Over view of Lagos:
Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria, the largest country in Africa. Comprising upon group of island with creeks and lagoon, this city has estimated area of 300 square kilometers. With exotic nightlife and activities, Lagos pulsate the country rhythm. Due to happenings on large scale, Lagos is the economic and financial capital of Nigeria.
According to 2005 statistics, Lagos is one of the world's five largest cities. But it is estimated by UN that, with this growth, Lagos will be come in the line of mega cities of the world after Tokyo and Mumbai, by 2015.
Lagos has a tropical wet and dry climate, having two rainy seasons round the year. Lagos experiences weaker rain fall between October to November, while heavy rain fall months are from April to July. July is the coldest month, whereas March is the hot month in Lagos. Best time to travel in Lagos is, between August and September.
How to get in?
There is one International Airport--MurtalaMuhammed International Airport in Lagos. You can fly in from most of the countries to Lagos through number of airlines including:
• Arik Air
• Ethiopian Airlines
• Egypt Air
Where to go?
Attractions in Lagos:
Logos promises to show distinguished sightseeing to its tourist. So, if you are roaming around and thinking where to begin from, just drop contemplating. Start with historical sites first, then art, and natural sites gradually.
Museum and historic Sites:
Historic sites at Lagos bear remnants of heroic past of great struggle by Africans. Be historic sites or museums--African’s rich heritage illustrated everywhere.
• The National Museum
Most visited place for historic and tourists, is ‘The National Museum’ in central Lagos. Showcasing relics of Kingdom of Benin including; bronze and ivory sculpture royal crowns and brass collections.This Museum also bears the residues of Nigerian’s past and present Government. Prehistoric, almost of 500 BC animals and humans remainders are great source of attraction here.
• Didi Museum
One of the Pioneer private Museums in Nigeria is ‘Didi Museum’ in Lagos. This museum displays the perfect fusion of articles from ancient times to contemporary African art. Rare collections from Jibunoh and Igbo Uku, adds to its charm for visitors.
An entire town, Badagry-- comprising upon buildings holding relics such as; landscapes and artifacts from dark era of Africans is great appeal for visitors.
Arts & Culture
National Theatre at city center, Lagos, provides aninsight to Nigerian art, both traditional and contemporary, to its visitors. Three art galleries are displaying art at bestfor onlookers. While theatrical events; dance, films and musical festivals remain on boom throughout the year--a big entertainment for locals and foreigners alike.
Most visited and likeablebeach in Lagos is ‘Bar Beach’--out stretched on Victoria Island. Hub of beach activities and parties, this place is dotted with many bars and bistros for tourists. At short distance from Bar Beach, there lies other beaches too like; Eleko Beach, Tarkwa Beach and Lighthouse beach, where you can indulge in water sport to make more fun.
Opened in 1990 ‘Lekki Conservation Centre’ is one of the best places to get close encounter with terrestrial ecosystem. With idea to preserve rare species, this center is operating under natural circumstances; you can have close ups of swamp and savanna. For adventurous nature visitors, ladders are being provided to climb up on tree house-- an attraction for children and adults alike. Beautiful landscape of the Centre provides an awesome panorama to immerse in nature.
Where to eat?
It is said that Lagos is famous city for foodies in Africa. Let’s just pick up your menu from number of tasteful restaurants.
Browns Cafe & Restaurant, Lagos
For breakfast you don’t need to roam around, for Browns Cafe & Restaurant, at Victoria Island, serves desirable breakfast menu from around the world. So, you can have variety from American burger to ‘Nigerian Breakfast”, choice is yours.
Surface Bar & Grill
Located along the Victoria Island waterfront, Surface Bar & Grill is a great place to enjoy the meal while basking in sun. You can hold any party in this alluring venue.
Featuring local and Intercontinental cuisines, Voyage Restaurant is a good choice to dine out amid beautiful lagoon. You can add signature dishes from à la carte menu, to have to taste what serve at best. Saffron Restaurant & Bar
At Victoria Island, you can dine out at most sophisticated bistro-- Saffron Restaurant & Bar.This blossoming spot offers Serene ambience with continental food for its distinguished clientele.
If you are planning a get together with friends having varied food tastes, then you can have right place. Yellow Chilli Restaurant offers you a menu having wide range of Nigerian to Intercontinental food. Ocean Basket, Victoria Island, Lagos If you are seafood epicurean and looking for best place to dine out, then we have good suggestion. Ocean Basket is South Africa’s most desirable seafood chain restaurant, will serve you best exotic seafood. Everyone’s favorite sushi can be your pick too.
Where to buy?
In Lagos you have an edge to negotiate up to your stamina. But, don’t practice your bargaining skills at Malls having ‘fixed price’ board on. Major state of the art malls in Lagos are; Silverbird Galleria, Lekki Art Market, King's Plaza—here ‘shop till you drop’ phenomenon is absolutely applicable. You can have number of items from souvenir to artifacts here, to take back to home. Other shopping options are; The Palms Shopping Centre, The City Mall and Mega Plaza.