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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…

Kano City Walls: Destroyed by Explosives or by Human Hands?

Kano City Walls: Destroyed by Explosives or by Human Hands?

We heard in July, 2011, that the Nigerian Federal Government announced plans to rehabilitate the Kano City Walls. Till today, the walls are still a shadow of their former majesty. The beauty and pride of Kano people can no longer be seen and is gradually crumbling like a pack of cards. These walls are a…

See Photos: Naijatreks’ Amazing Trip to Ondo-Osun!

See Photos: Naijatreks’ Amazing Trip to Ondo-Osun!

Early on the morning of Saturday, 2nd August, 2014, our travel group set off on a quest to conquer the soaring and daunting heights of the massive Effon Ridge in Osun State, on which cascades the seven stages of Olumirin Waterfalls (also known as Erin-Ijesa Falls). One of the attractions on the trip was to…

Ado-Awaye Suspended Lake and Oke-Ado Mountains- The Heartbeat of Oke-Ogun

Ado-Awaye Suspended Lake and Oke-Ado Mountains- The Heartbeat of Oke-Ogun

High in the sky soars the tranquil Iyake Lake, also known as Ado-Awaye Lake, reposed graciously at the peak of Oke-Ado Mountain in Oyo State, southwest Nigeria. These mountains spread from Ado-Awaye town into the surrounding plains, standing imposingly above the verdant rainforests; and they hold numerous natural, cultural and historical attractions which are of…

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