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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Abeokuta activities

$83.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Olumo Rock Day Trip from Lagos

Your 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 be taken to visit Cathedral Church of St. Peter (which you can spot from the top of the rocks), the first church in Nigeria, before heading back to Lagos. You may pack a light lunch or try your palate on local delicacy from the restaurant at Olumo Rock (not included).

$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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