Argungu Fishing Festival: a guide to Nigeria's fishing frenzy
This is an excerpt from Lonely Planet's A Year of Festivals. Location: Argungu, Nigeria Dates: around mid-February Level of participation: 1 – get a fish-eye view from the river banks...
Places in Nigeria
Lagos is the largest city in Africa, it has wall-to-wall people, bumper-to-bumper cars, noise and pollution beyond belief, an intimidating crime rate, and maxed out public utilities. Elevated motorways ringing the island city are jammed with speed freaks and absurd traffic jams ('go-slows') on top, and tin-and-cardboard shacks underneath.
Southern Nigeria takes in the coastal area that reaches from the Benin border in the west to the Cameroon border in the east. There is a series of interesting towns along this coast including the sprawling Ibadan, the Yoruba cities of Oshogbo and Benin City and the former slave port of Calabar. The latter is a good stopover if you are heading for Cameroon.
Tips and articles
Durbar: a guide to Nigeria’s cavalry festival
Gate to Emir's palace in Kano by Shiraz Chakera. Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike licence (CC BY-SA 2...
Travel literature review: My Nigeria
My Nigeria by Peter Cunliffe-Jones Rating: 4 out of 5 Reviewed by Cate Jaques In My Nigeria, Peter Cunliffe-Jones follows in the footsteps of his forefathers, combining family memoir and history to examine Nigeria aft...