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Photos from our Recent Small Group Hiking Trip to Oke-Ado Mountain and Igbo-Ora Town, Oyo State

Photos from our Recent Small Group Hiking Trip to Oke-Ado Mountain and Igbo-Ora Town, Oyo State

The day started out beautiful and sunny; and despite the fuel scarcity in the bustling city of Lagos, nothing could dampen the mood we were in. We were all so happy to get out of Lagos for a day, away from our busy lives, breathe the fresh air of the countryside and do what we…

Upcoming Adventure Hiking Trip from Naijatreks: Oke-Ado Mountain and Igbo-Ora Town… Place Your Booking Now!!!

Upcoming Adventure Hiking Trip from Naijatreks: Oke-Ado Mountain and Igbo-Ora Town… Place Your Booking Now!!!

DATE: Saturday, 21st November, 2015 TOUR DURATION: One (1) Day. DESTINATION DETAILS: Oke-Ado Mountain lies about 70km north-west of Ibadan city, Oyo state and 170km north-east of Lagos city, southwestern Nigeria. The mountain, at the foot of which sits the ancient Ado-Awaye town, is composed of sky-high, massive granitic mountains. At the top of the…

The Vernacular Architecture of the Hidden Ancient Irefin Palace, Ibadan, SW Nigeria

The Vernacular Architecture of the  Hidden Ancient Irefin Palace, Ibadan, SW Nigeria

Ingenuity and wisdom, speaks the creative works of art which were wrought by the aged hands of our ancestors. These can be seen in the way they designed and built their houses and palaces in the days of old. These relics lie strewn across our fast growing cities in Nigeria; we walk and drive past…

Charming Natural Beaches in Okposo Village, Akwa Ibom State: #UnveilmyNaija Post 03

Charming Natural Beaches in Okposo Village, Akwa Ibom State: #UnveilmyNaija Post 03

Sunset at the natural beach in my village- Okposo village, Ibeno local government area, Akwa Ibom State.  –Christopher Tom, from Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Christopher Tom from Okposo Village, Akwa Ibom State in south-south Nigeria decided to share some lovely photos he took when he visited his village recently. It is amazing to see some…

Beautiful Photos from our Recent Small Group Trip to Badagry

Beautiful Photos from our Recent Small Group Trip to Badagry

Putting together the Badagry trip was a little challenging due to the crazy fuel scarcity in Nigeria at the time. However, the trip was a success and participants had great fun! See photos below:                 Embarking on the Popular Slave Route:              …

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…

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Nike Art Gallery which prides itself as the biggest art gallery in West Africa hosted visitors at her prestigious three story gallery in Lekki on 20th February. The guests were treated to an amazing and amusing cultural dance by the gallery’s cultural troop. The cultural display began with the entry of the canoe dancer, made…
Last Tuesday, 18th of February, 2014, numerous travel and tourism enthusiasts gathered at Four Point Sheraton Hotel in Lagos, to discuss with top Nigeria-based travel bloggers on how to promote tourism in Nigeria through story-telling, as well as to assess the impact social and digital media is having on the domestic travel, tourism and hospitality…
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....
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....
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.
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.
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.
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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