Benin City is the Edo State capital in southern Nigeria. It is about 40km north of Benin River. Formerly called as Benin Kingdom, the city is one of the most ancient in the full of Africa, standing partly as the remains of what was once a strong and popular African Empire during the 15th and 16th centuries. Here are the top things to see and do when it town.
Benin City National Museum
This museum is home to a big number of Nigeria's terracotta, cast iron artefacts and bronze. In the 1940s, what was then the museum was privately placed in the Obas Palace. It was relocated in the 1970s and became a public place. The museums holds 3 galleries and is one of the biggest museum in terms of original artefacts in Nigeria.
The Royal Palace of the Oba of Benin
The Royal Palace, which was declared one of Nigeria UNESCO listed Heritage places in 1999, is an architectural surprise. The palace, which centrally placed at the heart of the Benin, was erected by Oba Ewedo. It was later rebuilt by Oba Eweka II after the 1897 war.
Okomu National Park
This is the smallest forest reserve in Nigeria, and is a forest block that covers 1,083 sq km. home to red river hogs, buffalos, leopards, chimpanzees, putty nosed guenon, bush baby, duikers, antelopes, porcupine, and pangolins. Butterfly lovers and bird watchers will also find this a wonderful place.
There are twenty-seven direct flights Lagos to Benin City.
There are twenty-one direct flights Lagos to Benin City.
Air Piece offers 66 of the non-stop Lagos to Lagos to Benin City cheap flights.
There is only 1 airport in Benin City: Benin City.
1 hour 10min is the average Lagos to Lagos to Benin City flight time.
There are seven flights per week flying from Lagos to Benin City.
• The flight distance between Lagos to Benin City is 248km.
• The most famous airline flying from Lagos to Benin City is Air Peace.
• There are two airlines that provides direct Lagos to Lagos to Benin City flights