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Travel Apps and Websites to Try Out When in Nigeria

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Why get hard put planning to enjoy a well-ordered vacation in one of the most diverse African countries? Get smart with this list of travel apps and websites to try out.

It rarely makes for good tourist experience spending 8 hours daily in Lagos Traffic when some nifty mobile tool could help you get the better half of the situation. Seriously speaking, travelers don’t intend to avoid language barriers. They’d be glad to get along with locals conversing in everyday lingos and phrases that aren’t brain surgery.

These mobile or browser-based applications will help you do more within a short stay in Nigeria and you don’t really have to insert your card details.


Plan; logistic could make or mar your experience

These handy apps will help you make the best use of your resources.

travel apps and websites to try out

The Perfect World Clock Android App Screenshot

Perfect World Clock

It simply lets you know time in hundreds of cities. Bet Nigerians will appreciate you for keeping to time. The mobile application comes with options for adding clocks from several time zones as home widget.

Available on Google play (free)

  

 

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travel apps and websites to try out

FlightTrack radar screenshot on Android Click to download

FlightTrack

Easily follow-up on the path of international flights and get tipped off when planes arrive at the gate, delay and the unpleasant cancellation. If you aren’t flying, you can keep track on friends, families or loved ones and know when to go get them.

Available on Google play and App Store (Paid)

  

 

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travel apps and websites to try out

TripIt trip detail screenshot Click to download

TripIt

Organise everything into a seamless experience from flight, seat preference, road trips, hotel(s) information and tours and stay on track. You can generate an itemised itinerary covering your entire trip and share among friends traveling in your group. It comes with features that get you to save a soft copy of your travel documents and also synchronise with your calendar.

Available on Google play and App Store (Free and Paid)

  

 

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travel apps and websites to try out

The Vane on App Store Click to Download

The Vane

You are not far from suggestions on what to wear to your next destination with The Vane. Suggestions are based on the weather out there, occasion and personal style.

Available on the App Store and Google play (Free)

  

 

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Booking travel apps and websites to try out

Travel management companies are not left out of the e-commerce revival sweeping through Nigeria. You’ll find a handful of them but we’ll only talk about few offering different logistics. From hotel to flight reservations, just know where to look and you’ll find them.

travel apps and websites to try out

Travelfix.com Mobile Site Click to Book Cheap Flights

Travelfix.com

Travelfix.com is a travel booking website where you can book flights and compare airfares (to and from domestic or international destinations). It also offers hotel booking, vacation packages, car hires, travel insurance and other travel management services. You can book and pay via electronic card or fund transfer. There’s more to cheap flights with Travelfix.com. You chip away until you can’t chip out of the cheapest fare again.

Web browser-based (Free)

  

travel apps and websites to try out

Hotels.ng on Google play Click to Download

Hotels.ng

A hotel listing platform where you can find and book hotels in Nigeria and Ghana.

Available on Google play (Free)

  

  

  

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travel apps and websites to try out

Airbnb on App Store Click to Download

Airbnb

Doubt if this app needs further introduction. Never mind, it’s the much-talked-about database of user-generated accommodation. Guests can choose from over 2m listings by Airbnb’s hosting community – enough to meet your taste in 191-odd countries including Nigeria.

Available on App Store and Google play (Free)

  

 

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travel apps and websites to try out

Flapp Air Commuter on App Store Click to Download

Flapp Air Commuter

This mobile app allows you to search, compare and book flights to any part of the world from your phone. You could also buy travel and baggage insurance, flexi-ticket upgrades and more when booking a flight.

Available on App Store and Google play (Free)

  

  

  

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Travel apps that get you talking

Because communication is the building block of every great travel experience, you wouldn’t want to ruin it.

travel apps and websites to try out

Google Translate on App Store Click to Download

Google Translate

The flagship application for general translation. This Google product has long been in existence that it now knows and understands much of the major Nigerian languages. The app currently supports 103 languages including Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. In their own words; “it’s like having a personal interpreter in your pocket.”

Available on App Store and Google play (free)

  

 

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travel apps and websites to try out

iSabi Igbo on Google play Click to Download

iSabi

Travelers can learn how to pronounce words like a native Yoruba and Igbo speaker and take fun quizzes to test their knowledge and progress.

Available on the App Store and Google Play (Paid)

  

  

  

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travel apps and websites to try out

aYoruba

The kids have a good ear for languages. This shared app is designed to catch them young. Have your children familiarise with the Languages of the Yoruba people of West Africa (Àwọn ọmọ Yorùbá) and the Igbo people of southern Nigeria.

Available on Google play (Free)


travel apps and websites to download

Whatsapp on Google play Click to Download

Whatsapp

You didn’t imagine the good old text message giving way to some cross platform application but Whatsapp happened. You can send data (pictures, videos, sound clips and GPS tags as well as text) to people – wherever they are in this world – once the sender and receiver have access to WiFi or mobile internet package.

