Jemi-Alade Tours
5, Olaide Tomori Street,
P.O.Box 3794, Ikeja, Lagos,
Nigeria. 100001

Phone: (234) 1-8988896,
Cell: (234) 803-470-7553
Fax: (234) 1-496 0297
Land & People

Nigeria with an estimated 140 million people is the largest black nation in the world. It is made up of 250 ethnic cultures with just as many dialects spoken. English is the official language and 'pidgin' or ‘broken’ English – a mixture of English and local dialect is widely spoken.

The tropical climate of the country varies from the coastal rain forest in the south to the semi-arid Sahel region in the north. May till mid October is the rainy season, while the dry Harmattan wind prevails from November till March. Average daily temperature varies from 26 C to 36 C.
How to get here
It is located in the eastern corner of West Africa close to central Africa making it accessible from all parts of the continent. Over 25 international airlines operate regular flights to Lagos, Kano, Abuja, Calabar and Port Harcourt. Domestic airlines operate from Lagos to major destinations within the country. It is well connected by road, sea and air to other countries in Africa.
Entry Requirement
Visitors to Nigeria require a valid passport and entry visa except citizens of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Visas must be obtained from your home country. We issue letters of invitation for our clients to facilitate their visa application. .
Customs Regulation
Personal effects and articles meant for personal use are duty free. Duty free allowance is 4 litres of alcohol, 200 cigarettes or 20 grams of tobacco and 284 ml. of perfume. When importing equipment such as cameras, videos, radios etc. that you intend to take back with you, it is important you notify the customs officials on entry.
Vaccinations against yellow fever is required. Anti-malaria prophylactics are strongly recommended. HIV/AIDS certification test is not required. Visitors are advised to drink purified or bottled water while in the country.
The local currency is the naira (=N=) divided into 100 kobo (K). Bank note denominations are =N= 5, =N= 10, =N=20, =N=50, =N=100, =N=200, =N=500, =N= 1,000. There is no limit to the importation of foreign currency. However, amounts over US$5,000.00 should be declared on entry to avoid delay when re-exporting currency after your visit. Visitors are encouraged to pay for hotel accommodation in local currency.
Banking & Business Hours
Most banks and businesses are open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mondays to Fridays. Some businesses and bank branches are opened on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Check with banks.
Public Holidays
New Year's Day

January 1
Id -el-Maulud* March 29
Id-el-Fitr* October 10 & 11
Id-el-Kabir* December 27 & 28
Palm Sunday April 1
Good Friday April 6
Easter Sunday April 8
Easter Monday April 9
May Day May 1
Democracy Day May 29
National Day October 1
Christmas Day December 25
Boxing Day December 26
* Movable dates are subject to government ratification

Credit Cards
Corporate establishments like airlines and international hotel chains accept credit cards especially MasterCard and Visa card. Traveller’s cheques are accepted in banks and some hotels. Most retail outlets do not accept credit cards and traveler’s cheques. International ATM machines are available in some banks, hotels and shopping locations mainly in Lagos and Abuja.
Electric current in Nigeria is 220/240v, 50 hz.
(GMT + 1)
What To Do
Nigeria offers a variety of activities to suite individuals and special interest groups. Untapped potentials exist in several areas. Suggested activities include:
  Adventure Travel Agriculture Archaeology Arts & Crafts
  Bird Watching Eco-tourism Ethnic Culture Fashion
  Festivals Hiking Music Nature Trail
  Shopping Sports Soccer Wetlands
  Textile Weaving Traditional Medicine Wilderness Trek


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