Lagos Travel Guide

Introduction to Lagos

Lagos is one of the most exuberant and not to mention, largest cities in Africa. Although Nigeria dominates West Africa, politically and economically, the area has a reputation for instability and corruption. However, if given a chance, another side can be seen.
Nigeria’s capital has an incredible live music scene as well as fantastic street life, with stalls lining the road sides at most times of the day. This is definitely the place to come for an urban adventure.
If you want to escape to more natural pastures, Lagos has a wonderful conservation park full of wildlife and nature trails, or there are the soft white sands of Elko beach to enjoy.
Lagos may be a gritty and often hectic city, but the welcome you’ll receive is one of the warmest in Africa!

Other things to do in Lagos

Visit the Black Heritage Museum in Lagos. Founded by the Nigerian cultural commission, the museum preserves artefacts and records from the slave trade and gives a valuable insight into the country’s turbulent past.
For something different and slightly more luxurious, head to Eko Gym and Spa where you can enjoy a day of relaxation and pampering. It has everything from a hair salon to a swimming pool and bar.
A night on the town in Lagos is best spent at the Coliseum, one of the best clubs in the city. People from all walks of life come here to dance the night away to fantastic local music.
For a taste of the real Africa, take a wander through vibrant Lekki market where you can haggle with street vendors for anything from yams and plantain to African masks and handicrafts.

Eating and drinking in Lagos

There are restaurants of all varieties to be found in Lagos. European and Oriental food in particular, is widely available. Although there are some self-service cafes, they are mainly to be found in the department stores. Most restaurants have table service. Nigerian food is typical of that found throughout West Africa. In the north, meat is more popular than in other areas, alcohol is expensive and only the larger hotels have bars and cocktail lounges.
Regional specialities include sweet potatoes, Suya (barbecued liver and beef on sticks) and Kilishi (spiced dried meat). Goat meat is also eaten often while antelope is considered a delicacy.

Lagos climate

Lagos has a tropical savannah climate. There are two rainy seasons from April to July and then October to November. Temperatures get up to a pleasant 29°C, peaking in March.

When to go to Lagos

The heaviest rains in Lagos fall from April to July so these months are best avoided. The best times to visit are in the dry spells between August and September then December to March.

Flying to Lagos

Flights to Lagos arrive at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, one of the largest airports in Africa and a top international air passenger gateway to Nigeria. 

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