Calabar Carnival

Calabar Carnival festival in Nigeria also tagged " Africa's Biggest Street Party", was created in 2004. The carnival which begins on every 1 December and lasts till 31 December has boosted the cultural mosaic of Nigeria. Calabar Carnival is incontrovertibly the most successful tourism festival event in Nigeria and West Africa. The carnival is hosted in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State in South-South Nigeria. Typically, the carnival involves hundreds of people in groups with a kaleidoscope of costume display, street parties, Nigeria movie-star parades, and appearances by international celebrities.

Over the years, Holiday Nigeria organizes full inclusive tours complete with transportation, transfers, hotels, feeding, guided tours, security and souvenirs. Sign up now for our Calabar Carnival tour package and have a feel of Africa's warmest welcome and hospitality.

Abridged Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Calabar by early morning flight
- Transfer from the airport 
- Check into your Calabar hotel and be at leisure till dinner and evening night-out.

Day 2: Carnival program
- Have a guided tour of Calabar city and other landmark tourist sites in Calabar communities including the Duke Town and Mary Slessor tomb - the Missionary that stopped the killing of twins in South-South Nigeria.

Day 3: Calabar Street Parade & Band of the Year Competition
Spend the day at different vantage points along the Carnival routes in Calabar. Or join the party as a guest member of a predetermined carnival troupe. A light lunch will be served including hand-packed snacks.

Day 4: Wonders on Wheels

-Wonders on Wheels occur in the evening in Calabar Stadium and displays vintage cars.
No fewer than 200 sleek cars and bikers from the United States, Canada, Germany and Australia participate in the bikers’ carnival.

Day 5: Departure
-Green Carnival occurs in the morning and displays actions favourable for the environment.
- Transfer to the airport to catch up with your evening flight.


Tour services include a four-night hotel with breakfast, guided tours around Calabar and other areas. Security is provided.

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

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

The program and activities listed are subject to change by organizers without prior notice!

Cost Excludes:

All services of personal nature, like tips and gratuities, lunch, dinner, private trips and any service not expressly mentioned in the itinerary.

Additional Info:

* Flight ticket is available on request, at an additional cost to the tour package

 Other Terms and Conditions apply, please click to read

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