04 May
Travel Packing List

Packing List for you trip: 60+ Items you should consider

Packing List for you trip: 60 Items you should consider;

Clothing: Underwear,socks, pyjamas, night wear,dress, skirt,shirt,top,trousers,blazer,sweatshirt, jacket,work out gear, beach bag, other bags, swimming costume, swimming trunk,hat etc.

Shoes: Sneakers, boots,flat shoes, heels(if needed), slippers, sandals etc.

Accessories: Wrist watch, earrings, necklace, bracelet, scarf, belt, sunshades etc.

Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, perfume, body spray, soap, bathing gel, shaving stick, facial wipes, hairbrush, comb, (should make up fall under this category? What do you think?), hair products, lip balm, lip loss, manicure set,sunscreen etc.

Electronics: phone, laptop, charger, universal adapter, camera etc.

Essentials: International passport, I.D card, Vaccination certificates, travel itinerary, visa, flight ticket print out, travel insurance document, cash, credit card, boarding pass etc.

Other Items: books, keys, wallet, water bottle, notepad, pen, tissue,headphones, towel, eye mask, neck pillow etc.

Please suggest some Items that should be in the list.

27 Apr

18 ways to fuel your wanderlust in the seasons you cannot travel.

We all might have some seasons where we will love to travel but due to one reason or the other we are unable to travel at that time. Here are some ways we can fuel our wanderlust in the seasons we cannot travel:

  • Read travel blogs (just like you are reading one now).
  • Watch travel vlogs on YouTube and other platforms.
  • Consume travel contents on social media platforms(Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter, Whatsapp, Facebook, Telegram, Pinterest etc) through status, groups, posts, reels, stories, guides, Instagram and Facebook live sessions, Twitter space, tweet, thread etc.
  • Make a draft plan of some of the adventures you want to go on by researching( for flight, accommodation ,tours,restaurants, group trips you can join)etc, ask for the experiences of others, check reviews, check social media platforms.
  • Renew or get a new passport, yellow card and other documents that may be required, research on visa requirements for chosen destination. 

  • Purchase travel merchandise.
  • Read travel books.
  • Reminisce on your previous travel moments.
  • Talk about travel with a fellow wanderluster.
  • Explore your city i.e the city you live in.
  • Visit restaurants that sell meals of some of the destinations you are itching to visit and try out their meals. For instance, if you are in Lagos: visit Thai Thai, Orchid Thai to have a taste of Thai food in Lagos before you are able to go to Thailand; visit Goodies, Wilsons café to have a taste of Lebanese food before you are able to go to Lebanon.
  • Play travel games like: This or that travel edition, travel card games etc.
  • Watch travel movies.
  • Purchase travel items you will need for your next trip.
  • Look through your previous travel photos and videos.
  • Listen to travel podcasts. 
  • Cook meals of countries you want to visit.

  • Create a travel bucket list


Do you love this list? Kindly make some suggestions of other things to do to fuel wanderlust. Time to chat in the comment section.

31 Mar
Travel Gift Ideas

33+ Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover in your Life

Flight tickets: One way or return flight tickets to their destination of choice and their airline of choice

Pay for accomodation: at Hotel, AirBnb etc.

Passport Cover: In their favourite colour i.e I bought one in my favourite colour (purple)

Toilet bag: To keep their sponge, soap, toothbrush, tooth paste

Travelling Bag

Boxes: To store their luggage which could be carry on or checked in.

Travel Gift Ideas

Money to purchase travel items/for travelling expenses

Travel Affirmation cards

Neck Pillow: To help relieve and support tense muscles in the neck and shoulder.

Perfume atomiser refillable: To store smaller quantities of their perfume.

Travel Bottles: for ease of storing smaller quantities of items they need like cream, soap etc.

Packing cubes: To help keep clothes wrinkle free and compress them to save space in the box.

Shoe bag: To store their shoe(s)

Luggage scale: To help check the weight of the luggage.



