Lagos, Nigeria travel attractions plus holiday rental options
What can you see in Lagos plus holiday rental offers? The internationally acclaimed art house, Terra Kulture is the home of contemporary visual and theatre arts in Nigeria. It stands as one of only 2 art auction houses in Nigeria, with a collection of over a thousand art pieces from across the country. The Terra Kulture building is home to a restaurant, a craft shop, a library, a language school and theatre and its central feature; the art gallery. It is proud to have hosted readings by renowned Nigerian authors such as Wole Soyinka, Sefi Atta, Chimamanda Adichie and others for book readings. Annual events at Terra Kulture includes an art auction and the Taruwa Festival of Performing arts (which is often held in January).
It’s possible to arrange various water-based activities through local providers in Lagos. Look into Kayak Lagos, Optimel Water Sports and Lagos Fishing Charters, which offers sport fishing charters in the Gulf of Guinea. Another appealing way to enjoy an action-packed day on the beach is to arrange the “daycation” package at La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort. It gives you access to a private beach, swimming pools and a mangrove forest where you can spot monkeys and tropical birds. Available activities include family boat cruises, jet ski and kayak rentals, fishing in the lagoon and horseback riding.
Just outside of the flashy wealth of Lagos Island you’ll find the severely economically challenged community of Makoko, which is by some definitions the largest floating slum in the world. Definitely the most eye-opening thing to do in Lagos, you’ll witness a hugely marginalized but remarkably resilient community that subsists off the ocean and its own will power. A visit to the Makoko floating village requires some preparation to be sure you’re interacting with the community in a way that is respectful and not voyeuristic. To that end, it’s best to go with a local tour guide, though admittedly that can be a challenge to arrange. I went on a tour with the incredible Nigerian travel group Naija Nomads, who arranged for a boat tour through the village guided by the son of the head of the Makoko community. Note they arrange tours on a custom basis, so you can book a tour through them and see not only Makoko but a few of the other places on this list of things to do in Lagos too! Click here to check out their tours. Explore even more details on Short Let serviced apartments.
Does the sound of seagulls appeal to you? Or does the sound of the waves as they tide and crash against the surf soothe your nerves? Then, visiting a beach in Lagos should be one of the top things to do. Being a coastal city, Lagos is home to number of beaches such as Lekki Beach, Elegushi Beach, the popular bar beach (located at Ahmadu Bello Way), La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, amongst others. Trust us when we tell you that your stay in Lagos will not be deemed as complete without a trip to its popular markets. Ditch the thoughts of online stores and shopping malls, and treat your legs to a trip to markets including Oshodi, Yaba, Aswani, Computer Village, Eko, Jankara, Balogun Markets, and many more. What can you see in Lagos plus short let apartments choices?