Welcome to Nigeria

Nigeria a former British colony, is a large country on the western coast of Africa. It is bordered to the north by Niger, to the east by Chad and Cameroon. Its south coast overlooks the Gulf of Guinea of the Atlantic Ocean.

The lower course of the Niger River flows south through the western part of the country through tropical rainforests and swamps to its delta in the Gulf of Guinea. Southern lowlands merge into central hills and plateaus of hardwood forests. There are mountains in the south-east and plains to the north.

Tourists tend to explore the southern and central regions, for the Atlantic beaches and popular cities. Moving away from the towns further north they can discover a wealth of protected rainforests and river deltas, which are home to traditional communities with proud and distinct cultural traditions.