iOverlander Sheraton Hotel The Sheraton Hotel is not to be recommended anymore, since they recently raised their camping price to 1000% (10.000Naira/45,50€) and you have to pay for 5 days in advance without getting a refund when leaving earlier. Things might change to the better again if they eventually come to their senses. Camping is on a spot of grass behind the hotel with a nice view on the lit National Mosque and you can use the ablutions of the squash court and the pool. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Yes Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes The Sheraton Hotel is not to be recommended anymore, since they recently raised their camping price to 1000% (10.000Naira/45,50€) and you have to pay for 5 days in advance without getting a refund when leaving earlier. Things might change to the better again if they eventually come to their senses. Camping is on a spot of grass behind the hotel with a nice view on the lit National Mosque and you can use the ablutions of the squash court and the pool. iOverlander Sheraton Hotel Campground user 0.0 Afi Mountain Drill Ranch Camping in pristine rain forest surrounded by its sounds, brilliant outdoor shower, free entry to the ranch, don’t miss the drill and chimpanzee feedings and the partly collapsed canopy walk, 4500Naira/night (20,45€) for two people, turnoff from main road at N6 14.201 E9 01.411 Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: Yes Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Water: Natural Source Restroom: Pit Toilets Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Camping in pristine rain forest surrounded by its sounds, brilliant outdoor shower, free entry to the ranch, don’t miss the drill and chimpanzee feedings and the partly collapsed canopy walk, 4500Naira/night (20,45€) for two people, turnoff from main road at N6 14.201 E9 01.411 iOverlander Afi Mountain Drill Ranch Campground user Mercedes Abuja A gem in terms of mechanical workshops in Africa is Armin Schmand's Mercedes branch in Abuja. He can organize parts for many different vehicle brands, has knowledgeable mechanics and a heart for overlanders. Open: Yes A gem in terms of mechanical workshops in Africa is Armin Schmand's Mercedes branch in Abuja. He can organize parts for many different vehicle brands, has knowledgeable mechanics and a heart for overlanders. iOverlander Mercedes Abuja Car Repair user Bush camp tree savannah A good area to hide between the trees for a night as in many other places along this road. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: No Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes A good area to hide between the trees for a night as in many other places along this road. iOverlander Bush camp tree savannah Contact, Pirate user Embassy of Cameroon (Abuja) A one month single entry visa costs either 50.000CFA West (76,20€), 120US$ (only large notes from 2005 onwards, 87,60€) or 18.500Naira (84€). Passport copy, 2 passport photos, yellow fever certificate copy, vehicle paper copy and copies of the Nigeria visa as well as Gabon visa (if already in the passport) are needed as well as one filled out application form. Pickup is the following day at 14:00. Open: Yes A one month single entry visa costs either 50.000CFA West (76,20€), 120US$ (only large notes from 2005 onwards, 87,60€) or 18.500Naira (84€). Passport copy, 2 passport photos, yellow fever certificate copy, vehicle paper copy and copies of the Nigeria visa as well as Gabon visa (if already in the passport) are needed as well as one filled out application form. Pickup is the following day at 14:00. iOverlander Embassy of Cameroon (Abuja) Toll Booth user 56.4 Consulate of Cameroon (Calabar) You should get your visa here on the same day without hassle. Did not try it out ourselves as we already got our visas in Abuja. Open: Yes You should get your visa here on the same day without hassle. Did not try it out ourselves as we already got our visas in Abuja. iOverlander Consulate of Cameroon (Calabar) Toll Booth user 30.0 Nigeria (Ilara) Meko Border Crossing Nigeria immigration & customs. Very relaxed crossing with no problems from officials, very professional. Located just over 1km from the main barrier control. (Turn right before the main barrier if traveling from Nigeria into Benin) Will have to double back on this road to cross into Benin Open: Yes Nigeria immigration & customs. Very relaxed crossing with no problems from officials, very professional. Located just over 1km from the main barrier control. (Turn right before the main barrier if traveling from Nigeria into Benin) Will have to double back on this road to cross into Benin iOverlander Nigeria (Ilara) Meko Border Crossing Toll Booth user -1.0 Ciénaga Ecos Gas Station Truck Parking Truck drivers come to sleep in their hammocks. We camped on our tents behind The gas station. No showers or toilets, but quiet, calm and secured. There's also a little hotel so we guess it has restaurant and restrooms but the place to camp is nice for one night. