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Lagos is one of Africa's busiest cities, the largest in Nigeria and the country's economic centre. A collection of islands, Lagos has many waterways. The city and its creeks and beaches wrap a lagoon. The arts and music scene is lively with art galleries, museums, clubs and bars.
Lagos climate and annual events
Lagos has two rainy seasons, April till June and October till November. The dry season is from December until March when winds can make the air dusty. Travel to Lagos for festivals and experience the local culture. The dates of the Eyo festival, apparently the forerunner of the Brazil Carnival, vary. The Lagos Black Heritage Festival with dance and music takes place in May. Christian holidays such as Christmas Day and Easter Sunday and Muslim Festivals, Eid Al Fitri, Eid Al Maulud and Eid Al Kabir are all public holidays.
Important information about Lagos
British nationals require a visa in order to travel to Nigeria. A passport must have been valid for six months. Vaccinations are required as there is a high prevalence of infectious diseases. Visit a doctor 6 weeks before travel for vaccinations such as Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Poliomyelitis, Tetanus, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Cholera, Hepatitis B, Meningitis and Rabies. The official language here is English and the local language is Yoruba. A cheap meal in Lagos will set you back approximately 600 N.
Arrival in Lagos, accommodation and transport
Murtala Mohammed International Airport is 20 miles from central Lagos. Yellow taxis complete the journey into central Lagos in about 45 minutes and the cost is about 6000 NGN. Car hire is available at the airport.
There is a wide variety of accommodation with a mid-priced hotel costing from around 10,000 NGN per night.
Taxi is the easiest way to get around Lagos, it is best to negotiate the fare before you get in the car. Taxi fares will cost from about N400. BRT buses have separate lanes, making journeys quicker. Tickets start at about NGN70 and range upwards according to the distance to be travelled. Local Yellow Buses cost from NGN20. You can avoid traffic jams by using the ferries. Travel the waterways for a fare of about N50. Ask locals about the cost of using Okada, motorbike taxis. Car plus a driver hire is negotiable and costs approximately ₦1,000-2,000 per hour. Roads are congested and parking fees are about N250. Visit Bukkas for street food and Balogun and Jankara markets for local crafts.