Travel journal: to document their travels.

Travel Gift Ideas


Pay part of fully for a tour package

Pay for one or more of the tours on the trip like: snorkelling, paragliding, parasailing Cooking 🍳 classes  etc.

Hiking Gear: such as backpack, first aid, compass,booths, thick clothes, rain coat

Tent for Camping and or Glamping

Branded travel items like on T shirts, phone case, stationeries, hat,shoe,sweatshirt,jacket, throw pillow etc

Travel images, picture of an airplane, a tour activity etc. on a birthday cake if its the persons birthday

Travel gears for a travel content creator such as: tripod, gimbal, ring light, camera, phone

Universal Travel Adapter:The advantage of a travel adapter is that you can use it to connect any electronic device with a plug to an outlet in another country.

Travel Gift Ideas
Photo album of their travel memories 
Noise cancelling headphones 🎧 
Travel Games: travel board games, travel card games
Eye mask
Water bottle 
Sponsor their visa fee
What gift(s) do you love the most? Are there travel gift (s) you love not on the list? and what are they if yes.
18 Mar

Conversations around women and travel in celebration of womens month

I had an Instagram live session with Amarachi Ekekwe, kindly: click here for the replay.
Amarachi has taken various kinds of adventures, her blog: travel with a pen(click here to read) is a wealth of resources where she shares a lot of valuable information including: applying for visas to various countries, her adventures, year in Review, solo adventures, adventures with her husband(who she met while travelling as well),group adventures, cost breakdown, places explored, food, accommodation options, travel Insurance and so much moreeeee.
The questions she answered during the Instagram Live session include:
1) How did you develop the confidence to try couchsurfing as a female solo traveler and conquer the fears of the risks involved?
2) How have you been able to have awesome solo trips and what is your advice for women who want to take solo trips but have some reservations?
Women and Travel
3) What are the benefits of solo travel for Women?
4) From your experience so far, do you think racism while travelling is worse with women or with men and do you think there are reasons for this?
5) This year’s #IWD theme is #embraceequity, what are the ways women can achieve this while travelling, in their careers, home, businesses etc.
6) Are there things you did/ steps you took that helped you connect with a life partner that loves going on adventures like you do? And what advice do you have for a woman hoping for same, if yes.
7) It seems women travel more than men, do you think there are any reason(s) for this?
8) What are your best travel tips for women?
Women and Travel
9) What advice will you give to a newbie female travel blogger?
10) What are your top safety tips for women who want to travel the world?
11) What are your top money tips for women who want to be able to afford to travel the world?
12) What and what has inspired your consistency in delivering aesthetically pleasing, valuable contents on travelwithapen and your social media platforms and what tools have helped you achieve this?
13) How do you navigate a hostile environment while on a solo trip?
Thanks so much Amarachi for being a SuperB! guest on this Instagram live session.
24 Jan

Travel Influencers to Consume their Content: Part two

Hi everyone, I bring to you Part two of the travel Influencers to Consume their content blog post, I wrote part 1 in 2020, click here to read part one which featured 35 travel Influencers…

I will be starting with two Influencers that I intended to feature in part one but I was not able to include due to publishing the post before getting their consent.

  • Jessica Ufuoma: Is a travel blogger and founder of gojolley (previously known as: theufuomaexperiences). As at the time of writing  this article, she has visited 50 countries across different continents in the world and has visited some countries more than once. She shares about her adventures on her blog, social media platforms, newsletters etc. She also creates contents on: benefits of solo travel, packing tips, flight hacks, making the most of the green passport, visa hassles, travel essentials, how to travel regularly while working a 9-5 full time job and other priorities and many more.

