A Tour Of Olumo Rock In Abeokuta

moncler outlet store The ancient city, Abeokuta is one of the most popular and culturally significant cities in the south west of Nigeria. Olumo Rock, now a major tourist destination played a significant part in the history of the ancient city. Following the city’s history back to the 18th century, a period when the drums of warfare pervaded the Yoruba land, the rock served as protection for the Egba people. moncler outlet store

moncler jackets outlet Abeokuta, literally meaning under the rock, is a city at the foothill of rocks and characterised by the hilly topography which adds a peculiar beauty to the city. Abeokuta is the largest city and capital of Ogun state, lying about an hour’s drive from the ever bubbling city of Lagos. The presence of the rock has been attracting a lot of visitors to the ancient city and boosting tourism. moncler jackets outlet

moncler jacket sale The natural formation of Olumo Rock remains a spectacle; rocks plying on top of one another while maintaining a strong balance as it goes skyward. The name Olumo is translated to mean ‘What God made’. The name could easily have been born out of cheap moncler coats the awe the people felt at seeing the wonderful landmark moncler jacket sale

As the war between the people of Dahomey, now Republic of Benin and Egbas continued, the rock provided sanctuary for the Egba people and aided cheap moncler their success in winning the war. During the war, the people relocated to live within the rock. The land within the confines of the rock became their farmland and the water from within the rock didn’t just quench thirst, but was also regarded as medicinal; curing some diseases. As the rock served as protection for the Egba people, it has been elevated to deity status. Olumo moncler outlet online Rock is about 135 meters to the base from the highest point and the staircase spirals around, leading to the different parts of the monument.

moncler sale outlet As you climb up, you will find the Olumo Shrine noted to only be opened during the celebration of the god of stone held in August every year. And the only people allowed to moncler sale enter this mystic shrine that has remained over the years, are the chief priest and the Alake of Egba, the royal ruler of Egbaland. You will find a number of caves and shrine as you explore around the rock. moncler sale outlet

moncler outlet To relive the historical experience of the people of Egba, the Egba War Time Hide Out is an important part to see. The Egba War Time Hide Out was where the warriors hid their families, protected from the raging war. The hide out, a big room and five other smaller rooms housed the families of Egba warriors. moncler outlet

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If you don’t have the energy to climb the stairs or you just want to have a quick view of the rock and the surrounding, there has been the construction of an elevator for a quick ride up the top of the rock. The elevator and other constructions like the Olumo Rock Tourist Complex gate cheap moncler outlet and museum were built as part of efforts to bring more visitors to Olumo Rock.

moncler outlet online At the top of the rock is where you get to have a wide view of the entire city moncler mens jackets of Abeokuta, a good spot to take memorable pictures of the whole landscape. The museum, located moncler outlet store at the base of Olumo Rock is another place to visit. Artefacts are displayed there for visitors to learn more about the history of the people. The guides at Olumo Rock do a good job at explaining and showing visitors around. Feel free to express your curiosity like finding out about the rumoured tales of the snake that turned to stone. moncler outlet online

Now that moncler outlet you have a sense of the history of the Egbas and seen the historic monument, Olumo Rock, you can venture into the city to fully appreciate the moncler outlet sale growth of the city and its people. monlcer down jackets Being one of the first places the colonialist settled in, the first church built in Western Nigeria, moncler sale outlet St. Peters Cathedral is situated in Abeokuta. The building has an elegant architectural design that has remained untouched since it was built in 1989 by the first British missionaries.

cheap moncler You can also visit the Itoku market regarded as the industry centre for tie and dye (Adire in Yoruba) in Abeokuta. cheap moncler

cheap moncler jackets A cheap moncler jackets relaxed day at the Hill Top Golf Resort is a pleasant way to wind up your adventures into the ancient city. The resort is located in a scenic environment where you can enjoy nature at its best and it’s a good place for boat cruising. cheap moncler jackets

moncler outlet uk Olumo Rock is a place you can always visit when you are in Abeokuta on a business trip or any other engagement. Transportation around the city is fairly easy; you can easily get from one end of the city to the other Cheap Moncler Jackets . You can lodge in any hotel in Abeokuta and still be able to tour the Olumo Rock at any time. If you however prefer to stay close to the landmark, make a reservation at hotels around Olumo Rock that suit your budget. moncler outlet uk

moncler outlet sale Make sure to wear light clothing that will aid easy movement if you plan to climb the rock through the stairway. Wear flat soled footwear that is not heavy. Climbing can be very challenging for the elderly, so if you must climb, make sure to be in good health condition. You don’t have to speed take a moment to breathe or rest by the rocks on your way to the top. Climbing is much more fun but the elevator option is equally good for those who can’t climb for one reason or the other. moncler outlet sale

moncler outlet jackets Just as the city of Lagos is known for the iconic Yellow buses, here you find green taxis all over the city. The transportation system is very commendable. moncler outlet jackets

cheap moncler jackets sale Food Abeokuta is one of the cities with the lowest cost of living in Nigeria. Food is amazingly cheap and good. The Ofada rice is highly consumed in Abeokuta. They are deliciously served in leaf you can always buy cheap moncler sale from the food vendors and are also commonly served at parties. cheap moncler jackets sale

moncler factory outlet Relaxation (Faaji) There are a number of cool spots to relax, eating pepper soup washed down with chilled drinks. The Egba peoples’ love for ceremonies and celebration is legendary. There is always one weekend party or the other, and it can be very interesting to watch the colourful dressing and the ceremonies. moncler factory outlet

cheap moncler outlet Spending Make sure to have extra cash with you for the different fees several activities at Olumo Rock Tourist Complex will require. From the gate fee, climbing the stairway, use of tour guides to a ride in the elevator, all of these attract a fee. You will also have to pay the photography/camera fee if you go with a camera to document the tour cheap moncler outlet.

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