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Notey’s first trip to Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State: #UnveilmyNaija Post 02

Notey’s first trip to Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State: #UnveilmyNaija Post 02

“I stand on Ibeno beach, entranced and hypnotized as the solemn waves of the ocean wash my feet and a gust of enchanting breeze embrace my skin”  -Notey Akpotive, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.   If you work 8-5 like me, then you know that a public holiday, any one at all is welcomed with great…

River Crossing near Wamba Village: #UnveilmyNaija Post 01

River Crossing near Wamba Village: #UnveilmyNaija Post 01

Villagers crossing a knee-deep river in Wamba, my local government area, Nassarawa State.  -Musa Danjuma, from Nassarawa State, Nigeria. Thanks to Musa Danjuma, an indigene of Nassarawa State in north-central Nigeria for sending us this beautiful picture of locals crossing a river high in the rugged mountains of Wamba area. This is the first entry…

Tell the World About Your Nigerian Hometown! #Unveilmynaija

Tell the World About Your Nigerian Hometown! #Unveilmynaija

  Having explored the nooks and crannies of Nigeria for over a decade, discovering and telling stories about the wealth of natural and cultural touristic potentials this country is endowed with, we have come to realize that we cannot tell this story alone. Beyond this, we even realized that we cannot tell the stories better…

Yayyy!!! We won it again! Best Travel Blog: Nigerian Blog Awards 2014

Yayyy!!! We won it again! Best Travel Blog: Nigerian Blog Awards 2014

Although this is coming about a month late, we want to say a million thanks to everyone that nominated and voted for Naijatreks during the nomination and final voting stages of the Nigerian Blog awards 2014. This is the third time we’ve won this award (NBA 2011 and NBA 2012) and we are encouraged to…

Favorite Delicacies of the Nigerian Traveller

Favorite Delicacies of the Nigerian Traveller

The Nigerian traveller is always on the move, ready to take the next bus or flight to his destination as quickly as possible. Little wonder why Nigerians love food that’s easy to make and packs enough calories to get them through a busy day. Here is a list of delicacies the Nigerian traveller just can’t…

See Photos of Naijatreks’ recent trip to Ibadan- ‘The City of Brown Roofs’

See Photos of Naijatreks’ recent trip to Ibadan- ‘The City of Brown Roofs’

The day started on a low note. The parking lot in Victoria island, Lagos, where we had hoped to leave our cars while we take off to Ibadan in the tour bus wouldn’t open till 9AM that morning. We had to find a way to have all vehicles parked and secured. Second, some of our…

5 Best Hangout Spots in Lagos

5 Best Hangout Spots in Lagos

Looking for a place to party, or just relax? Lagos has numerous hangout spots perfect for some time out and whether you’re into the high-life or would rather sit down to have coffee with a friend, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this bright and beautiful city. Visit Lagos and spend some time in…

We visited the Legendary Aso-Oke Weavers of Iseyin, Oyo, Nigeria

We visited the Legendary Aso-Oke Weavers of Iseyin, Oyo, Nigeria

  You visit any Nigerian wedding party, and you see the ladies clad in colorful, elegant hand-loomed head ties and wrappers, and the men in Agbada (gowns) and fila (hats) made with the same fabric, and you wonder in amazement at the dexterity wrought by the hands that crafted these fabrics. The fabrics are popularly…

Looking For Some Romance, Excitement and Hot Valentine Deals? Explore Calabar!

Looking For Some Romance, Excitement and Hot Valentine Deals? Explore Calabar!

What some call the tourist’s paradise, Calabar is a little city surrounded by hills and plateaus. The streets of Calabar are serene and tidy, like you would expect in a 21st century city and the people are shielded from the worries of the ‘external world’ by the acres of green land that surround it. With…

Our last Trip for the Year: A Trip to Idanre Hills and a Chance to Experience the amazing Mare Mountain Climbing Festival -December 2014

Our last Trip for the Year: A Trip to Idanre Hills and a Chance to Experience the amazing Mare Mountain Climbing Festival -December 2014

DATE: 12th-14th December (Friday-Sunday). TOUR DURATION: Three (3) days (2 nights). SUMMARY OF ITINERARY: Friday- From our rendezvous point in Victoria Island, Lagos, the tour group will travel down to the old city of Akure in Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria, to visit the ancient Oba’s Palace of Akure which is well known for its legendary…

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At Idanre, one is confronted by stupefying vistas of the surrounding inselberg landscape bedecked with an enigmatic skyline of jagged peaks held in place by gigantic mountains smeared in glossy sheens of grey and silver- a cluster of intriguing inselbergs, towering high into the skies at the distant horizon. They are none but the magnificent Idanre Hills....
I was lost in amazement, enraptured by the swelling blue sea, caressed and cuddled by the sweeping puff of cool breeze, and staring blankly at the sandy beach dotted here and there by tourists, tanning in the sweet Saturday noon sun. A set of fishing canoes rested near the sea shore, where the raging bulge…
The plains stretched as far as the eyes could see, and the sleepy horizon was obscured by massive cones of varying colours- some lush green, and others, earthly brown, jutting out into the skies and standing imposingly like enormous sand heaps on a village farm. These are none but the volcanoes that blew Jos Plateau in North Central Nigeria; they are called the Kerang Volcanoes...
The tide was rising and a cloak of frigid air enfolded the Degema area. It was close to mid-night and the moon soared high into a nude sky. Standing on the veranda of the lower deck of our houseboat which had been carefully moored on the banks of Sambreiro River, somewhere between Nkpor and Ilelema…
Many rocks I’ve climbed, many hills I’ve conquered, ancient dwellings I have seen, many caves I’ve entered, but none like the magnificent rocks of Olumo… a bastion of massive granite, soaring high and proud into the ice-blue skies, smiling and glimmering upon the Ogun River and the ancient town of Abeokuta, south-western Nigeria.
Another big creek swell came up fast and silent, morning sunlight dancing in the skies flashed on its face. Rolling fast to my left, it lifted and dropped my eight-foot dugout canoe with the smooth motions of an elevator. I heaved a loud sigh and amidst the multitude of bird chatter around us, my two local guides at both ends of the canoe heard me and laughed. I smiled and shook my head, marvelling at how quickly they adjusted their oars and steered against the galloping waters.
I peeped through a hole on a massive tree trunk, and at me peeked a viscous sheet of mud-brown fluid punctuated at different corners by verdant water lilies and rimmed along its banks by radiant tall grasses. It was as if I had been enraptured in a dream of bliss. Beyond this tree I lift…
A mountain of blue-clad clouds sat in the sunny skies, the statue of Asodeboyede- the grandson of Oduduwa stood ready for battle before the ancient Oba’s Palace of Akure land, while a labyrinth of obfuscating sewers lies beneath it. The heavens open and spew out torrents of rain water upon the land; and though for…
So amazing it is to know that there is a place in Nigeria where exists the largest population of twins in the world. This place is Igbo-ora, small village in Oyo State, south-west Nigeria, more twins are born in Igbo-Ora than anywhere else on earth and that there are just few households who do not...
Where the sun dances along the skies as fingers of its light pierced through the air and race to the earth and the distant skyline blows up in shades of vivid blue hues as the sea kisses and melts into the clouds and the raging waters run towards the West-African coast in multiple waves and break into series of silvery foams as they crash upon the sun-tanned sands of the beaches.
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