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Historic Nigeria – 8 Days

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Duration

8

Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Unlimited

Languages

English

Historic Nigeria

Historic Nigeria – On this 8-day tour of Nigeria, visit the main commercial city of Lagos, the slave town of Badagry; purchase Batik fabrics in Itoku market; view the mysterious Esie soapstone statues. Drive to Oshogbo to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Oxun Shrine. You will also visit the ancient city of Ile Ife the cradle of creation, the confluence of rivers Niger and Benue at Lokoja and the capital city of Abuja.

 

 

 

Highlights

  • Tour of Badagry – Old slave market
  • Slave trade museum and relics
  • Seriki Abbas compound
  • Gberefu beach (Slave embarkation point)
  • Sightseeing at Ibadan and Oyo en-route
  • Tour of Oshogbo and environs
  • Visit confluence of rivers Niger and Benue at Lokoja en-route

Day 1: LAGOS

On arrival in Lagos, you will be met by our local represented, assisted, and transferred to your hotel. A welcome Dinner reception and tour briefings follow.

Meal (s) included: Dinner

Overnight at Eko Hotel & Suites

Day 2: LAGOS – BADAGRY – ABEOKUTA

After breakfast, depart Lagos for Badagry along the coastal road west of Lagos at the Benin Republic border. Badagry was founded in the early 15th century on a lagoon off the Gulf of Guinea, its protected harbor led to the town becoming a key port in the export of slaves to the Americas, which was mainly Brazil.

On arrival, embark on a tour of Badagry – Old slave market, slave trade museum, and relics, Seriki Abbas compound (slave barracoons), and Gberefu beach (Slave embarkation point). Proceed to Abeokuta and visit the historic Olumo rock, Itoku market famous for the ‘Adire’ (batik) fabric and fetish stalls at the market where items of traditional medicine are sold.

We return to Lagos; transfer to your hotel. Dinner and evening at leisure.

Meal(s)included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Park Inn by Radisson

Day 3: ABEOKUTA- IBADAN – OYO – ILORIN – ESIE – OSHOGBO

Following a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, depart for Oshogbo. Sightseeing at Ibadan and Oyo en route. Tour of Ilorin then proceeds to Esie to view the mysterious soapstone statues at the Esie museum.

We continue to Oshogbo and check in at the hotel on arrival. Dinner and evening at leisure.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Ideal Nest Hotel

Day 4: OSHOGBO – ILE-IFE

After breakfast, we embark on a tour of Oshogbo and its environs. Oshogbo is the main city of Osun State located in the farming region where yams, cassava, grain, cotton, and tobacco are grown. Oshogbo is the venue of the annual festival along the River Oxun. The festival is centered around the sacred grove of the river goddess Oxun, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The dense forest of the Oxun Sacred Grove is one of the last remnants of the primary high forest in southern Nigeria. Regarded as the abode of the goddess of fertility Oxun, one of the pantheons of Yoruba gods, the landscape of the grove and its meandering river is dotted with sanctuaries and shrines, sculptures, and artworks in honor of Oxun and other deities. The sacred grove is seen as a symbol of identity for all Yoruba people. It testifies to the once-widespread practice of establishing sacred groves outside all settlements.

After lunch, visit the national museum and historical sites at Ille-Ife. According to the Yoruba people, Ife is where the founding deities Oduduwa and Obatala began the creation of the world, as directed by the paramount Deity Oladumare. Transfer to your hotel for check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Ideal Nest Hotel

Day 5: OSHOGBO – LAGOS – ABUJA

After breakfast, depart for Lagos airport to catch our flight to Abuja.

On arrival, transfer to your hotel before you embark on a shopping and sightseeing tour around the city. Return to the hotel for dinner. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Abuja Continental Hotel

Day 6: ABUJA

Abuja is an entirely purpose-built, planned city and it serves as the capital of Nigeria. The site for the new capital was chosen because of its central location, easy accessibility, pleasant climate, low population density, and availability of land for future expansion. Not only was a city designed, but an entire environment. Abuja is surrounded by abundant hills, highlands, Savannah grassland, and tropical rainforests.

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Abuja, including the national assembly complex, central business district, International conference center, Millennium Park, Christian center, national mosque, arts & craft village, shopping, and sightseeing. Return to the hotel after the tour. Dinner and evening at leisure.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Abuja Continental Hotel

Day 7: ABUJA – LAGOS

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Lagos. LAGOS (Eko as it is locally called) the vibrant commercial capital of Nigeria, founded about 1630 is located on the Atlantic coast of West Africa and composed of islands, a mainland & a peninsula.  Metropolitan Lagos, a world mega-city with over 21 million inhabitants is the most populous city in Africa.

On arrival, embark on a drive through Lagos Island, Victoria Island, and Lekki Peninsula areas of the city with stopovers at the museum, Freedom park, Brazilian Quarters, Eko Atlantic City, Tinubu square, Nike art gallery and Isale Eko old section of the city- this promises to be an exciting sightseeing tour.  

Enjoy lunch at a city restaurant.

Embark on a spectacular boat ride on the lagoon giving you stunning views of the city. We return to the hotel after shopping at souvenir shops at Lekki International market. Enjoy the nightlife of the city under the gleaming African stars.

Meal(s) included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Eko Hotel & Suites

Day 8: LAGOS – DEPART

After breakfast, The rest of the day for leisurely shopping and sightseeing.

Lunch at the hotel.

Evening transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meal(s)included: Breakfast

In-flight

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Domestic flight from Abuja to Lagos
  • Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Meals indicated (breakfast daily and 6 dinners)
  • Assistance with visa application
  • Flight to/from Nigeria
  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide
  • Personal items such as laundry, internet and telephone

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