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Health Tourism Nigeria

Health Tourism Nigeria

Nigeria, officially known as Federal Republic of Nigeria, is an African country, located in Western Africa continent. It is a Democratic Secular country. Nigeria is bordered with Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin. It has a long coast-line, connected with Gulf of Guinea, Atlantic Ocean. Capital city of Nigeria is Abuja, though largest city is Lagos. Nigeria has a very rich history, which includes kingdoms and states, and shaped its current tradition and culture. Nigeria suffered from colonialism, during colonial period, and was the colony of British. It became independent in 1960. After independence, the path to democracy was tough for Nigeria, as it suffered from dictatorships and military coups, finally achieving stable democracy 1999. Nigeria is most populous country in Africa, earning title of “Giant of Africa”. With 186 million population, it’s most populous country in Africa and 7th in world. With huge population, Nigeria have one hue demographic dividend, 3rd most youth population in the world. Culturally, it is a very diverse state, with more than 25  ethnic groups and over 250 languages the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba ethnic tribes.Religious social background is divided between Christian in the South and Muslims in the North.

Economy of Nigeria is around worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. Earning a place of worlds 20th largest economy. Few global index and serves about NIgeria are: -

  • Currently has a "low" Human Development Index, ranking 152nd in the world. Due to widespread poverty, illiteracy,colonial exploitation and unstable democracy in early independent years.
  • Listed among the "Next Eleven" economies set to become among the biggest in the world.
  • Nigeria is a founding member of the African Union and a member of many other international organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and OPEC.

Visa Information -

Nigeria offers multiple Visa facilities. It has Visa on Arrival, E Visa and Visa Free lists. Nigeria Visa

DOCUMENTS FOR TOURIST VISA

  • Current passport (with at least 6 months validity)
  • Completed visa application form
  • Confirmation of online payment
  • 2 passport size pictures
  • Letter of invitation from Host accepting full immigration responsibility
  • Data page of Host passport,
  • Confirmed hotel reservation, if the applicant is not staying with Host
  • Valid return airline ticket.
  • Evidence of funds to cover stay in Nigeria (letter from bank etc.)
  • Holders of non–U.S passports must provide proof of legal residency (photocopy of green card).

Capital

Urbanisation in Nigeria is among the fastest in Africa, with population moving towards urban areas, economy shifting to industries and growing cities. The Capital of Nigeria is Abuja. Abuja was systematically planned and shifted as Capital in 1991 from Lagos, the most populous city. Abuja grew by 139.7% between 2000 and 2010, making it the fastest growing city in the world. It has maintained 35 % growth rate, which is highest in Africa and among fastest in the world. Currently population of Abuja is 6 million,  Abuja is known for being one of the few purpose-built capital cities in Africa, as well as being one of the wealthiest. It is the political and administrative centre. The geographic location of Abuja is in Centre of Nigeria. Even though being one of the most fasted urban city, Lagos is the trade centre of Nigeria, with most inhabitants of the country. The climate of Abuja is tropical wet climate. It has 3 seasons.

Abuja is also a tourist attraction, with  several parks and green areas with the largest one being Millennium Park. Millennium Park was designed by architect Manfredi Nicoletti and was officially opened by the United Kingdoms Elizabeth II in December 2003.Also have Prehistoric Rocks as a attraction, Zuma Rock and Aso Rock.

Major Tourism attractions in

NIgeria is experiencing huge international tourists inflow. Natural gift to Nigeria has provided many tourism opportunity, with wildlife, parks, waterfalls, rainforests, and other natural attractions. Also, with wide ethnic groups, Nigeria has been centre to events.

