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Olumo Rock, Abeokuta

Enjoy panoramic views from Olumo Rock, a massive outcrop of granite and a natural shelter. Used as a fortress by Egba people against the advancing Fulani in the early 19th century, the rock is dotted by numerous caves with traditional stoneware and tools. A modern nine-story observation tower will take you up to the level of the caves; follow a skywalk to the ancient hideouts, or free climb the rock. From the terrace on top, take in a sweeping view of Abeokuta's roofs sprawling across the horizon. A popular tourist attraction, the site also has an arts and crafts center selling souvenirs. To find out how to plan a trip to Abeokuta, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • My son and I set out to climb Olumo Rock yesterday. The first hustling attempt was at the entrance. We were told that the ppl staying in the car (and not climbing) would need to pay a site seeing visi...  more »
  • You have 2 options to go to the top; via the stairs (elevators are no more working) or via the rocky route as I will call it. You can only take this route if you are physically fit. The guides are als...  more »
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