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Date archive: June 2011

Errant Crocodiles and Alligators in Ajah- Residents’ Fears Rising

Following our Feb. 18th, 2011  publication on Naijatreks (http://wp.me/p1gRwE-8Z) and an April 5th, 2011  article on Sahara Reporters (http://www.saharareporters.com/article/crocodile-roaming-free-ajah-victoria-island-naijatreks-calls-nigerian-conservation-foundatio), there had been increased reports of both crocodile and alligator- sighting at the Green-Ville Estate pool. In response to the SR publication on the errant crocodiles, officials of NCF called Naijatreks and claimed that they had…

Nigerian Blog Awards 2011- Thanks for Nominating Naijatreks, Now it’s Time to Vote

We wish to thank you for nominating Naijatreks.com as your favourite Nigerian travel blog of the year. Now, we are among the top five nominees for the Naija Travel Blog Category and its time to vote for the best. To vote for Naijatreks as the Best Naija  Travel Blog for the year, – kindly log…

The Dark Agbaku Cave: Where Ancient Oyo Warriors Hid their Heads

Like slices of well baked bread, giant slabs and boulders of bronzed igneous rocks pile and lean against one another, forming a picturesque cavern: all set in the heart of old Oyo National Park, Oyo state, SW Nigeria. Sempiverent vegetation soaring high above, squirrels skipping from tree to tree, beautiful birds chirruping at canopy tops,…

A Naija Traveller’s Mind: “May the Boulders of Olúmo Rock Smash the Heads of Haters of Naija Peace & Tourism!”

In the heart and mind of the average Nigerian, (either home or abroad), lies a bleeding wound, a deep wound of shame and dishonour, emplaced by the recurrence of violence, bomb blasts and war in different parts of his beloved country, Nigeria. In the heart and mind of the average Naija traveller and explorer, lie…

Shere Hills- A Charming 1,829m Pile of Rocks

Like stacks of freshly-baked bread loaves, massive boulders of granite pile at a corner of the Jos Plateau, bedecking the skyline with the perculiar rugged semblance of North-Central Nigeria. Some Kilometers away from the heart of Jos City, taking a turn from the main road, one is confronted by the pictursque Liberty Lake, beyond which lies…

We Captured Olósùnta & Òrólè- The Giant Okitis of Ekiti Land

Like a Half-Cut Egg, Òrólè Stands… like an Olópà‘s cap, Olósùnta poses for my camera. The firmament had just slipped off her plush bed and has changed from her gloomy pyjamas into a robe of mild turquoise. The chilly air is appraised by the hazy mists that hang over the ancient town of Ikere-Ekiti, a…

Boxwood Cinemas- Linking Nollywood and Naija Tourism

“It is hard to avoid Nigerian films in Africa. Public buses show them, as do many restaurants and hotels” – The Economist.   Nigerian films are as popular abroad as they are at home. Millions of people watch Nigerian films every day and yet we all have mixed feelings about the industry. Unlike location based…

“Igbo-Olodumare made me remember Taita Hills”- A Kenyan Sister writes

Africa is a beautiful place and we are truly blessed, and before I forget, congratulations to my Naija family for having peaceful elections…you made me SO VERY PROUD! I had a privilege of visiting Botswana, Rwanda and of course my beloved Kenya over the last one month or so…how I missed out Naija I don’t…

Exploring the Wilds of Igbo-Olodumare: The Forest of a Thousand Demons

Exploring the Wilds of Igbo-Olodumare: The Forest of a Thousand Demons

“They call it the forest of a thousand demons, We went there and although we found no demons, the ambiance surrounding the forest still swathes our imaginations till  this day” Igbo Olodumare, a world within our world, robed in plush vegetative apparel, is simply a mystifying place, and just as its name implies, it is…

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