Lagos Travel Guide

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Lagos Things to Do

  • BEST TRANSIT LOUNGE IN LAGOS AIRPORT

    How accurate is this tip? Well I am in the airport right now writing it! If you have the great misfortune to be a transit passenger in this airport, you will not enjoy it much. They take your passport and make you go through security again. Then they take you upstairs to a 'Transit Lounge' where there is some old furniture, a newspaper and a guard...

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  • Lagos best kept secret

    Lekki Conservation Area - a oasis of calm and fresh air in this megacity.A tropical rainforest in the outskirts of the city, you´ll see monkeys at least. Also a ladder up to a lookout platform in a tree.

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  • If you happen to be in Lagos 1 st week...

    The yearly The Experience Lagos - the worlds largest gospel consert with last year 700000 people in attendance. It´s organized by House On The Rock Church. Artists come from all over the world. It´s held in the beginning of December and it´s free! It starts by 7 and continues all night until dawn. And it´s amazing experience even if you are not...

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  • TBS- Former Race Cource

    Tafaba Balewa Square, is not a square but a huge venue, former race cource during the British rule, but also the place where independence was declared 1960. Now home to huge events like the yearly The Experience Lagos - the worlds largest gospel consert with last year 700000 people in attendance. It´s organized by House On The Rock Church. Artists...

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  • National Museum

    Definetely worth some hours. Not very big but very intersting about Nigerian culture. A calm and cool retreat (and the only place you could get postcards...)

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  • The African Shrine

    A highly energetic live performance by Femi Kuti, the son of the late FELA. You won't get any like this in Lagos. Also bearing in mind that this guy is a legend. He delivers interesting shows every Sunday night with his team of back up dancers, dancing to every beat. You can also pop by on Thursday night to watch him in rehearsal. This all depend...

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Lagos Hotels

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  • Southern Sun Ikoyi

    Excllent 5-star hotel, though, as of lack of a golf course only rated with 4 stars. Besides nearly...

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  • The Federal Palace Hotel

    6 - 8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Protea Hotel Leadway

    1 Mugambo Close, off Emmanuel Street, Maryland Estate, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Lagos Restaurants

  • Best shawarma I ever eaten, an oasis

    Really delcious shawarmas. Went there several times. Very relaxing outdoor restaurant, with fans over the tables, cold beer. Probably the only outdoor restaurant on Lagos Island

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  • I call it - Fast Seafood

    Beautifully decorated with a cute view of the ocean from the balcony. Ocean basket restaurant's menu looks appetizing as indeed the real deal. It's strictly seafood, mostly served with rice or chips, and also a long sushi menu. The platter pictured below is my favorite because it feeds two, and you can also share it with a friend.

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  • Meet Bruno in Cactus

    A very lovely restaurant whose chefs pay especial attention to their ingredients: Only the freshest of the fresh are being plated here. Their salads are always served fresh with robust flavors. They also serve ice creams, pizzas and pastries which are baked there. I love the mighty Bruno Burger. Its delicious and huge... you can always share it...

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Lagos Nightlife

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  • In the Hole in the Wall

    This spot like many of the places I've mentioned previously, might not be the appropriate venue for a first date. Then again, I would frown on taking women to clubs and bars anyway, but that's me. Sandra's bar is what we would call a juke/jook joint back home. A hole in the wall spot where folks congregate to let off steam. The atmosphere ranges...

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  • Clubbing

    Very popular and fun place to hang, especially if you're staying on Ikoyi Island. They have live and DJ'd music and a fun upstairs "VIP" area. There's also an outdoor place with great music across the street. club gear

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  • And Another One

    Club Do It All is located on Allen Avenue in Ikeja, Lagos. Arguably the nicest looking club I've been to in Lagos. The music is hip-hop and R&B. The club gets going after 11:00PM. No different than in the U.S. The place is filled with beautiful women and unlike back home, they outnumber the men at least two to one. The crowd is a mix of locals and...

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Lagos Transportation

  • Horrible traffic in rush hour

    Avoid if possible travelling in rush hours outside Lagos Island, i.e. morning and afternoons in VI (Vicoria Island) is a mare-ritt of "go-slow", be prepard to be stucked in the taxi for i hour on VI. Also be warned that if you take a taxi to a fancy mall like The Palms Mall in Lekki, which kind of out of town, it might be impossible to find a taxi...

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  • Domestic Airport

    Do observe that the Domestic Airport at Murtala Mohamad Airport firstly is separated from the International one and there are no shuttle buses, just taxis that would rip you off.Secodly do observe that there are two part of Dometic, the new modern building and the old wing. Make sure from which your airline is departing! You will immediately be...

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  • From Lagos to Cotonou by shared taxi

    Go first to Mile 2 motor park, by taxi from Lagos island 1500 to 2000 Naira (depending on trafic), from there are shared taxis, leaving when full for 3000 Naira, very bad road until the border, lots of problems at that border, 4 to 5 hours.

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Lagos Shopping

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  • The one stop market for Local souvenirs

    You can get everything from Art works, local hand crafted jewelry, interesting masks, decorative statues and cloths made from local fabrics at very affordable prices Its best you use the local currency to pay for any item purchased in this market, as it is not exactly a posh market.

