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    Tourists Guide To Lagos & General Information

    Lagos is Nigeria’s largest City and most densely populated City. It is the sixth most populated City in the World and the largest populated metropolitan area in Africa. The latest population figures suggest Lagos may be the third largest City in the World by population.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Lagos

    Lagos is a busy and vibrant City, and used to be the Capital of Nigeria up until 1991, where it surrendered its position to the planes City of Abuja.

    What You Need To Know About Lagos

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Lagos.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Lagos?

    December to February are the best times to visit Lagos. It is hot dry and humid throughout the year, and these are generally the coolest times.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Lagos?

    If you are not a Nigerian National or if you do not have a Nigerian Passport you will require a Visa to enter Lagos and anywhere else in Nigeria.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Lagos?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Lagos will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with. Insect Repellant also comes in handy.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Lagos?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Lagos. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit. Make sure you are up to date with your current vaccinations.

    Transport & How To Get Around Lagos?

    Lagos is an extremely busy City with it’s main airport being Murtala Muhammed International. There are various forms of transport that can help you get around the city, such as buses, taxis and ferries. Hiring your own car can become a bit stressful if you are not used to traffic, so discuss the best forms of transport to get around Lagos with your travel or booking agent.

    Attractions and Places to Visit In Lagos

    Lagos, the largest City of Nigeria, is gradually becoming a major tourist attraction, being one of the largest cities in Africa and the World. It is the main business hub in the country and houses one of busiest ports on the continent.

    Lagos is now loosely classified into two main areas - the Island, which was the initial city of Lagos, before it eventually expanded into the area, which is now called the Mainland. The Markets, Arts and Culture are, for now, the major attraction with an Abundance of museums and galleries. Their prolific cinema scene is also a major pull, cutely named Nollywood after its American counterpart.

    What to do When Visiting Lagos?

    Beach life is very popular in Lagos. There are several outstanding beaches where you can relax, unwind and soak up the holiday vibes. The Lagos Bar Beach, named after the sand bars that characterize the coastline, is the main inner city beach. Tarkwa Bay, a man made sheltered bay and beach offers water sports such as surfing, Jet Skiing and Water Skiing. Be sure to walk to neighbouring Lighthouse Beach. Another place of interest is Lekki Conservation Centre, a dense park with beautiful flora and fauna. A strong artistic centre, Legos has an abundance of Galleries, Museums and Theatres, including the Nike Art Gallery, featuring the whole panoply of Nigerian arts. The National Theatre of Arts, now accepted as the prime centre for performing arts in the country, houses two cinema halls, a restaurant and a bar. To experience true Nollywood, Silverbird Galleria is the place to go with its five hi-tech cinema halls showing the best box-office movies in the industry. There are many markets to peruse through in Lagos, the Lekki market is most popular, and you are sure to find a locally designed piece or trinket to take home.

    How Old is Lagos?

    Lagos was originally inhabited by the Awori subgroup of the Yoruba people. Under the leadership of the Oloye Olofin, the Awori moved to an island now called Iddo and then to the larger Lagos Island.

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