Welcome to Abeokuta

Located about 100km north of Lagos, Abeokuta has its own very strong cultural identity. It is well known as the birthplace of many famous Nigerians, notably former president Obasanjo, Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and writer Wole Soyinka. Soyinka's autobiography, Aké, is a vivid depiction of a childhood spent here.

It’s a poor town, unused to visitors except those visiting the rock, and while wandering around is fascinating, you’ll feel conspicuous.

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$2299 Cultural & Theme Tours

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Visit historic and symbolic monuments in Lagos, beginning with:  National Museum: National Arts Theater: Lekki Conservation Center:Nike Art Gallery: Nigerian arts. Lagos Urban Forest and Animal Sanctuary Initiative (LUFASI) Nature Park Lekki: Shopping in Lagos. Lekki Arts & Crafts: Test your haggling skills as you move from stall to stall finding unique African crafts representing all of Nigerian culture. Lekki Beach Resort: If you get tired of relaxing, participate in some fun activities.Badagry City Tour: Badagry Heritage Museum: Built in 1863 by the British Government. The First Nigerian Story Building: Built in 1845 by Anglican missionaries. The Agai Tree Monument; Seriki Abass Slave Baracoon: Mobee Family Slave Relics Museum: Learn about the major role the royal Mobee family played during the slave trade era. Vlekete Slave Market: Learn about the makeup of slave markets in Africa. Badagry Slave Port & Gberefu Peninsula (Point of No Return): Experience what it felt like to walk through the point of no return. Relaxation Time: Select your relaxation spot: Suntan/Coconut Beach or Whispering Palms Beach Resort. Ogun State City Tour (Rock City) Located in south-west Nigeria, Highlight of Activities: Points of interest and sites include: Olumo Rock Tourist Center: Located in Abeokuta, Ogun StateExperience the luxuries of Green Legacy Resort. This strikingly beautiful resort boasts of top notch facilities including a museum, the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), an Adire African Fabric Center, mini rock for climbers, a man-made lake, a Bamboo Grove and many more strategically created attractions. Adire Market, Itoku: Osun State Tour (The Cradle of Yorubaland) Often called the “State of the Living Spring”, located in south-west Nigeria, Osun State is an inland state with the capital city of Osogbo.Highlights Ooni’s Palace Enuwa, Ile-Ife: Located in Ile-Ife, also known as the Kingdom of Ife, the spiritual home of the Yoruba people, Ooni is the traditional ruler of Ile Ife and his palace is a historical monument.  Ife Museum, Enuwa Square, Ile-Ife: This museum is the perfect place to learn about the history, origins, and culture of Osun state. Observe the many archaeological artifacts including bronze and terracotta sculptures.Ile-Ife City Walls:  Oshogbo Arts and Metal Works: Experience one of the top sites in Oshogbo where metals are artistically crafted and shaped to make valuable items. Museum of Arts: Portraying the Yoruba’s cultural heritage, spend a few hours in one of Nigeria’s best arts museums, located in Osogbo City.  Relaxation at Olumirin Waterfalls, Erin-Ijesha:

$83.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Olumo Rock Day Trip from Lagos

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Olumo Rock, Abeokuta, Ogun StateYour tour begins with a pick up from your Lagos hotel for a 90mins drive to Olumo Rock, Abeokuta, Ogun State. You will visit the mini museum at Olumo Rock to get an appreciation for the local art and craft of Abeokuta after which your guided tour of the rocks will be begin. Meander through the large rocks on this fun hike to the top while learning the history and mysteries of the rocks. You are sure to get a good work out from it. A sea of red roofs with a backdrop of green vegetation is the amazing view of Abeokuta from the top. Soak in the beauty and the capture an Instagram moment while you're up there. After the tour of the rocks you will stop for a local meal in Abeokuta, before heading back to Lagos. (meal not inluded)Duration: 2 hours

$300 Day Trips & Excursions

Abeokuta Day Trip

Pick up  from your hotel or from any designated locattion. We brief you on the details of the trip before setting out and the journey to Abeokuta should take a maximum of 2hrs..Breakfast will be served on the way and you can take a nap while we journey down to the Rock city as it is popularly called.The Abeokuta Day Tour is a tour of the ancient city of Abeokuta famous for its rocky landscapes. The activities is as follows: The take off time is 10.30am and pickup can be either at the Hotel or any designated location . An Airconditioned bus is provided for this tour. This package includes breakfast and lunch, Drinks( fizzy and water) inclusive and security.1. This tour will include a visit to the famous Olusegun Obasanjo Public Library.2.The famous Adire Market3. Funnab zoo4. Olumo Rock

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