Osogbo City Tour
Osogbo (pronounced “Oshogbo”) is a southwestern city in Nigeria with a population of over 250,000. The city is a rare mix of a highly cultural people with a deep sacred past caught in the midst of rapid infrastructural advancements, active political re-awakenings and an increasing number of plush hotels.
Add that to plenty of sunlight, a hotel pool to bask in, a warm climate to explore in, the sight of smiling kids without shoes bouncing along with their Android tablets to school, and a wide variety of mouth-watering game cheaply available in traffic; Osogbo definitely will leave you with plenty of great memories to relish when you return home.
Historical Places & Tourist Attractions in Osogbo
The original inhabitants of Osogbo are a people with highly sacred customs; that’s why if you’re a truly a lover of African cultural diversity, your finest opportunity to visit the city is in August during the Osun Osogbo Festival period.
The Osogbo people make very extraordinary artwork and that alone is one reason to leave your Osogbo hotel room and start out on a mission of gathering what is to become your personal African collection from Oja Oba (the Royal Market). You’ll be having a lot of variety to choose from: figurines, beadworks, Adire (tie-and-dye clothes), paintings and more. And like many other things in the city, they can be bought cheap with cash.
Tips for Travelers in Osogbo
The city has a network of good roads. It’s advisable to hire a private cab. Never leave your hotel room without a camera; a lot will be within your sight. Here in this beautiful city, Osogbo you find a key element in appreciating the sacred history and culture of a Yoruba people, the rapid development of a metropolitan city, and the warmth of a beautiful sun shining all year.