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Exploring Nigeria

1-DAY VISIT TO THE ANCIENT SUNGBO’S EREDO MOAT AND QUEEN SHEBA’S TOMB

Attractions:

– Short hike on a forest trail to explore Eredo Moat
– Short hike to Eyinfun Spiritual Spring
– Visit to Queen Sheba’s Tomb in Ijebu ode

Location: Lagos State

Date:
Saturday, 27th February, 2016

Tour Duration:
One (1) day

Rendezvous Point:
Will be stated in the Trip Dossier.

Rendezvous Time: 7am (10:30am if there is environmental sanitation in Lagos State)
Cost: N6,000 per participant
*Cost covers transportation, entry fee into tourist Attractions, tour guides and any other miscellaneous exigencies.

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Payment: Since we have limited space and need to book transportation in advance, interested participants are advised to make their payments on or before Monday, 23rd of February, 2016 into the following bank account:

Bank– Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB)
Account Name: Folarin Kolawole
Account Number: 0001929387

OR

Bank– United Bank for Africa (UBA)

Account Name: Ntreks Ventures
Account Number: 1018332334

*After making your payment, kindly send us an email notification to tours@naijatreks.com. Online transfers are also accepted. However, make sure you keep a copy of your transaction details such as bank tellers, online transfer confirmation emails/pages etc.

RESERVATION OF SPACE IS BASED ON FIRST-PAID-FIRST-SERVED BASIS, so make sure you pay early enough before the deadline.

Eredo Moat and Queen Sheba’s Tomb
Sungbo’s Eredo is a rampart or system of walls and ditches of more than 160km located to the south-west of the Yoruba town of Ijebu-Ode in Ogun state, southwest Nigeria. The Eredo has been connected with the Queen of Sheba which is recounted in both the Bible and Koran, and it is believed to have been built in honour of the queen. This archaeological monument is reputed to be the largest single pre-colonial monument in Africa. The Eredo served a defensive purpose when it was built in 800–1000 AD, a period of political confrontation and consolidation in the southern Nigerian rain forest.

Click to read more about (and see photos) of Eredo

Local traditions of the Ijebu people link the Eredo monument to the queen of Sheba (locally called Bilikisu Sungbo). The people believe that Bilikisu was a wealthy, childless widow who ordered her slaves to dig the Eredo for her remembrance. The Ijebu people had since laid claim to her  for more than a thousand years and celebrate the Sungbo Eredo festival annually to commemorate the reign of the powerful queen. The Christian Bible described the queen as a women of immense power, intellect and wisdom, who came to visit King Solomon when she heard of his outstanding wisdom.

Click to read more about (and see photos) of Queen Sheba’s Tomb

Tour Itinerary: From Victoria Island in Lagos, the tour group will travel down to Eredo village, where the group will hike a segment of the Eredo Moat and also get to see the Eyinfun Spiritual spring. Later, the group will depart Eredo and transit to Ijebu Ode to see the legendary tomb of Queen Sheba as well as the segment of the Eredo Moat that protects the tomb site.

Clothing: Since we’ll be doing some rainforest trekking, it is advised that you come in breathable clothes, long trousers and maybe long sleeved tops/shirts. Also make sure you are wearing covered (hiking) shoes and socks.

For any inquiries, please call  07037910923 or 08098158843 or send email tours@naijatreks.com

17 comments:

abolore.muraina@yahoo.com' LMJune 14, 2014 at 7:57 pmReply

Yayy! Fantastic… now dusting my hiking boot

NaijatreksJune 15, 2014 at 1:44 pmReply

@LM… Yes, please start dusting those boots o! loll

trexannex@yahoo.com' TochukwuJuly 16, 2014 at 8:49 amReply

The rendezvous point is really far from my side,,,,, i stay in lekki… i don’t even know how to get there .. Help!!!!

NaijatreksJuly 16, 2014 at 11:50 amReply

Hi Tochukwu… please send us an email at tours@naijatreks.com or info@naijatreks.com with your request, so that we can organize a possible pick up for you. Thanks :)

oeucheria@gmail.com' EucheriaSeptember 27, 2014 at 3:18 pmReply

Please I stay in port harcourt, when are u coming down

NaijatreksSeptember 28, 2014 at 5:11 amReply

Hi Eucheria…we have Port-Harcourt on our list for next year…so sorry we can’t squeeze that into our schedule for the rest of the year.

enitoye@gmail.com' EniolaOctober 2, 2014 at 5:50 pmReply

Hi Folarin,

people work on Saturdays too o.

this looks like it going to be fun.

NaijatreksOctober 3, 2014 at 2:22 pmReply

@Eniola…loll..yes, we know some people work on Saturdays….you better take next week Saturday off o, ‘cos you don’t wanna miss this trip ok!

orebayoabiola@gmail.com' ABIOLAFebruary 8, 2016 at 3:03 pmReply

can you confirm if there is still available space before i make payment.

orebayoabiola@gmail.com' ABIOLAFebruary 8, 2016 at 3:18 pmReply

Add me to your mailing list for upcoming tour notifications.

NaijatreksFebruary 9, 2016 at 3:36 amReply

@Abiola… Yes, there is still space on this trip. We have now added you to our mailing list. Kindly make your payment as soon as possible and notify us through email or phone call. Thanks.

lorigold2010@yahoo.com' LauregoldFebruary 10, 2016 at 12:18 pmReply

How can I become a part of Naija treks cos am a travel/tourism graduate. Also add me to your mailing list. Tanks

aliciaomon@gmail.com' AliciaJune 6, 2016 at 1:52 pmReply

Hi,
I just went through the places that you have been to and I was simply blown away.
I would like to be part of the next trip and all other upcoming trips. Can you please add me to your mailing list so that I do not miss out on any one.
Thanks.

Armed_salawu@hotmail.com' Ahmed salawuJuly 14, 2016 at 6:13 pmReply

Hi, when is your next trip

olamide4meandu@gmail.com' olaJuly 25, 2016 at 12:24 pmReply

it been a while you guys updated your blog.

anenetochukwu22@gmail.com' Tochukwu AneneDecember 2, 2016 at 10:10 amReply

Please I am interested but I Stay in the Island.

biolamotunde64@yahoo.com' Abiola PetersFebruary 2, 2017 at 6:44 amReply

Pls also add me to your mailing lists

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