About Nigeria

LAGOS is the most populous city in Nigeria and the largest metropolis in Africa. It is the second fastest-growing city in Africa and the seventh in the world. It is the commercial capital of West Africa. Lagos is a spirited, bustling place with a population of 10 million. The city has an excellent nightlife, many street markets, and a decent National Museum. If you take basic safety precautions you will enjoy urban Africa at its most vibrant.

Nigeria’s International Airports: Murtala Mohammed International Airport (Airport code: LOS) located at the north-west of the city of Lagos, and is the main entry point into Nigeria for foreign visitors. Nigeria has several other major airports, including Kano in the North and Abuja (the capital in Central Nigeria).

Visa Information

The best way to travel in Nigeria is by hiring a taxi or a chauffeur driven car. Driving yourself is not advised due to the limited road signage in the area. Taxis can be hired from the roadside and chauffeur driven limousines are available at airports and most hotels. A target price would be in the region of N1500 per hour (approximately $10) with a two hour maximum if going to more than one destination.

Drinking Water
Nigeria’s water supply is improving however it is recommended to only consume water from sealed water bottles. Most good hotels provide a courtesy bottle to guests.

Hotels
Almost all hotels in Nigeria require you to pay before you get your key. Typically you are requested to pay 125% of the room rate and you will be refunded when settling the bill on your departure. There is merit in paying your bill using cash as some hotels, when presented with a card for payment, convert the naira sum using their own currency rate which can result in as much as a 15% increase in the cost.


Population 173.6 million
Currency Nigerian Naira (US$1 ≈ N320)
Official Language English
Calling Code +234
Time Zone UTC +01:00
Capital City Abuja