Take your manners with you: Nigeria is polite to strangers to the point of being courtly. We have a range of trip styles – Basix, Original and Comfort – that offer different levels of flexibility and free time. Unwanted sexual attention is without a doubt the biggest issue for women traveling alone in Africa, and unfortunately, most women will experience some level of harassment during their time here. Travel to Bali and experience this oasis off the coast of Indonesia.

Top Tip: It may feel deceptive if it's not true, but sometimes it's just easier to say "yes" if you're asked whether you have a husband. Safety in numbers. Intrepid Travel is a proud member of the Intrepid Group, the global leader in delivering sustainable experience-rich travel. With one of the most beautiful landscapes in Nigeria, and a rich history of travel and trade, Cross River is another state a lone traveler would enjoy exploring. If you’re out and about on your own, just like you would at home, keep an eye on your drink and don’t leave it unattended. The LeThere’s also a host of art galleries, both on the Island and Mainland of Lagos that should be visited. Hi, We're Janice (I'm on the left and writing this post) and Tracey (on the right), and we are solo female travelers.

Northern Nigeria is home to the savory and sweet, but they also specialize in diary products and barbecued street food, called suya. The National Museum holds fantastic collections of archaeology, ethnography, and arts. How I learned to ride a... 6 easy tips for solo female travel in South... Why I’m so glad I chose to visit Iran with... I’m a solo traveller in my 40s; here’s why I... 7 best destinations for solo travellers over 50.

The New Afrika Shrine is a must for the music lover, who wants to explore Afrobeat, a genre created by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Be sure to chat to your leader; they can recommend places to explore during free time or things to try after the trip has finished. They’ll give you tips for your free time exploring, and introduce you to locals. For a few dollars a day, you’ll have access to data, which means you can log into your apps (like Skype, email and WhatsApp) when you’re out of WiFi zones and quickly get in touch with someone – a friend at home, someone in your group, or the police – if you need to. Guides like these also usually have recommendations for ladies-only hotels, which can be a great place to meet and form a connection with other solo female travelers. Don’t turn down Jollof Rice. Welcome to ZeeGoes, my little hub where I share my adventures within Nigeria, Africa and around the world. Travel to India and visit the Rajasthan region. Live and learn! But for filling meals and fine dining at reasonable prices, you should try Byblos restaurant—they also do vegetarian food.

Yes, I am a dark skinned Nigerian but I rarely worry if people with racial bias would shun me because of this. Gosh, I have so many horror stories from packing like a typical Nigerian. Searches for “solo female travel” grew by 52% between 2016 and 2017.

Chai! All Rights Reserved. That’s our motto. Enter the email address you signed up with and we'll send you a link to reset your password. However, there are a few important places that can give the adventurous a taste of what Nigeria is really like. In way too many cases, I was the first African person many had ever met. Anyone with enough street smarts and is open to new adventures would do just fine.

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Something I always do before I go anywhere solo is to plan. While there’s always a set itinerary for the group, our Basix trips tend to have less included activities and more time to do your own thing, Original trips have a 50/50 balance, and our Comfort trips have more included activities. No worries.

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