Travel Kit



Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria.  The population of Lagos is about 21 million as per a recent study from the Lagos state government. It is a port originated on islands separated by creeks.

The word “Lagos” is derived from the Portuguese word, which means lakes.  Learn more


Lagos experiences 2 rainy seasons.  The heavy rain fall season is between April and July while the low rainy season is between October to December.  The dry season is from September to December.


Lagos has sandy beaches and many interesting places of interest like the Lekki conservation centre, the Remembrance Arcade, the Slave Jetty, the Tafewa Balewa and many more.  Read more.


  • Compulsory vaccine: Yellow Fever
  • Recommended vaccine: Typhoid, Polio, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Meningitis, Rabies, Influenza. Read more 

Nearest Health Facilities

  • Reddington Hospital, 39 Isaac John St, Ikeja GRA, Ikeja  +234906 877 7218
  • Eko Hospital, 31 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Opebi, Ikeja +234814 055 3912

Should a guest fall ill at the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel, the First Point of Call is the In House Nurse who would in turn refer Guest to the nearest medical facility.

Practical Info:

Taxi (Apps below can be used to move around in Lagos):

* Cash and cards are accepted for the above Taxis 

redcab uber  oga taxi

How safe is Uber in Lagos? 

Download Uber app 

*Delegates should excercise caution while using these services.

Discover Lagos:


A wide array of religions (Muslims, Christians and indigenous faith). You can obtain relevant information on



Please check here to see if you require a visa to travel to Nigeria.

Application for Business Visa or Visa on Arrival

  • For Business visa, please refer to this link
  • For Visa on arrival
  • Those who are eligible for a visa on arrival can apply for the visa via this email address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via a Nigerian Representative
  • Payment to be done online 
  • More details about visa fees and how to apply for a Nigerian visa 
  • Where to apply for E-visa
  • Request for an invitation letter at (link for Registration platform)

Flying to Lagos:

  • From selected European cities (London, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Rome, Istanbul)
  • Doha
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Dubai
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • From the US (Atlanta, Houston, New York)