Handy Tips For Businessmen Visiting Nigeria's Port Harcourt

Hotel tall buildingPort Harcourt is one of the busiest places in Nigeria, located in the Southern part of Nigeria.  As the centre of Nigeria’s oil industry hosting major Oil companies (NLNG, Chevron, Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell), it attracts lots of local and foreign indigenes day by day. People often visit Port Harcourt to take up short work contract or seal business deals.

Whatever reason you are visiting Port Harcourt, you need to read further to discover some helpful tips Jovago.com has put together to make your business trip a smooth one.  Below are some very helpful tips for you.

Search for a Hotel

The first thing you need to do is find a hotel in Port Harcourt (within your budget) for your period of stay. You can get a decent and comfortable hotel for as low as 1,500 or as expensive as 68,000 naira on Jovago.com.

Getting connected to the internet during your visit is not a problem, some hotels provide WIFI services; you can look out for this at your point of selecting a hotel. Better still, you can go for a modem.

Finding Delicacies

You can decide to select from a list of menu at your hotel of stay or find local restaurants around.  Intercontinental dishes are also available at specific restaurants.

Popular dishes like rice, Chinese cuisines, Amala, Garri and Vegetable soup are available at Restaurants. One common meal you would find is Boli (roasted plantain) and fish, often sold by the road side, it is the favourite delicacy of people residing in Port Harcourt, and visitors also always come to fall in love with this delicacy because of its mouth-watering aroma and taste.

Moving Around

As a busy place, the roads can be congested, which is why it is advisable to leave early for appointment. Taxis and commercial buses are available to convey you to and from your desired destination.

Play safe; do not take a ride in a private car or vehicles that are not stipulated for commercial use. Also give the driver a proper address and ensure they know where you are going, don’t fail to ask for directions, it can save you time and money if you end up at a wrong address.

Taking some time off work

After a long day of work, you may want to visit beautiful and fun places like the beach, zoo or garden. The zoo is located in Okumuja, Ama Road, which is approximately 14 miles (22.5 km) from The International airport and opens between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Best place to enjoy the evening is at a lounge where you can meet other people and possibly make friends or clients. You can also enjoy drinks or snacks while relaxing at the lounge.

You should also know that things are considered relatively a bit more expensive than other parts of Nigeria; you don’t want to be stranded, so take extra cash.

Some additional information you may want to know:

  • Currency spent in Port Harcourt is the Nigerian Naira (NGN).
  • The Airport is located on the outskirts of the city, 38 km from the city centre.
  • English is the Business language.

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