There’s nothing more exciting than taking a cross country road trip. It’s not only a great way to see other parts of the country, but also a fantastic way to bond with the family! If you’re looking for something exciting and different to do this Christmas, keep reading to find out our pick for 4 interesting road trip destinations.
If you’re already in Lagos, this is worth a visit. Take a trip to the ancient defensive walls and ditches located in Ijebu Ode in Ogun State. This trip involves a tour of the over 150 kilometer long fortification that served a defensive purpose in 800-1000, a period of great political confrontations. Legends of the contemporary Ijebu clan link the Eredo to a wealthy, childless widow named Bilikisu Sungbo. More history is to be discovered about this monument.
Olumo Rock is a popular tourist attraction in the city of Abeokuta, Nigeria. It was used as a fortress by the Egba people in the early 19th century. Olumo rock, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria, West Africa, sits in the ancient city centre of Abeokuta – a name which means “Under the rock”.
A tour of Badagry Town
Founded in the early 15th century on a lagoon off the Gulf of Guinea, its protected harbour led to the town becoming a key port in the export of slaves to the Americas, which were mainly to Salvador, Bahia in Brazil. Badagry is a monarchy headed by the Wheno Aholuship, a kingship head by the Akran of Badagry and his seven white cap high chiefs. The white cap chiefs administer the eight quarters into which Badagry is divided, they include Ahovikoh, Boekoh, Jegba, Posukoh, Awhanjigo, Asago, Whalako and Ganho. These quarters and the families that ruled them played prominent roles in brokering slave trade with the Europeans and Brazilians.
La Campagne Tropicana
La Campagne Tropicana is a private 60-acre beach resort in Lekki, Lagos. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort combines an African themed hospitality with modern luxury. La Campagne Tropicana is recognized as one of the best beach resorts in Nigeria.