Historical Tour

The Black Heritage Tour, Badagry

 Badagry, Nigeria
 Booking Starts On: 01st Jan
NGN95,000 / Adult


Take a drive through the buzzing city of Lagos and feel the drift as you are welcomed by the gentle breeze of calmness and peace as you approach the Badagry town. A town that borders Benin Republic has a mixed occupancy of both nationals cohabiting peacefully. As you gaze into the Atlantic ocean, you definitely will travel in time, in deep reflection. 

You will be glad you took this trip to further enrich your knowledge of the history of slavery in the Badagry region.

Tour Overview


Jan 01- Dec 31


10 Hours

Pickup Location

Pickup available from hotel



Car PickUp


Tour Guide



  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Boat cruise
  • Freedom Walk
  • Lunch / Snack and Drink
  • Transportation & Insurance


Day 1
  • 08:00 AM

    As you drive along, you will be filled with imaginations of what to expect. Feel free to engage your guide as you drive along.

  • 10:20 AM

    Upon arrival in Badagry, you will be received by the locales who are always excited to tell their stories to visitors. Your first point of call would be Slave Baraccoon. Its quite a touchy experience here, we recommend concentration in other to follow through the historic recall of the slave era.

  • 11:00 AM

    As you finish from the Baraccoon, you will be guided to the first Storey building in Nigeria. This building holds so much especially as regards the popular Samuel Ajayi Crowther, who translated the bible into Yoruba.

  • 11:40 AM

    The Heritage museum gives a vivid account of the lives of the missionaries that worked in the region during the time. It also hold a lot of information about the transatlantic movement at the time. You also get to see some relics displayed to capture the essence of your visit.

  • 12:15 PM

    This is where the touchy part begins. The walk to the point of no return starts with a boat ride across the lagoon. Get captivated by the special lilies floating on the lagoon as if welcoming you to Gberefu Island. Attractions as you commence a 2km walk after the boat ride includes, the attenuation wells, a mini market where souvenirs are on display for sale.

  • 01:15 PM

    Upon arrival at the Atlantic, there is a high degree of temptation to dive into the waters, but we always warn you to be careful as the currents are high. Tourists are advised to have fun at the beach front. Make new friends, play games and spend some quality time together.

  • 02:30 PM


  • 2nd Feb, 2023

    Highly educational - recommended! Tripadvisor review: The Black Heritage - Badagry Tour Highly recommended. Bright who was my driver and guide together with two local guides did a great job of introducing the history of Badagry. I learnt a lot. The slave trade ended in the 1880s and after visiting its clear how recent this is. The descendants of Seriki Williams Abass who built and managed the slave trade facilities at Badagry are still living right there. More people should visit Nigeria and more people should visit Badagry. From Victoria Island, the drive there takes around three hours, depending on traffic. The road varies wildly from modern highway to patches of just sand. Badagry is close to the border with Benin and we were stopped by immigration police. Bright had told me to bring a copy of my passport and visa which turned out to be vital. I witnessed a group of smugglers being slapped around by the police. Bright handled the situation expertly and we were able to travel onwards after only a brief stop. We added in a stop to have jollof rice on the way back. Highly recommended! If you’re into coffee you better bring your own. Water and snacks can be bought at the museum. Robert Siedle - Khan


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