TRIP REVIEW: ADIRE MAKING AT EPE MANGROVES

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We love getting feedback (negative and positive) from the nomads after every trip! We recently visited the Epe Mangroves and it was nothing short of amazing. This trip was so different and everyone loved it. We explored the Epe community, canoed across the mangroves, made adire (adire is indigo dyed cloth produced by Yoruba women of south western Nigeria using a variety of resist dye techniques) and explored the fish market! Where else can you get that except Naija Nomads?...

GUEST NOMAD FEATURE: WAKA WAKA CHRONICLES (SUSAN EKPOH)

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Beautiful landscapes, scenic rock formations, vast wild life and a very rich culture; once upon a time the Northern part of Nigeria was our pride and joy. I’m ashamed to say I’ve only visited 3 out of 19 States in Northern Nigeria (actually 2 because Abuja is not a State, lol). These days, anyone exploring Northern Nigeria is either seen as totally crazy or looking for ways to die and this is because of the killings we constantly hear in...

GIRLS TRIP (ABUJA EDITION): THE BOOKING PROCESS WITH TRAVELSTART NIGERIA

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The internet is can be a wonderful place. Funny how my Girls Trip (Lagos Edition) was with a gem, Meggie, I met online and this girl’s trip to Abuja was with three gems Fola, Amarachi, Lola, I met online too. We’d always wanted to travel together (to Dakar specifically) and even started planning for it. However, when we searched the ticket prices to Dakar, Senegal from Lagos, Nigeria that trip took a back seat. On 16th August,  2017, we were...

NOMAD OF THE WEEK: NIGERIAN ABROAD

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When it comes to living your best life through travel, it’s easier when you are a Nigerian abroad than a Nigerian living in Nigeria. My first traveling process outside my home country, Nigeria was to Morocco. I was an L.L.M student at the Queen Mary University, London and a couple of friends were planning a trip to Morocco. I was really skeptical, explaining to them why I could not go. “My Nigerian passport has a bad reputation and I’m sure...

THE PERFECT ITINERARY FOR A GIRLS TRIP: LAGOS EDITION

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Everyone has seen the movie girls trip right? It’s arguably the most talked about movie in all female circles right now. The movie is about a group of long-term friends (the flossy possy) who traveled to New Orleans on a girls trip. I mean after watching the movie, you’ll find yourself calling up your girls and start planning a get away! Not sure why IMDb rates it 7/10 but the movie was a  sure 9 for me. I’m a Dina,...

Dear Nigerians, Learn these five Lessons from Rwanda

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We wrote this article for Bella Naija a short while back and we thought to share it with the nomads 😀 Enjoy reading! Yes, Rwanda! I remember when I was telling people “I’m going to Rwanda in June”. I got all sorts of reactions. From “Oh yea, Rwanda!” to “Rwanda ke? Genocide! Hutu! Tutsi! Is there no war there? Why Rwanda? Be careful oh” It’s just so funny how people tend to define you by one chapter of your life [especially...

MY EXPERIENCE AT A KID FRIENDLY BEACH IN LAGOS

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Hey Nomads!  Today’s post is one for the parents. If you are a parent I’m sure you’ll find this post useful so keep scrolling and if you are not, I’m sure you know a couple of parents. You will want to share this with them. So keep scrolling too!   I am a member of a mum and baby club and we always discuss the inadequacy of kid friendly hang out spots in our city, Lagos. Lagos can be a...

THE GOOD, BAD & UGLY- NOMADS IN RWANDA

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If anyone had told us last year that Naija Nomads will be EXPERIENCE CURATORS, curating group trips to green passport friendly destinations, our response would have been “shut the front door!”. But here we are, back from an amazing trip to an unlikely destination, Rwanda. When we put out calendar for the year, we were very skeptical and uncertain that people will trust us enough to travel with us. It’s one thing to curate trips within the country. It’s another...

HOW TO STAY FIT ON A VACATION 

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The only time I’ve gone on a vacation and come back fat was during my honeymoon to Zanzibar. Look yeah, I had absolutely no care in the world because I starved myself so much for that perfect wedding body. I was only drinking nasty green veggies for an entire month! The moment I stepped my toe in Zanzi, I had no care in the world and I went on a BINGE. Binge in caps because in 7 days, I came...

TRAVEL VLOGGER, GINYANGS WORLD, SHARES 3 TIPS ON HOW TO TRAVEL AS A COUPLE.

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Since we joined the travel vlogging world, we have been HOOKED on so many travel vlogs. It’s amazing how huge that community is and we are glad to be a part of it. One of our favorites is Ginyang’s world because he is Nigeria (pardon our bias). He creatively combines afrobeats aka Nigerian music to all his videos. We find ourselves dancing to the beat every time we watch his vlogs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7xdw7cMqlE You see what we mean? Check out his...