Stats and Helpful Info

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The following are some stats as well as some info that might be helpful to future travelers:

 

(Please note that the prices are relevant at the time that we traveled and should therefore be adjusted. The cost of the accommodation does not include some “freebies” like staying at friends or bushcamping, and the amount reflected is per couple per night)

 

Country :  Nigeria

 

Dates:            24 June to 28 June 2008    

 

Exchange rate:       R1.00 equals 15 Niarra (pronounced “Nira”)

 

Number of Nights:  four

 

Distance traveled:  1 567 km

 

Average distance per day: 442km

 

Cost of Diesel:  between R9.30 and R10.00, depending on which con artist you get served by – and watch that the meter is zero before they start filling!

 

Average fuel consumption:  7.8 km per litre

 

Diesel used:  201 litres

 

Worst Road/s:  watch the potholes  north of Owo!!

 

Best Road/s:  the road system in Abuja

 

Favourite new destination:  the border post – leaving!!

 

Average cost of accommodation:  R438.75

 

Number of Bushcamps:  nil

 

Cheapest Acommodation:  Heritage Hotel, Ikom, R315 per night

 

Most enjoyable:  leaving it behind.