Choose Your Own Adventure
Lagos-based travel company TripZapp is establishing itself as a first
port-of-call for Nigerian travellers, providing a range of curated monthly trips to explore the best that the country - and beyond- has to offer, and tapping into a growing demand for domestic exploration. Wings packs its sunglasses and hits the trails with company founder, Rosemary Okoli.
When Until 1 January
The Calabar Festival is our favourite way to close out the year. You’re spoilt for choice during this month-long festival, which packs out the calendar with theatre performances, food and fashion fairs, and stellar music performances. Everyone from Nelly and NeYo to Alpha Blondy and Akon have performed here, and every year there’s a diverse lineup.
The main stars, though, are the five carnival bands that headline the Calabar Carnival, ...
When September onwards
Keep your kids quiet in mind-numbing Lagos traffic with the promise of a ride on the Dream Machine flying carousel. The ride is one of over 40 games, rides and African-themed side attractions to keep kids of all ages entertained, everyday of the week from 12 noon to 5pm. There’s a 40-metre-high ferris wheel, bouncy castle, ice rink, Watermania, and simulation rides; and for the weary parent who needs an unbiased opinion, a talking ...
Tackle Travel Tensions
Travel is supposed to be fun, but many people find certain aspects at best distracting and at worst, headache inducing – from planning a trip to enjoying the ride. Fortunately, there are easy ways to tackle your travel tensions… So sit back, relax and enjoy our stress-free guide.
Words Emma E Forrest
Stories of air travel aren’t always grounded in reality. Travel writer Pelu Awofeso leaves his perceptions behind at Passport Control.
Words Pelu Awofeso
For many of today’s ambitious and clued-up travellers, package tours and predictable holidays by the pool no longer appeal. Having the same experience as everyone else is so ‘last Millennium’ – so if you fancy a trip with a difference, let Wings be your guide. Settle back in your seat and be transported to our selection of the most intriguing niche retreats and unusual, adventurous and fulfilling holiday experiences to enjoy at Arik destinations.
Words Rob Laing
10 Undiscovered Treasures
For a holiday with a difference, try these hidden gems at Arik destinations
1 Hell Bent For Feathers
Birdwatching in Tanji Banjul, The Gambia
A relaxed introduction to birdwatching, hosted by Gambia Experience, takes participants on a breathtaking guided tour of the Tanji Bird Reserve. Stops are made in Banjul, Sarro and Lamin. Among other things, set off to meet the ‘dawn chorus’ at Joyea Lodge on Mandina Bolong and take a traditional African dug-out canoe through the mangrove creeks, ...
When until 1 January
A whole month of events during the Calabar Festival means that you’re spoilt for choice. Throughout December, there are theatre performances, fairs to please the foodies and fashionistas alike, and stellar music performances. Everyone from Alpha Blondy and Akon, to Fat Joe and NeYo have performed here, so it won’t be surprising to hear that almost a million people from around the world showed up last year. In addition to the entertai...