Olumo rock is a 137metres high mountain located in the heart of Abeokuta, a south western part of Nigeria. It was used as a natural fortress during the historical inter-tribal wars giving the people of Egba a vantage position over their enemies. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria.
Visiting this place in March is great as it’s the dry season and the rock environment is steady and firm to climb; it will also give you an opportunity to witness the climax of the Lisabi and Olumo festival celebration. Thus, when you visit this place, kick start your adventure with a 471steps climbing of the man-made stairs calved into the rock before climbing through the uneven sized rocks along the narrow way leading to the mountain’s peak. During the climbing, you will enjoy various sight of carvings on the rock, cowries studded statues and also pay a visit to the old priestess known as “Iya orisa” who has been living under the rock for the past 132years. Taking a sight of the city from the peak of the mountain is breathtaking and also, you can see visibly, the Ogun river and there you can take pictures with a perfect scenery to save the memory.
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