It was officially announced on Wednesday, that Nigeria’s economy had entered into the unenviable waters of recession and this has thrown the masses into a state of pandemonium.


Although many Nigerians have started (or are thinking) of cancelling their travel plans so as to cut costs, TheCable Lifestyle is here to let you know that a holiday is still possible.

Here are five cost-effective holiday destinations.



By virtue of being a neighbouring country, bus fare to Ghana shouldn’t cost more than N12,000 while flight ticket is around $170.

You seriously don’t have to empty your bank account to enjoy a trip to Ghana; take a chill pill, that token can still serve a lot of purposes.

Ghana is a great travel destination for families who don’t want the hassle of travelling far and equally desire to have a good time in a serene environment.


For those who love to try new dishes, Ghana is blessed with varieties of local foods which can be found in Kejetia market, where one can get affordable meals.

Chichinaga, Waakye and Banku are Ghanaian delicacies you would love to try on your journey and they aren’t expensive. Chichinaga is a street kebab that is much-loved by Ghanaians.

You’ll also get to enjoy the hospitality Ghana is known for and make sure to visit Makola market for your ‘kente’ (popular textile produced in the country).

Don’t forget to learn a little bit of Fanti and take some selfies at Busua and Labadi Beaches. It is an amazing sight to behold.

Cote d'Ivoire
Cote d’Ivoire

Ivory Coast’s historic sites; nice and vibrant beaches makes it a beautiful country to visit.

Guess what? Food is pretty much affordable in Ivory Coast because nearly 75% of the population depends on agriculture so you get to consume as much as you want on your trip.

Going to Cote d’Ivoire is also getting an opportunity to learn a little French and enjoy the ecosystem.

Restaurants serving traditional food often referred to as maquis operate from open air courtyards and their street foods are cooked in peanut oil.


How much are we talking about here? Probably about N500. Try eating at La Taverne Romaine and you may just agree that it is indeed “a taste of Italy in the middle of West Africa”.

Landmarks, concerts, zoos and aquariums are few of the many things to enjoy during your holiday. If you can, visit Yamoussoukro, the political capital and administrative capital city.


Kenya is blessed with a wide array of wildlife and this has made tourism a major industry that caters to all social classes.

The country’s largest city, Nairobi, offers a mixed bag of historical museums, African tribal exhibitions, Kenyan street food, local markets, modern shopping malls, international and local restaurants.


Eating nyama choma, Kenya’s version of roasted meat on the grill and seeing the ‘big five’ (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant) are two experiences that would make your trip worthwhile.

Your flight ticket will cost about $362. Start planning your trip now

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

For those who are culturally inclined, Burkina Faso is rich in arts and crafts and you could fly there for $440.

If you go now, you could get to witness International Art and Craft Fair, Ouagadougou (SIAO) one of Africa’s most important trade shows for art and handicrafts which comes up in October.

While there, try visiting Arli National park and Bobo Dioulasso, and make sure to enjoy the nightlife of the charming small town.

South Africa
South Africa

Surrounded by Atlantic and Indian Oceans, every place in South Africa has a fun feel, especially if you’re a tourist.

South Africa has a rich cultural heritage which would make your trip worthwhile.

Make sure you visit Robben Island, Table Mountain and Apartheid museum.

You should prepare about $255 for your airfare.


For those who want to travel outside the continent, Greece is one of the recommended places to visit at this time.

You need about $500 for the airfare and the cost of having a nice time in Greece right now is relatively priced.

To have a nice pool party, visit Los Island, which is quite famous for its night partying.

To cut cost, you could pick Paros or Skiathos Islands, though hot, you could cool off with chilled drinks.

For donkey years, Pirofani restaurant has been dishing up mouth-watering and nourishing foods to tourists and they don’t cost much.

For meat lovers, sail to Kefalonia and satisfy that craving.


In Nigeria’s currency, you need N296, ooo to board a plane to Vietnam where everything is super cheap.

At affordable rates, you could rent a guest house and pay for decent meals. This contributes to why the city is overrun with tourists.

Vietnamese rural life is an experience you would want to always remember, so endeavour to see for yourself, the green rice terrace, cashew nut plantation, and the iconic rice terraces.

Green tea is common in Vietnam and during your stay there, the drink could even help you lose few pounds.

Be sure to eat Bun Cha, a common meal sold in food stalls across the city. It is a small hamburger in which the pork patties are barbecued on an open charcoal brazier and served on a bed of cold rice noodles with assorted foliage and a slightly sweetish sauce.

Tourists are availed with Vietnam’s syncretic sounds of both foreign and local music, so you would definitely find a genre that would serve as wine that fills the cup of silence.

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