There’s no getting around the fact that the largest city in Africa is going to be a sensory overload, but you’re not the type to leave home just to stay in a gated community.
For most folks, Lagos holidays are business trips, as this mega-city is an important African financial centre and home to one of the busiest ports on the continent. But like any big city, Lagos also has a fun side, which is well worth exploring in between all the wheeling and dealing.
History buffs will be impressed by the National Museum, which holds artifacts from the various ancient civilisations that are an integral part of Nigerian history. Book one of Wotif’s Lagos car hire options to check out the great beaches just outside of town, including Bar Beach and Lekki Beach, where white sands meet with tranquil turquoise water. Finally, “revolutionise” your getaway with a trip to the Kalakuta Republic Museum, which is housed in the former home of legendary Afro Funk singer Fela Kuti and is a tribute to his revolutionary life.
On Lagos Island, home to the central business district, wholesale shoppers will find bargains galore at both Idumota and Balogun markets. Those more interested in cultural items like music and books about Nigeria's deep-rooted society should stop in Ikoyi. An upscale neighbourhood, Ikoyi is also home to several large shopping complexes where everything from clothing to luggage can be found.
African spices meet fresh seafood delicacies from the open Atlantic on a Lagos holiday, giving the city a culinary scene that is hard to beat among all of Africa's capital cities. Dine at one or several of the many restaurants that line Tarkwa Bay, which serve both gourmet versions of traditional African dishes and more Westernised fare. For an adventure in flavour, book Lagos packages near Jankara Market, the largest market in Lagos, where fresh fruits, vegetables and other typical Nigerian speciality foods can be had.
Lagos holiday packages are your ticket to the wildest party scene this side of Miami. Head to Elegushi Beach, where dancing in the sand to live music and DJs keeps the crowd going until the wee hours of the night. On select weekends during the year, the city hosts huge public concerts for the Lagos Jazz Series, featuring the country's top artists from multiple genres—now that’s a night to remember!
Don't waste your time searching for awesome Lagos deals. With the best selection around, Wotif makes booking quick and easy, and we offer a value that you just won't find anywhere else. So put on your business suit, bring your dancing shoes and grab yourself a holiday package in Lagos, Nigeria. Cook up some dodo (don’t worry, we’re not insulting you), sip on a Supermalt soda and you’ll already have a head start. All you need now is a backdrop of Igbo rap music and a moonlit beach.
Wanna know the secret to a perfect getaway? It's simple! Just open your eyes to new things and soak up every awesome moment that comes your way.