Top local travel apps in Nigeria for tourists

Top local apps in Nigeria for tourists

Transportation

  • Bolt: A ride-hailing app that is available in Lagos and other major cities in Nigeria.
  • Oride: Another popular ride-hailing app in Nigeria.
  • Gokada: A motorcycle ride-hailing app that is available in Lagos.

Accommodation

  • Booking.com: A popular online booking platform for hotels and other vacation rentals in Nigeria. It has a wide selection of properties to choose from, including budget-friendly guesthouses and luxurious resorts.
  • Airbnb: A peer-to-peer rental platform that allows you to rent rooms or entire apartments from local residents in Nigeria. It is a good option for travelers looking for a more authentic Nigerian experience.

Food and Drink

  • Jumia Food: A food delivery app that allows you to order food from your favorite restaurants in Nigeria.
  • Food.ng: Another popular food delivery app in Nigeria.
  • OgaNla Grill: An app for the popular Nigerian restaurant chain OgaNla Grill. It allows you to order food online and pick it up at the restaurant.

Communication and Utilities

  • Google Translate: A translation app that can translate over 100 languages, including Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo. It is a must-have for any traveler to Nigeria.
  • Power Nigeria: An app from the Nigerian power company Power Nigeria. It provides information on power outages and other service updates.
  • Lagos Traffic Report: An app that provides real-time traffic information in Lagos.

Trip Planning

  • Visit Nigeria: The official website of the Nigerian Tourism Board. It includes information on attractions, accommodation, and other travel-related resources in Nigeria.
  • Lonely Planet Nigeria: A travel guide book that provides information on attractions, accommodation, and food in Nigeria.

Entertainment & Shopping

  • Abeg: A popular Nigerian social media app that also includes a section for finding events and activities.
  • What’s On Lagos: A website and app that provides information on upcoming events in Lagos, such as concerts, plays, and festivals.
  • Jumia Mall: An online marketplace where you can buy a variety of products, including clothes, electronics, and souvenirs.

Payments & Shopping

  • VISA and Mastercard are the most widely accepted credit cards in Nigeria.
  • American Express is less widely accepted, but it is accepted at most major hotels and resorts.
  • Naira (NGN): The official currency of Nigeria.

Telecom

  • Gohub is a travel eSIM service compan providing internet/data connection for travellers around the world.
  • MTN Nigeria: The leading telecommunications provider in Nigeria.
  • Globacom: Another popular telecommunications provider in Nigeria.
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