13 Holiday Destinations Most Middle Class Nigerians Can Afford

Do you know that travelling abroad for a dream holiday can be what an average Nigerian can afford?  Travelling abroad does not necessary mean that you should be wealthy. If you are planning a holiday abroad, you may have a few destinations in mind but you think they are not affordable. What if you could travel to your dream holiday at a fraction of your budget?

Here is a list of 13 holiday destinations most middle class Nigerians can afford and visit to experience life to its fullness. You also can enjoy  and indulge in exciting activities such as staying in luxury hotels, dining in finest restaurants,  visiting the most popular and fascinating attractions in the world.

1. Doha

Doha (2)

Photo Source: Joey Gannon on Flickr

When you think that you have gotten it all in a destination, the amphibious octopus resort in Doha and its floating hotel will turn your attention to the city. Doha, the largest city and capital of Qatar, is a tourist haven with beautiful things to see and exciting activities to do. You will think you are in a ‘future New York’ with the rapid development happening in the city. The new Goliath-like buildings would marvel you, but the most amazing thing is – you can actually afford a holiday in Doha.

Return Flights from Lagos to Doha: As low as N137,000

2. The Gambia

Kotu-Beach-the-Gambia

Did we say The Gambia? Yeah! Relax; you must have missed it because this is one of the exotic holiday destinations that offers visitors what Paris may not.  The beaches will leave you breathless; it is more than the sunbathing and surfing.  The eco-lodges are mesmerizing and you have the wildlife to see here. It is impossible to resist the lush landscapes and tourists’ activities.

Return Flights from Lagos to Banjul: As low as N124, 000

3. Istanbul

Istanbul (2)

You cannot stop loving the magic that Istanbul brings with its minarets. The locals are friendly and have good humour, history unfolds as you walk down the street, and did we tell you that the sound of the muezzins duelling from the minarets is awesome? Istanbul has ever budget to accommodate and its culinary heritage  with meals  such as succulent kebabs, flavoursome mazes and freshly caught fish is second to none.

Return Flights from Lagos to Istanbul: As low as N155, 000 as at 2nd June, 2015

4. Zanzibar

Zanzibar

It is said that Zanzibar got the best coral beaches in Africa. Little wonder, foreigners love this destination. There is the Stone Town and its archipelago’s main island for you to move around. Did we tell you that this is a home to the red colobus monkey and tiny aders’ duiker? There are dolphins to play with and grand House of Wonders to see.

Return Flights from Lagos to Zanzibar: As low as N165, 000 as at 2nd June, 2015

5. Accra

Accra, Ghana

Over the years, Accra has boomed in its tourist activities, leaving the visitors with an excellent night life,  good shopping experience and some of the finest selection of eating options. This is one of the cheapest destinations for an average Nigeria and it offers visitors a memorable travel experience.

Return Flights from Lagos to Accra: As low as N48, 500 as at 2nd June, 2015

6. Dubai

Dubai - Flickr photo by Sarah_Ackerman

Photo Source: Sarah_Ackerman on Flickr

Dubai has become the second Paris for Nigerians. You mustn’t be rich to explore the alchemy of profound traditions of the city and its grand futuristic revelation. You could go shopping in some of the most beautiful shopping malls in the world, dance and take a stroll on the scenic beaches, explore the city and discover with its myriads of stunning attractions. Dubai is always a good vacation idea and you can afford it!

Return Flights from Lagos to Dubai: As low as N107, 000 as at 2nd June, 2015

7. Abu Dhabi

Corniche in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi may not be as popular as Dubai but it is the capital of UAE and it is as cosmopolitan as Dubai, but it has everything that you want a holiday destination to give you. Less traffic jams and fewer crowds to make your stay smooth and less strenuous.

Return Flights from Lagos to Abu Dhabi: As low as N148, 000 as at 2nd June, 2015

8. Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi Skyline

The cosmopolitan charm of Nairobi is really what brings people here. When you think of Kenya, wildlife and national parks come to your mind; Nairobi will not disappoint you with its parks, National Museum, elephant orphanage and lots more. The kids love to visit Nairobi and lovers will forever adore this city.

