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Black Travel Vibes: Fall In Love With Lagos, Nigeria

 

PHOTO CREDIT: @SERRABELLUM

 

BY DANIELLE POINTDUJOUR · AUGUST 23, 2019

Forget everything you think you know about Nigeria. Bordered by other eclectic nations like Benin and Cameroon, Nigeria is a West African country on the rise. The city of Lagos is the cultural and financial hub of the country with an awe-inspiring populus that is led by both tradition and futuristic progress.

Often stereotyped as “dangerous,” visitors are often shocked to see that Lagos is one of the most developed cities on the continent, and also home to sandy beaches, resorts, luxury shopping and more — similar to its more popular cousins like Senegal and South Africa.

Digital influencer @serrabellum explores Lagos often, taking her followers on a journey through the hidden gems of the city in a way that truly helps you see the beauty of this rose in the concrete. Check out a photo journey of her most recent visit and be inspired to travel Africa. Trust us, you’ll fall in love.

 

 

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Welcome to Lagos

The largest city in the country, Lagos is the cultural and economic powerhouse of Nigeria, bursting with vibrant art and music scene that beckons visitors from across the globe. Visitors to the city will fall in love with Victoria Island, an area known for its beach resorts, shopping, and electric nightlife. Nigeria is a year-round warm weather destination, but be sure to avoid February through April if you want to avoid the hottest months. Budget ballers will love traveling to the country, especially with 1 Nigerian Naira (NGN) equaling 0.00276052 USD.

PHOTO CREDIT: @SERRABELLUM

 

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Beachside Lullabies

While there are great accommodations to be found in the heart of Lagos, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and instead let the waves of the ocean lull you to sleep at places like La Campagne Resort.

PHOTO CREDIT: @SERRABELLUM

 

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On the Scene Eats

If you want to know where the who's who of Lagos are lunchin' and brunchin', head to R.S.V.P. Lagos. Inspired by the prohibition era restaurants and bars in Manhattan, the all homemade everything menu concept keeps it packed daily and makes it the perfect place to rub elbows with the locals. Don't leave without trying the delicious chicken roast and salmon filet dishes.

PHOTO CREDIT: @SERRABELLUM

 

 

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Concrete Jungle

If for some strange reason you want to pull yourself away from Lagos' amazing beaches, opt for exploring its streets and hidden gems via motorbike.

PHOTO CREDIT: @SERRABELLUM

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