Stay in one of the most beautiful hotels in Abeokuta. Abeokuta is an ancient city, the capital and largest city in Ogun state, south-western Nigeria.
The city got its name from the famous Olumo rock, which – as the story goes – served as protection for the people of the land against their enemies. Abeokuta, actually, literally means "under the rock" and the people were said to have hidden under the rock during the war. Abeokuta is rich in the Yoruba (one of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria) culture and one can learn a lot by visiting the town. It can quite rightly be called one of the hubs of Yoruba city but it is mostly home to the Egba.
Quite a number of prominent people in Yoruba land and even the whole country at large are from Abeokuta. People like the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo; Nobel Prize winner, Wole Soyinka; Popular musician and activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti; Popular businessman and politician, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola are all from Abeokuta. The city also houses historic edifice such as The Ake, traditional palace of the Alake (king); remnant of the historic wall that surrounded the city in ancient times; the Centenary Hall, opened in 1930; and the famous Olumo rock that would interest a tourist.
The Olumo rock in particular has been properly refurbished to accommodate modern facilities and the combination of the old and the new makes the place a go to. They are also famous for their ofada rice, which many can testify is not only healthier but has better taste than the normal rice. There are also other local dishes that one's taste buds would be grateful for.
Accommodation in the city is quite cheap and the hotels in Abeokuta and around the city are affordable without compromising quality and comfort. If you want to visit this ancient city, there are more than enough hotels around the city to accommodate your needs.