Akwa Ibom: An exotic destination, where you can join colourful celebrations and experience a warm welcome
Akwa Ibom is a culturally rich state on Nigeria’s southern coast, home to more than 5 million residents. Known for colourful festivals, a diverse array of cultures, and wealth of hospitality, Akwa Ibom offers you delicious culinary treats and the spirit of celebration with music and dance. Top attractions include Ibeno Beach, Ibom Plaza, and Ibom eLibrary.
Start packing your bags because cheap flights to Akwa Ibom are available for a limited time! Akwa Ibom is served by Akwa Ibom Airport (QUO), which is a 40-minute drive from Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom. QUO serves the local airlines of Air Peace, Arik Air, and Dana Air. Direct flights from Johannesburg to Akwa Ibom are unavailable, but there are 1-hour, 10-minute flights from Abuja to Akwa Ibom.
Popular flights to Akwa Ibom
* Please note that the prices are subject to availability and block out dates do apply over peak season.
Why visit Akwa Ibom
Delicious Traditional Cuisine
Thanks to its location in a tropical rainforest zone and coastal setting, Akwa Ibom has all the ingredients necessary to create mouth-watering dishes. These include fufu and Abak Atama soup.
While there is only one beach on Akwa Ibom’s coast, it makes up for that fact with its incredible length. Soak up the sun at the charming Ibeno Beach and take in the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Akwa Ibom is an energetic place and you’ll definitely experience that at night. Have fun at an array of clubs, bars and lounges. Enjoy a night of dancing with the locals.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
1 ZAR = 25.82 NGN
Akwa Ibom Airport (QUO)
GMT + 1
Type D & G
Best time to visit Akwa Ibom
Akwa Ibom experiences a tropical climate, with rainfall being significant throughout most of the year. The dry season (from late-November to February), while still wet, offers the best outdoor conditions to explore this Nigerian southern state. November and December are also the best time to visit Akwa Ibom to experience its exciting and colourful festivals.
Weather & Climate in Akwa Ibom
Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month
Get ready to explore the southern Nigerian state of Akwa Ibom. Home to West Africa’s longest beach, vibrant soccer culture, interesting shops and exciting nightlife, it’s one of the best places to visit in the country.
Akwa Ibom’s capital is Uyo, one of the most prominent cities in Nigeria. Enjoy an energetic soccer match at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium. Experience the city culture, mix with the locals, and explore the shopping malls in the gorgeously designed Ibom Plaza. Whether you’re in Uyo for business or pleasure, one of the best places you should go to is Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre, a world-class resort with a shopping mall, cinema, and convention centre.
Head straight to the coast and discover Ibeno Beach, the longest beach in West Africa! It stretches for 30 kilometres from Ibeno to James Town along the Atlantic Ocean. Explore this beautiful area, admire the endless white sand dunes and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze.
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You will need a Nigerian entry visa to visit Akwa Ibom and the rest of Nigeria. Make sure that your passport will be valid for at least six months after your return date, and that it has three blank pages for entry stamps.
Every traveller needs routine vaccinations before entering Nigeria. These include your yearly flu shot, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), varicella (chickenpox), and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis. You should also get vaccines for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid and yellow fever.
While Akwa Ibom is considered one of the safest states in Nigeria, it makes sense to be cautious. Here are some safety tips:
• Keep your valuables close and out of sight to prevent falling prey to pickpockets.
• Avoid walking alone at night.
• Make sure you have your ID or copy of your passport at all times.