals in the national parks of Nigeria. The NNPS works closely with the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation. The first national park was Kainji Lake, established …

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MAJOR MUSEUMS IN NIGERIA (GEO-POLITICAL ZONES) Part 2

Oron Museum Oron Museum is a museum in Oron, Nigeria, established in 1958 to accommodate eight hundred known ancestral figures (Ekpu Oro) of the Oron people, which are believed to be among the oldest and finest surviving woodcarvings in Africa. During the civil war, many of the woodcarvings were looted and the museum was severely …

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FESTIVALS IN NIGERIA

Nigeria, a country made up of various ethnic groups and thirty-six states records more than 365 festivals, some of these festivals date back to the period before the arrival of the major Religions in the country. The main Muslim and Christian festivals are often celebrated in ways that are unique to the people of that …

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BASKET WEAVING IN NIGERIA

Craft and Arts are the core aspects of any culture. The mastery in any craft shows experience the artisan has acquired over time. From time immemorial, craftwork has been a source of revenue for many Nigerians and this has encouraged archaeologists to explore more about the ancient Nigerian arts and crafts. Traditional arts are practiced …

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POTTERY IN NIGERIA

Generally, pottery is the craft of making earthenware vessels.  It is the art of forming objects of clay in a moist plastic condition and then drying them by either exposure to sun and air, fire, baking in kilns or ovens. Finally, they are formed in various types like cooking vessels, food bowls, storage pots, drinking …

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ROAD TRIP WITH CHILDREN

Experts have found out that travel can expand a kid’s world, making them more empathetic toward cultural differences and helping them adapt to changing situations.  Travel can be an enlightening and eye opening experience for children of all ages: from trying out new foods to amazing experiences and sights, not to mention quality family time. …

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5 BOOKS THAT INSPIRES TRAVEL

People who travel a lot know how much there is to gain from exploring new locations and discovering new cultures. It is a powerful transition, which leaves you with the appetite to explore more. A good travel book draws you into the world of travelling; it also moves you to explore the wider world around …

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