Best Time To Go To Nigeria

You can visit Nigeria during November-January, when it is refreshed after rains and preparing for the festive season in tropical heat. You should avoid traveling during the rainy season if at all possible. In Nigeria, June marks the start of the rainy season.

Nigeria is a large country and hence the climate varies greatly depending on latitude and height.

Best Time To Go To Nigeria

Let’s us deep drive into each season/month of Nigeria to have a fair idea on the best time to travel to Nigeria.

January

The Harmattan (dry) season officially begins in January. The temperature is slightly cool in the early morning and at night, but it can be hot and dusty throughout the day. Visitors should wear sunglasses and carry a cardigan.

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The Average temperature is 20 C in Nigeria during January month.

February

In February, the Jos Plateau, a state in northern Nigeria, is a fantastic spot to explore. It’s warm and dry, so while you’re there, pay a visit to Shere Hills, a collection of hills and rock formations just a few kilometers east of Jos. You can see the entire city from this vantage point.

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The Average temperature is 31.1 C in Nigeria during February month.

March

This is the peak of the dry season so visitors should wear light clothing and take bottles of water everywhere they go. You must carry sunscreen with you to avoid heat burns.

The Average temperature is 28.1 C in Nigeria during this month.

April

Tuk-Ham

Every Easter vacation, the Tuk-Ham festival takes place in Kwoi, Kaduna State’s Jaba local government area. The festival honors the Ham people, who are the guardians of the famed Nok terracotta heads, which have been radio carbon-dated to 900 BC.

At the event, over 30 dance troupes perform beside a display of Nok terracotta heads and other works of Ham art. This festival, which began approximately 40 years ago, attracts visitors from all around the world. The weather in Kwoi is nice all year, and even during the hot season, the sky is only partly cloudy. The dry season, which runs from November to April, is the greatest time to visit.

The Average temperature is 24 C in Nigeria during this month.

May

The dry season comes to an end this month, just as the annual rains begin to fall. You can sample the mangoes sold around the state – Benue has some of the country’s juiciest mangoes.
The Average temperature is 24 C in Nigeria during this month.

June

Ohum waterfalls

The Average rainfall is14 days in Nigeria during this month.

The Average temperature is 31 C in Nigeria during this month.

July

The Tomb of Usman dan Fodio, the first Sultan of Sokoto, is located in Sokoto State in the north. He was the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate and the leader of the Fulani War jihad, which lasted from 1804 to 1808. He lived from 1754 to 1817. In addition to Arabic, Fulfulde, and Hausa, he composed over 480 poetry.

Many important personalities from the Sokoto Caliphate’s history are reported to be buried in his tomb. Women are not permitted to enter the tomb, but they are permitted to observe it from outside the window. Dan Fodio’s tomb is in a modest room with a black cloth draped over it.

The Average rainfall is16 days in Nigeria during this month.

The Average temperature is 30 C in Nigeria during this month.

August

In August, you can go to the Durbar in Kano State. The Durbar is a Muslim ceremony in which the emir and his subjects ride around the city in full royal splendor. The Durbar can also be observed in other places of northern Nigeria, such as Zaria and Katsina in Kaduna State. On a less joyful day, travelers can learn about Kano’s history by visiting the old Kano city walls, which were built in the 14th century to safeguard the city and its inhabitants from enemy attacks.

The Average rainfall is14 days in Nigeria during this month.

The Average temperature is 29 C in Nigeria during this month.

September

Zuma Rock, the most famous tourist attraction in Niger State, Nigeria, is best visited around September. The landmark is shrouded in a number of legends. It’s thought, for example, that the rock used to take on human shapes at various times. Other legends, according to the residents of Suleja, the community where the rock is located, claim that if the rock were smashed, Abuja and Niger State would flood. Zuma Rock rises to a height of over 600 meters (2,000 feet) above the surrounding terrain.

The Average rainfall is10 days in Nigeria during this month.

The Average temperature is 28 C in Nigeria during this month.

October

The Average rainfall isThe Ake Book Festival will satisfy book enthusiasts. Several panel talks, art exhibitions, and film screenings are part of the event. Every October, the festival takes place in a different venue. The festival was hosted in Lagos, Nigeria in 2018. The greatest time to visit the beach in Lagos is around October.11 days in Nigeria during this month.

The Average temperature is 30.4 C in Nigeria during this month.

November

Yankari Game Reserve

The Harmattan season begins in November, which means the days will start to get colder. The Yankari Game Reserve in Bauchi State is open all year, but November is a particularly good time to go. The reserve, which was established in 1956, is a huge animal park with multiple natural warm-water springs. There is plenty of wildlife, and this is the closest visitors can get to a Nigerian safari.

The Average rainfall is 0 day in Nigeria during this month.

The Average temperature is 28 C in Nigeria during this month.

December

Calabar Carnival

The Calabar Carnival in southern Nigeria is the greatest place to be in December. It is Africa’s largest street celebration, and it has hosted acts like as Kool & the Gang. Hotel reservations should be arranged several weeks in advance. If you don’t want to go to a noisy carnival, you can go to the Obudu Cattle Ranch, which has a cable car ride and a canopy walkway in addition to beautiful views.

The Average rainfall is 3 days in Nigeria during this month.

The Average temperature is 21 C in Nigeria during this month.