Badagry is a small town with a population of about 10,000 people. The guide also told me that Badagry used to be called “Badagry Town.” The name was changed to its current one in honor of King Jaja, who was instrumental in bringing electricity to the town.
Visit and fetch from the first well in Nigeria – the miracle well: The well has 1842 inscribed on it and it has been in existence since then. The locals of Badagry call it the miracle well as a result of miracles credited to it like the barren woman of 15 years who drank of the water and was able to conceive after this. Regardless of this well being old, it has been said that the water is very pure ( it has never been polluted).
Visit the first story building in Nigeria: The first Storey building in Nigeria. The Storey building is one of the oldest buildings in Nigeria. It is located in Badagry, Lagos State. The story building was built by Colonel Richard Hewett from 1837 to 1839. It was designed by architect James Hobson. The building has six floors and each floor contains four rooms with large doors that connect, leading to balconies on all sides of the building. His place contains so much history and would be a good place to visit during your stay in Badagry. The building opens at 8 am and closes at 6 pm. You can have a picnic with family and friends, and visit the room of the first teacher in Nigeria, Mr.Claudius Philips.
Visit the Mobee Royal Family Original Slave Relics Museum: The Mobee Royal Family Original Slave Relics Museum is a small museum housed in a nineteenth-century colonial building. It showcases the role of the local ‘Chief Mobee’ in the enslavement of local Africans during the transatlantic slave trade, as well as the role of his son (and successor) in abolishing slavery in the area. The Mobee Royal Family Original Slave Relics Museum is filled with manacles that slave traders used to restrict the enslaved.
Relax at the Coconut beach: Badagry’s Coconut Beach is lovely in the heart of Badagry. It is surrounded by tall coconut trees and holiday resorts where visitors can stay and refresh during their visit. It is, indeed, an ideal destination for thrill seekers, and it is well-known for attracting a large number of tourists, particularly on weekends. This beach is not only fun to visit but also an ideal place to relax. The sandy beach has clear water and warm waters that make it perfect for swimming. The resort has two hotels which are well-equipped with modern facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, and basketball courts. The resorts also have restaurants where you can enjoy your favorite dishes from different parts of Nigeria and other neighboring countries.
Visit the Whispering palms: If you’re looking for a place to escape the stress of everyday life, Whispering Palms Resort is the place for you. The resort has an art gallery, boat rides, and restaurants that will make your stay feel like you’re on vacation. There’s also a spa to get pampered!
But it doesn’t end there: this location has everything from a pool to a mini-
zoo. If you’re looking for something more active than lounging around in a
hot tub, or if you have kids who want to be active but don’t have time to go running around all day as they do at home (or even if they do!), this resort has something just for them. We think that anyone who stays here
will agree that it’s hard not to fall in love with Badagry after visiting
Whispering Palms Resort—so don’t wait too long!
Visit the fisherman statue: This is located at the roundabout that leads to Mobee museum which leads to the point of no return.
Visit the first primary school in Nigeria: The first primary (elementary) school was established by the Methodist mission in the first half of the 19th century in the border town of Badagry. The primary school of 1843 was named Nursery of Infant Church. In 1845, it became St. Thomas’ Anglican Nursery and Primary School. The school was housed in the first-story building in Badagry before moving to its location in Topo, Badagry where the relic of the old building can still be seen today.