Nigeria

Travels to Nigeria

Africa's most populous country! About 200 million inhabitants in an area 3 times larger than Italy (923 768 km²) and with a rapidly growing population. A country we will definitely hear more about in the future. Right now, Nigeria is not a mainstream destination, but Penguin Travel has the experience of cultural roundtrups in Nigeria, starting from the main city of Lagos at the Atlantic coast to the capital, Abuja, for small and smaller groups.

The former English colony has retained English as the official language in a world of around 500 local languages. There are over 250 different ethnic groups with the dominant peoples: Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo/Ibo and Fulani, who historically have had different living conditions with great differences both culturally, socially and economically.

Nigeria is an agricultural country with farming and nomadic cattle herding and at the same time an oil power state with production and export of crude oil. Just one of hundreds of contrasting opposites in this West African country: the north is predominantly Muslim and rooted in tradition, the south is more Western-oriented and Christian. The rural population lives classically and traditionally with chiefs and the land owned by men, while the country has thousands of young female singers. Even the tropical climate is full of contrasts: to the south the temperatures are constant and above 30 degrees, high humidity and two rainy/dry seasons, to the north there is a rainy/dry season and large temperature differences between day and night.

Nigeria is a mixture of plains and savannas, deserts, swamps, mountains, steamy jungles and one of the largest river systems in the world, including the Niger Delta, the third largest on earth.

And it is said that Nollywood has now overtaken Bollywood with the production of over 1000 films annually.

Read more about the Nigerian history and experiences on the cultural tour in Nigeria here:

 


Nigeria Highlights 1770 , 9 Days

Nigeria Highlights

Home to approximately 192 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, has...

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