Here Are 5 Things To Do In Nigeria To Travel Like A Local

On October 1, 1960, Nigeria gained its independence. Today, it’s a top tourist destination for Black Americans — and Black people all over the world.

According to the US State Government, it’s the most populous country with the largest economy in all of Africa. That means there’s absolutely no shortage of things to do and places to see.

It’s not enough to just visit national parks and go on safaris — that’s really something that any tourist can do when visiting Nigeria. It’s important to travel like a local when you’re in the area.

That’s why we thought it best to give you a list of things to do that your average Nigerian citizen would do on a given day. Enjoy Nigeria in all its glory by doing these 5 things that locals do.

Reportedly, this national park has the highest concentration of elephants on the entirety of the African continent. You can best see them from the Tonlong Gorge.

Yankari National Park & Game Reserve

With more than 5,000 sq. ft. of retail and luxury stores, The Lennox Mall is the perfect place to shop like a local in Nigeria. It also has a great food court!

The Lennox Mall

Stop by Igun Street to see some of their shops that specialize in bronze sculptures, or take a trip to the National Museum branch in the area.

Benin City

Located right in the heart of Lagos, Freedom Park was “born out of the ruins of Her Majesty’s prisons,” according to its official website.

Freedom Park

Traveling to Nigeria with the little ones? Stop by Dreamworld Africana, an amusement park complete with roller coasters, games, and even a cute merry-go-round.

Dreamworld Africana

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