There are about ten tourist locations on that axis – The Mobee Slave Relics Museum, The Agia Tree Monument, The First Storey Building in Nigeria, Vlekete Slave Market, The First Primary School in Nigeria, Badagry Slave Route, The District Officer’s Residence, Badagry Heritage Museum,
Early Missionaries Cemetery (NO!!!), Seriki Abass Slave Barracoon and Ar-Rakhab Beach Resort. Here’s all you need to know about this historic tourist attraction(s).
The access fee to each of these places is 200 naira flat. So your expenses would largely depend on the number of places you decide to visit. Example: a trip to both the Mobee Slave Relics Museum and the Agia Tree Monument for an individual would cost 400 naira (2 X 200 naira). There is also a permission “to take photos or videos” fee: It is 500 naira per location and it follows the access fee arithmetic. Certain locations have their special fees too. A trip to the Badagry Slave Route would require a boat ride but the fee is flexible. The more the people, the cheaper the fee is per head and vice versa, so visit with friends and family. The tour guide also gets paid for his/her services and the fee depends on your bargain power.
THINGS TO DO/WATCH OUT FOR
The trip is largely educational and is suitable for research purposes. For fun purposes, play with everything you come in contact with, you paid for it. You could also go with board games for a nice time-out on the beach. Take a lot of pictures for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook et al, like they say “a picture says a thousand words”. For refreshment, Badagry has lots of coconuts but feel free to go there with your own options. Be daring, try crazy but be careful.
LOCATION AND SECURITY
Badagry is a relatively secure location when compared to other towns in Lagos. It is a popular border town in Nigeria but isn’t over-crowded like the Lagos metropolis. It is a secure location to visit. Personal security should be good enough for a leisure. For directions from Badagry Roundabout, click here. You could easily locate all of the places from this roundabout.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Personally, I would advise that you visit Badagry during festive periods like Christmas, Sallah but preferably during Easter because that is when you have more visitors. There is also the Badagry Coconut Festival at this time of the year (March/April). It is nice to party at this time of the year. Then the location prompts you to depart your homes early, so you can easily navigate traffic and still enjoy your ride.