Available on App Store (iPhone) and Google Play (Free)

  

 

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Navigate your ways

Get transported around the city. Search for the nearest ATM, pub, stadium or call at the business district. Stand a chance of sizing up comings and goings and opt in time for alternative routes in case there’s traffic congestion along your favourite route.

travel apps and websites to try out

Uber on App Store Click to Download

Uber

A cab hailing application which allows you to request for a ride and pay via electronic card. A marketplace offering separate apps for both drivers looking to make money from picking up riders, and passengers out for a ride.

Available on App Store and Google play (Free)

  

 

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travel apps and websites to try out

Google Earth on Google play Click to Download

Google Earth

Now you have the world at your fingertip and you are free to fly through Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos and land in Eagles Square in FCT, Abuja, all in 3D. It comes with a street view integration which allows you to explore the distance between Adankolo fish town and the River Niger and Benue Confluence, both in Lokoja, Kogi State. Includes a tour guide that unearth new fascinating places, photos to learn more about these places and much more.

Available on App Store and Google play (Free)

  

 

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travel apps and websites to try out

Gidi Traffic on Google play Click to Download

GidiTraffic

Lives pretty much to its name. Give and get updates (including photos) about road traffic in Lagos city and security alerts soon as they start to build up. Make inquiries about “anything” and get responses; receive job alerts too.

Available on Google play (Free)

  

 

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travel apps and websites to try out

TraficChiefNg on Blackberry World Click to Download

TrafficChiefNG.com

Why waste time in Lagos Traffic. Get this community-based application that gets you to picture traffic situations in many parts of the country in real time. Information are displayed on a Google map in an easy-to-comprehend format, allowing you to leverage on alternate routes when need be. Weather updates, are also rendered on the platform.

Available on Blackberry Smartphones aside BB10. Responsive Mobile Site (Free)

  

Exploration apps and websites to try out

Satisfy your curious mind with these tools.

travel apps and websites to try out

Foursquare on Google play Click to Download

FourSquare

Interested in the culture, landmarks, sights and sounds of Nigeria, this location-based app can help you find just about everything from restaurants to beaches. You can also get tips from people who have been there before you.

Available on App Store and Google play (free)

  

travel apps and websites to try out

Tripsadvisor on App Store Click to Download

TripAdvisor

After it all, I know you’ll still want an app where you could get review. This user-base app gets travelers just like you to tip you off on hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, parks and more.

Available on App Store and Google play (free)

  

 

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No one has a crystal ball that works

Ask the weatherman.

travel apps and websites to try out

Daily & Hourly Weather Forecast on Google play Click to Download

Daily & Hourly Weather Forecast

It allows you to know how the day, or the weekend is likely to treat you. You don’t just wake up and start thinking of relaxing at the beach, going fishing, hunting, hiking, and getting lost in nature’s beauty or the sprawling Jos plateau, get the latest weather condition. The widget includes ‘top of the minute’ weather and time information, automatically narrowed to your exact GPS or manually imputed; a seven-day forecast and, even air query.

Available on Google play (Free)

  

 

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travel apps and websites to try out

AeroPlus Aviation Flight Planning on App Store Click to Download

AeroPlus Aviation Flight Planning

Pilots in possession of a valid license can create and file their ICAO flight plan with this IOS navigation and flightplan app. It allows you to file VFR, IFR, Z or Y flightplans,after which you can delay or cancel and wait for a different flightplan message that will be delivered via push notification.

Available on App Store (free and paid)

  

 

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Utility travel apps and websites to try out

These are the travel apps and websites to try out for general support.

travel apps and websites to try out

XE Currency on App Store Click to Download

XE Currency

Get exchange rates for any of the world’s currencies and convert them as your travel needs demands. Get live propriety currency rate. You can save the last updated rates and use offline.

Available on App Store (free)

  

 

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Quickteller

travel apps and websites to try out

Quickteller on App Store Click to Download

You only require a Verve Card to buy airtime, make payments, send and receive money via this mobile application. However, you can use your Mastercard or Visa card via via their payment portal, bank ATMs, select merchant locations, and via your bank’s internet banking portals.

Available on App Store, Google Play, Blackberry World, Windows Store e.t.c. (free)

  

 

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travel apps and websites to try out

Jumia on App Store Click to Download

Jumia

Find your favourite product offers, purchase and get them delivered to your place or office. Payment could be made by cash or on delivery.

  

   

   

 

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travel apps and websites to try out

MallForAfrica on App Store Click to Download

MallForAfrica

Find products directly from your favourite shopping stores in the USA and the UK; pay and have them shipped to your place or office right here in Nigeria.

  

   

   

 

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Okay, you’ve gone through our list of travel apps and websites to try out when in Nigeria.

It’s your turn to share with us the 25th travel app and website to try out. Tell us in the comments below. We’d appreciate that.

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