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes Truck drivers come to sleep in their hammocks. We camped on our tents behind The gas station. No showers or toilets, but quiet, calm and secured. There's also a little hotel so we guess it has restaurant and restrooms but the place to camp is nice for one night. iOverlander Ciénaga Ecos Gas Station Truck Parking Parking Area user 281.5 Yankari Game Reserve Camping is anywhere within the complex. There are game drives that are 6,000Naira per person (€27), Camping for us was 1,500Naira (€6.75) for 2 adults, 2 children. There is the Wikki Warm Springs to enjoy your days in a hot spring that is always 31°c, although you have to pay a one of payment of 500Naira per person(€2.25). Beware of Greedy Baboons, so always close Chalet and Vehicle windows. You aren't equiped with some ablutions but the ones that are, are adequate. Security seems to be good in this part of Nigeria as we've had no problems Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Restaurant: Yes Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: No Camping is anywhere within the complex. There are game drives that are 6,000Naira per person (€27), Camping for us was 1,500Naira (€6.75) for 2 adults, 2 children. There is the Wikki Warm Springs to enjoy your days in a hot spring that is always 31°c, although you have to pay a one of payment of 500Naira per person(€2.25). Beware of Greedy Baboons, so always close Chalet and Vehicle windows. You aren't equiped with some ablutions but the ones that are, are adequate. Security seems to be good in this part of Nigeria as we've had no problems iOverlander Yankari Game Reserve Campground user 73.7 520 Hotel We paid 12000naira for a double . Nice room with air con, western standard hotel that has a nice restaurant, wifi but like all places in Nigeria (except Lagos) they only have generators for electricity which comes on at 5:50pm & goes off at 9am, they will allow camping in the large car park that is very secure. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water We paid 12000naira for a double . Nice room with air con, western standard hotel that has a nice restaurant, wifi but like all places in Nigeria (except Lagos) they only have generators for electricity which comes on at 5:50pm & goes off at 9am, they will allow camping in the large car park that is very secure. iOverlander 520 Hotel Lodging user Default location for smartphone NOTE - places at this location have wrong coordinates because they were added with phone location switched off. PLEASE DO NOT REPORT THESE LOCATIONS AS BEING IN THE WRONG PLACE. Open: Yes NOTE - places at this location have wrong coordinates because they were added with phone location switched off. PLEASE DO NOT REPORT THESE LOCATIONS AS BEING IN THE WRONG PLACE. iOverlander Default location for smartphone Diamond, Red user Default location for smartphone NOTE - places at this location have wrong coordinates because they were added with phone location switched off. PLEASE DO NOT REPORT THESE LOCATIONS AS BEING IN THE WRONG PLACE. Open: Yes NOTE - places at this location have wrong coordinates because they were added with phone location switched off. PLEASE DO NOT REPORT THESE LOCATIONS AS BEING IN THE WRONG PLACE. iOverlander Default location for smartphone Diamond, Red user 28.2 Neblee Hotel A hotel located not to far from the New Camaroon Conulate this Hotel has room from 5000 to 15000. Meals and drinks are available on sight and secured parking inside the grounds. Paid Nigerian Police work as night gaurd and the staff tried hard to please by helping with money exchanges and more. Regular power outages are the norm in the city but the hotel has generators. AC was unreliable. Access is in an unassuming, uninviting alley but always has somebody to open the door either honk or knock. Showers are available