Often called as “The New York of Africa”, Lagos is definitely not inferior to any other major metropolis. Lagos is a busy hub for Nigeria and the whole of Africa as well. This city is so vast that it has three different parts, the mainland, Greater Lagos and the Islands.

HOW TO GO

There are direct international flights from Dubai, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Atlanta, New York, and Rome. After reaching the airport, you will face rigorous security. The check takes 3-4 hours, so be patient. If possible use SkyTeam Lounge or Gabfol Lounge to make your wait more comfortable. 

WHEN TO GO

Winter in Nigeria is November through February. However, winters here are abundant with sunshine. The beaches are empty, and hotels are cheap during this time of the year. If you want to join in with the crowd, then summer is a better time for sun-worshipping.

THINGS TO DO

The city of Lagos is perfect for those who love beaches and sunsets. It has plenty of beaches to engage you in a lazy day of lounging and doing nothing. Lagos Bar Beach has a number of small beaches along its coast. Lekki Beach, Eleko Beach, Akodo Beach and other pretty beaches offer a getaway from the noise of the city. Tarkwa Bay is a sheltered beach, that you can reach by taking an inexpensive boat ride from Tarzan Jetty. Plus, it offers splendid water sports opportunities like Jet skiing. Just near Tarkwa Bay is Lighthouse Beach named after the century-old lighthouse standing in the Lagos Harbor. After visiting all the beaches do not miss out on clubbing in Victoria Island.

ELECTRICITY

The sockets here are type D and G, which is seldom seen in the U.S. Hence a travel adapter will most likely be necessary to plug in your device. Electronics with a voltage of 230 V work in Nigeria. If your device does not operate in this range, then you will need a power transformer. For more information check out our international socket type reference page.  

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