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Top beautiful and highly affordable holiday spots in centre

Do you know that travelling abroad for a dream holiday can be what an average Nigerian can afford?  Travelling abroad does not necessary mean that you should be wealthy. If you are planning a holiday abroad, you may have a few destinations in mind but you think they are not affordable. What if you could travel to your dream holiday at a fraction of your budget?

Here is a list of 13 holiday destinations most middle class Nigerians can afford and visit to experience life to its fullness. You also can enjoy  and indulge in exciting activities such as staying in luxury hotels, dining in finest restaurants,  visiting the most popular and fascinating attractions in the world.


1. The Gambia


Did we say The Gambia? Yeah! Relax; you must have missed it because this is one of the exotic holiday destinations that offers visitors what Paris may not.  The beaches will leave you breathless; it is more than the sunbathing and surfing.  The eco-lodges are mesmerizing and you have the wildlife to see here. It is impossible to resist the lush landscapes and tourists’ activities.

Return Flights from Lagos to Banjul: As low as N124, 000

2. Zanzibar


It is said that Zanzibar got the best coral beaches in Africa. Little wonder, foreigners love this destination. There is the Stone Town and its archipelago’s main island for you to move around. Did we tell you that this is a home to the red colobus monkey and tiny aders’ duiker? There are dolphins to play with and grand House of Wonders to see.

Return Flights from Lagos to Zanzibar: As low as N165, 000 as at 2nd June, 2015

3. Accra

Accra, Ghana

Over the years, Accra has boomed in its tourist activities, leaving the visitors with an excellent night life,  good shopping experience and some of the finest selection of eating options. This is one of the cheapest destinations for an average Nigeria and it offers visitors a memorable travel experience.

Return Flights from Lagos to Accra: As low as N48, 500 as at 2nd June, 2015

4. Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi Skyline


The cosmopolitan charm of Nairobi is really what brings people here. When you think of Kenya, wildlife and national parks come to your mind; Nairobi will not disappoint you with its parks, National Museum, elephant orphanage and lots more. The kids love to visit Nairobi and lovers will forever adore this city.

Return Flights from Lagos to Nairobi: As low as N120, 700 as at 2nd June, 2015

5. Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali Landscape

Nothing calms the mind like the lush hillsides, the winding boulevards, flowering trees and the cleanest and safety of Kigali. This is one of Africa’s most beautiful capital cities. It is affordable and lovely to spend your holiday here.

Return Flights from Lagos to Kigali: As low as N100, 286 as at 2nd June, 2015

6. Dakar, Senegal

On top of Madeleine Hosptal.  Too bad I could not pan over to the right.

Photo Source: Jeff Attaway on Flickr

It is in Dakar that you will first experience the horse-cart drivers if you have never taken this luxury ride.  The simplicity of the city is cool and for Nigerians, you may never know who you will run into here; this is because Dakar has become a favourite holiday destination for most Nigerians.

Return Flights from Lagos to Dakar: As low as N138, 703 as at 2nd June, 2015

7. Cotonou

Benin Marina, Cotonou

Everything bustling from its day activities to nightlife is what Cotonou throws out to holiday seekers. There are a lot of places to shop cheap, great restaurants to eat and beaches to get lost when you arrive. It is one of the destinations where you’ll see so many Nigerians especially on weekends.

Return Flights from Lagos to Cotonou: As low as N45,300 as at 2nd June, 2015

8. Marrakech, Morocco

Djemaa el Fna - square and market place in Marrakesh's medina qu

If you have never heard of Marrakech, then this is the best time to visit this city that is graced with magnificent traditional houses and romantic cultural environment. Marrakech is a prehistoric city with many historical attractions such as Saadian Tombs, Palaces and Museums.  The city is always vibrant and eventful, full of colours and resonances. This is a perfect spot for honeymoon and special vacations.


Written by PH

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