Things to do at Badagry


Ceremony, Explore nature, Meet friends, Sightseeing, Work,

History of Badagry

This was built in 15th centuryas a slave port which was used for transporting slaves to the Western world.. It is notable as a historical site in Nigerian history with relics from the colonial era.

  • Christianity was first preached in Nigeria at Badagry in 1842 by Rev Thomas Birch Freeman.

  • The first educational system of Nigeria as a British colony started in Badagry where the first primary school was established by the Wesleyan mission (Methodist Church) in 1843 and was named Nursery of Infant church which later became St. Thomas’ Anglic

Built in 15th century.

Badagry town is an ancient town that is important in Nigerian history as it houses relics from a dark segment of Nigerian history and it is also a testament of the tenacity of the Nigerian people in the face of adversity.


This is a very safe location.

  • don't wander off without a guide

What To Bring

Before heading to Badagry, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Light clothing

  • A pair of sunglasses.

  • A camera- see history through your lens

Things to do while at Badagry

These are the following things you can do while you're here:

  • Visit the relics from the slave trade era

Best Features

Its serenity and the history it has to offer.

Writer's Review

To go and learn about the history of our predecessors

Most common visitors

Historians, Tourists, Fun seekers.

  • Badagry; A walk through the life of a slave- places of interest 2016

  • Short history of Badagry slave trade- Naira land, 2015.

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