"NIGERIA" Nigeria by Wafro

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I can't tell you that much about the Nigerian travel destinations, I only went on a two days(illegal) excursion to the Mambila Mountains.
In my Cameroon Page you'll see, that I stayed in Sabongari for a while.
This was the starting point for my trip into the mountains.
My guide and I went all the way to Atta and passed the border without a Nigerian visa.

Here you'll see the Sabongari-Atta road, with the Mambila Mountains in the back.
After a few kilometers we left the road and went all the way up to the Donga River in Nigeria.
Over there we slept at a friends place and the day after we packed our bags, had breakfast, bought some food and water and went back to Sabongari in Cameroon.
It was a nice trek and we even spotted a few animals.

But there's one thing I can say for sure about Nigeria.
Once it was a beautiful country, but foreign multinationals and corrupt dictators are destroying entire cultures and ecosystems.
Fela Kuti sang about it, Ken Saro Wiwa wrote about it and I will repeat it.
(by the way: this isn't a political statement, these are REAL FACTS)
Look for Warnings and dangers.

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  • May 22, 2008 at 10:21 PM

    Like everywhere else the oil industry has destroyed/corupted Nigeria. I have been all over Nigeria and love the place and the vibe (thanks to the optimism of the average Nigerian) but the coruption is an issue.

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    Feb 7, 2006 at 6:04 AM

    This is info that should be publicised more, with the facts so blatantly clear, it makes folk more aware of issues they know so little about.

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    Aug 25, 2005 at 7:41 AM

    Yes you are right about that company, am not sure if I am informed well or if it was a rumour but the government paid for the training of the employees? or at least provided logistics for it?

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    Nov 17, 2004 at 8:18 AM

    We used to live by the Donga river (about 18 years ago) how I wished I could have taken alot more pictures.Next time maybe visit Yankari Game Reserve and go to Wikki Hot Springs...very cool : ) I would love to go back to Africa - Heidi

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    Jun 3, 2004 at 1:41 PM

    You did a good job, to give all this information. We had a lot of campaigns against Shell several years ago, but didn't continue ....

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2004 at 8:31 AM

    I have heard about these various issues in Nigeria over the past several years, but had not seen it all put together in one place before!

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