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There must be a reason that Lagos is the second most populous city in Africa. With people streaming in from areas across Nigeria, neighboring countries, Africa's furthest corners, and abroad, Lagos has become Nigeria’s major attraction. Lagos is bursting with newcomers ready to explore the city's nightlife, its business opportunities, and its unique cultural offerings.
Such a large and vibrant metropolitan center can sometimes feel intimidating. For a local's inside tips on where you can use your Amex or catch an early morning yoga class, check out our blog
The Top 10: What to Do in Lagos
Go to the private beaches as much as you can. They are beautiful and lots of fun. Vacationing on the beaches provides an opportunity to mingle with the locals in Lagos.
We recommend Marquee, Ember, Auto Lounge, Blowfish, and Zamuda as the top clubs to visit in Lagos.
Nigerian art is beautifully unique and it’s worth seeking some out. Terra Culture is a popular gallery.
For local shopping, check out Eko Hotel Market and Lekki Market—they’re two of the best in Lagos.
5. Lekki Conservation Center:
Located on Lekki Peninsula, this reserve is home to such animals as various birds, monkeys, and more.
6. Boat Club:
Head to the Boat Club to rent boats and jet skis and enjoy water sport activities for the day. The Boat Club offers great activities and beautiful scenery. If you go with a member, you won’t have to pay for rentals.
7. Fela Kuti Shrine:
Visit the Fela Kuti Shrine right on the mainland. Opened by Fela’s son, Femi, it provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to dance and party with music lovers.
8. Suya and Jollof Rice:
These two items define Nigeria’s traditional cuisines—they are undeniably delicious and full of flavor. You will thank us later.
9. Palms Mall:
For an air-conditioned respite, explore this shopping center. Plenty of shopping and restaurants await.
10. Gets Arena:
Go-karting, dancing, and drinking are the activities you can enjoy at this day-to-night venue.
When to Go
The weather is fairly stable throughout the year. Nigeria has a rainy season and a dry season. To avoid rain showers and enjoy high temperatures with low humidity, it is best to travel to Nigeria and Lagos between November and March.