Earlier this year myself and the Jinuset team (tour operating company in Badagry) decided to do some work by visiting all the tourist attractions in Badagry. I must confess that that day is one of the best days in my life. I have been living in Badagry for the past 10 years and i never had the opportunity to explore the city and learn about the ancient activities until this year (2018).
Obviously, that two days explore in Badagry is entertaining and educating. In this article i will share some of the tourist attractions in Badagry and i hope you’ll make a plan to visit this ancient someday.
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Nigeria’s First Storey Building
The most fascinating things about the storey building is not because it is the first in Nigeria, but being the home for most of the colonial masters, and having several ancient things in it. You’ll have the opportunity of seeing over 8 currencies that have been used in Nigeria and also learn many great things about the construction of the building. If you’re coming to Badagry with your kids, make sure you add the “First Story Building” to your places to visit. It is one of the things kids learn about in current affairs and if they have the opportunity to visit this place, that would be a really good thing for them. The “First Story Building” is where Lord Lugard lives during his time in Nigeria.
Badagry Slave Museums
The best place to learn more about the slave trade is to visit the Badagry slave museums. Forget about most of the stories you read blogs, i was there to speak with the families and i was dumbfounded after hearing the terrible experiences of our forefathers. There are many slave families in Badagry, however not all of them accept visiting. When you visit the major slave museums, you’ll learn more about the slave trade, how they are being transported etc.
Point Of No Return
The “point of no return” is an island in Badagry where slaves are being exported to foreign countries via the cargo ships. According to the history, immediately slaves have been transported across the Badagry river to the “Point of No Return” they no longer have freedom to go back. This place has been one of the most visited areas in Badagry by tourists. You too would want to visit the place to take some pictures and see some of the things left during the slave era.
Whispering Palms Resort
To make your visit really fun and memorable, you’d want to visit Whispering Palms Resort to relax in the scenic environment. In fact, you could lodge here as long for how long you wish to stay. Whispering Palms Resort is very popular both in Nigeria and outside the country. With over 500 rooms, sports center, mini zoo, swimming pools, event center, cafe, beautiful attractions and lots more, you’ll definitely enjoy your visit.
The Agia Tree Monument
If you’ve ever seen the pictures of Nigerians celebrating Christmas for the first time, you definitely must have heard that it was celebrated under a tree in Badagry. And yes, the tree is called Agia tree. This place has been decorated as one of the tourist attractions in Badagry. There are many interesting things you’ll learn about the first celebration of Christmas in Nigeria when you visit this place.
The last place on my list is the Badagry beach. Why did i even add it to the bottom of the list? Maybe because i don’t visit beach often. For the beach lovers, you definitely would want to visit the Badagry beach and have fun. The beach is few miles away from the Badagry roundabouts. It’s really a nice place to visit, especially during the weekends or special occasions.
These are great places in Badagry and i believe you’ll really enjoy your visit if you add these places to your itinerary.
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