but you are likely to take a bucket shower. Wifi was available when it was to deal breaker and was more reliable than the AC Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: No A hotel located not to far from the New Camaroon Conulate this Hotel has room from 5000 to 15000. Meals and drinks are available on sight and secured parking inside the grounds. Paid Nigerian Police work as night gaurd and the staff tried hard to please by helping with money exchanges and more. Regular power outages are the norm in the city but the hotel has generators. AC was unreliable. Access is in an unassuming, uninviting alley but always has somebody to open the door either honk or knock. Showers are available but you are likely to take a bucket shower. Wifi was available when it was to deal breaker and was more reliable than the AC iOverlander Neblee Hotel Lodging user 80.4 calabar mall spar supermarket. all western food and drinks avaluable in a/c mall Open: Yes spar supermarket. all western food and drinks avaluable in a/c mall iOverlander calabar mall Dog Unknown user 4.8 Nigerian Embassy We tried to apply for a 1 month tourist visa but denied. For residence only they Rolf us. Don't bother here! Open: Yes We tried to apply for a 1 month tourist visa but denied. For residence only they Rolf us. Don't bother here! iOverlander Nigerian Embassy Toll Booth user 177.0 SOYE Hotel Safe Hotel with a closed secure parkinglot.Rooms available from 10 to 15 Euro for 2 Person with ac and shower/toilet on the clean room. There is a noisy generator in the parking lot. So sleeping in the car is not a good option. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Safe Hotel with a closed secure parkinglot.Rooms available from 10 to 15 Euro for 2 Person with ac and shower/toilet on the clean room. There is a noisy generator in the parking lot. So sleeping in the car is not a good option. iOverlander SOYE Hotel Lodging user 220.0 Cannan Gate Guest House Nice rooms with bathroom. Clean and with fan and ac Parking lot is save with a guardian 5000 up to 14000 Nairn (11 to 30 Euro) for a double room. I Open: Yes Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Nice rooms with bathroom. Clean and with fan and ac Parking lot is save with a guardian 5000 up to 14000 Nairn (11 to 30 Euro) for a double room. I iOverlander Cannan Gate Guest House Lodging user -1.0 Leisure Spring Hotel 7000 Naira for a studio (perfectly fine for a couple) with A/C, breakfast not included. Good value. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: Yes - Average Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No 7000 Naira for a studio (perfectly fine for a couple) with A/C, breakfast not included. Good value. iOverlander Leisure Spring Hotel Lodging user -1.0 PI / Pastoral Institute Guesthouse Simple guesthouse, curfew from around 9 pm, nice staff. Double room with fan for 6000 naira. Very simple breakfast included. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Cold Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Simple guesthouse, curfew from around 9 pm, nice staff. Double room with fan for 6000 naira. Very simple breakfast included. iOverlander PI / Pastoral Institute Guesthouse Lodging user 302.0 hotel I can not recommend this place because they change prices like they want. But there are others here in this area. So maybe better to take one of them😉 Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No I can not recommend this place because they change prices like they want. But there are others here in this area. So maybe better to take one of them😉 iOverlander hotel Lodging user 286.0 immigration office in this town you have to stamp out for nigeria. There is no custom, so we let stamp our carnet from the police 😉 very friendly people there. From this point a real off road track starts! Open: Yes in this town you have to stamp out for nigeria. There is no custom, so we let stamp our carnet from the police 😉 very friendly people there. From this point a real off road track starts! iOverlander immigration office Toll Booth user 314.0 Ķimi Village we asked in this small village to sleep. Very friendly people here so it was no problem for them. Open: Yes Electricity: No Internet: No Kitchen: No Restaurant: No Showers: No Water: Natural Source Restroom: No Big Rig Friendly: No Tent Friendly: Yes Pet Friendly: Yes we asked in this small village to sleep. Very friendly people here so it was no problem for them. iOverlander