Jessica Ufoma


  • Travel Afcon: Name of the founder – Segbenu Olusola Medese

founder: travelafcon


About travelafcon- Travelafcon is a full service tour company, curating custom travel experiences for groups, hosted groups and individual clients. They specialize in family travel, corporate incentive travel, honeymoon packages, individual reservations and  offer services to a wide array of clients all across Africa
  • Travelwaka. com: Travelwaka.com is a leading travel company that offers a wide range of services like local and international tours, visa processing, flight and hotel reservation etc. From destination guides and travel tips, Travelwaka.com is the ultimate resource for anyone planning a trip.   Travelwaka.com. has something for both seasoned travelers and new travelers. With a team of experienced professionals, Travelwaka.com is dedicated to providing accurate, up-to-date all round tourism experience. 
  • Leke Adelaja : Founder of Travelwaka is a digital entrepreneur and a travel consultant with many years of experience in the hospitality industry. He has passion for travel and adventure, and he saw the potential for using technology to enhance the tourism experience. With a background in digital marketing and a keen understanding of the ever-evolving digital landscape, Leke is committed to revolutionizing the way people do business online and also how people plan and book tours and travel packages. Through his companies he uses cutting-edge technology to offer personalized, curated trip planning and booking services, making it easier for customers to plan and book the trip of their dreams. When he’s not busy growing his company, Leke is always exploring new places and cultures, and he’s always looking for the next big adventure.
Leke Adelaja
  • Ehindero Damilola Ruth: is a known tour organizer and hospitality professional. She bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and tourism from the prestigious Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta FUNAAB.
She is a lover of nature and has been to a lot of destinations in Nigeria.
A great entrepreneur. Her passion for  tourism promotion in Nigeria led to the birth of TourersNigeria, a tour firm that organizes private and/or group trips, offers tour guiding services for destinations and to destinations in Nigeria.
She desires to showcase the beautiful Nigeria to Nigerians and the world at large.
She’s a brilliant writer, as she has her own way of documenting her experience on various trips on a blog post, and she also shares useful tips and tricks to make navigating better in Nigeria.
Ehindero Damilola is presently the Travel director of TourersNigeria.
She’s set to be on a mission to tour the whole 36 States in Nigeria.
  • Wemimo Kolade: is a Nigerian traveller, adventure lover & experience curator. She has a passion for helping people explore better, showcase the beauty of the motherland and improve their mental health through maintaining a better work-life balance by curating fun experiences & tour packages, sharing her travel stories via social media & writings.
Also, she’s the founder of “The Fika Experience” a tourism brand with a thriving community of professionals, creatives, students etc of different age groups with the aims of fulfilling their travel dreams & adventures with Budget friendly packages across Africa & Nigeria.
She is present on Instagram as @im_wehmie
The Fika Experience
  • Ipinmi: is a travel blogger & content creator. Her biggest passion is travelling and exploring new destinations, experiencing new cultures and sharing how travel can be done without breaking the bank.
Through her content, she hopes to inspire us to embark on our own adventures. The world is there to be seen and explored. Her travel blog is called: Ferinajo which means lover of travel.
  • Tambollo Africa :Sikemi Ifederu is the Founder and CEO of TAMBOLLO Africa They are a travel company that creates authentic and life changing experiences through personalized private trips, group trips, retreats. They have a philanthropic aspect to them; they make a positive impact and support local communities that they visit. They are all about travelling with a purpose!
Tambollo Africa
  •  Odenike Oresanya :Has a travel brand known as Hey Nikeh. She is  a lover of travel, adventure and beauty. She shares her stories through pictures and videos to inspire people to live their best life and discover the beauty of God’s Green Earth! She is  an advocate for Nigerian Tourism and she showcases unknown and known locations through her videos while changing the negative narrative surrounding the country. She has visited 20 states so far and the plan is to visit the remaining 17. She is a certified Travel and Tours Management Practitioner with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Benin, Edo State.
  • Hannah Ajala: Ajala is a travelpreneur and storyteller with experience of over 50 countries, 15 of them being African countries. She is also a journalist with a passion of challenging stereotypes especially about the African continent. This passion also led her to start Ajala Travels Tours, where she brings travelers from around the world to safely enjoy the beauty of the African continent and beyond.
Hannah Ajala


