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Experience lively Lagos

Book your flight tickets to Lagos to discover the wonders of Nigeria’s largest city. Taking its name from the Portuguese for lagoons, Lagos is home to a flourishing economy, growing arts scene and burgeoning tech hub.

Amid the bustling streets and skyscrapers there’s also a wealth of natural beauty too.

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Wander through Jhalobia Recreation Park and Gardens for tropical plants and native birds. Lekki Conservation Centre is one of the most diverse nature parks in Africa, containing everything from peacocks to turtles and mischievous monkeys.

Be sure to check out the continent’s longest canopy walkway for a thrilling expedition high above the trees.

You can also spend time at one of Lagos’ stunning beaches. While there, try your hand at surfing, picnic on the sands or simply savour an ice-cold beverage at one of the beachfront cafes and restaurants.

Book your flights to Lagos with Etihad Airways and beginning planning your visit to this amazing port city.

What's the weather like in Lagos?

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The Lagos rainy season runs between April and October – with June being the wettest month. January is the driest month.

Temperatures and humidity levels remain fairly constant throughout the year in Nigeria, especially on the coast where Lagos is situated.

Reasons to visit Lagos

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Relax on Tarkwa Bay Beach

Take the ferry or hop on a speedboat to blissful Tarkwa Bay Beach just south of the city. This coastal retreat is the perfect place to wind down away from the city centre. Soak up the sun as you lounge on soft sands and swim in the inviting waters of the Lagos Lagoon.

Thrill-seekers can try their hand at surfing, while a 30-minute stroll along the seafront leads you to a lighthouse that’s over a century old. Be sure to bring some extra cash to rent beach umbrellas and chairs, and keep some spare for freshly caught fish served hot off the barbecue.

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Brush up on Nigerian history

Lagos is a busy city full of hustle and bustle – but you’ll want to learn more about its development while you’re in the city.

The Nigerian National Museum is home to some of the country’s most notable pieces of art and archaeological findings, some dating back to the 9th century. A walk through its halls and exhibits is a perfect way to immerse yourself in the history and local art.

Look out for the Jemaa Head, the museum’s most famous artefact. This was created by the Nok culture, one of West Africa’s earliest civilisations. For extra information and background on some of the different pieces, there are tour guides on hand to answer any questions.

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Immerse yourself in Lagos culture

Freedom Park stands on the site of a colonial-era prison and embodies the themes of independence, unity and peace. Broad Street Prison, which used to stand in the park but was pulled down in 1979, is now used as a creative space for locals to enjoy recreational activities and a moment’s contemplation.

Sit by the fountains and listen to live acts perform on the open-air stage. Wander the surrounding grounds and you’ll find many different statues and monuments.

There are plenty of food stalls around too, serving traditional Nigerian dishes that are full of local flavour.

Things to know before you fly to Lagos

plane Airport transfers

The best way to travel from the airport to the centre of Lagos is by road. Book a transfer with Etihad in advance to be collected when you land. Alternatively, take a taxi.

charities Cultural considerations

Lagos has a relatively relaxed feel, so Western-style clothes are widely worn alongside more traditional dress. When visiting religious sites, be mindful and dress modestly by keeping your knees, shoulders and chest covered.

bus Getting around Lagos

The easiest and quickest way to get around Lagos is by taxi or mobile taxi services. The Bus Rapid Transit system is another popular method of transport – be sure to buy a ticket before you board.

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While the official language of Nigeria is English, around 500 native languages are spoken across the country. In Lagos, one of the most common is Yoruba.

Flying to Lagos: FAQs

Which currency is used in Lagos?

The Nigerian Naira (NGN) is the currency of Lagos. There are plenty of ATMs available in the city centre should you need to withdraw cash. When booking your flight to Lagos, inform your bank in advance so that you’re able to use your cards for purchases.

What food is Lagos known for?

Start your day like a local and grab some akara for breakfast. You can find these fried bean cakes on street corners all over the city. For dinner, lap up some nutritious egusi soup – packed with flavour and spice, it’s best accompanied with pounded yam or dodo (fried plantain).

Where should you stay in Lagos?

The best places to stay in Lagos are Victoria Island and Ikoyi. Both islands are close to the city centre and within easy distance of the best shops, restaurants and entertainment activities. If staying in Victoria Island, be sure to check out Oniru Beach.

How many days should I spend in Lagos?

Five days is a good amount of time to spend in Lagos. During this time you’ll be able to see the city’s key highlights and have chance to spend a day or two relaxing on nearby beaches. Alternatively, take a little longer to really enjoy some downtime on the beaches outside the city or explore more of Nigeria.

Why we love Lagos

“We love the sights and sounds of Lagos, the fast pace of the city and being able to escape to the beach whenever you feel like it. At night you can stroll along the marina, take a sunset cruise or visit a beach party. The food is great and the people are lovely.”

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