The most populous city in Africa is also one of the continent's most varied and exciting. Lagos is known for having some of the best nightlife in West Africa, as well as containing outstanding opportunities to go shopping — whether that's in a traditional market or an ultra-modern mall.
Lagos is not a tranquil city, although it does possess some fine beaches. Instead, it's a place you go to live life to the full. New sights and sounds wait for you around every corner; however often you've been before, there's sure to be a museum or a café that will be new to you.
Getting around Lagos
The cheapest way to get around, other than on foot, is to use the Bus Rapid Transit system. Buses are generally well maintained, with reasonably priced tickets. For a more comfortable trip, there are increasing numbers of modern taxis.
Lagos insider information
Despite Lagos's cosmopolitan nature, there are still cultural norms to be respected: make sure you greet everyone you speak to and be careful not to wear immodest clothing. Loose shirts and trousers or skirts are recommended, as the city's climate is humid. Also, remember that bartering is common and expected in most places.