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CALABAR, NIGERIA

BEHOLD Since the colonial era and crowning of King Archibong III by Queen Victoria in 1878; the 16th century port city has been a popularholiday destination. Explore colonial architecture around Henshaw and Duke Town including the governor's residence, Mary Slessor Residence and the Calabar Museum. Nature enthusiasts: spare the time to travel to Agbokim Waterfalls surrounded by lush green valleys and near to the Afi Wildlife Sanctuary, Refome Lake and Kwa Rapids. For wildlife, visit the Afi ...

BENIN, NIGERIA

BEHOLD The Kingdom of Benin is still immersed in age-old traditions making it one of Nigeria's most fascinating destinations. According to local lore the Bini people founded the empire in 1880 AD. Today's reigning Oba is the spiritual leader of the people of Benin. Sights include The Oba's Palace at King's Square, The Benin National Museum, which houses a large collection of bronze, brass and ivory treasures spanning five centuries and the ramparts of the Old City Wall, once the second largest ...

BANJUL, GAMBIA

BEHOLD Often bypassed in favour of The Gambia's seaside resorts less than an hour away, Banjul is an unlikely gem. Originally named 'Bathurst' after British colonial Henry Bathurst, Banjul was once a port used to hamper the slave trade after the Abolition Act of 1807. Today, the crumbling city on an island is a destination with a compelling national museum, an atmospheric old town and views across the Gambia River. Its manageable size is an added bonus. Discover the pleasure of Banjul with a ...

BAMAKO, MALI

BEHOLD With nearly 2 million inhabitants, Mali's capital is also its largest city and certainly one of the largest in West Africa. This busy former colonial town, unlike Djenne or Timbuktu, may not have as many historic sights but that doesn't detract from its character, what with plenty of good markets, friendly people and a laidback atmosphere. The Mali National Museum is well worth a visit, with a nice collection of masks, terracottas and an excellent collection of textiles. Bamako is also ...

ASABA, NIGERIA

BEHOLD With vibrant neighborhoods and a swath of the River Niger running through it, Asaba has a vibrant urban culture that is great for business and leisure. The city is ethnically diverse and mostly composed of Igbo speakers with Itsekiri, Urhobo, Isoko, Ijaw, Hausa and Yoruba communities. Asaba is replete with cultural sites, the most popular of which are Asaba Beach, River Ethiope source, Kwale Game Reserve, Jamieson River, Chief Nana's Palace Living History Museum, The Royal Palace of ...

ABUJA, NIGERIA

BEHOLD Nigeria's neatly-planned capital boasts quite a few intriguing landmarks. Among them are the National Mosque, Zuma Rock, the Ecumenical Cathedral and the Arts and Culture area of Garki. Take in the view from Kpaduma Hills and find events listings at Gladng.org (Guide to Leisure in Abuja). BUY Bring on the bling at Wuse market in Zone 5 which sells gold and bespoke jewellery along with stunning Nigerian fabrics. While you're practising your shopping skills pick up contemporary and ...