An invitation to stay local 🇳🇬 versus the often complex covid protocols for international travel, made sense.
Destination explore Africa MORE activated🌍💕
Uyo, Nigerian State capital of Akwa Ibom is 1 hour 15 mins flying time from Lagos.
On approach to landing at the newly completed international airport, there is a sense of something positively fresh and different: from the lush green fertile landscape within it, a network of intricate waterways, to the state owned airline’s brand new fleet of aircraft, its strict time schedules and first class service. Africa is clearly rising.
First impressions count: Akwa Ibom is visually clean, has a well connected road network in place for its efficient public transport system. The thriving oil industry of the ‘black’ and ‘red’ variety, operates alongside a robust fisheries industry.
Highlights: 5 Star Hotel and golf resort complex with arts and crafts arena, the beautiful world class 30,000 seater international stadium and centrally located state of the art newly remodelled ‘Tropicana Mall’ with a parking facility for 700 cars – a testament to workmanship of Nigerian owned construction company Median. I stayed a stone throw away from the towering Mall with a 400 room Hotel and work-in-progress conference centre in its midst.
Before settling in, I honoured an interview request @ifm1059 with @radprincipality – thank you for premier play #Body by @Samprincepowers courtesy @nmomusicinc (link in bio) and for culinary recommendations such as traditional Fisherman soup: a rich and spicy seafood mix of jumbo prawns, periwinkles, fresh fish, snail and okra eaten with choice of swallow or rice or even on its own – a dish like no other simply delicious and nutritious.
Akwa Ibom is an innovative State with tourism high on its agenda. Home to prestigious University of Uyo, putting its people and visitor needs first, makes for an unforgettable and highly recommended staycation✅ Absolutely loved it 🇳🇬🌍👏🏾👌🏾😍