Nigerian man aims to set Guinness World Record by touring 54 African countries via land, sea

A Nigerian travel enthusiast, Ilerioluwa Babalobi, has embarked on a journey around Africa with the intention of setting a Guinness World Record.

The 31-year-old will be traveling to all the 54 African countries through road and the sea, using the public transportation system for nine months until he completes the tour.

man aims to set Guinness World Record by tour of 54 African countries

The traveller is expected to spend an average of five days in each African state to raise awareness for social interventions across Africa. This tour if completed will make Babalobi the first African to travel around the African continent without using an aircraft.

In a statement released on social media, he explained that he would be visiting the tourist sites and interacting with the culture of each of the countries.

Babalobi is reported to have previously visited each Nigerian state and the 16 regions of Ghana and over a dozen African countries.

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Nigerian content creator, Pelumi Nubi has shared the reason she embarked on a trip from London in the United Kingdom, to Lagos, Nigeria by road.

The traveller, who arrived Lagos on Sunday, April 7, 2024, said she wanted to motivate other women to leave their comfort zones and engage in challenging activities.

Nubi revealed that she encountered numerous challenges while driving but she continued the journey and posted it on social media in order to ‘inspire the next generation.’

She said; “I wanted to inspire more women to step out of their comfort zones and do things that were challenging for them. I wanted to explore the two places I consider home— London and Lagos; as well as tour West African countries, because not much is known about such places. It was important for me to do this and inspire other travellers, that they can step out of their comfort zones too.

“The most difficult border to cross was the longest one I stayed at, and that was Liberia. I stayed there for two nights. Other challenges I faced included navigating it all on my own as a woman.

“I did not have a team, so I had to wear multiple hats and do it all flawlessly. I had to constantly keep people updated on social media, which was also a very important part of the trip, so as to inspire the next generation.”