Ķimi Village Contact, Pirate user -1.0 Ikom monoliths in Alok Small-scale, but nice attraction. We paid 5000 for the two of us what was quite overpriced. The coordinates are to the guide's house, the monoliths are close. The guide has some crazy theories about the sculptures. Open: Yes Small-scale, but nice attraction. We paid 5000 for the two of us what was quite overpriced. The coordinates are to the guide's house, the monoliths are close. The guide has some crazy theories about the sculptures. iOverlander Ikom monoliths in Alok City (Capitol) user 21.0 La Taverna A nice Tex Mex restaurant in a residential area in Lagos (Lekki). Great cuisine, freshly cooked and nice variety. Good place if you want a little break from african cuisine. Great service and music. A bit expensive. Probably not for a backpacker's budget. Open: Yes A nice Tex Mex restaurant in a residential area in Lagos (Lekki). Great cuisine, freshly cooked and nice variety. Good place if you want a little break from african cuisine. Great service and music. A bit expensive. Probably not for a backpacker's budget. iOverlander La Taverna Restaurant user 18.0 Lekki Conservation Centre A very nice mini natural reserve. Not expensive: 1000 naira entrance fee and an extra 1000 if you want to walk onto canopy bridge, which is worth it btw. Open every day from 8.30 to 5pm. You will definitely see the monkeys and fish but you may see other species if you are lucky Open: Yes A very nice mini natural reserve. Not expensive: 1000 naira entrance fee and an extra 1000 if you want to walk onto canopy bridge, which is worth it btw. Open every day from 8.30 to 5pm. You will definitely see the monkeys and fish but you may see other species if you are lucky iOverlander Lekki Conservation Centre City (Capitol) user 0.0 Ogbomoso Palace Great experience meeting the king of Ogbomoso and seeing the old and new Palace. You will need a guide to show you how to greet the king but he is very friendly and noble. The local hotel can organise this. Also meet a 345 year old tortoise that lives on the grounds. Open: Yes Great experience meeting the king of Ogbomoso and seeing the old and new Palace. You will need a guide to show you how to greet the king but he is very friendly and noble. The local hotel can organise this. Also meet a 345 year old tortoise that lives on the grounds. iOverlander Ogbomoso Palace City (Capitol) user 35.0 Slave Trade Museum Situated in Marina Resort, a nice quiet place by the river with few bars around. The museum fee is 200 naira per person, 2 people minimum for a trip inside. Very interesting place. Open: Yes Situated in Marina Resort, a nice quiet place by the river with few bars around. The museum fee is 200 naira per person, 2 people minimum for a trip inside. Very interesting place. iOverlander Slave Trade Museum City (Capitol) user -1.0 Horrible Road Very bad road with no Border custom or inmigration nigerian office at the end. Open: Yes Very bad road with no Border custom or inmigration nigerian office at the end. iOverlander Horrible Road Diamond, Red user -1.0 Nigerian Inmigration Office Very eficcient and fast. Nice people there. Custom office just some metters before. Open: Yes Very eficcient and fast. Nice people there. Custom office just some metters before. iOverlander Nigerian Inmigration Office Toll Booth user 392.0 Ragaray hotel Lovely hotel with very friendly staff and close to the palace to visit the king and 330 year old tortoise. Pets are allowed on request, you may need to speak to the owner. great food. Rooms from N12,000 per night. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: Yes - Fast Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No Pet Friendly: Yes Lovely hotel with very friendly staff and close to the palace to visit the king and 330 year old tortoise. Pets are allowed on request, you may need to speak to the owner. great food. Rooms from N12,000 per night. iOverlander Ragaray hotel Lodging user 91.0 De Choice Hotel We stayed 1 night here. Large hotel but only 1 other guest. Big car park with secure wall around the site and Hotel. We paid 5000 Naira for a double room with air conditioning. if they say 8000 just walk away, its not worth it. Power comes on around 7pm and turns off 6am. Running water. Bar on site but no food. Fine for 1 night travelling between Lagos and Benin City. They let us have our dogs in our room. