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Asaba overview

Asaba is the capital city of delta state in Southern Nigeria. It is located on the edge of the Niger River. This oil rich city is home to half a million people, who are mostly non-indigenes of the area, an evidence of the friendliness of the city. Other ethnic groups in the city include Urhobo, Isoko, Ijaw, Ukwani, Hausa, Itsekiri and the Yorubas. Tourist attractions in the city include Mungo Park House, Lander Brothers Anchorage, Expatriate Graveyard, Otuogu Beach, and De Grill. The Ine Festival is a famous festival in the city of Asaba. Major routes into the city include roads and air. The Asaba International Airport is the major city airport that serves both Asaba and Onitsha in Anambra State.

Best time to book a flight to Asaba

As with most airlines, the price of tickets is generally cheaper when they are first sold. It is therefore advisable for travelers to book tickets months before the actual date of departure. Tickets to Asaba may become more expensive during Christmas or new year periods and some other Christian related celebrations. This is because a  majority of the indigenes of Asaba and Delta at largely, are Christians. Asides these periods, prices of tickets do not necessarily rise or fall. Any alteration on ticket fares will be most likely down to economic factors and current exchange rates.  There are direct and non-stop flights from Abuja and Lagos to Asaba. Travelers should be on the lookout for fares on major airline operating these routes or booking agencies for any current deals on cheap tickets. Airlines operating these routes include Overland Airways and Arik Airways.

Best time to visit Asaba

Weather Conditions In Asaba

Asaba Witnesses Normal Rainfall And Humidity For Most Months In The Year. There Are Two Major Seasons In The City Including The Rainy And Dry Season. The Rainy Season Falls Between May And October But It Could Still Rain In Other Periods Of The Year. Dry Season Spans From November To April.
Considering The Weather Conditions, The Best Time To Visit Asaba Is From December To February. Albeit, Asaba Is An Interesting Place To Visit All Through The Year. There Are Lots Of Fun Activities That Can Be Enjoyed In The City.
The Festive Periods Are Also A Very Good Time To Visit The City. Visitors Can Experience The Cultural Display Of Activities In Asaba During These Periods.

Annual Events And Festivals In Asaba

Ine Festival

Also Known As The Ekensu Festival, Ine Festival Is One Of The Biggest Annual Cultural Events In Not Just Asaba, But Delta As A Whole. It Is A Five-day Celebration Of Ancient Wars Between The People Of Asaba And Its Neighboring Villages. The Festival Features Parades And Battlesque Dances In All Of The Five Villages In Asaba.

Ulo Festival

The Ulo Festival Is Celebrated Every Two Years In The Month Of July. It Is Held To Cleanse The City Of Evil Spirits, Diseases, And Misfortune.

Oli Oma Festival

The Oli Oma Is Celebrated By Feasting For One Day After The Harvest Period. Families Gather To Offer Sacrifices To The Dead Mothers.

Airlines operating flights to Asaba

There are no direct international flights to Asaba and travellers looking to visit the city may have to take connecting flights by making stops at major international airports in the country like Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos or Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. Domestic flights can then be booked from these locations to the Asaba International Airport.

 

Asaba airport

Asaba International Airport

Asaba Airport is a public airport serving Asaba and Onitsha, a neighboring city in Anambra State. It was established in 2013 and began operations the same year. Asaba Airport is owned and operated by the Delta State government. It operates domestic flights from its base to certain locations in Abuja and Lagos. The airport is referred to by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) using the airport code ABB. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) uses DNAS when referring to Asaba International Airport.

Airlines Available In Asaba Airport

Overland Airways and Arik Air and Aero Contractors all operate similar flights to Lagos, while Arik Air flies to another location in Abuja.

Airlines

 

Destinations

Airport

Aero Contractors

 

 

Lagos

 

Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Arik Air

Abuja

 

Lagos

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Murtala Muhammed International Airport

 

Overland Airways

 

Lagos

Murtala Muhammed International Airport

 

Getting from Asaba airport to city centre

Staying in Asaba

Asaba is the capital city of delta state in Southern Nigeria. It is located on the edge of the Niger River. This oil rich city is home to half a million people, who are mostly non-indigenes of the area, an evidence of the friendliness of the city. Other ethnic groups in the city include Urhobo, Isoko, Ijaw, Ukwani, Hausa, Itsekiri and the Yorubas. Tourist attractions in the city include Mungo Park House, Lander Brothers Anchorage, Expatriate Graveyard, Otuogu Beach, and De Grill. The Ine Festival is a famous festival in the city of Asaba. Major routes into the city include roads and air. The Asaba International Airport is the major city airport that serves both Asaba and Onitsha in Anambra State.

Great places to visit Asaba

Tourist attractions in the city include Mungo Park House, Lander Brothers Anchorage, Expatriate Graveyard, Otuogu Beach, and De Grill. The Ine Festival is a famous festival in the city of Asaba

Cost of things in Asaba

How To Budget A Trip To Asaba

Visiting Asaba comes with all the fun that comes with a state capital, whether it is for business or pleasure. Tourists do not want to have their fingers bitten for not preparing adequate funds for enjoying their trip to this city. From beaches to historical residences and parks, there are a lot of activities to be involved in. It is therefore important for travellers to make adequate preparations for funds to be spent on these activities.

Cost Of Common Items In Asaba

Restaurants

Average Price

Meal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)

1,500.00 ₦

Domestic Beer (0.5-liter draught)

150.00 ₦

Imported Beer (0.33-liter bottle)

300.00 ₦

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)

70.00 ₦

Water (0.33-liter bottle)

50.00 ₦

Market Items

 

Milk (regular), (1 liter)

725.00 ₦

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)

310.23 ₦

Rice (white), (1kg)

1,000.00 ₦

Eggs (12)

144.00 ₦

Transportation

 

Local Transport

50.00 ₦

Sports And Leisure

 

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

6,000.00 ₦

Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

1,000.00 ₦

Clothing And Shoes

 

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)

3,000.00 ₦

1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)

?

1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)

7,000.00 ₦

1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes

22,000.00 ₦

Cost of Eating In Restaurants

Low budget visitors can enjoy traditional delicacies in roadside canteens for as low as 200 naira. Those looking to enjoy pastries or continental delicacies in bigger restaurants can enjoy meals from 1,000 naira. Prices of drinks are often at regular prices in shops and smaller prices but could come at a premium in the bigger fast food outlets.

Flight from local city to Asaba

Overland Airways operates major flights from Asaba Airports to Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Return tickets can also be booked on the airline for both economic and business class.

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