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Janine N.

Lagos, Nigeria

Hi! My name is Janine, and I am a proud Nigerian who has been organizing and leading visits for tourists and businesspeople to Nigeria since 2012.

I am a fully licensed guide by the Nigerian Tourism Authority.

It would be my honor and joy to show you around my country, from the teeming markets of Lagos to the sacred areas of the Yoruba people to the historic Muslim cities of Northern Nigeria.

Services available for tourists:

- guiding and local experiences

- translation in English

- driving in a personal sedan, or van for a larger group

- invitation letters and visa assistance

Services available for businesspeople:

- market survey

- researching, and taking you to identified locations to facilitate your business

- driving to your meetings

- visa assistance

- ancilliary services

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why visit Nigeria?

More Africans on Earth come from Nigeria than from any other country. It is home to over 170 million people and its largest city, Lagos, is the economic and cultural hub of West Africa.

Members of the Nigerian diaspora can be found in all parts of the world. Understanding Nigeria is essential to understanding modern-day Africa.

The country is made up of over 250 distinct ethnic groups, each with its language.

Nigeria has a mix of Christians, Muslims, and traditionalists who practice any of the local traditional religions.

The people of this nation are amongst the most vibrant, welcoming, and compelling in the world.

Is Nigeria safe?

Many parts of Nigeria are safe and flourishing. The country has a huge expatriate community scattered across the various states of Nigeria. If however, you are new or inexperienced with Nigeria, you should procure the services of a tour guide or trusted person as it could be overwhelming or impossible to do it all on your own.

What will I see and do?

Nigeria is as diverse as it is huge. With 250 ethnic groups speaking different languages, each with their own cultural practices, you can imagine that every section of the country has its unique set of attractions.

In Lagos, the economic, technological, and cultural hub of West Africa, you will immerse yourself in busy markets and streets, throbbing night life, exotic bars and restaurants, contemporary art and fine music, fashion events, island cruises and much more.

The Yoruba south west and Middle belt will reveal rustic towns and cities, ancient traditions, and native dishes. You will also find stunning aspects of nature in hills, warm springs, waterfalls and natural groves.

Northern Nigeria will usher you into a whole new world with its historical cities, cultural practices, and regal festivals. You shall visit palaces, markets, cloth dyeing pits, and leather tanning sectors.

This is only a tip of the ice-berg. Adventure awaits you!

Can I really get a visa?

Yes. After confirming your tour, I shall send you the required invitation letter and copies of supporting documentation required to facilitate the visa application in your home country. In special circumstances, I can arrange a visa on arrival if you are unable to visit a consulate in your home country.

What languages do you speak?

I speak English, the local language, Igbo, and some Spanish.

Also, I can arrange for translators to join our tour in French, Italian, Arabic, Portugese, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and other Nigerian languages. If you require for a language not listed, I will do my best to find a translator.

What other services do you offer visitors?

- local data and mobile SIM cards available on your arrival

- hotel reservations

- travel advice

As a native of Lagos, Nigeria and one with a penchant for traveling, I understand the busy and premium traveler's need, and deliver in line with expectations without compromising safety or comfort.

See Nigeria through my eyes. Feel free to browse my tours. We could even create your own customer tour!

See you soon.

- Janine

Credentials

I am a registered Tour Guide for the country of Nigeria and have been giving leisure and business tours in Nigeria since 2012.
Before becoming a tourist guide I worked as a customer service and operations personnel in a financial institution for 10 years.
I studied civil engineering and also run my own image consulting & travel business alongside touring (which gives me joy!) as I love meeting and working with people.

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Tours by Janine N.

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Private tour guide Janine

16 Day Grand Nigeria Tour

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A Tour of Key Western, Eastern and Northern Nigeria States

12200 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

16 days

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Old Western Nigeria Cultural Tour - 5,...

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Experience Traditional Yoruba Culture and Nature

2450 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

5 days

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The Great Benin Empire Tour

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A First Hand Experience of the Cultural and Historical Benin City

960 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

2 days

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Grand Abuja City Tour - 2 Days

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Multi- Cultural Experience of the Nigerian Capital

960 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

2 days

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Exotic Local Art and Culture Tour

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View, Experience and Participate in Nigerian Cultural Activities

450 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

4 hours

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Wildlife-Watching and Hiking Tour

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A Hike Through a Wildlife Conservation Park

450 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

4 hours

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Badagry Historic Town and Coconut Beach

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A Tour of the Historic Slave Trade Town of Badagry and Its Beaches

580 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

6 hours

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Nigerian Heritage Sites in Lagos

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A visit to locations of preservation of Nigerian History

450 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

6 hours

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African Music Live Performance

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Experience Live Performances by Local Nigerian Artistes

400 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

4 hours

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Boat Cruise Tour to Lagos Island

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Island Boat Cruise across Lagos Sea Route

890 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

5 hours

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