  • Veronica-Frank Ukafia: popularly known as Vera Frank is a traveler and travel content creator on a mission to see the world, let people see it through her eyes, and also inspire them to want to see it too, starting with her country Nigeria.
She does this by sharing amazing photos, videos, stories, and facts about the places she visits on Instagram: click here
and YouTube: click here
This she does to help people who intend to visit these places have proper information prior to embarking on their journey. She also preaches “Start with where you are.” as most people often forget that if they’re on a budget, they could explore places within their home, prior to visiting other destinations outside their home country.
Apart from showing the beautiful places that exist in Nigeria, she recently started showing people other beautiful places on the African continent and hopes to expand to the rest of the world soon.
A big thank you to these amazing travel influencers for their feedback.
Do you already follow some of these awesome travel influencers? Are there travel influencers you will love to see added to this post?
27 Dec
Good beach

2022: Year In Review

It is my pleasure, for the third year in a row, to write my Year In Review blog post. To read 2020 edition,  click here and to read 2021 edition click here .

Faithooo Faithooo Faithooo

The blog posts that were written, edited and published this year are:

An Instagram Live Session: 10+ Interesting Questions Vera Answered+extra jist

Interesting news:stand a chance to win an expense paid trip to Morocco with these 5 easy steps

A quest to finding bubble tea in lagos

Reflections from almost 2 years of travel blogging

Flight Review: Flying with Green Africa from Lagos to Abuja and back to Lagos

Accommodation Review: Interesting facts about Command Guest House

16 Interesting Places to visit in Abuja

Review of Staying at Ilaji Resorts: 10 Interesting facts

Review of staying at International Institute of tropical Agriculture:9 Interesting facts

Visiting Ibadan:7 Interesting places I explored

The blog posts contain details of places I explored in 2022.

2022: Year In Review

I updated some posts like: Landmark, Restaurant, Rufus and Bee under Interesting places to visit in Lagos blog post etc.

Some food brands/restaurants I enjoyed include: Toasties, black bell, Gourmet twist, Teastoria, White and Brie, Barcelos, Pancake hub, Spur, Rhapsody, Marriott Buffet, Radisson etc.

Pancake hub Emperor's restaurant Koriko and co

Emperor's restaurant   compliments of the season

I Shared post,pages, tour packages of some other amazing travel brands, content creators etc.

I had a hangout with some of my MBA coursemates.

I had a couple of different outings with my family,friends, saw some friends I had not seen in years etc. Great, great times of bonding, unwinding, reconnecting, jisting, relaxing, lesiure etc.

Worship Him now and always shared some Christ centered posts and had a worship meeting called: Chayil in conjunction with Damisi @ 25, it was an awesome, splendid, spectacular, glorious, amazing, superb!, blessed and much moreee time in Gods presence and Gods name was glorified.

Chayil worship program Chayil worship program

I attended some travel sessions at Africa nxt in Landmark event center.

Africa Nxt

I attended Women In Tourism Business Luncheon 2.0 hosted by Ajalanene of Nene Uwa. It was an amazing time  connecting with other women in the tourism space, wining and dining, face painting, discussions on 2022 International Women’s day theme which is Break the Bias etc.

Women In Tourism Luncheon 2.0

I was a part of the planning committee and I attended the Easter in Idere hills trip hosted by NTL (Nigerian Tourism Lovers).

Idere hills Idere hills Idere hills Idere hills Idere hills

I read: I am not alone by Pastor Damilola Oluwatoyinbo.

I had a purple themed birthday photo shoot and did a thanksgiving series on my Instagram page. I  also invited some of my friends for a get together in my home on my birthday, which was Saturday 9th of April.

Faithooo's birthday

I joined a step tracker challenge group and we had different number of step targets for different months. The heighest I did was over 16,000 steps.

I attended GT bank food and drink fair.

I started growing my hair back and I love the progress so far.

