The beautiful town of Festac is a federal housing estate developed in 1977 to provide accommodation for the participants of the second world festival of black arts. The very first edition of this festival was held in Dakar, Senegal in 1966 before Lagos hosted it next.
Accommodation in Festac
Festac town is the largest housing estate in Nigeria and often regarded as the largest in Africa as well. The name is actually an acronym derived from “Festival of Arts and Culture”. One can experience this beauty by visiting this historical town located on the Badagry express way. Travellers visiting this part of Lagos can book any hotel in Festac or the hotels in Amuwo Odofin.
Top hotels in Festac Town
Golden Tulip Hotel in Festac is one the most recognized five star hotels in Lagos. Golden Tulip Festac is tastefully designed, surrounded by landscaped garden and offers free WiFi. Accommodation in other hotels in Festac like the Sunfit hotel and Rockview Hotel Festac can be booked on Travel.jumia.com.
The main means of transport to Festac from other cities in Lagos state is by road,while railway is under-construction. The new rail system is to link Festac town with the business district of Lagos Island and reduce road traffic. This infrastructural development is necessary because of the ever increasing population since 1977.
Within Festac, the local “Keke NAPEP” which is a tri-wheeled vehicle is a popular means of public transport. Minibuses and Taxies are also available but Keke NAPEP is a faster means.