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The Anchor of Last Slave Ship recently excavated at Badagry Lagoon Front

The Anchor of Last Slave Ship recently excavated at Badagry Lagoon Front

  Upon the beach sands of the old slave port at Badagry, southwest Nigeria, lie a small field of rock cobbles which were use used to mark the area where an old anchor was found buried. According to our  tour guide, Mr. Anago who took us on a tour of Badagry, “the buried anchor was…

Top 10 Waterfalls to Visit in Nigeria

Top 10 Waterfalls to Visit in Nigeria

Nigeria is blessed with many amazing and breath-taking waterfalls; some consisting of limpid waters plunging down high and steep cliffs of smoothened rock faces, while some are made up of multiple cascades of fresh waters forming a stepwise configuration along a single river course, and others consist of smaller volume of fresh but cool spring…

The Genius of our ancient Yoruba Architects

The Genius of our ancient Yoruba Architects

I stood upon a hilltop in Idanre land, 900m above the surrounding plains. Before me sat the ancient Oba’s Palace, surrounded by thickets of verdant forests, outshoots of granite rocks and relics of the ageless Oke-Idanre village. The mud buildings stand bold and strong, through centuries they endured countless downpours of fearsome rains and inestimable…

Plateau State Gov. approves N2bn makeover for Jos Wildlife Park

Plateau State Gov. approves N2bn makeover for Jos Wildlife Park

The Plateau Government has approved N2 billion for the rehabilitation and expansion of Jos Wildlife Park in 2014, an official said in an interview recently. The General Manager of Plateau State Tourism Corporation, Mr John Doy, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that the money would be used to restock the park…

A day out across the Lagos Lagoon… for those who dread the lagoon waters of Lagos

A day out across the Lagos Lagoon… for those who dread the lagoon waters of Lagos

I’ll tell the story with photos… and for those of you who are still scared of taking a boat ride across the sprawling lagoon waters you see and marvel at, but dread from the Third-Mainland Bridge, I hope these photos will change your mind. Ok, let’s go:    I decided to cross the lagoon from…

Here’s Your Chance to Meet Nigeria’s top Travel Bloggers… It’s coming live!

Here’s Your Chance to Meet Nigeria’s top Travel Bloggers… It’s coming live!

  Top Nigerian travel bloggers resident here in Nigeria will be meeting up at Social Media Week (SMW)  in Lagos next week, to discuss how to promote tourism in Nigeria through story-telling, the impact social and digital media on the travel, tourism and hospitality industry in Africa, as well as  issues affecting domestic tourism in…

Lekki Leisure Lake: the fastest growing weekend hangout spot in Lagos [Photos]

Lekki Leisure Lake: the fastest growing weekend hangout spot in Lagos [Photos]

The sun danced along the skies as fingers of its light pierced through the air and race to the earth. The distant skyline blows up in shades of vivid blue hues as the sea kisses and melts into the clouds. The raging waters run towards the West-African coast in multiple waves and break into series…

Idanre, Much More than You can see

Idanre, Much More than You can see

Daring heights wall shadowed valleys, Verdant forests caps granitic mounds, Rusted roofs of brown coats line ancient alleys,   Mud walls, wooden stalls, ancient palaces, and inscriptions on rocks, by human hands and magic spells, they were fashioned. Massive caves with limpid springs that heal, Awesome wildlife, untouched, abundant, kept safe up on the hills….

Don’t buy art works at any Lagos beach!

Don’t buy art works at any Lagos beach!

I was lost in amazement, enraptured by the swelling blue sea, caressed and cuddled by the sweeping puff of cool breeze, and staring blankly at the sandy beach dotted here and there by tourists, tanning in the sweet Saturday noon sun. A set of fishing canoes rested near the sea shore, where the raging bulge…

Olumo Rock- pile of boulders, home of caves, residence of ancient shrines

Olumo Rock- pile of boulders, home of caves, residence of ancient shrines

Many rocks I’ve climbed, many hills I’ve conquered, ancient dwellings I have seen, many caves I’ve entered, but none like the magnificent rocks of Olumo… A bastion of massive granite, soaring high and proud into the ice-blue skies, smiling and glimmering upon the Ogun River and the ancient town of Abeokuta, south-western Nigeria. The climb…

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