Travel Guide to Nigeria

  • Malaria can most likely be avoided if precautions are taken.
  • Be sure to be taking a malaria prophylaxis. 
  • We recommend you bring an insect repellent and use it daily while here.
  • A visa will be required for you to enter the country.  We can provide visa invitation letters to support visa applications, which must be handled by visitors in the Nigerian consulates in their home countries.  We advise that applications must be submitted at least a month to planned departure.
  • It will most likely take at least 45 minutes to get from the airport to the hotel.  If there is traffic, it will be longer.
  • Getting through immigration, getting your bags, and getting to your car/bus can take a long time, so be prepared to be patient.
  • Keep your bags with you at all times!
  • Do not allow anyone else to carry your bags!
  • If anyone asks for money, just politely say, “I am sorry.  I don’t have anything to give.”
  • Please be sure to bring snacks with you, especially if you are one that has to eat small meals frequently.

Only drink bottled water when in Nigeria.  It is recommended to use as well when brushing your teeth.

  • The temperature will be on average 89 degrees F. (32 degrees C.) / low of 77 degrees F. (25 degrees C.)
  • Dressing in Lagos is liberal.  Light dressing is recommended outdoor however air-conditioning can make the room indoors quite cold, so a light cardigan is recommended.
  • Please make sure you wear comfortable shoes as you may be on your feet for several hours at a time.  Parking lots and sidewalks can be rocky and uneven.  If you wear heels, please use discretion, so you don’t hurt yourself.
  • Small flashlight
  • Light rain jacket or wind breaker
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Swimming Suit
  • Antacid (suggested)
  • Note: Electrical outlets are British three prong square 220-240 Volts.  If you are coming from the U.S., you will need a step-down adaptor or converter to convert the voltage to 110 Volts.  This ensures your devices will not be damaged. 
  • Foreign credit cards are unlikely to be accepted anywhere.  You may, however, be able to get cash out at some bank’s ATM machines.
  • Travelers’ checks and cashier’s checks will not be accepted.
  • Please keep wallets, cameras or any other valuables locked up in the safe in your room when they are not with you.