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Six Best Practices to get Value for Money when Traveling in Nigeria.

How would you like to know about the best ways to get value for money on your next trip to Nigeria?

What if I told you, that all the smart tourists are using this method?

Better still, what if I could show you exactly how you could leverage these tips to get, not just a quality experience in Nigeria, but a cost- effective one.

After saving through the year for vacation, you want to have the best experience, which will not dig a hole in your pocket. This is the objective of every traveler, and while some have found ways to save money, without compromising the quality of their vacation experience, some are still not getting value for their money.

Without further ado, here are tips to getting the best value for money when traveling in Nigeria.

  1. Check out for IT fares:

‘IT’ stands for inclusive tour or package offer, which includes your flight, accommodation and taxi fares. This is a good deal and is way cheaper than buying these separately. You can find such inclusive tours on Nigerian based travel agencies like ‘Wakanow’.

  1. Patronize the local restaurants:

Nigerians are great chefs and they have fuel this passion into food businesses such as local restaurants. Instead of paying for hotel meals, which would cost a lot to get quality foods, you can patronize our local restaurants. These local restaurants are often scattered on the streets and offer variety of meals. This is not just a opportunity to get quality food at low cost, but also to ignite your taste buds with our local meals.

  1. Look out for hotels with Wifi:

Hotels with Wifi help you save not just internet cost, but also phone bills. Instead of raking up exorbitant phone bills from using hotel telephones, you can use the wifi to access Skype, and stay connected with your loved ones all over the world.

  1. Go at a low season period:

Travel rates are higher during certain seasons, so if you want to get the best value for money, visit Nigeria during a low season to get access to quality, but low cost hotel accommodation. During high seasons, even low quality hotels will charge prices equal to those of luxury hotels. Timing is everything when traveling in Nigeria.

  1. Use an online cab service:

Depending on the city in Nigeria where you will be staying, there are online cab services which would take you from place to place at a cheaper rate, and these cab services give customers superb experiences. In Lagos and Abuja, there is ‘Uber’ and ‘Taxify’.  In Calabar and Enugu, there is ‘MyCabman’ and in Port-Harcourt, there is ‘PamDrive’. These online cab services can be accessed from an android or ios phone, and are cheaper, compared to indigenous cab services.

  1. Get your negotiation skills on:

Except for wares displayed in grocery supermarkets, everything in Nigeria can be negotiated, even quality products and services. So never pay the first price stated by a vendor, always negotiate and you will get quality products and services at a cheaper rate.

With these tips, you will not only get cost-effective options for everything on your travel in Nigeria, but also value for your money.