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A night in Soku, an Island locked away in Nigeria’s Niger Delta

A night in Soku, an Island locked away in Nigeria’s Niger Delta

It was 6:30pm and I heard the sun knock on my bamboo door. She was on her way back home, and wanted to say goodnight to her dear friend, who was visiting Soku Island for the first time. “Just a minute” I muttered while loosening the latch on my bamboo door. The door flung open…

Scammed at the Ancient Oba’s Palace, Idanre Hills

Scammed at the Ancient Oba’s Palace, Idanre Hills

“You are welcome to our ancient Oba’s palace”, the tour guide said as we approached a mud structure that resembled a gate… and he handed us over to the Chief Priest of the Palace- a young fella with stone-rigid face, garbed in a lurid attire of flowing red wrapper, his bare chest almost like that…

An Army of Furious Talking Drums

Myriad of drumbeats rock my ears, Angry outpours of gangan drums thump the village atmos. They are torrents of rage uttered by oppressed hearts, and belched from hungry tummies, Tummies which had managed to live on N5 a day, Now forced to live on N2 this day. At the table my wants I call. My…

Escape the Effects of Fuel Subsidy: 5 Top Naija Villages to Relocate to

… Just in case you ever consider it. I don’t even know how to class this: a candid advise or a tactless joke… One thing I know, Nigerians have been dealt another vicious blow with the fuel ‘subsidy removal thing’. I for one would just stay put and subsist in this my village for a…

A Bamboo Bed, A Village in Slumber

  Across my silenced candle stick I lay, "Krà krà krà" My bamboo bed murmured and creaked under my weight, Well woven thatches of raffia, overhead they hang. "Woooooo wooooooo" Cries of bush babies echo in the stygian firmament.   A stygian cloud engulfs my red bùbá and sóóró àdìres hanging on the wall, Even…

Awoof Newsletters and Wallpapers from Naijatreks… Oh Gbóná Feli Feli!

  Welcome to the new month of August. July had been so good and filled with wonderful travel blessings: right from our trip to the Giant Inselbergs of Ikere Ekiti, to the hilltop home of our newly-discovered Turtle Species in Akure and a trip with five jolly Lagosians to the gushing cascades of Arinta falls,…

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…

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…

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…

Olokuta Rocks of Ado Ekiti- A Goldmine Wrapped in a Garbage Sheet

“Òkúta gbé òkúta lérí” Strolling along the Okeyinmi street of Ado town, one is suddenly captured by a dramatic and hypnotizing assemblage of massive rocks. The most enigmatic of the rock formations is also the most conspicuous from the streets;  the others can be spotted pilling elusively behind it. The locals describe the myterious pose of the rocks…

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