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Olumo Rock, Abeokuta

Enjoy panoramic views from Olumo Rock, a massive outcrop of granite and a natural shelter. Used as a fortress by Egba people against the advancing Fulani in the early 19th century, the rock is dotted by numerous caves with traditional stoneware and tools. A modern nine-story observation tower will take you up to the level of the caves; follow a skywalk to the ancient hideouts, or free climb the rock. From the terrace on top, take in a sweeping view of Abeokuta's roofs sprawling across the horizon. A popular tourist attraction, the site also has an arts and crafts center selling souvenirs. To find out how to plan a trip to Abeokuta, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • I loved my visit here it's so rich in culture. A few things to note. Despite paying the N1000 for entry per adult, you pay extra N200 for parking and then there are tour guides on site who you pay as ...  more »
  • Some say you have never been to Abeokuta if you have never been to Olumo Rock cos you see the name Abeokuta according to the locals means under the Rock. Under the Rock where the Egba people hide for ...  more »
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