Return Flights from Lagos to Nairobi: As low as N120, 700 as at 2nd June, 2015

9. Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali Landscape

Nothing calms the mind like the lush hillsides, the winding boulevards, flowering trees and the cleanest and safety of Kigali. This is one of Africa’s most beautiful capital cities. It is affordable and lovely to spend your holiday here.

Return Flights from Lagos to Kigali: As low as N100, 286 as at 2nd June, 2015

10. Dakar, Senegal

On top of Madeleine Hosptal.  Too bad I could not pan over to the right.

Photo Source: Jeff Attaway on Flickr

It is in Dakar that you will first experience the horse-cart drivers if you have never taken this luxury ride.  The simplicity of the city is cool and for Nigerians, you may never know who you will run into here; this is because Dakar has become a favourite holiday destination for most Nigerians.

Return Flights from Lagos to Dakar: As low as N138, 703 as at 2nd June, 2015

11. Cotonou

Benin Marina, Cotonou

Everything bustling from its day activities to nightlife is what Cotonou throws out to holiday seekers. There are a lot of places to shop cheap, great restaurants to eat and beaches to get lost when you arrive. It is one of the destinations where you’ll see so many Nigerians especially on weekends.

Return Flights from Lagos to Cotonou: As low as N45,300 as at 2nd June, 2015

12. Goa, India

goa, India

Do not think of a city when coming to Goa, what you are going to see is a collection of islands. Goa, located on the Western coast of India, is the most popular destination in India. It is renowned for its pristine sandy beaches, Portuguese culture, lush plantations, vibrant lifestyle and magnificent church buildings. There are so many beautiful beaches that you cannot but want to indulge in diving, sunbathing and lazing around. You will enjoy the hippie and electronic music that are popular among the locals.

Return Flights from Lagos to Goa: As low as N179,300 as at 2nd June, 2015

13. Marrakech, Morocco

Djemaa el Fna - square and market place in Marrakesh's medina qu

If you have never heard of Marrakech, then this is the best time to visit this city that is graced with magnificent traditional houses and romantic cultural environment. Marrakech is a prehistoric city with many historical attractions such as Saadian Tombs, Palaces and Museums.  The city is always vibrant and eventful, full of colours and resonances. This is a perfect spot for honeymoon and special vacations.

Return Flights from Lagos to Marrakech: As low as N154,200 as at 2nd June, 2015

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Now, you can see that there are so many destinations that you can visit if you are looking affordable holiday. Did we miss your favourite affordable destination? Share with us in the comment section below:

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Our Readers Comments

  1. How can I get the visa to this beautiful destinations?

    • How can you help me secure visa and hotel accommodation in Dubai in Sept.2015.

  2. for the Ghana..#48k,really don’t understand,is it for to & fo or just to..

    • I will like to know more on how to go to Acra & Cotonu. If there is need for visa, hotel cost, and places of interest. Thanks.

  3. I’m new on this site and I found it very revealing ,please I’d like to know more about return tickets (is’t an all round trip or just one way ),and will I be needing a visa to holiday in all these places you highlighted?

  4. Very nice, the information is very useful for holiday planning,

    Thank youi

  5. How do I plan for the journey egGoa does the money contain accommodation and feedings

  6. Can you tell me more about Visa info to India, Tanzania, Kenya and Doha

  7. please when is the most appropriate time for holiday in Dubai? what will be the average cost of hotel accommodation for single or a family of four( husband, wife, 3 years and few months old kids. cost of return flight for the two toddlers.
    thanks

  8. How much is return ticket to Cape Verde.

  9. I want to travel to belgium or spain for summer how do i go about it

  10. It is something i hope to achieve, pls how can the payments be made installmentally? I will love to travel with my family.. 2yr,6mthns,a wife and I.. Tnx in anticipation!

  11. Wat do u mean by a return flight

    • Hi Anthonet, It means the flight fare is for to and fro.

  12. I will like to visit Dubai for about 3 days with my spouse in December. Can Travelstart arrange the trip including tourist visa?

