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Welcome to Lagos

Lagos

Welcome to Nigeria’s economic capital and its most populated city – Lagos. The port city is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and it is blessed with a beautiful coastline of palm-fringed beaches, ever-exciting population, amazing nightlife, lovely cuisine and an amazing climate.

Named after the Portuguese word for lagoon, Lagos metropolis can sometimes be chaotic, crowdy and noisy; but it all adds to the excitement that it has to offer. Head to one of the nightclubs or bars and experience how to party add like a Nigerian – you will absolutely love the music, drinks and not to mention the ladies.

Information & Facts

Activities

Explore Lagos' Eco-tourism

Widely acclaimed as the pearl of eco-tourism in Nigeria, Lekki Conservation Centre is one of the few vibrant tourist attractions in Lagos. It’s 401metres canopy walkway is said to be the longest canopy walkway in Africa and it offers visitors a unique chance to have a bird’s eye view of the habitat as well as the wildlife it holds. Overall, the Lekki Conservation Centre provides a totally unforgettable experience with lots of other features to make visitors spellbound.

Bring back Fela

Head to Kalakuta Republic Museum and explore the building that was home to Fela Kuti and his 'army'. The bulding has been turned to a museum and you can see the Afrobeat legend's personal effects - from his trademark clothes to his shoes even his small underwear. 

Head to the Beaches

Due to its close proximity with the Atlantic Ocean, Lagos has a long coastline of beautiful palm-fringed beaches. The beaches offer an escape from the chaotic life of the city and its a great place to relax and enjoy the fresh breeze coming from the ocean. Beaches like Eleko, Atican, Alpha are great places for family outings with nice bars and restaurants. 

Climate

Lagos experiences tropical climate. The months between April and October experience the wet season while the dry season starts in November and ends in May.

Language

Many locals can communicate in the official language which is English. Other languages that you will hear are; Pidgin, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa and other local Nigerian languages.

Money

Naira is the official currency here. Restaurants, malls and others accept credit and debit cards and ATM machines are available everywhere

Negatives

When you are in a crowded place, always watch out for your valuables in order not to fall victim to pickpockets. Observe all safety tips when you are in Lagos and you will be safe.

Night Life

Your visit to Lagos is not complete without experiencing the nightlife. Only few cities know how to  party like 'Lagosians' - as the residents like to be called. You can visit the posh nightclubs located in Victoria Island and Ikoyi parts of Lagos Island. Be sure to bring along your dancing shoes as you will be dancing all night long with the best of music and booze.

On the Mainland part of Lagos, the major nightlife experience you shouldn't miss is the New Afrika Shrine. The old Afrika Shrine was the home of Afrobeat and it got burnt down during the Military Era. Now the place is run by his children - Femi, Seun Kuti and co. Here you will witness Fela Kuti being brought back to life through his unique style of music; Afrobeat. 

Time

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  • Sat, 16 Dec

    More sun than clouds. Warm.

    87 | 80 °F

    More sun than clouds. Warm.

    0 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Sun, 17 Dec

    Tstorms late. Afternoon clouds. Warm.

    87 | 80 °F

    Tstorms late. Afternoon clouds. Warm.

    6 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Mon, 18 Dec

    Tstorms late. Morning clouds. Warm.

    86 | 80 °F

    Tstorms late. Morning clouds. Warm.

    22 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Tue, 19 Dec

    Tstorms late. More sun than clouds. Warm.

    84 | 77 °F

    Tstorms late. More sun than clouds. Warm.

    7 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Wed, 20 Dec

    More clouds than sun. Warm.

    85 | 79 °F

    More clouds than sun. Warm.

    2 %  Chance of Precipitation

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