Argungu Fishing

The Argungu Fishing Festival is arguably the most famous cultural festivals in Nigeria. It is an Annual celebration that marks the beginning of the fishing season in Argungu, Kebbi State. The festival began in the year 1934, as a mark of the end of the centuries-old hostility between the Sokoto Caliphate and the Kebbi Kingdom. The festival usually takes place in Argungu, the capital city of Argungu Emirate Council.

On the final day of the festival, a competition is held in which thousands of men line up along the river and at the sound of a gunshot, all of them jump into the river and have an hour to catch the largest fish. Bare-hand fishing competitions among over 1,000 Fishermen, equipped with a hand net and large gourd, is the main event of this cultural extravaganza.

Accordingly, Holiday Nigeria organizes full inclusive tours complete with transportation, transfers, hotels, feeding, guided tours, security and souvenirs.

Abridged Tour Itinerary:

Day 1:  Arrival in Argungu and check into your hotel.

Day 2:  Guided tour of landmark tourist sites in Argungu and neighboring towns.

Day 3:  Enjoy the festival activities including the Kabanchi displays.

Day 4:  Relish activities of the final day, particularly the Fishing competition.

Day 5:  Departure from Argungu.

Tour Package Includes:

-The cost of the tour package is subject to the number of tourists and standard of hotels  

-The entire tour package is on bed and breakfast basis

- Includes return airport transfers


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 cost of insurance


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Please Note:

HOLIDAY NIGERIA only provides 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.

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