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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.