LAGOS is the most populous city in Nigeria and the largest metropolis in Africa. It is the second fastest-growing city in Africa and the seventh in the world. It is the commercial capital of West Africa. Lagos is a spirited, bustling place with a population of 10 million. The city has an excellent nightlife, many street markets, and a decent National Museum. If you take basic safety precautions you will enjoy urban Africa at its most vibrant.
Nigeria’s water supply is improving however it is recommended to only consume water from sealed water bottles. Most good hotels provide a courtesy bottle to guests.
Almost all hotels in Nigeria require you to pay before you get your key. Typically you are requested to pay 125% of the room rate and you will be refunded when settling the bill on your departure. There is merit in paying your bill using cash as some hotels, when presented with a card for payment, convert the naira sum using their own currency rate which can result in as much as a 15% increase in the cost.
|Currency||Nigerian Naira (US$1 ≈ N320)|
|Time Zone||UTC +01:00|