Thanks to Laju Iren, Gird store and Laju Iren films for gifting a beautiful T shirt of : Loving Amanda the movie.

I landed a brand deal with Green Africa.

I co-planned and attended the proposal, bridal shower and wedding ceremonies of my friend.

court wedding Bridesmaid Bridesmaid Bridesmaid proposal

I featured on my cousins podcast, Mothers Haven.

I had an Instagram Live with Pamilerin Adeyemi titled: Adulthood a scam or not.

I had attended: New Dimensions a worship experience with Onos at Landmark event center.

New Dimensions with Onos Ariyo

I got a new role to serve as a Financial Administration Assistant at Temlio Communications and Solutions limited. My LinkedIn profile has the roles, duties, responsibilities etc. In a couple of months, I learned new things, contributed my quota, earned etc.

I attended Ajala Nene’s Coffelicious birthday+ Coffee Ambassador Launch party.

Happy coffee

I made an entry for the Tourism Business Challenge 1.0 by Nene Uwa.

I hosted an Instagram live session with @heynikeh and I did a giveaway for her most loyal follower.

I attended: The Gathering a worship program hosted by Olamide Kuforiji.

the gathering

I attended Eagles Summit with Dr. David Oyedepo(chancellor) and other Eagles. It was truly a time of Impartation and a refreshing time. The picture below is from a tour we had before the program started of the arch project for Winners ministry.

the arch

I attended: When Eagles Worship hosted by the Covenant University Alumni Association at RCCG, Powerlink chapel.

When Eagles worship When Eagles worship When Eagles worship When Eagles worship

I shared about voting for Wayfare on my social media platforms. Wayfare was nominated for the Densa Awards (Best Travel Agency Category) and Wayfare won, yayyyy yipeee.

I pursued the second session of my MBA(Masters in Business Administration), my specialisation was Management. Lots of reading,studying,research, assignments etc .I choose Management specialisation out of the six specialisation options(Management, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Production and Marketing) because I intend to pursue a career in Management consulting and I am looking forward to harnessing the opportunities in 2023 and beyond by Gods grace, from my lips to Gods ears.


p.s: I will be updating this blog post with a couple of Interesting places I get to visit before the year ends, kindly look out for them.

Update: Had a good time: watching a stage play at Muson center, visiting Utazi, Bubbletti,Teastoria, Thai Thai, The good beach etc.

muson center utazi

Thai Thai Thai Thai Thai Thai

Good beach Good beach Good beach

Good beach Good beach Good beach

How was 2022 for you? What are some exciting things that happened?

05 Sep
Bowers Tower

Visiting Ibadan:7 Interesting places I explored

Visiting Ibadan:7 Interesting places I explored

  • IITAclick here to read my review of lodging and exploring IITA.
  • Ilaji resorts click here to read my review of lodging and exploring Ilaji resorts.
  • U.I zoo: Located at University of Ibadan. Entrance fee costs 500 naira and an extra 200 naira fee if you want to see the museum. It houses various animals which include: Giraffe,lion,horse,baboon,birds,monkeys,hyena,crocodile,birds,ostrich etc. A staff of theirs told us more about some of the animals.
University of Ibadan, Zoo

  • Bowers Tower: Located at Oke Are Road, Ibadan. Bowers Tower is known as the highest point in Ibadan. From the top of bowers tower, you can see a lot of places in Ibadan from a distance such as; cocoa house, University College, Ibadan (UCH), Polytechnic Ibadan, University of Ibadan. It is fondly called Oke Layipo. It costs 200 naira to visit. The staircase to the top of the tower is narrow, It is an interesting climb, I enjoyed it. It started raining while we were at Bowers tower but we still tried to take the pictures we could, though the background views from the top could not come out as desired because of the rain.
Bowers Tower

Bowers Tower

Bowers Tower
  • Tamberma: Tamberma is one of the most popular, if not the most popular restaurant in Ibadan. It is located at: Rev’d Oyebode Cres, Iyaganku, Ibadan. They have a diverse menu ranging from Chinese menu to Indian menu to Pizza  menu to Nigerian menu to Continental menu to Grill house menu. I had their pizza and it was delicious.





