Wakanow is Africa’s leading, full-service online travel company. At Wakanow, we understand that everyone likes easy and affordable travel services, so we provide our customers with a one-stop booking portal for Affordable Flights, Hotels, Visa Assistance, Holiday Packages, Airport Transfers, an international Travel SIM, a Prepaid Travel Card, a Loyalty program, and much more. Our portal gives customers the power of choice from a broad selection of top travel deals, and the ability to research, plan and book their domestic and international travel from the comfort of their homes and everywhere they are. We also have an interactive Call Centre and physical travel centres numbering 34 and counting across Nigeria, with a dedicated travel centre strategically located at international airports for customers’ convenience. We have offices in Ghana, Dubai, UK and Kenya with aggressive plans to expand into several African countries and the rest of the world. Our strategic relationships with Travel Partners ensure we offer the best travel deals to our customers, every time.
Established in 2008, Wakanow (our parent company) was founded as Nigeria’s first OTA (Online Travel Agent) to bridge the gap and eliminate the barriers and inefficiencies facing the travel industry. Two years after its launch, the site fully took off around the period of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, affording it the much needed early kick-off momentum.
In its eight years of its existence, Wakanow has grown to become one of Africa’s leading travel booking portals, with physical presence in Nigeria, UAE, Ghana, UK, US and aggressive plans to open new offices across Africa. With convenient payment system, excellent customer service and technology anchored at the center of its processes, Wakanow has expanded the frontiers of travel to become a force to be reckoned with in the African travel landscape. In 2013, Wakanow was recognized as one of the fastest growing online companies in Nigeria by the Tony Elumelu Foundation in alliance with the All-world Networks based in the UK.
With the acquisition of Oya.com, a local transport ticketing online agency and the commencement of specialized services to corporate and high-end clients, Wakanow has once again raised the bar in tapping into the wealth of opportunities that exist in Africa’s travel business landscape and boosting the profile of the industry in general.