Tour itinerary can be seen below.
Arrival into Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. Our local driver will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to our hotel. Overnight in Lagos.
After breakfast we’ll head out for a tour of Lagos Island. We’ll explore the Afro-Brazilian Quarter with its unique architecture, and if possible the National Museum. We next head west to visit several historical sites in the town of Badagry, a former key slaving port.
Overnight in Badagry.
The following morning we head north to the Yoruba city of Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State. We’ll see the Olumo Rock, the town’s key attraction; which is believed to be the site where the Egba clan hid during the Yoruba wars. The rock also features the remains of some old settlements and on occasion worshipers will be present at the shrine collecting donations.
Overnight in Abeokuta.
After breakfast we depart for Ile-Ife, home of the Oduduwa. Once we reach the town we will make a visit to the traditional head of the kingdom and spiritual leader of the Yoruba. We then head to the Oranmiyan Staff and other historical sites of the Osun State.
Overnight in Ile-Ife.
In the morning we will continue on to the city of Osogbo, home to one of Nigeria's few UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We’ll have time to explore the Sacred Grove of Osun with its fantastic sculptures of the Yoruba deities hidden throughout the trees. If we’re lucky, monkeys can be found running around the site as well. Next we head to an Orisha temple where Ife priestesses will teach us about their beliefs.
Overnight in Osogbo.
After breakfast we drive on to Ilorin, a mainly Muslim city with a mixed culture from the Yoruba and Fulani dynasties. We’ll visit the pottery and weaving quarter and then in the afternoon the Palace of the Emir of Ilorin.
Overnight in Ilorin.
After breakfast we will depart Ilorin for Lagos, stopping for lunch along the way. We arrive back into Lagos late afternoon.
Overnight in Lagos.
Today our main tour ends; we also include a transfer to the airport if required.