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Photos from our Recent Small Group Hiking Trip to Oke-Ado Mountain and Igbo-Ora Town, Oyo State

Photos from our Recent Small Group Hiking Trip to Oke-Ado Mountain and Igbo-Ora Town, Oyo State

The day started out beautiful and sunny; and despite the fuel scarcity in the bustling city of Lagos, nothing could dampen the mood we were in. We were all so happy to get out of Lagos for a day, away from our busy lives, breathe the fresh air of the countryside and do what we…

Upcoming Adventure Hiking Trip from Naijatreks: Oke-Ado Mountain and Igbo-Ora Town… Place Your Booking Now!!!

Upcoming Adventure Hiking Trip from Naijatreks: Oke-Ado Mountain and Igbo-Ora Town… Place Your Booking Now!!!

DATE: Saturday, 21st November, 2015 TOUR DURATION: One (1) Day. DESTINATION DETAILS: Oke-Ado Mountain lies about 70km north-west of Ibadan city, Oyo state and 170km north-east of Lagos city, southwestern Nigeria. The mountain, at the foot of which sits the ancient Ado-Awaye town, is composed of sky-high, massive granitic mountains. At the top of the…

The Vernacular Architecture of the Hidden Ancient Irefin Palace, Ibadan, SW Nigeria

The Vernacular Architecture of the  Hidden Ancient Irefin Palace, Ibadan, SW Nigeria

Ingenuity and wisdom, speaks the creative works of art which were wrought by the aged hands of our ancestors. These can be seen in the way they designed and built their houses and palaces in the days of old. These relics lie strewn across our fast growing cities in Nigeria; we walk and drive past…

See Photos of Naijatreks’ recent trip to Ibadan- ‘The City of Brown Roofs’

See Photos of Naijatreks’ recent trip to Ibadan- ‘The City of Brown Roofs’

The day started on a low note. The parking lot in Victoria island, Lagos, where we had hoped to leave our cars while we take off to Ibadan in the tour bus wouldn’t open till 9AM that morning. We had to find a way to have all vehicles parked and secured. Second, some of our…

We visited the Legendary Aso-Oke Weavers of Iseyin, Oyo, Nigeria

We visited the Legendary Aso-Oke Weavers of Iseyin, Oyo, Nigeria

  You visit any Nigerian wedding party, and you see the ladies clad in colorful, elegant hand-loomed head ties and wrappers, and the men in Agbada (gowns) and fila (hats) made with the same fabric, and you wonder in amazement at the dexterity wrought by the hands that crafted these fabrics. The fabrics are popularly…

So Much to See in Lagos: Photos from Epe Fish Market, Eredo Moat and Awolowo’s Museum

So Much to See in Lagos: Photos from Epe Fish Market, Eredo Moat and Awolowo’s Museum

The skies poured out its showers in torrents on Saturday morning. We had a busy day ahead: we were going to explore the alluring rain forests of Eredo, beach-side Awolowo Museum and bustling lagoon-shore Fish Market of Epe. But it seemed the heavens had chosen this particular day to cast pallor. Despite this, our enthusiasm…

See Photos: Naijatreks’ Amazing Trip to Ondo-Osun!

See Photos: Naijatreks’ Amazing Trip to Ondo-Osun!

Early on the morning of Saturday, 2nd August, 2014, our travel group set off on a quest to conquer the soaring and daunting heights of the massive Effon Ridge in Osun State, on which cascades the seven stages of Olumirin Waterfalls (also known as Erin-Ijesa Falls). One of the attractions on the trip was to…

Ado-Awaye Suspended Lake and Oke-Ado Mountains- The Heartbeat of Oke-Ogun

Ado-Awaye Suspended Lake and Oke-Ado Mountains- The Heartbeat of Oke-Ogun

High in the sky soars the tranquil Iyake Lake, also known as Ado-Awaye Lake, reposed graciously at the peak of Oke-Ado Mountain in Oyo State, southwest Nigeria. These mountains spread from Ado-Awaye town into the surrounding plains, standing imposingly above the verdant rainforests; and they hold numerous natural, cultural and historical attractions which are of…

See Photos of Naijatreks Trip to the Sacred Oke-Ado Mountains of Oyo

See Photos of Naijatreks Trip to the Sacred Oke-Ado Mountains of Oyo

Last Sunday, 29th June, 2014, Naijatreks took a group of amazing, beautiful and fun people on a trip to the Oke-Ado Mountains of Oke-Ogun, Oyo State, south-west Nigeria. We took off from Lagos at 8:00am, snaked our way through the ancient town of Abeokuta, to connect Abeokuta-Iseyin road and finally arrived at Ado-Awaye town at…

Can you pronounce Agbegilodo?

Can you pronounce Agbegilodo?

These trucks, popularly called “Agbegilodo” (Agbégilódò) in south-western Nigeria, are one of the most common sights on Nigerian inter-state highway roads. The term ‘agbegilodo’ is a Yoruba word which means ‘one who fetches wood from the stream’. You cannot but know them if you are a frequent traveler on Nigeria’s highways. For decades, these trucks…

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