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  • Shopping

    Oyubo market is 10-15 km's away from the city, it is called Oyubo market cos generally expatriates and foreigners visit the area to buy local crafts, art pieces and food. There are 2 sections, one is for crafts and handmade wooden masks, statues and paintings. the other one is for food and drinks imported. You can find whatever you like...

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  • Local handicraft

    A one stop shop for travellers. You can get almost all local souveniers at this place. Ranging from wood carving to oil painting. Local wood carving, ivory bangles, bronze sculptures, etc. You have to negotiate real hard. 50% asking price will be fair enough usually.

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Lagos Local Customs

  • Religious

    Everybody, I met in Lagos is deeply believing (nearly exlusively christian) going very much into the direction of fundamentalism.Somebody telling me, he is readding a lot - I am askingt him, whyt type of literature : I everyday read a minimum of 2-3 hrs in the bible.Beeing aware of that may help you understanding behaviour.

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  • Pigeon English

    You might find the language used here a little strange from typical English. It is call Pigeon English. How now? = How are you?Welcome! = Hello!No wahala = No problemHow far? = How is it going?You have anything for me? = Can you give me some money (cash)?Now = can be tomorrowNow now = to be done todayNow now now = to be done immediately

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  • Bow to the Yorubas, Shake with the Igbos

    There are many tribes and cultural differences in Lagos state as a city. For the Yorubas, the general cultural or customary mode of greeting is by bowing or by prosrating to the elders. As for the Igbos, no problems with shaking hands. They mainly greet Good morning, goodafternoon and good evening. There is no danger as to the right way of greeting...

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Lagos Warnings and Dangers

  • Walking around town

    It´s safe to walk around busy and crowded Lagos Island during daytime, the western part market streets are extremely crowded so the risk of beeing robbed would be non-existent. But of cource be aware of pickpockets and leave bags and cameras back home. Lagos Island was some years ago the most dangerous part due to "area boys" (hoodslums) chasing...

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  • Be careful taking photos in Nigeria!

    People on the street feels offended it you take photos, they will get angry and shout at you. Even if you are just taking a general street view. I always tried to take photos with people far away. Once I went with a Nigerian friend to the market and took a photo at the butchers place where we was shopping, Immediately where was an angry man...

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  • Check you immigraton stamp in your...

    I had a 90 days visa issued at home, everything went very smoot at the arrival at Lagos International Airport. When I was getting ready to go home after about 40 days ín Nigeria I checked my passport - and realized that the official had only stamped 30 days! I didn´t know if they will go for that or for my 90 days visa when I departed. But I was...

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Lagos Tourist Traps

  • by Nevaeh7er Written May 25, 2012

    YOU WROTE:
    I have been told by some people that you must pay a $1900 fee to leave lagos no matter what airline you use for your departure. Othes have said that the 1900 dollar fee is a scam. I would like to know the truth. Is this true or is it a scam? Thank you for your reply...." MY REPLY IS --- It is a scam, it is not true...At the airport they may pressure u for money but all u have to say is 'BLESSINGS FOR U AND YOUR FAMILY'..:)

    Unique Suggestions: IF PRESSURED FOR MONEY AT ANYTIME SAY...'BLESSINGS FOR U AND YOUR FAMILY'

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Lagos What to Pack

  • Bring your credit card!!

    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...

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  • Beach gear...

    You will probably not doing any camping or much of outdoor activities here except probably a visit to the Atlantic Ocean facing beach. Some beach wear will be useful if a beach visit is in your itinery. Don't have to carry your surf board, sails, etc though as it might be difficult for you to clear the customs in the airport. You can rent one of...

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  • Ask before you shoot!

    A digital camera will come in very handy in Lagos. Typical SLR camera will also do the job except that developing the phtotos is not recommended locally. Conventional photo shop is not easily accessable. Quality is poor too.Cautions: Before you take a shot, make sure you have asked for consensus from the owner/local otherwise they can get really...

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Lagos Off The Beaten Path

  • Lekki Market - Local Handicraft

    Its not really recommended if you dont have a 4WD the roads leading to Lekki Market is not that great especially duringrainy season July. Generally its a market but there are quite a few tarders here selling local handicraft. If ur a bargain hunter this place may just make ur day. They have leather products, wooden handicrafts and IVORY crafts the...

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  • The church began several years...

    The church began several years ago as a small congregation but has rapidly grown now. The original church was situated on the edge of the tropical forest and swamp area on the outskirts of Lagos. This area is now a base for prayer and meditation by T. B. Joshua. Visitors to the Synagogue church are usually taken out to this remote swamp area for a...

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  • Living in Lagos

    Hi there Jen..Im from Malaysia too now in VI Lagos. Have been here for a month and its been better than what my friend tells me. Overall, people who have jobs or their own bosses are really freindly people. There are loads of bad hats here as people form all over Africa come here to try and make it in the shortest period of time.If plan o work...

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  • Cash Society

    Lagos is a cash society. Don't be surprise to see people moving around with stashed of hard cash in hand to pay for a dinner bill or drinks.Due to the big stashes of cash to be carried around, conventional wallet or purse will not be able to do the job. Usually we use a black nylon bag to pack all these cash around.Fondest Memory Due to the...

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  • Well I have seen and visited...

    Well I have seen and visited many restaurant in the city of Lagos and one I like most and guees what, MR BIGS fAST FOODS. Well Lagos is cool place to be and also is lovely cause you can always tour arround in lagos such as the beach,clubs and etc.

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