Ife is an important city of the Yoruba people and is located in present day Osun State. It is the home of a foremost Nigerian University, The Obafemi Awolowo University formerly known as the University of Ife. Ife is also called Ile-Ife. It is regarded as the cradle of Yoruba civilization and it is for them the very place that life on earth started. Ife is also a very important cultural
Why should you visit Ife?
For the ancient Bronze masks and globally popular Bronze head figures of Ife. Ife has a diverse and multi-cultural population, perhaps because of the University which admits students from all over the country and several parts of Africa.
What is the Best Time to Visit Ife
Ife has temperate weather conditions that make all year visits possible. However, one might consider visiting Ife at a time like June when the Ifa Festival takes place in June or the Olojo Festival in October.
How to get to Ife
Ife can be reached through a road network from several cities and towns in Western Nigeria that surround it. Lagos, Ibadan, Akure, Oshogbo, Ogbomosho, Benin City and several others have motor parks that operate interstate buses directly to Ife.
How to move around Ife
Moving around Ife is easy. Buses ply different routes in the town. Motorbikes and tricycles move people between shorter distances. Cabs and Taxis are also available to take people to neighboring towns.