  13. please i would like the one for Georgia, can you help me with the visa and ticket and how much would it cost me for all . Thanks

  14. this is so amazing

  15. How can the arrangement be made. I live in Owerri and travelled last to Dubai in 2007. Have lost touch with how to make the arrangement. Tnx

  16. We know about the tickets fees what about the accommodation and feeding? At lease we need to know every thing as per the holiday so as to plan the trip e.g Dubai. And Abu Dabi

  17. Please leave your comment…I Want2 Ask Abt The Holiday Trip,whats D Duration

  18. do you arrange holidays to these places I.e Istanbul, if you do kindly avail me the requirements and cost. many thanks.

  19. Do you help in getting VISA?

  20. Whats d average cost in Naira for booking an affordable Hotel, taxi and meals in Accra, Cotonou

  21. Do i need a Passport to fly to Accra or Cotonou

  22. Good information, do you have Summer holiday plan to Doha and Dubai for August ending to September. For a family of five. Awaiting your response. Thanks

  23. You forgot to add lome Togo in the list,i even think its a better place to holiday than Cotonou,i holidayed in Lome n Accra last year august,the beach life in lome is fantastic n gat very cheap stuffs than Cotonou,while Accra has a blazing night life,was staying in the labadi beach resort,Accra n it’s affordable.Thanks

  24. Nice and good to no , interesting places , i will visit some of this places soon

  25. I could have love to visit of these city for relaxation like dubai, Kenya, and few of these city bt how do get the visa is the problem because of fraud in d Internet.

  26. pls i need an information about the cost of vaccation in many english speaking countries around the world

  27. Please leave your comment…please i want to know the cost of vaccation in some english speaking counties around the world

  28. David I could assit u in getting a spain visa

  29. I want to travel to ROMANIA for summer how do i go about it

  30. I would really like to visit these places. But visa to some of these countries is not easy. Please enlightened me on how to get these visa. Thanks. Expecting ypur reply.

  31. Please what are d necessary steps in obtaining the visa to any of these destinations?
    Also,how can I contact you for details about accommodation for a family of four,parents and 2kids(5 yr old and 1yr old)

  32. I will like to travel to Ghana by July with my 2kids,10&12year precisely, hw much we the flight cost us to&fro.

  33. how do i apply for the visa

  34. Would love more info on spain and istanbul

  35. I want more information on this. Cos am planning a trip. Kindly email me lease.

  36. I need more information on this. Kindly email me. Thank u

  37. Please leave your comment…please furnish me with the process of procuring visas to the following countries n how much they will cost:-
    Dubai/abu Dhabi
    Istanbul
    Qatar
    hoping to hear from u soon.

  38. I will like to holiday in Belgium. How are u going to assist in obtaining visa? Pls reply.

  39. Please I want to visit Hungary for a 5aside football games please can I get details on how to get visa from Nigeria and the cost

  40. I will like to travel to dubai and doha for holiday this summer just for about five days like friday to Tuesday how is fee and hotel cost i have been to many country overseas

  41. Pls am new to did site and I find or information just wot I needed but pls Ned to known more payment does it include to n fro, accommodation, n do I require visa thanks hoping to hear more from you

  42. Ditto,

    I had written you earlier before now without any correspondence.

    Kindly details me via my e.mail the necessary process to travel to Dubai or UK with my family (father ,mother and 3 kids;the oldest is just 4yrs old).
    Please include the cost of processing,hotel cost ranges and any other needed issues.

    Kind regards

  43. Im not really happy with email spamming even if its something im interested in, however this is a very good article, very informative and helpful.

  44. Do you fly to china on a business trip and how much dollar or Naira

  45. Please leave your comment…will u ger me instanbul visa? am interested in vacationing there.

  46. Please leave your comment…can u get me instanbul visa for my vacation?

  47. wanna go to dubai in August..wats d cost of a return trip for 2?..ticket n accmdtn for abt 10 days..also wat events r hapenin dia arnd dat time

  48. Pls how do I get a visa to Qatar?

  49. pls, hw and what ar d requirements for a vacation to Dominican Republic?

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