BADAGRY HISTORICAL TOURS: Trip to yesterday Your trip to Badagry is a journey and reflection into the past. It is culture, and the potential of this part of Africa. Her history and involvement with the slave trade during the transatlantic slave trade is worthy of study and experience. There are slave museums in Badagry which keeps the memories.
- The Seriki Williams Abass' Brazilian Barracoon is a place to visit. Seriki Williams Abass was engaged in selling of slaves in Badagry. His Baracoon is a place where slaves were kept before transition to the Point of No Return Island and here, items that were used in exchange for slaves like the Umbrella, Bowl e.t.c are still kept intact along with other antiquities.
- The Mobee slave relics museum is in the Boekoh Quarters of Badagry. It consists of relics of slave chains and locks of various dimensions. Chief Sunbu Mobee was also a slave trader in Badagry.
- The First European Storey building in Nigeria is also in Badagry and is being visited by curious minds everywhere. The building was constructed in 1845 by the Anglican Missionaries led by Reverend C.A. Gollmer. It was inside this building that Bishop Ajayi Crowther translated the English Bible into Yoruba language.
- The Badagry heritage museum was established to replenish the memories of the trans Atlantic slave trade. The museum contains collections on the history of the slave trade between Africa, Europe, and North America.
- Vlekete slave market is a tourist site where slaves were being bought and sold during the slave trade in Badagry. It houses a shrine and a museum. It was founded in the 16th century for the purpose of sorting and selling of slaves brought from places like Abeokuta, Oyo, Ketu, Oke Odan, Shaki, Ilaro, Ayetoro, Ibadan e.t.c. The Lander brothers were tried as the British Spies at the Slave market in 1825.
- The point of no return island and the Slave Port. The point of no return is across the Lagos-Porto Novo Lagoon. It is a place of pilgrimage to Blacks in diaspora and everyone who want to walk on the slave route that slaves threaded for over 300 years. The point of no return Island is also known as Gberefu Island. - The Ilaje fishing village on Gberefu Island is a place to visit especially in the morning when fishermen are returning from the sea with their catch and market women patiently waiting to buy. The scene is picturesque. -Suntan Beach is a beautiful beach suitable for holiday makers. Tourists flock this beach in their thousands during weekend and holidays through out the year. -Canon Guns are found in the compound of Chief Wawu of Badagry. Canon Guns are also found along Agonrin Beach (Tuskuvi and Fanuvi). The value of a Canon Gun in Badagry was 100 slaves.
-Agia Tree Monument is where Christianity was first preached in Nigeria led by Wesleyan missionary Reverend Thomas Birch Freeman on the 4th, Sept 1842 -Nature trail adventures and Water safari adventures is exciting as you explore Badagry. This is a special tour package. It is experienced on request.
- Badagry Coconut market boasts of being the largest Coconut Market in West Africa.
- Search into the Brazilian returnee history and Brazilian architectural buildings in Badagry.
- Wispering Palms - Arakab Resort - Next Level Hotels and Suites - Fam Embassy and Suites
For tour enquiries and information, Contact: Anago James Akeem Osho +234(0)8037043233 firstname.lastname@example.org