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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…

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:              …

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…

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…

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…

Akure Moat: A New Archeological Discovery in Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria?

Akure Moat: A New Archeological Discovery in Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria?

Recently, some of the inhabitants of Akure, Ondo State capital city in southwest Nigeria, began to suspect a preserved system of ditches, reposed within the compound of Archbishop Vining College of Theology. The network of ditches is about 270m long, with depth averaging 3m, width ranging between 4m-5m and is characterized by the typical smooth…

Photos from the Grand Finale of Osun-Osogbo Festival 2014

Photos from the Grand Finale of Osun-Osogbo Festival 2014

This year’s Osun-Osogbo Festival, which took place between 18th-23rd August, 2014 in the ancient town of Osogbo, south-west Nigeria, was concluded in an array of beautiful and fascinating cultural activities. On the last day of the week-long festival, the virgin maiden, known as Arugbá, who serves as mediator between the people and the river goddess- …

Osun-Osogbo Festival 2014: Lighting of the 500-year-old Sixteen-point Lamp #AtupaOlojumerindinlogun

Osun-Osogbo Festival 2014: Lighting of the 500-year-old Sixteen-point Lamp #AtupaOlojumerindinlogun

As this year’s edition of Osun-Osogbo Festival progresses, the various marked-out activities/events are gradually being checked out. One of the most exciting events at the festival is the lighting of the 500-year-old sixteen-point lamp called Àtùpà Olójúmérindínlógún. During this event, the ancient sixteen-point lamp is kept burning from dusk to dawn while the people celebrate…

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