Tuesday, 2 April 2013
We The Best! Nigeria Is The 9th Most Visited Country In Africa
Well, almost the best…
Forget about the Boko Boys and their bombing campaign, pay no heed to the tales of people who say we aren’t tourist friendly, but our Nigeria, our darling Naija is one of the best 10 places people think of when they want to have a taste of Mama Africa and all her wondrous gifts of nature.
Maybe it’s the beautiful ladies with their elegant bodies which feature the classic high-rounded butt (that alone is a tourist attraction). Maybe it’s the extreme weather conditions, or the admirable cultural and landscape heterogeneity with which this country is blessed with, but Nigeria is the ninth most visited country by foreigners in Africa.
With 1.4 million arrivals, according to findmehotel.net, Nigeria is also the leading destination of foreigners in West Africa and is more favoured by usual tourist destinations such as Kenya and Namibia. In 2010, a survey by doitinafrica.com had come up with similar results, and now 3 years down the road, irrespective of the inherent dynamics of our national existence, the result still holds true.
According to the available statistics, Kenya is the 10th most visited country in Africa, with 1.39 million visitors. Namibia is the 11th with 980,000 people.
Egypt in North Africa tops the list with 14 million visitors. It is followed by Morocco with 9.29 million. South Africa is third with 8.07 million, while Tunisia is fourth with 6.9 million visitors.
Zimbabwe and Mozamique follow in that order with 2.24million and 2.22 million visitors yearly.
Algeria with 1.91 million visitors and Botswana with 1.55 million come sixth and seventh.