Port Harcourt is the capital of Rivers State that is situated in the Niger Delta region,Nigeria. The city referred to as the ‘Garden City’ was founded by the colonial Governor general Lord Lugard in 1912 but is named after the then British Secretary of state for the colonies, a man named Sir Lewis Viscount Harcourt in the year1913. It is the heart of Nigeria’s Oil industry with virtually all major multi-national oil companies being represented there such as Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron.
If you are coming to this city, apart from all the greenery and blue water that can be seen at the port side, Port Harcourt is an exciting city, full of fun and activities. Travelstart has become the favourite of tourists who would want to experience the hospitality and rich life of the city with flights to Port Harcourt.
There is a long expanses of breathtaking coastal sandy beaches with Port Harcourt Tourist Beach been very popular, located on an artificial sand beach and has leisure hub like bush-bar restaurants which offer palm wine, local dishes and great entertainment. If you are an educationally-minded visitor, there is the annual Port Harcourt Book Festival that attracts a lot of literary icons like Nobel Laurent Wole Soyinka, for you to experience.
If you love culture, you can visit around November for the colourful annual Rivifest, where you can find the tourists and treated to different cultural dances, boat regattas , masquerades and more festivities. In Isaac Boro Garden Park, lies the tomb of Major Isaac Boro who was killed in the Biafran war, a location for trade fairs and live music. And if you would want to have a taste of the rich culture of Port Harcourt, your destination should be the Rivers State Museum those houses artifacts that relates to the state’s ethnic groups or the Cultural Center, where you can buy locally made handcrafts.
Before you leave Port Harcourt, you can whet your appetite with a spicy meat kebab cooked over a charcoal grill called ‘Suya’, this can be seen in most joints around the city. In the night, Port Harcourt welcomes you to its beautiful and great nightlife.
Port Harcourt International Airport
Port Harcourt International Airport is the third busiest airport in Nigeria that is serving more than 1,081,587 passengers. It consists of a single terminal that has separate facilities for the local flights and its international flights, located in Omagwa, a suburb of Port Harcourt city.
Coming to Port Harcourt City with an airline, you can save yourself a lot of money with the cheap flights
Best Time To Visit
The festive period which is around November/December can be the best time to visit Port Harcourt. This is the reason why this city has become a favourite to so many tourists around the world. There is hardly a time you visit Port Harcourt that you would not treated very well. Coming here is affordable and the city is built to accommodate everyone.