1-DAY VISIT TO THE ANCIENT SUNGBO’S EREDO MOAT AND QUEEN SHEBA’S TOMB
– 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.
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
Bank– United Bank for Africa (UBA)
Account Name: Ntreks Ventures
Account Number: 1018332334
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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.
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.
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.
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