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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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  • The rock itself is a lovely spot. Take a guide as it can get a little tricky navigating. We found the entry staff to be terrible - if not downright thieves! Once they saw we were foreigners, we...  more »
  • The first time I visited, I was in primary school. In recent times, I wanted to visit again. ⁣ ⁣ This trip wasn’t fully planned; my cousin and I just decided the day before to head out. ⁣ ⁣ It was so....  more »

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