Top ChoiceForest in Oshogbo

Osun Sacred Grove

Osun Sacred Grove

The Sacred Grove is a large area of rainforest on the outskirts of Oshogbo. Within the forest is the beautiful Shrine of Oshuno, the River Goddess. In addition to natural beauty, there are many stunning...

Top ChoiceGallery in Lagos

Nike Art Gallery

One of Nigeria's most important artists, Nike Okundaye, runs this enormous gallery full of contemporary and traditional Nigerian arts. Nike herself is practically an incarnation of love and beauty, which is...

Top ChoiceGallery in Lagos

Terra Kulture

Close to Bar Beach, this welcoming arts centre with a high bamboo roof has a traditional restaurant which is one of the best and most attractive places to eat in town: try the catfish with pounded yam and spicy...

Top ChoiceWildlife Reserve in Lagos

Lekki Conservation Centre

Lekki Conservation Centre

Run by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, this centre has a huge tract of wetlands set aside for wildlife viewing. Canopy walkways enable you to see monkeys, crocodiles and various birds; early morning is the...

Top ChoiceWildlife Reserve in Calabar

Afi Mountain Drill Ranch

The excellent Afi Mountain Drill Ranch near Cross River National Park is one of Nigeria's highlights, with a rainforest canopy walk, close primate encounters and superb accommodation. Its headquarters is in Calabar.

Top ChoiceMarket in Lagos

Lekki Market

A rich variety of crafts from all around Nigeria and West Africa: this is a brilliant place to wander and look for affordable gifts. You can also buy fabrics and get clothes run up on the spot here.

Top ChoiceMuseum in Lagos

Kalakuta Republic Museum

Legendary musician Fela Kuti's former house and revolutionary headquarters is now a fascinating museum with everything intact from Fela's bedroom to his (very small) underwear. Breath deep and you may even catch...

Shrine in Abeokuta

Olumo Rock

The founding site of Abeokuta, famed Olumo Rock has a rich history and great spiritual significance. Hire a guide and climb the rock – at one point it is smooth and quite steep, so go via the steps if you're not...

Cultural Centre in Oshogbo

Suzanne Wenger's House

Susanne Wenger's remarkable house sits in the heart of Oshogbo: a tall Gothic place decorated outside with terracotta swirling sculptures, and inside with a mass of wooden votive figures. Sit on one of the...

Cultural Centre in Oshogbo

Nike Centre for Art & Culture

Get your shopping groove on at this fabulous gallery, where you can browse Nike's own paintings, and buy a terrific range of fabrics, batik garments and jewellery.

National Park in Nigeria

Gashaka-Gumti National Park

Nigeria's largest national park, Gashaka-Gumti is also the remotest and least-explored part of the country. Its 6700-sq-km area contains rolling hills, savannah, montane forest – as wild and spectacular a corner...

Palace in Nigeria

Oòni's Palace

le-Ife is considered the birthplace of Yoruba civilisation, where people still worship traditional deities at revered spiritual sites. At the 18th-century Oòni's Palace one of the king's servants will, for a fee,...

National Park in Nigeria

Yankari National Park

Yankari is Nigeria's best park for observing wildlife. With a bit of luck you may come across buffaloes, waterbucks, bushbucks, hyenas, leopards, plenty of baboons and the odd lion. While the park's animal...

Wildlife Reserve in Calabar

Drill Ranch

Home to a colony of rescued drill monkeys and chimpanzees, the Drill Ranch is home to Pandrillus, one of Africa's most progressive primate-conservation bodies, which places emphasis on local education to combat...

Museum in Calabar

Slave History Museum

The museum sits on the site of a 15th-century slave-trading warehouse. Exhibits explore local slave markets, the grim paraphernalia of the trade including shackles and chains, and the variety of currencies used...

Area in Benin City

Brass Casters Street

On the Unesco-protected Brass Casters St, sculptors reviving the 'lost-wax' sculpture technique can show you their works in progress and sell you one to take home: there are small ornaments as well as hugely...

Gallery in Abuja

Nike Centre for Art & Culture

The wondrous Nike gallery's Abuja outpost on the airport road; there are also branches in Lagos, Oshobgo and Ogidi. You can buy artworks and take part in craft workshops, creating tie-dye fabric for example. It's...

Museum in Calabar

Calabar Museum

Housed in the beautiful 1884 British governor's building overlooking the river, the museum has a fascinating collection covering Calabar's days as the Efik kingdom, the slave and palm-oil trade, and the colonial...

Museum in Benin City

National Museum

The National Museum has displays of beautiful brasses. There are photographs of pieces which were stolen by the British during the sacking and destruction of the city and are now displayed in the British Museum.