Sallah Durbar

Durbar is a spectacular traditional parade of horsemen from the various Hausa/Fulani nation states. The most prominent Durbar festivals are those of Kano, Katsina and Zaria emirates. Traditionally, Durbar is held during major seasons like the annual Sallah (Islamic celebration), coronation and on other special occasions. It is sometimes held as a mark of honour for important visiting dignitaries. This colourful procession full of pomp and pageantry is led by the Emir and features contests among the royal cavalry, drummers, trumpeters, praise singers and wrestlers. It depicts the past glories of the emirate before the influence of western culture.

At every Sallah, Durbar tourists come from all over Nigeria and the world, especially from Europe and the Diaspora. To this end, Holiday Nigeria organizes full inclusive tours complete with transportation, transfers, hotels, feeding, guided tours, security and souvenirs. Holiday Nigeria Sallah Durbar tour packages are only available in any of these locations, Kano, Katsina, Zaria and Bauchi.

Abridged Tour Itinerary

Day 1:  Transfer from the airport to the hotel in the Durbar host town.

Day 2:  Guided tour of the town and other landmark heritage sites in the surrounding communities.

Day 3:  Visit the local Emir's palace and meet a deluge of local and international tourists observing the Durbar.

Day 4: Activities continues at the Emir's Palace.

Day 5:  Durbar Parade and festivities outside the Emir's palace.

Day 6: Departure and transfer to the airport.



Durbar Horsemen Festival services include a hotel with breakfast, guided tours around town and other areas. Security is provided.

The cost of the tour package is subject to the number of tourists and standard of hotels. So the rates are negotiable when you come in groups.    

The entire tour package is on bed and breakfast basis only. Hence stated cost excludes of lunch and dinner.

There is also return airport transfers using a minibus. It is a private chauffeur and tour guides services (air conditioned). This includes tour guides, refreshment and local souvenirs.

Tour Package Excludes:

* International or local flight

* All costs of personal nature like tips, gifts, alcohol and beverages,

* Visa costs or procurement processes (available at extra charge)

* The package does not include the cost of travel insurance

* Any service not expressly mentioned in the itinerary

See for Other Terms and Conditions.

Booking Options:

The Cost of this Sallah Durbar tour package is NGN 180,000 per person sharing -  available for 5 persons travelling together.

Please Note:

HOLIDAY NIGERIA only provides a detailed tour itinerary/plan on demand. Typically, we design, plan and execute personal, family and group tours that meet your stated travel interests. Hence, the afore-stated itinerary is purposely abridged.

If you want a full descriptive itinerary/plan of this tour package, kindly click fill the booking form herein, or email us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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