Lagos, although not the national capital, is the foremost city in Nigeria. The city is known for commercial activities, its entertainment scenes and beautiful beaches. Lagos, the mega city, is constantly growing and welcomes everyone visiting the country. With the readily available affordable accommodation in Lagos, here are a few reasons you should visit.
- Longest Canopy Walk in Africa
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If you are a lover of nature, the Lekki Conservation Centre is a place to visit. Take a walk through the trail observing the surrounding flora and fauna. At about 401 metres long, the LCC canopy walkway is the longest in Africa. You are bound to have an amazing experience here.
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Lagosians know how to party hard. You will find one celebration or the other going on somewhere. The weekend parties (popularly called Owanbe) ranges from wedding to the celebration of life after death. Get “turnt” at the clubs on Friday night, then go chill at the beaches later on Saturday. The Elegushi Beach is one of the most popular Lagos beaches you can visit. The beach hosts the yearly COPA Lagos beach soccer event.
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Meet new people, make friends and catch the Lagos spirit – always looking forward and never quitting. The top star hotels in Lagos houses, restaurants where you can treat yourself to a great meal. Hotels like Sheraton Hotel Lagos, Radisson Blu Lagos, Lagos Oriental, Intercontinental Hotel and Eko Hotel & Suites are some of the luxury accommodations available.
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There are several markets scattered all over the city that caters for different types of products. When it comes to computer and phone related goods, Ikeja Computer Village is the number one place to visit. From Tejuosho market to Balogun market in Lagos Island, it is bound to be a fun experience haggling for a good bargain with the traders. If the proper street market isn’t your thing, you can go to the malls where you find international brand stores. Once you have got the money to spend, you can get just about anything you want in the beautiful city.
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From one corner of the city to another, there is so much fun and entertainment going on. The clubs are popping and Nigerian music is really sway. You can go club hopping, where you are likely to see the superstars of the industry. For a taste of the rich music and live show, make sure to attend Afropolitan vibes show at the Freedom Park.
The city birth the superstar Wizkid, featured on the hot summer jam One Dance by Drake. Not long ago, his equally big tune Ojuelegba was hopped on by Drake and the UK Grime artist, Skepta. Ojuelegba is always alive – buzzing yellow buses, traders under the bridge and the large billboard of Wizkid himself overlooking it all. Lagos is increasingly getting a mention in Hollywood movies but you have to see the city for yourself.