Ibadan Things to Do
The old building in central Ibadan are beautifull in their dacay, many 100 years old, without water and sevage, therefore considerd as slum, but otherways not. A good outlook is to go to Mapo Hall. They are particularly beautiful in late afternoon then they all shine yellow. And a 360 degrees view if you venture just a few minutes further to Bower Tower on the highest point of the city
Enourmous campus and really nice parkland. Easy to get lost due to the vastness. Very realaxing place. IU even includes a botanical garden and a zoo.
Premier Hotel situated on the top of one of the hills have a 25 meter lovely swimmingpool that can be used for a marginal fee. Extremely good Nigerian food in the restaurant inside, several bars.
Just lovely in a hot day!
From Lagos you have 2 small airlines going to Ibadan: Associated Aviation and Overland Airways, lhe latter is more expensíve than the former, when I was there 2010 Overland was about 60 us dollars each way and I think Accociated is half price.´Overland is easiest as you can book on-line, Associated you have to phone or sms. It only takes 20´minutes. The alternative is the unfamous Lagos-Ibadan Expressway 120 km that when it was new in the 70s took 1 hour 10 min. But it´s now in a severe deteriorated state, the trip often takes several hours, It´s the busiest and also one of the most accident-prone highways in the country. The terrible state of this expressway give way to a high number of accidents and perennially life-threatening situations, in 2011 there weere 1,980 crashes on this road , with 720 deaths! These of cource lead to hold-ups that can last for hours, when you are also prone to the frequent armed robberies as well if your car break down .Strangely enough no one flies, it was only me and the pilots on the early morning flight to Ibadan!. And I had decided to never go on that expressway!
Ibadan What to Pack
Miscellaneous: ATM.s work perfectly ok in most places, i used Master Card, Try to avoid roadside ATM:s due to high risk or robbery. Sometime even if it said Master Card it didn´t work, not always connected to international cards, just go to another one! As nairas newer comes in big notes it can be quite bulky to change a lot at once, and a higher risk of beeing robbed. Much better to use ATM: s now and then. But - never ever use your credit card for paying. Even better hotels often only accept cash! When you arrive to Murtala Mohammed International Aírport in Lagos there´s an exchange office just outside the entrance with an attached ATM, should´t that one work, you can take the stairs up to Departure where you have many ATM:s