Maiduguri is the largest city and Capital of Borno State in North-eastern Nigeria. Locally called Yerwa, Maiduguri was established by the British as a Military outpost in 1907. It is home to the Kanem-Bornu Empire. Maiduguri is popularly called the "Home of Peace".
Maiduguri lies at the end of the Eastern railway. It also serves as the principal trading hub in North-Eastern Nigeria. The Sanda Kyarimi Park which attracts thousands of visitors yearly is the oldest and largest zoo in Nigeria. Other popular tourist destinations in Maiduguri are the Sambiza Game Reserve, Chad Basin National Park, Shehu's Palace, Lake Alau Dam, Borno State Museum, Jaffi Waterfalls, Pulka Rock Formation, Marama Mountains and the Biu Plateau.
Durbar Festival is celebrated during the two major Muslim Festivals of Eid il Fitri and Eid il Kabir. Horses and Camels are heavily decorated and paraded to the delight of visitors and locals. Maiduguri is the hottest city in Nigeria.
Flights are more expensive during the two Muslim festivals of Eid il Fitri and Eid il Kabir. The Durbar Festival also draws more tourists to the city.
Peak Season: The rainy season from May to September is the best time for visitors to tour the city's most popular tourist attractions. Also, the Eid il Fitri and Eid il Kabir celebrations are heavily celebrated by the locals. The Sambiza Game Reserve is also more enjoyable at this time as the animals are out in their full glory.
Off-Peak Season: Maiduguri is the driest city in Nigeria. The dry season lasts for 7 months from October until April. It is extremely hot, windy and dust laden. Tourists, especially foreigners avoid the city at this time due to the adverse weather conditions.
Maiduguri Is The Hottest And Driest Nigerian City. It Has 7 Months Of The Dry Season With An Average Daily Temperature Of 37°C. It Experiences 3 Seasons Like Every Northern Nigerian City: The Rainy Season From May To September, The Dry Season From October To April, Separated By The Dry, Cold Harmattan Season.
The Rainy Season Is The Best Time To Visit Maiduguri As The Regular Rainfall Makes The Dryness And High Temperature Bearable. Tourists To The Various Sites Can Also Move Around And Cope Better With The Scorching Sun.
Sunglasses, Light Colored Clothes, Sandals And A Vacuum Flask To Keep Your Water Cold Should Be Packed By The Travelers As They Are The Most Appropriate For A Visit To Maiduguri.
Arik Air operate flights from Maiduguri International Airport.
Maiduguri International Airport (IATA: MIU; ICAO: DNMA) is the airport serving Maiduguri in Borno State. Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria administers the airport. Med-View Airline, Azman Air, and Arik Air operate flights from Maiduguri International Airport.
The dryness and hot temperature results in a limited variety of cuisines and dishes. Suya and Fura de Nunu is a common local delicacy in Maiduguri, visitors should have a taste.
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
A Meal, in an Inexpensive Restaurant
A Dozen Eggs
Suya and Fura de nono
1 kg of Tomatoes
1 kg of Potatoes
1 pair of Jeans
There are restaurants in the airport where departures and arrivals can eat. Drinks and snacks are also available at the airport.
Do not board a taxi if you are unsure of your destination.
Ask the hotel to provide airport pickup services. It is safer.
Keep your baggage safe. Ensure your belongings are not open and easy to sight.
Keep your valid identification on you at all times.
Med-View Airlines, Azman Air, and Arik Airlines operate domestic flights to Maiduguri International Airport. The airlines operate various flight schedules such as the Maiduguri to Abuja, Maiduguri to Lagos, Maiduguri to Kaduna, and Maiduguri to Yola.
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