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Lagos— 28 nights
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Elegushi Beach and Tarkwa Bay Beach. Head to Lekki Market and Ikeja City Mallfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Lagos: Ibadan (Bower's Tower & Agodi Gardens), Abeokuta (Olumo Rock & Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library) and Lekki (LSP Paintball, Dreamworld Africana, & more). Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Omu Resort. Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hi-Impact Planet Amusement Park and Resort. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lekki Conservation Centre, examine the collection at The National Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and walk around Freedom Park.
For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lagos itinerary planner.
If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Murtala Muhammed International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in December, and nighttime lows around 74°F. On the 10th (Fri), you're off tohome.
Things to do in Lagos
Lekki, Badagry, Abeokuta, Ibadan, Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park
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