Major tourists attractions in Nigeria are: -

Urban -

  • Lagos - Largest city of Nigeria is famous of variety of tourist attractions.From located to Gulf of Guinea, Atlantic Ocean, it has beaches,resorts and parties, to National lagos Museum, Freedom Park, Lekki conservation centre.Lagos is famous for “Black Cultural Identity”. It has been a major events attraction from various tribes in Nigeria.Tarkwa Bay beach.
  • Abuja - Famous for Aso Rock and Zuma Rock, which also features on NIgeria Currency Also  has two parks.Millennium Park is natural  large expanse of natural vegetation and manicured gardens divided by the Wupa River. The city has two large parks, including the National Arboretum, an area of natural forest.  Another open area park is located in Lifecamp Gwarimpa; near the residence of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. The park is located on a slightly raised hilltop which contains sport facilities like Basketball and Badminton courts another park is the city park, it is located in wuse 2 and is home to numerous outdoor and indoor attractions such as a 4D cinema, astro-turf, lawn tennis court, paintball arena and a variety of restaurants.
  • Calabar - Port city, Southern Nigeria. British ear architect is famous, Duke Town, Hensha Town, and Waterfront area. Duke Town Cathedral is Nigerias oldest Church.
  • Kano - Famuos for Muesuem,art and architecture.
  • Kaduna - Horseback Riding, Parks and Honeymoons.

Natural

  • Yankari national Park - Famous for Warm Springs, Savannah and wildlife.
  • Gashaka National Park - For wildlife.
  • Cross River National Park - vast rainforest, eco-tourism, Elephant rides in Jungle, Wild Buffalos and many primates
  • Old Oyo National Park - Mix of old age caves, old Fort walls and wildlife.
  • Chad Basin National park.
  • Kamuku National Park.

Beaches

  • Lagos is famous for its beach.
  • Badagry Beach - Coastal town, Close to lagos.

Airline Service

Presently Nigeria don’t have any national  carrier. Though major Airlines around the world fly to Nigeria.

Major international Airports

Nigeria has 5 International Airports.

  • Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja
  • Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu
  • Port Harcourt International Airport, Port Harcourt

Public Holidays

  • New Years Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Labour Day
  • Democracy Day
  • Id el Fitri
  • Id el Fitri Holiday
  • Id el Kabir
  • Id el Kabir Holiday
  • National Day
  • Id el Maulud
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Medical tourism

Nigeria medical tourism is based on Patient Travel Abroad for affordable and quality treatments. Nigerian people have made a distinct mark in medical tourism industry. Nigerian was among the one for creating a medical tourism in developing Eastern country like India. Pioneering the concept of medical tourism, Nigerian travel to medical tourism destinations like India in search of quality treatment at most affordable cost.

Indian Embassy

High Commission of India, ABUJA, Nigeria
Address Plot 364, Cadastral Zone, Off Constitution Avenue Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria
Telephone : 00-234-7080622800-04
Email : info.abuja@mea.gov.in
Website : www.hciabuja.gov.in/

  Climate of Nigeria

Climate in Nigeria is tropical wet climate. Due to its geographical location near equator, general climate is wet. Majorly, climate can be divided into 3 seasons. Wet, Dry and Cold. It rains from June - September. Generally the temperature is hot in daytime. With above, 40 Degree Celsius. Nights cools off. In winter months, which are from November -  February. Temperature is generally cold.

  Language of Nigeria

Nigeria’s history has huge impact on languages spoken, There are 521 languages that have been spoken in Nigeria; nine of them are now extinct.British colonialism in starting of modern times has gave to English and it is now the official language of Nigeria. English as the official language is widely used for education, business transactions and for official purposes.The major languages spoken in Nigeria represent three major families of languages of Africa: the majority are Niger-Congo languages, such as Igbo, Yoruba and Fulfulde; Kanuri, spoken in the northeast, primarily in Borno and Yobe State, is part of the Nilo-Saharan family; and Hausa is an Afroasiatic language.

Franch is also spoken in bordering areas, as it is surrounded by French speaking nations. People of border districts speak fluent French.The French spoken in Nigeria may be mixed with some native languages but is mostly spoken like the French spoken in Benin. French may also be mixed with English as it is in Cameroon. Most of the population speaks English as their native language.

The major population of Nigeria speak their native Ethnic language. In rural areas, native tribal languages are prevalent,English is very few people speak.Hausa is the most widely spoken of the three main languages spoken in Nigeria itself (Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba) but unlike the Yorubas and Igbos, the Hausas tend not to travel far outside Nigeria itself. English is still considered language of Elite and majorly restricted in urban towns.

  Currency

Nigerian Currency is = Naira.




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