Nigeria wildlife vacation

Price
6895 including domestic flights only
Duration
15 Days
Type
Small group
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6,895 per person sharing with a 550 single supplement
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Description of Nigeria wildlife vacation

Price information

6895 including domestic flights only
6,895 per person sharing with a 550 single supplement
Make enquiry

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Nigeria
Safari
'Safari' means 'journey', and the word itself has travelled – first from the Arabic safar and safariya, through to the Swahili safari. This East...

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Planet

We believe that the wildlife in Nigeria must be protected at all costs, especially in the face of pressures such as habitat destruction, insecurity and poaching. With this in mind, including in the cost of this tour are direct contributions made to the national parks and game reserves visited by this tour, paid in the form of park fees and taxes. These money goes towards the preservation of these ecosystems by funding anti-poaching patrols and research conducted by the Nigerian government. The wildlife in Nigeria is generally deeply threatened and of significant importance. This includes, but is not limited to, the lions found in Kainji Lake and Yankari, the elephants of Yankari, the famous Cross River gorillas, pangolins in the forests of Cross River and much, much more.

Like much of West Africa, Nigeria's national parks are sadly characterised by significant amounts of litter, either as a result of local people disposing of rubbish as they go, or organised fly-tipping. We have impressed upon our partners that we have a zero-tolerance policy towards littering, especially in protected areas. The waste we generate when camping in Kainji Lake and Cross River will be taken out with us and disposed off in major urban centers where recycling is, whilst in its infancy, an option.

People

It is central to our mission that our tours deliver a genuine, tangible and long-lasting benefit to local communities and the ecosystems they live and work alongside. By demonstrating the value of ecotourism to local communities, we take big step towards ensuring that local people attach value to ecosystems and the wildlife that depends on them. As such, this means that local people are more likely to actively defend and protect these ecosystems and less likely to respond to pressures from wildlife (such as lion predation on livestock) with force. To achieve this, we insist that our local suppliers employ people from Nigeria and neighbouring states, creating a direct connection between these individuals, their employment and ecotourism. As such, clients should expect that cooks, drivers and guides through this tour are from Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana. We also encourage clients to tip, within their means, at the end of the tour, to further entrench this. The ecotourism industry is non-existent currently, but our long-term plan in Nigeria is ultimately only to employ Nigerian people on this tour within five years.

We have a zero-tolerance policy towards any behaviour that is disrespectful to local people, and such behaviour is grounds for removal from this tour. The parts of Nigeria we visit are extremely conservative, so we ask clients to avoid drinking to excess, and to dress modestly as far as is comfortable. Please also refrain from photographing anyone without their consent, as many people find this to be invasive and offensive.

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