Rendezvous in Abeokuta

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Abeokuta which in the Yoruba language literally means ‘under-the-rock’ is an ancient and sprawling city in Ogun state, South- West, Nigeria.

The capital of Ogun state is popular for being the birthplace of many great Nigerians like former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, the Ransome Kuti’s and many other societal high-fliers. More than this, town is a fantastic destination where you can visit for picnics, appointments, meetings as well as a getaway from the stress of work and everyday living.

Abeokuta also has the advantage of being in close proximity to Lagos; Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre. This makes it a very attractive destination for tourists to visit meet and also have fun. Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 Hotel Booking Portal rounds up some places you can tour on a trip to the town.

Ofada Rice at Omida Market


Want to have a taste of the indigenous lifestyle in Abeokuta? Then the Omida market is the place to visit. It is a well-known market in Abeokuta. You can visit one of the many shops to have a taste of the local cuisine especially the tasty and delicious Ofada Rice. Another place to visit is Itoku market which is the home of the Adire fabric. The market is a place where fashion meets art.

June 12 Cultural Centre

The June 12 Cultural Centre was named in memory of the aborted June 1993 presidential elections. The political intonation of the June 12 cultural centre may make seem like a no-go area for fanfare or meetings. However, the centre is one of the best places to meet as it has one of the best facilities on offer. It is located in Kuto, Abeokuta.

Hilltop Residence


The imposing structure of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s home makes it stand out. Popularly regarded as “Hilltop Residence”, it is where politicians and powerbrokers visit to engage the ex-president on national issues and other discourse. It is a hub for all things politics.

The Biege Club

Posh and classy, The Biege club is located within the premises of continental suites. It is a place to unwind and have an evening with friends and pals. The young at heart and anyone that wants to indulge visit the club for an impressionable night threat.

Olumo Rock


The best was saved for last. The Olumo rock is an important destination the history of Abeokuta and it is a must visit. The rock is 137 metres tall and actually the wonderful place to relax and have fun. A cable car is available to take you to the top of the rock or you can try climbing if you’d like to get some exercise in. It is an enthralling place to hang out with family and friends.

During your visit to Abeokuta, you can get the best accommodation online;

Some of the top hotels in Abeokuta include:

Green Legacy Resort

Park Inn by Radisson Blu

Courtyard Marquee Suites & Hotel

Green Legacy Hilltop

Celia’s Suites

Royal Greens Guest House

Quarry Imperial Hotel


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