Are you travelling to Nigeria soon? This travel advice provides you with information about the climate, places of interest and the most common health risks in Nigeria. We recommend vaccinations for Nigeria, although these are only mandatory when you enter the country from a country where yellow fever is prevalent. Precisely which vaccinations you require is dependent on the duration of your stay in this beautiful country.
Nigeria is situated in West Africa and neighbours countries such as Chad, Cameroon and Niger. Nigeria’s climate is largely determined by the country’s location, south of the Sahel. Most of the country has a tropical savannah climate, but climates vary greatly per region. Along the coast, the seasons are difficult to distinguish. Nevertheless, we recommend November, December and January as the best months for a trip to Nigeria. In these months, you avoid most of the heat and heavy rainfall. Nigeria is a great setting for an adventurous trip. The country has a beautiful river delta (Niger Delta), nature parks – where you can spot wild animals -, and cultural cities such as Kano. Lagos, Nigeria’s former capital is the largest and most vibrant city in the country and a definite must-visit.
Regardless of your holiday itinerary for Nigeria, you should always be aware of diseases and mosquitoes. Malaria is prevalent in Nigeria. Our skilled KLM Health Services nurses gladly tell you which vaccinations you require for Nigeria and what else you can do to minimise health risks during your stay. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Nigeria vaccinations: the most common risks
In Nigeria, various (tropical) diseases occur to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in Nigeria and read which specific vaccinations you require.