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World Tourism Day 2012: Children of Ilelema community battle for the the grand prize

World Tourism Day 2012: Children of Ilelema community battle for the the grand prize

The kids thought the task was an easy one since fishing is an every-day activity in their community. So they grabbed their drawing papers and pencils with great zeal…. and after much drawing, erasing, ruffling of papers, peeking at each other’s drawings and some starting all over again, they finally submitted their drawings and waited…

Victoria Island Gone Wild: Another Bundle of Nuisance or Tourism Potential?

Victoria Island Gone Wild: Another Bundle of Nuisance or Tourism Potential?

As I stepped out of my apartment early on a Monday morning, my heart almost jumped out of my chest as the  sight of a massive lizard with long forked tongue scurrying away from my dustbin, confronted me…“ –Segun Adeyemi, Ajah, Lagos Increasing reports of wildlife sightings within residential estates in Victoria Island, Lagos demand…

“I LoVe My hOmE ToWn”- Fatai Fatoki, Winner of Naijatreks Young Writers’ Contest 2011

My home town is called Oyan. A very small area, situated in Osun State, South-western Nigeria. My home town I would say, is an agriculturally oriented place because it consists of farmers, there we have enough food from farm products. My home has a lot of beautiful and attractive features which appeal to both indigenes…

NAIJATREKS YOUNG WRITERS’ CONTEST 2011- Think, Travel and Innovate

Here comes Naijatreks Young Writers’ Contest for Nigerian primary and secondary school students, aimed at arousing their intellectual consciousness towards the tourism potentials in their environment. The overall mission here is to encourage them to turn these potentials into enterprises, which will be beneficial to them and the society at large. In order to achieve…

Hunting with the Mona Monkeys of Niger Delta

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…

Akure Terrapin Habitat is Drying Up!

  On a recent visit to a hill-top habitat of the Gnamma terrapin turtles (a newly-discovered subspecies of the West-African side-necked turtle) in Akure, Ondo State capital, we found out that the water level in the turtle pool has significantly dropped below the usual average depths normally observed within the past 8 years of our…

Naijatreks Discovers Rare Turtle Species in Akure, Ondo State

Naijatreks has announced its discovery of a rare turtle species- not in some far-off exotic location, but in the southwest Nigeria. Discovered in well hidden granite gnammas (rock pools) on some inselbergs dotting the northern outskirts of Akure in Ondo State, this species of turtle is believed to belong at least to a unique sub-species…

Welcoming Imad to the World of Naijatreks Tourism Ambassador 2011

The skies of Cheers Hotel, Ikeja blossomed with indescribable ecstasy on friday, 24th of June, 2011 at the emergence of Naijatreks Tourism Ambassador. The air was tense as contestants displayed their talents and vied for the much coveted positions of Naijatreks Tourism Ambassador 2011 as well as Mr Ideal Nigeria 2011. The winner emerged as…

RE: Errant Crocodile in Ajah… A Reader’s Response to the Sahara Reporters’ Article (Shocking!)

Hello Naijatreks, My name is Ayodeji Asiru-Balogun. I am a wildlife biologist with a passion for animals and ecotourism, and I am as well experienced in handling wild animals (in the wild and in captivity). Sometimes ago, I got some captured manatees from artisan fishermen, and got the Lagos State to get permission from the…

SAHARA REPORTERS: A Crocodile Roaming Free in Ajah, Victoria Island – Naijatreks Calls on NCF (funny funny funny comments)

Following our Feb. 18th, 2011 article titled ”A Crocodile Roaming Free in Ajah, Victoria Island – Naijatreks moves into action”, now published today on Sahara Reporters (http://www.saharareporters.com/article/crocodile-roaming-free-ajah-victoria-island-naijatreks-calls-nigerian-conservation-foundatio), here are reader’s comments so far: Comments: April 5, 2011 – 17:21 — folorunso (not verified) I can’t any crocks here oo… I can’t any crocks here oo……

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