The Nigerian tourism industry is still in its infancy. Development and facilities are quite limited; however, if you don’t mind roughing it, the country is filled with interesting things to see and do.
Nigeria’s most popular tourist destinations are natural parks, including Yankari National Park, Cross River and Old Oyo. These parks feature breathtaking scenery and an amazing variety of animal and plant life, including animals that most of us only encounter in zoos, like elephants and lions.
Tourists also visit Nigeria to see cultural attractions, like the parades of the Durbar festivals and the shrines and temples of the Yoruba religion.
According to Wikipedia, in 2007 travel and tourism was expected to bring the equivalent of $10 billion into the Nigerian economy, making up about 6% of the GDP.
To visit Nigeria, American citizens must have a Nigerian visa. Here are the steps you will need to take to get one:
- Complete a Nigerian visa application form online, and print the confirmation page that appears after the online form has been submitted.
- Pay the $112 visa application fee online, and print the confirmation form for the payment.
- Submit a copy of a recent bank statement. The statement should show that you have enough money to support yourself in Nigeria.
- Submit a copy of your round-trip plane tickets along with a hotel confirmation or letter of invitation.
- If you are staying with a private citizen instead of at a hotel, you’ll also need to submit a copy of your host’s Nigerian passport.
You must apply for your Nigerian visa before you leave the US- you can’t get one at the airport. RushMyTravelVisa can help make the application process for your visa easier and quicker.
We’ll help you research your itinerary to ensure you get all the documents needed for each stage of your trip, including any necessary transit visas. Then, we’ll assist you with the paperwork to make sure everything is in order before we forward your applications to the appropriate embassies or consulates to ensure speedy processing.