  • 5 continents: Five continents is a restaurant located at Jericho, Ibadan behind Golden Tulip hotel. I had their rice with shrimps and calamari and their chicken wings.
Five Continents: Ibadan

Five Continents: Ibadan

  • Ventura Mall: Located at  Oyo Road, Ibadan. It has a Cinema by Filmhouse
    *2 Lane Bowling
    *Arcade Games
    *Retail& Food Courts

I had Ice cream and cake at tea box breakfast club in Ventura mall.

Ventura mall

For videos and more pictures of our experience, click here

To read Ibadan 2019 edition, click here

To read other blog posts in the 2022 edition, click here and here

Have you been to any of these places before? If yes, what was your experience? If no, will you love to visit? Time to hear from you.

03 Sep
IITA Golf course

Review of staying at International Institute of tropical Agriculture:9 Interesting facts

Review of staying at International Institute of tropical Agriculture:9 Interesting facts

IITA (International Institute of tropical Agriculture) is located at: Old Oyo Road, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.  IITA

The  room rates as at August 2022 are below:

IITA room rates

We stayed at the residential blocks.


IITA Residential blocks
IITA Residential blocks


Check-in is 3 pm (early check-in is subject to availability of the room before this time), check out – 12noon.

To book, send an email to: IITAInternationalhouse@cgiar.org .

  • They prefer email reservations .
  • They will respond with the cost of the different types of accommodation.
  • Reply with the type of rooms you want to reserve, the number of days you would be reserving it for, the number and names of people who will be staying in each room.
  • Once your reservation has been confirmed, you will be sent a confirmation letter, a welcome letter as well as their rules and regulations. The confirmation letter should be shown at the reception when you arrive.
  • After receiving confirmation, you will need to make payments and email your proof of payment as well as inform them of your arrival date.

They might not respond immediately so, you will need to follow up with a call (08039784167, 07008004482) to get a fast response.

Amenities at IITA include:

  • 24/7 electricity
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Satellite Television
  • Fitness center
  • Ample parking
  • Security for the safety of both their guests.
  • Restaurants/Bar
  •  Swimming pool
  • Golf course etc


Other Attractions:
Forest Walk, Fishing, Golf Course, Lakeside view, Birds watching etc. We wanted to do the forest tour, we were told it costs N3,000; however, the guide was not available at the time we wanted to do the tour.
IITA is very serene, peaceful, calm, beautiful, lovely, clean, well maintained etc.
The complimentary breakfast was very very yummy and filling.
IITA Breakfast
IITA Breakfast
IITA Breakfast
I also had suya and malt the previous evening from their restaurant which I enjoyed; they had an interesting menu, however;since I had eaten, I could not do to much exploration of their meals.
Suya at IITA
IITA Restaurant
To read about my 2019 experience in Ibadan, click here
I will be writing one more blog post in 2022 Edition which will talk about the places visited during the trip: restaurants, tourist attractions etc.
Have you been to IITA before? If yes, what was your experience like? If no, will you love to visit? Lets talk in the comments section.
31 Aug
Ilaji Resorts, Ibadan

Review of Staying at Ilaji Resorts: 10 Interesting facts

Review of Staying at Ilaji Resorts: 10 Interesting facts

We arrived Ibadan on a beautiful Saturday morning, we took the Lagos- Ibadan train.

Ibadan Train Station
Train ride to Ibadan
Train station Ibadan

It was my second time using the train in Nigeria, the first time was to Abeokuta in July 2021. I had a good experience with the train. I really enjoyed the ride. We purchased the business class ticket going to Ibadan for N4,000 and the economy ticket coming from Ibadan back to Lagos for N2,600 to experience both. The differences are the same differences stated in the Abeokuta blog post.

