Before traveling to Sokoto state

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Before traveling to Sokoto state

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Travel to sokoto state ( SEAT OF CALIPHATE )

BRIEF INTRODUCTION

Before travel to this part of nigeria , a state in the Northern part of Nigeria. It is the state where the Sultan (the country’s Islamic head) resides. It is a North west state in the country. Sokoto shares borders with Niger and Kebbi. The affairs of the state is supervised by the governor at the state level while local government chairmen supervise their own Local government area. It is known as the Seat of Caliphate, this name has been in existence since the time of Uthman Dan Fodio. The sultans are descendant of Uthman Dan Fodio.
This part of Nigeria is majorly populated with the Hausas. The state’s major religion is Muslim. The state harbors the sultan’s palace .

Local goverments in Sokoto state

Consists of twenty three (23) local government areas. They are:

BINJI

BODIGA

DENGE DHUNI

GADA

GWADABAWA

ILLELA

ISA

KEBBE

KWARE

RABAH

SHAGARI

SILAME

SOKOTO NORTH

SOKOTO SOUTH

TAMBUWA

TANGAZA

TURETA

WAMAKO

WURNO

YABO

MARKET

Each local government has it own unique market and special business days. The market days are the busiest days in the market because new products are displayed. it has it won major market that operate daily just like other states in Nigeria.
The major markets are Sokoto central market and Sokoto meat and fish market (popularly known as Kasua Nama).

THE PEOPLE

The people of this part of Nigeria are good people who are ready to mingle. Though the state’s education is majorly Islamic but the western education cannot be left out. The state has always been a peaceful place in the Northern Nigeria.

Dress Mode

The northerners are always conscious of themselves when it comes to dressing as it affects both male and female and they tend to make sure that no part of their body is revealed .Foreigners , non indigens or anyone on a trip that resides in any part of the state is advised to take note of their dressing and endeavor to cover all sensitive parts of the body .
Female: long flowing hijab should cover anything you are wearing for a married woman while short or medium hijab for girls and if you are just someone who does not like to use the hijab it is advisable to at least use a scarf or an head tie to cover your head

Male: Danshiki, babariga, jalamia

Transportation

The major mode of transportation are cab(Taxi), bicycles, tricycles and motorcycles. The farmers use camels and donkeys to move their goods from one place to another. Tourist who love these animals can ride also.

TOP HOTELS

These hotels are the top hotels in sokoto that have the best plans and will suit anyone on a trip
1. SUKURA CORAL HOTEL: This is one of the top luxury hotels in sokoto it is Located at 10, Kano road beside Skye bank . Afrotrips visited these place and it is indeed a nice place to relax when visiting Sokoto.
sokoto hotel
2. GRAND IBRO HOTEL SOKOTO : It is ocated at 44, Abdullahi Fodio road Sokoto Nigeria . They have nice sets of rooms fully air conditioned also get connected with their resources especially the WIFI .They also stand out with a rating of over 7.0 on jovago.com

sokoto hotels
3. GIGINYA CORAL HOTEL : Located at western bypass road. Give yourself a treat at the luxury five star hotel. Their swimming pool, restaurant is wonderful. These are some of their facilities according to hotels.ng

-Swimming pool
– Tennis court
– Squash
– Wireless internet facilities
– Souvenir shop
– Aerobics / gymnasium
– Mosque
– Car hires services with limousine or bus

giginya-hotel-sokoto
4. DANKANI GUEST PALACE HOTEL: It is located at 1A Kalmbiana road, Sokoto. The hotel is beautified with lovely flowers. The rooms and delicacies from the restaurant are very nice trust Afrotips on this . check it out on jovago

http://www.jovago.com/en-gb/nigeria/o5644/dankani-guest-palace-hotels-limited-sokoto?region=o5644-hotel&q=Dankani+Guest+Palace+Hotels+Limited&checkin=&checkout=&roomCount=1&adults=2&children=0&age1=7&age2=7&age3=7

sokoto hotel
5. BLUE STAR HOTEL SOKOTO: If you love clubbing Blue star is the best place to lodge when visiting Sokoto.
6.Hyginco Executive Guest Inn: Get the treat of an executive at an affordable price. This hotel is located at Gussau road, kwanawa area.

some other unique facts about sokoto state

    No traffic
    Cheap and easy mode of transportation
    Various food and snacks (kilishi, danqua and so on)

Interesting places to visit in sokoto

SULTAN PALACE

SOKOTO MONUMENT MUSEUM
Federal Secretariat Complex, Sokoto, P.M.B. 2367, Sokoto State.
Type: Archaeological
Contact: Tsafe, A. Ahmed kuraaboro@yahoo.com, sokmuseum@yahoo.com 08068705983

KWARE LAKE

SOKOTO MUSEUM

GORONYO DAM

GIGINYA CORAL HOTEL
As described in the hotel section

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