Car Hire in Ilorin
To arrange a rental car to explore the city of Ilorin in Kwara State, Nigeria, stop first in the Nigerian state of Lagos. Cars are available for rent in the Lagos city of Ikeja.
Car Hire at Ilorin Airport
Although Ilorin has its own airport, Ilorin International Airport (ILR), this is not where you should fly if you want to rent a car. Instead, fly in or out of nearby Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) in Ikeja, Lagos State. There is an Avis rental location at this airport, located in Terminal E. You can also rent a car from Sixt. Their branch is not located at the airport, but the company will pick you up at the airport and transport you to their Old Secretariat facility. The drive from Murtala Muhammed to Ilorin will take about five hours on E1.
Driving in Ilorin
When driving your car rental in Ilorin, you will drive on the right side of the road. Both manual and automatic transmission vehicles are driven in Nigeria.
Hire a car in Ilorin to drive to the oldest mosque in Kwara State. Known as Sheikh Alimi's Mosque, it is located inside Ago Market. One interesting feature of this mosque is that the floors are filled with sand.
For your retail needs, stop by the Palms Shopping Mall on Fate Road using your car rental in Ilorin. Here, you can purchase groceries and household goods, grab a bite to eat, get your hair done, and even visit the cinema. Parking for your car hire in Ilorin is available on-site.
Parking in Ilorin
After you rent a car in Ilorin, there are multiple parking facilities available for your rental vehicle. The Kwara Express is on Murtala Mohammed Road. Another option is the Saw-mill Garage on R.A. Olaiya Street. Motor Park is available on A1 near the Ilorin Airport.
Where to Go and What to See in Ilorin
Hire a car in Ilorin so you can take a day trip to other sites in the region. Be sure to take the 85mins drive to nearby Esie in Kwara State to visit the Esie Museum. This facility houses an impressive collection of soapstone statues. There are also various collections here that reflect the traditions and heritage of people groups of Nigeria.
You can also travel 1.75 hours to Odo-Owa in Oke-Ero to see the Imoleboja Rockshelter. This impressive natural formation can house up to 100 visitors at a time. Come just to look or bring a meal for a picnic lunch near the formation.
In just 45 minutes, you can drive to Owu Falls in Owa-Kajola. This breathtaking waterfall is about 330 feet high. The water falls into a pool surrounded by rocky formations. Lush vegetation and interesting wildlife encompass it.