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Warri overview

Warri is a city in Delta State, Nigeria. It is one of the major oil cities in the country having a total population of over 500,000 people. Predominant ethnic groups include the Urhobo, Itsekiri, and Ijaw tribes. Warri was created as a provincial headquarters by the British colony in the early 20th century. Petroleum is the major resource in the city and therefore it houses the Warri Refinery and Petrochemicals. The city is known all over Nigeria for its peculiar Pidgin English language

Best time to book a flight to Warri

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 Warri may become more expensive during Christmas or new year periods and some other Christian related celebrations. This is because the majority of the indigenes of Warri and Delta at large are Christians. Asides these periods, prices of tickets do not necessarily rise or fall. Any alteration to ticket fares will be most likely down to economic factors and current exchange rates.

There are direct flights from Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Kano to Warri. Travelers should be on the lookout for fares on major airlines operating this routes or from booking agencies for any current deals on cheap tickets.

Best time to visit Warri

Weather Conditions In Warri

Warri Experiences 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 Warri Is From December To February. Albeit, Warri 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 Therefore A Very Good Time To Visit The City. Visitors Can Experience The Cultural Display Of Activities In Warri During This Period.


Annual Events And Festivals In Warri

Warri, Like Every Other City In The Country, Celebrates Cultural Festivals And Events Every Year. They Are A Way Of Uniting The People Of The Communities.

Itsekiri Awankere Festival

The Itsekiri Awankere Festival Is An Annual Event Celebrated Every July. During The Festival, People Sing To God And Give Sacrifices For A Good Harvest And For A Steady Niger River. The First Part Of The Festival Is Used To Offer Sacrifices And Closed To The Public, But The Second Part Is A Big Party, Like A Traditional Halloween, Where People Wear Masks.
The Festival Occurs During The Rainy Seasons. The Traditional Belief Is That The Rain Has A Spiritual Cleansing Effect On All Indigenes And Visitors Alike, As It Washes Off All Sicknesses, Ailments, Curses And Ill Luck.

Airlines operating flights to Warri

There are no direct international flights to Warri 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 Warri Airport.

Warri airport

Warri Airport is also known as Osubi Airstrip. It is a public airport serving Warri. The airport is owned and operated by Shell Oil Company. It was established in 1999 and began operations the same year. Airlines operating from the airport include Aero Contractors and Arik Arik, operating flights to destinations in Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Abuja. The airport is referred to by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) using the airport code QRW. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) uses DNSU when referring to Warri Airport.

Getting from Warri airport to city centre

Staying in Warri

Warri is a city in Delta State, Nigeria. It is one of the major oil cities in the country having a total population of over 500,000 people. Predominant ethnic groups include the Urhobo, Itsekiri, and Ijaw tribes. Warri was created as a provincial headquarters by the British colony in the early 20th century. Petroleum is the major resource in the city and therefore it houses the Warri Refinery and Petrochemicals.

Asides petroleum, the city also produces steel, ceramics, and glass. Transportation options into the city include Road, Air, Sea, and Rail. Tourist attractions here include the Abraka Golf Course, Nana Living History Museum, Red Mangrove Swamp, Falcorp Mangrove Park and Mini Zoo, and Warri Township Stadium. A popular festival in Warri is the Itsekiri Awankere Festival. The city is known all over Nigeria for its peculiar Pidgin English language.

Great places to visit Warri

Asides petroleum, the city also produces steel, ceramics, and glass. Transportation options into the city include Road, Air, Sea, and Rail. Tourist attractions here include the Abraka Golf Course, Nana Living History Museum, Red Mangrove Swamp, Falcorp Mangrove Park and Mini Zoo, and Warri Township Stadium. A popular festival in Warri is the Itsekiri Awankere Festival.

Cost of things in Warri

Warri is one of the southern Nigerian cities that offers a lot of fun activities to engage in. There are festivals to attend, tourist attraction centers to visit including museums, National League football matches at the Warri City Stadium. Travelers also get to shop in the largest mall in the city, Delt City Mall. It is therefore important for travelers to make adequate preparations for funds to be spent on these activities. These expenses also include the cost of necessaries, eating in restaurants, accommodation, and other miscellaneous expenses.

Cost Of Common Items In Warri

 

 Item  Price (NGN) 

  Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

  700

  Meal for 2 at Fast Food restaurant

  3000

 Beer

  250

  Bread

  550

 1 Pair of Jeans

  4250

  Toothpaste

  300

  A Dozen Eggs

  550

  1 bottle of red wine

  2500

 

Popular Restaurants In Warri

Travelers in the city of Warri can eat out at any of the many restaurants available, from fast foods to full course meals; AJ Fast Food and Kilimanjaro Restaurant

Warri tips/advice

Travelers visiting Warri, especially first-time visitors, should try as much as possible to arrange pick-up services at the airport before their arrival at the airport. This is because a lot of fraudsters pose as taxi drivers who end up robbing travelers of their valuables. Pickup offers from strangers should be rejected politely, however friendly the offer.

Visitors should not wear too flashy clothing and jewelry to avoid being followed from the airport to their accommodation in the city.

Flight from local city to Warri

Airlines operating domestic flights from Warri include Arik Air and Aero Contractors. Major locations include Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Abuja. Tickets can be booked on these airlines for business and economy cabins.

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Abuja

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