Ibadan train ticket
Ibadan train ticket

Ilaji Hotels and Resorts Center is located at, Oloyo Village, Off Ona-Ara Local Government Secretariat, Akanran, Local, Government Area, 112106, Ibadan.

It was an almost 2 hours drive from the train station to Ilaji resorts. We learnt that its usually not supposed to be more than 40 minutes to an hour but due to some constructions ongoing on the normal route, an alternative route has to be passed to get to Ilaji resorts plus some small traffic here and there.

Below are the  rates at Ilaji resorts as at August 2022:

Ilaji Resorts, Ibadan

We stayed in the silver room. You can check out videos of the silver room here and pictures and reservation contacts, other information here .

The rooms are furnished with: bed(s), air conditioner, television, working area, chairs, water heater, shower, toilet, zinc etc.

Ilaji resort houses lodging facilities, a mini zoo, restaurant and bars, swimming pools, local monuments, children arena, a stadium, worship centers, event hall, an outdoor art gallery,sitting area, worship centers  etc.

Ilaji Resorts, Ibadan
Ilaji Resorts, Ibadan
Ilaji Resorts, Ibadan
Ilaji Resorts, Ibadan

Ilaji resorts is very beautiful, serene, peaceful, calm and more.

Ilaji Resorts, Ibadan
Ilaji Resorts, Ibadan
Ilaji Resorts, Ibadan

A major recommendation I have that needs improvement is when it comes to food they have different restaurants, outdoor grilling spot, a mini mart etc. however, in most of these restaurants, the menu options were very limited and they also did not look nice. In one of the cafeteria’s, we had to eat cold white amala. It costs N1,500 for the amala,ewedu, 1 meat, 1 fish and a bottle of water.In the restaurant, inside the hotel; a plate of jollof rice and goat meat for N3,800 was not worth it, the meat given was mostly bone and when I complained nothing was done to change it.

I have written about Ibadan before,  click here to read.

I will be writing two more blog posts in this series:

A review of staying at IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture)

Interesting Places I visited in Ibadan in 2022.

Some places I wanted to visit but did not get to visit due to time constraints include: Cocoa house, Mapo hall, Mini Mapo hall,Eleyele lake,national museum of unity, Jericho mall, Paris Bakery,Palms mall, Amala sky and Tunde Odunlade Art gallery.

I will talk about the tourist attractions we were able to visit, restaurants etc. In another blog post.

Have you been to Ilaji resorts before? If yes, what was your experience like? If no, will you love to visit? Time to hear from you.

Train station Ibadan
15 Jun
Art Tech District

16 Interesting Places to visit in Abuja

16+ Places to visit in Abuja: 2022 Edition


Retro Africa: A beautiful art gallery in the heart of Asokoro, Abuja; free to visit, ambience is great, very cosy, nice, on point lightning, super clean, air conditioners very effective etc.

Retro Africa Retro Africa


Retro Africa Retro Africa

Retro Africa Retro Africa

Retro Africa Retro Africa


National childrens park and zoo: Located in Asokoro as well houses a zoo with signposts on the animals giving more information about them, play area with swings and some other rides,lake area, great spots for pinic etc. Entry fee 500 naira

National Children's park and zoo National Children's park and zoo


Art Tech District: Located in Wuse 2 Abuja, has various restaurants such as: (Lagos-Bistro Abuja, Sketch Abuja, Amazonia),discovery museum: which is the first digital museum in Nigeria, escape room, private movie viewing etc.

Art Tech District

I visited Lagos-Bistro Abuja: (love the free puff puff that comes while waiting for you order, I had spicy chicken wings; yum yum yum)

and Discovery museum: where there where various rooms both on the ground floor and first floor and includes: currency room which showcases the different Nigerian currencies,watched  a video of an  IDP camp through virtuality(it was so touching), music room which we could played music from various Nigerian musicians, Information on past leaders on different screens, ATD studio, culture and tourism room, 360 room, watched some other documentaries about Nigeria, saw some digital art and other kinds of art work etc

Lagos Bistro-Abuja Lagos Bistro-Abuja Lagos Bistro-Abuja Lagos Bistro-Abuja Art Tech District Art Tech District Art Tech District Art Tech District Art Tech District Art Tech District Art Tech District Discovery Museum Discovery Museum Discovery Museum Discovery Museum Discovery Museum


Junkyard grills:Located at Wuse 2 bought their spaghetti bolognaise and it was okay.

