Mainly there are two seasons in Nigeria, dry or winter and wet or summer. Jos town has the most pleasant climate in all of Nigeria. Rest of the country has hot weather. Northern parts of the country are hot and dry whereas southern parts are hot and humid. So the best time to visit Nigeria is from October to January. Peak season lies between December to January as most Nigerian festivals occur during this part of the year.
Northern and southern parts also differ in timing of wet season. Rainy season occurs from April to September in North and in South it is between March to November. There are fewer crowds in off season and flights are cheaper than the peak season. However, if you want to visit Nigeria during peak season, we would recommend you to book flights few months in advance.
Summer holidays is always a busy time to fly in to any destination in Africa including Nigeria. Its always advise able to book early for July, December and March . You must be lucky to get a flight for 01 or 02 persons , but for a family of three and four you need to book well in advance, and you are looking at a price of 2500-3000GBP in total.
Travelling in December for any where in the world and coming back before 10th a January is always expensive . Its always advisable to book well in Advance for Christmas flights to avoid any inconvenience . Looking for flights to Nigeria in December closer to the time of travel might cost you almost more then GBP 1000-1300. But you can get a better deal ranging some where between GBP 600-800 if you book flights three to four months before departure dates .
Nigeria is best of those travellers who want to explore Africa off-the-beaten-path. It has scenic beaches, national parks and museums. Also its food is delicious and must-to-try. We have compiled a list of top restaurants and places in Nigeria:
This factor is really important in deciding the most suitable airline for your journey. Travellers who are going for vacations need more baggage allowance to fit everything they need. Below is the list of airline with their respective baggage allowance:
A trip to Nigeria would be incomplete without attending its cultural festivals. Following are the most popular festivals of the country:
You can find five star and international hotels in Lagos and other major towns. However, these are fully booked during peak season and you have to book in advance. Lagos is the most congested city not only in Nigeria but also in Africa as well. Most of the good hotels are only available on this island. These hotels are usually really expensive in peak season but alternate options are also available.
You can stay in rest houses which are run by government. These are available throughout the country. Colonial-style houses and bungalows are used for this purpose. Another option is to get accommodation from Christian missions. They will offer you basic enmities at reasonable price. Major Nigerian towns also have sporting clubs which offer meals and accommodation at cheap rates. However, you have to purchase a temporary membership before your stay in these clubs.