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Is It Safe to Get a Nigerian Visa?

July 4th, 2010
As wonderful as it would be to be able to travel the world worry-free, that simply isn't possible. Conflicts, unfriendly governments and general lawlessness can all make a destination unsafe. To help guide travelers, the US Department of State issues official travel warnings whenever it feels that the situation in a particular country has become a cause for concern. Last month, the Department of State issued a travel warning for Nigeria. Is is safe to get a Nigerian visa? To answer this question as fully as possible, let's look at the travel warning in a little bit more detail. The warning sites crime as the chief danger in Nigeria, citing the kidnappings of foreign nationals, fraud perpetrated by people dressed as government officials, shakedowns and demands from bribery by actual p

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Nigerian Visa Requirements to Visit Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove

May 8th, 2010
This week's featured UNESCO World Heritage Site is Nigeria's Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, the last of the sacred forests of the Yoruba people. Previously, every Yoruba settlement had a sacred grove beside it, decorated with shrines and temples to the many gods and goddesses of the Yoruba religion. Today, only Osun-Osogbo remains. The grove is said to be sacred to the Yoruba fertility goddess Osun. Adorned with 40 shrines, 2 palaces , sculptures and other sacred artwork, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005.  Some of the artwork is by Austrian artist Suzanne Wenger, who converted to the Yoruba faith and worked with local devotees to restore the grove and ensure it remains protected. Every year in August, the sacred grove is the site of a large festival for devotees o

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Nigeria Visa Requirements for Tourists

February 27th, 2010
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

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Getting a Nigerian Visa To Visit Yankari National Park

October 15th, 2009
Want to take a walk  on the wild side?  Nigeria's Yankari National Park is your chance to see in person what most people only ever see in zoos or on the Discovery Channel- iconic African wildlife like lions, elephants, monkeys, antelope, hartebeest, African buffalo and hippopotamuses. The Yankari is also a bird watcher's dream, with over 350 different types of birds, including storks, vultures and hornbills. When you get tired of watching the animals, you can soak in the relaxing warm water of one of the park's hot springs, the largest of which is the Wikki spring. According to Wikipedia, Yankari National Park has been a national park since 1991, and the area has been a protected game reserve since 1957.   It is Nigeria's largest tourist attraction, with over 20,000 visitors in

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