Junkyard grills Junkyard grills Junkyard grills


Papaprimz pizza: located at Wuse 2.I  had their Philly steak pizza. It was nice

paparimz pizza paparimz pizza


Dome: It was my first time trying bowling, I played it at the Dome, located at Central Business District Area

Bowling at The Dome Bowling at The Dome Bowling at The Dome Bowling at The Dome


Ecunmecial centre was under renovation when I got there,so they were not allowing tours at that time.

Amazon Kayak: When we got to the venue google map directed to be the destination and saw some signposts, we were still unable to easily locate exactly where the amazon kayak and bubble ball was.

Nosta café: Located at Wuse 2, I had their bubble gum ice cream and loved it.

Nosta Cafe


Jabi lake and mall:  Located at Jabi. There are various shops, stores, brands etc in the Jabi mall. Bought ice cream from one of the ice cream spots in the mall but cant remember the name; forgot to take note.


Wakanda Paintball: Located at Wuse, joined existing teams that were paint-balling, it costs 3000 for renting the different gears and the paint-balls. I enjoyed it, except the times I was shot at, lol.

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The Vue: Located in  Novare mall at Wuse. I decided to experiment and did not end up liking the main meal I ordered, I enjoyed the starters;  (chicken dumplings); the Nan bread was okay.

The Vue

Dropped my sis  at Central park ,Garki and proceeded to, (drum rolls, guess where I went to next?)

Dunes: Located at Maitama, your girl went to Dunes to sight see because with the prices there, I am currently not their target market. There are several shops here selling: clothes, shoes, fabrics etc. I only bought face wipes and a cinnamon pastry from their shopping mall (price altogether was 1000 something, cant remember exact).

Dunes Center


Shehu Musa Yar’Adua museum: located in Shehu Musa Yar’Adua center at Central Business District; the museum has;register/book to record thoughts about our former president, things we hope for Nigeria, pictures,screen etc talking about Shehu Musa Yar’Adua , Nigerian colonialism, Nigerian flag etc. etc.

Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Shehu Musa Yar'Adua


BMT garden: Located at Wuse, paid 1000 to visit the zoo and saw different animals including: lions, baboons, monkeys, crocodile,chicken etc.

BMT Garden BMT Garden

BMT Garden BMT Garden


I also walked around the lounge and pool area.


Charcoal grill Abuja: located in chocolate mall, Wuse 2. This was my favourite meal of the trip. It was really really good and the ambience was awesome as well. I had baked sweet potatoes, very fresh veggies, lamb and lamb sauce; was so yummy, sumptuous, delicious, yum!. As I am typing about it, I wish I could have it right it front of me again. I was given free popcorn to munch on while I was waiting for my meal.

Charcoal grill Abuja Charcoal grill Abuja

Magicland: located at Kukwaba Hills, Constitution Ave, Wuye. They have various outdoor rides like pirate ship,roller coaster, water splash, horse ride, car ride and more. Indoor game arcades like table hockey, basketball, car race, catch a doll and more. I did a couple of outdoor and Indoor games/rides.

Magicland Magicland Magicland

I have written about Abuja before, click here to read

I have written two other posts for this 2022 edition;

Accommodation Review (click here) to read.

Flight Review  (click here) to read

For a virtual tour, including videos and more pictures of my trip view by Instagram highlights, posts and reels etc by clicking here

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

Nnamdi Azikiwe  Airport

Which of these places have you visited and what was your experience like?

Retro Africa

Retro Africa