Nigeria is the giant of Africa, our economy notwithstanding; every man on earth wants to visit us. So whatever you are doing in the country, so long it is legal, you are welcome. There is plenty space for the entire world here. But you are gonna need to move around the country and that’s where I come in, to give you tips about what you may likely be encountering on our roads. We at SAFETRIP Ltd offer safe and convenient transportation services anywhere in Nigeria, you can hire us!
Okay. You must know that Nigeria’s road system veers unpredictably between good and appalling, but the good news is that the roads are better now, you should see what our roads were like before 2000!.
What about accident rates? Oh, I know you want to know! Well accidents are moderately high. There is a road rule here and it is real! It is called ‘survival of the fittest’. And if you are driving yourself within the cities, which I wouldn’t advice strongly, you’d notice that road signage is minimal.
If you are driving a vehicle which has a foreign plate number in Nigeria you shouldn’t get too much hassle at roadblocks, you may even be treated like a king from Jupiter. If you get asked for tip, a smile and some patience will often defuse the request. It’s a legal requirement to wear a seatbelt; not doing so leaves you open to both official and ‘unofficial’ fines.
You can see petrol stations everywhere and fuel scarcity seem to be a thing of the past now. So you can be assured of no more long huge queues that could worsen the already terrible traffic.
Each town has at least one motor park serving as the main transport depot full of minibuses and bush taxis. Vehicles have signs on their roofs showing their destination, while touts shout out destinations. Minibuses don’t run on any schedule but depart when full.
I advise hiring a good local driver takes a lot of the stress out of car transport for you. You should enjoy your stay and let a local driver deal with all the hassles, you will have the time to take your selfie and capture our beautiful people and nature. It shouldn’t cost you more than around N80, 000 per day. Ask at your hotel for suggestions.
We have in our fleet air conditioned Hummer buses, Sienna buses, and Marcopolo buses.
Enjoy your ride with the best!
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