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: No Showers: Cold Restroom: Running Water Pet Friendly: Yes We stayed 1 night here. Large hotel but only 1 other guest. Big car park with secure wall around the site and Hotel. We paid 5000 Naira for a double room with air conditioning. if they say 8000 just walk away, its not worth it. Power comes on around 7pm and turns off 6am. Running water. Bar on site but no food. Fine for 1 night travelling between Lagos and Benin City. They let us have our dogs in our room. iOverlander De Choice Hotel Lodging user 69.8 Enotel Hotel Basic rooms from 3,500N (single) or 3,800N (double). Not great but has air conditioning. has a restaurant and bar but expensive. Street food a short walk away. Pet friendly if you beg. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Pet Friendly: Yes Basic rooms from 3,500N (single) or 3,800N (double). Not great but has air conditioning. has a restaurant and bar but expensive. Street food a short walk away. Pet friendly if you beg. iOverlander Enotel Hotel Lodging user 137.6 Achufa Hotel Average African hotel, a/c from 8:30pm til 6am, power also goes off at 6 but comes on much earlier. 4,000N fan only 6,000N a/c 10,000N Suit with a/c Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Bucket Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Pet Friendly: Yes Average African hotel, a/c from 8:30pm til 6am, power also goes off at 6 but comes on much earlier. 4,000N fan only 6,000N a/c 10,000N Suit with a/c iOverlander Achufa Hotel Lodging user -15.0 Benin-Nigeria Ddd Open: Yes Ddd iOverlander Benin-Nigeria Toll Booth user 49.1 Imabworkshop Nice place to some maintenance on your motorcycle, Dele the owner knows a lot about motorcycles and has a few himself as well. He's connected with a big group of motorcyclists in Lagos so can help you with nearly everything! His phone number is +234 803231 0370 Open: Yes Nice place to some maintenance on your motorcycle, Dele the owner knows a lot about motorcycles and has a few himself as well. He's connected with a big group of motorcyclists in Lagos so can help you with nearly everything! His phone number is +234 803231 0370 iOverlander Imabworkshop Car Repair user 65.6 Victoria Clinic Reputable private clinic where you can get tested / treated for malaria or typhoid. Open: Yes Reputable private clinic where you can get tested / treated for malaria or typhoid. iOverlander Victoria Clinic Dog Unknown user 62.6 Gomays Plaza Hotel Large hotel in central Calabar, off Marrian Rd with restaurants, bakery and supermarket close by. Large rooms with 24hr AC and electricity. Large compound with safe parking and possibility to camp in the back. Manager can be a but pushy and WiFi is crap but I enjoyed staying here. There's also other hotels nearby. Open: Yes Internet: Yes - Slow Kitchen: No Parking: Secure Parking Restaurant: Yes Showers: Hot Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: Yes Large hotel in central Calabar, off Marrian Rd with restaurants, bakery and supermarket close by. Large rooms with 24hr AC and electricity. Large compound with safe parking and possibility to camp in the back. Manager can be a but pushy and WiFi is crap but I enjoyed staying here. There's also other hotels nearby. iOverlander Gomays Plaza Hotel Lodging user 147.0 Edo gate hotel hotel on main road just outside benin city. 5.5k naira room. all rooms have air-conditioning. it's not the strongest but is OK, just takes a while to get there. secure compound. bar, restaurant and 'supermarket' on site. exchanged 20 dollars for naira. place is nothing amazing, but is a secure fair value place on the road to calabar. I got given a room at the rear and I can still here quite loud music, may just be a Saturday night thing, but definitely ask to be at the rear. Open: Yes Electricity: Yes - At Sites Internet: No Kitchen: No Parking: Yes Restaurant: Yes Showers: Warm Water: Non-Potable Restroom: Running Water Big Rig Friendly: Yes Tent Friendly: No hotel on main road just outside benin city. 5.5k naira room. all rooms have air-conditioning. it's not the strongest but is OK, just takes a while to get there. secure compound. bar, restaurant and 'supermarket' on site. exchanged 20 dollars for naira. place is nothing amazing, but is a secure fair value place on the road to calabar. I got given a room at the rear and I can still here quite loud music, may just be a Saturday night thing, but definitely ask to be at the rear. iOverlander Edo gate hotel Lodging user