Naijatreks leads a team of International Travel Bloggers and Photographers through the City of Lagos on a Bus Tour! #TheLagosYoudontSee

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The Gidi Sun burned still
And Gidi’s roads sunk in traffic
But the team stayed unworried.

They had one goal in sight
and this, their hearts, it kept alive:
To explore the wonders of Lagos City,
…to show you the Lagos you don’t see!

Yesterday, 19th February, 2012 witnessed a special mobile hangout hosted by Society HEA (Social Media Week Lagos), powered by Nokia Nigeria, and supported by LagBus (@LAGBUSOfficial), Bogobiri and Gidi Traffic (@Gidi_Traffic), with coverage by Errol Barnett of CNN (inside Africa) and Naijatreks as the Tour Guide Ambassador on board.

The tour which featured travel bloggers, journalists and photographers from different countries of the world, took off from Terra Kulture in Victoria Island of Lagos at 10am, snaked through the streets and towering bridges of the city and ended back at the start-off point at about 7pm. Throughout the trip, participants twitted photos and updates on the tourist spots visited. These could be found through #SMWLagosTour and #NokiaSMWLagos.

The stop points were carefully chosen and the routes carefully designed to optimize anticipated traffic conditions at the different parts of the city being explored, thanks to @Gidi_traffic, as well as to give the participants a real experience of the fascinating city. They stop points were:

– The amazing Nike Art Gallery, Lekki

– The  evocative A White Space, Ikoyi

– The stimulating African Artists’ Foundation, Ikoyi

– The museumized Bogobiri Restaurant, Ikoyi (for Lunch)

– The intimidating but awesome Fela Shrine, Alausa, Ikeja

– The breathtaking Kalakuta Museum, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja

Subsequent posts on Naijatreks shall showcase the wonders of each of the spots visited. Also, Naijatreks shall organize more of such tours in order to promote the culture of adventure travel among the locals, as well as to draw more attention to Nigeria’s tourism potentials.

Follow us as we take you on this memorable journey!

Lagos Tour_Social  Media Week_Naijatreks – At Nike Art Centre, Lekki.


Lagos Tour_Social  Media Week_Naijatreks – Through out the trip, participants networked, chatted and discussed on our to use the tool of social media to make change in the society…


Lagos Tour_Social  Media Week_Naijatreks – Errol Barnet of CNN Inside Africa on Board the tour Bus.

Lagos Tour_Social  Media Week_Naijatreks – Alighting from our bus and trekking into the narrow streets the bus could not enter…

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This article was written by Folarin Kolawole

Founder of Naijatreks, Nigerian-born Folarin Kolawole is a geologist, travel writer and researcher. When not at work, he travels the length and breadth of Nigeria, exploring, taking photos and writing about her numerous hidden tourist potentials.   'Naijatreks' is a product name registered under the Ntreks brand, which is also duly registered by Nigeria's Federal Corporate Affairs Commission. The contents on this blog are re-usable. However, it must be ensured that it is linked back to this blog, and correctly attributed to Naijatreks or the author. Please do not edit, rewrite or commercialize the original works on this blog without direct and written permission from the Founder (Folarin Kolawole). For inquiries and advert placement on the blog, kindly contact us at info@naijatreks.com or naijatreks@gmail.com.


sammietakins@yahoo.com' SucceschildFebruary 20, 2013 at 3:48 pmReply

wow…thumbs up bro. Love this

NaijatreksFebruary 27, 2013 at 6:31 pmReply

@successchild…Thanks thankss 😀

Video:The Lagos You Don’t See Mobile Hangout by Janice Temple | NaijatreksMarch 28, 2013 at 4:48 pmReply

[…] blogger Janice Temple of Skychi Travels who was also onboard the Social Media Week Lagos Bus Tour, made a video of her experience on the […]

olaola@hotmail.com' OlaDecember 25, 2013 at 11:51 pmReply

Hi naijatreks,

How can I get in contact with you?

NaijatreksJanuary 20, 2014 at 12:12 pmReply

@Ola…I am sooo sorry I am just seeing this comment. I don’t even know how I missed it. Kindly contact me through naijatreks@gmail.com. Thanks