Day 1              Morning arrival in Lagos. Lagos: Victoria and Lagos islands, Onikan, Nigerian National Museum, Balogun and Idumota markets, Freedom Park, Cathedral Church of Christ, National Arts Theatre, Ikeja. Radisson Blu Ikeja Hotel or similar.

Day 2              Lagos - Ibadan past Yoruba villages and towns, crossing Ogun River.  Ibadan: Bodija Food Market, National Museum of Unity, St. Mary Catholic Cathedral. Ibadan - Osogbo. Osogbo: Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove - UNESCO world heritage site, and Osun River. Ideal Nest Hotel or similar.

Day 3              Osogbo - Ilesa - Erin Iljesa Waterfall - Akure - Owo. In Owo: historic Royal Palace of Owo. Owo - Benin City. Golden Tulip Hotel or similar.

Day 4              Benin City: King Square, Benin City National Museum, Holy Cross Cathedral, Holy Aruosa Cathedral, Bronze Casters of Igun Street. Benin City - Warri - Sagbama. Sagbama: pirogue boat ride in the delta of Niger River. Sagbama - Port Harcourt. Corpus Christi Cathedral and other sites in Port Harcourt. Presidential Hotel or similar.

Day 5              Port Harcourt - Uyo past Igbo villages and towns. Uyo: Christ the King Cathedral. Uyo - Calabar. Calabar: Old Residency Museum, St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Catholic Sacred Heart Cathedral, Millennium Park. Transcorp Hotel or similar.

Day 6              Calabar - Akampa. Akampa: Cross River National Park at the foot of Oban Hills (UNESCO tentative). Akampa - Ugep - Ikom. Jorany Resort or similar.

Day 7              Ikom - Alok. View of Alok Ikom Stone Monoliths (UNESCO tentative). Alok - Katsina Ala. Tiv tribe among the population of Katsina Ala town by the river with the same name. Katsina Ala - Jalingo past Tiv villages. Star Exclusive Hotel or similar.

Day 8              Jalingo - crossing Benue River in Adamawa State - Gombe - Yankari. 1 night in Yankari Lodge.

Day 9              Yankari National Park: game drive and bathing in Wikki Hot Springs. Yankari - crossing Gongola River - Bauchi. Zaranda Hotel or similar.  

Day 10             Bauchi - Kano. Kano: Gidan Rumfa, Gidan Makama Museum, Kurmi Market, Grand Mosque, Ancient Kano City Walls (UNESCO tentative). Kano - Zaria. Emerald Suites Hotel or similar.

Day 11             Zaria: Kofar Doka, Emir's Palace, Central Mosque. Zaria - Kaduna. Kaduna: Kajuru Castle, Kaduna National Museum, Sultan Bello Mosque. Kaduna - Zuma Rock - Abuja. Hotel Sheraton or similar.

Day 12             Abuja: National Mosque, National Church of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Defense Building resembling a ship, Nigerian Communications Commission Building, Airplane House, Sarius Palmetum, Abuja City Gate. Transfer to the airport for the evening flight.                      

Letter of invitation
Airport transfers
Accommodation in hotels
Dinner in Yankari
Bottled water
Admission fees
Local community fees
Pirogue boat ride in the delta of Niger River
Safari in Yankari National Park  
Guide and security service

9 NM points:  all regions of Nigeria
1 MTP point:  Nigeria
1 TCC point:  Nigeria
UNESCO:  1 world heritage site and 3 tentative world heritage sites

Date:  November 16, 2023            Price: $5,900, single supplement $650