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Explore Olumo Rock

Tour Type: History & Adventure
N67,600  Per Couple

The Rock City

Abeokuta lies below the Olumo Rock, home to several caves and shrines. Chief Sodeke first settled in Abeokuta (meaning literally "the underneath of the rock", or indirectly "refuge among rocks" in 1830 as a place of refuge from slave hunters from Dahomey and Ibadan. The village populations scattered over the open country to take refuge among the rocks surrounding the city. Here they formed a free confederacy of many distinct groups, each preserving the traditional customs, religious rites and the names of their original villages.
Package Included/Excluded
  • Return Train Ticket
  • Ground Transfers
  • Lunch
  • Tours and Activities
  • Insurance
Destination Map Location
Day 1
Ebute-Metta Train Station
Departure from Lagos
Your guide will be waiting to receive you at the train station to board the service to Abeokuta. On arrival, you will be driven to the start point of the tour.
Day 1
Olumo Rock
Arrival at Olumo Rock
On arrival at the Olumo rock, you will be given a brief about the history of the rock before you set out to climb. As you climb, you will be shown the residence of the oldest woman in Nigeria (about 135 years as at 2021), on the rock. Get an awesome view of the city from the top of the rock and more.
Day 1
Presidential Library
Itoku Market, Kuti Heritage Museum & OOPL
After the experience at the Olumo rock, you will proceed to the popular Adire market followed by a visit to the Kuti heritage museum and the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library for other fun activities. You get to see a replica of the presidential office as well as the room where the former president spent his days while in prison.
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