Packing for Nigeria will greatly depend upon the months of your trip and what region you will be you visiting. The dry months run from November-March in the north and December-February in the south. As for the wet months, they last from April-October in the northern region and from March-November in the southern areas.
Besides the seasonal aspects, you will want to pay particular attention to packing your prescription drugs to keep you healthy while on your trip.
1. Luggage lock.
Be sure to pack and use a luggage lock for your travels in Nigeria. This will help deter any would-be snoopers from touching your bag, keeping your possessions safe and sound.
2. Make copies of important documents.
Having copies of your passport, vaccination card, and return ticket is important when traveling within Nigeria. In the event that any of these items is stolen, you will be able to save time when replacing them and still be able to continue your trip.
3. Prescription drugs.
Traveling with all necessary prescription drugs is very important when heading to Nigeria. The prevalence of counterfeit drugs is high, so make sure all prescriptions come from home.
4. Malaria medication.
Malaria in Nigeria is unique in that it is resistant to chloroquine, a commonly used anti-malarial drug. Malaria is a prevalent disease and all travelers need to protect themselves appropriately. Make an appointment at the nearest Passport Health Clinic to acquire the appropriate drugs for your trip.
5. Medical kit.
Nigerian hospitals are often in disrepair. Packing a small medical kit with the basic supplies that can be used in a situation when such goods may not be readily available will give you peace of mind during your trip to Nigeria.